Once again, the Longhill community has shown its generosity by raising £500 for Wooden Spoon Sussex, part of the Wooden Spoon rugby charity. The funds raised have contributed to the Wooden Spoon Sussex project to provide equipment and Astro turf for a new play area at Hillside School in Portslade.
Hillside School is a 78 pupil community special school which has pupils from 4-16 years. The pupils range from those with profound and multiple learning disabilities to severe or moderate learning disabilities. Some pupils have the additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition. If you would like to know more about Hillside, please click here
Longhill High School students Lois Martin, Daisy Lawlor, Bradley Andersen and Oscar Lake-Gouhari were invited to represent Longhill at the official opening ceremony for the new play area. The opening ceremony was conducted by rugby great Rob Andrew, MBE, who was joined by members of the Sussex RFU and the Wooden Spoon Charity.
All the guests were given a tour of the school, during which Rob Andrew spoke of his admiration for the staff and of how happy and engaged the pupils were; he wished the school every success for the future. He also thanked the Longhill students for their fundraising activities in aid of Wooden Spoon and hoped that it was inspirational for them to see the results of their fundraising activities.
Longhill students behaved superbly, asking interesting questions and learning a great deal from their visit to Hillside. The experience has inspired them to support both Hillside and Wooden Spoon with future charity events.
The next charity event will be a table top sale on the 17th March for Wooden Spoon, which we hope will be a great success.