Those of you following the updates on the TLC site will know that we've selected a brilliant project to be involved with this year, and we're incredibly excited about the opportunity to work with the school in the summer and to continue our relationship beyound. We'll be working with Oak Lodge School in Balham, South London. Oak Lodge is a special school for deaf and hearing impaired boys and girls between 11 and 19 years of age. The pupils all use Sign Language alongside written and spoken English for day-to-day school life.
Although most pupils are day pupils, the school also offers 5 day boarding in term-time. The 16 Plus Centre has its own accommodation and a team of staff who provide for deaf and hearing-impaired students aged 16-19.
Tamar's 2009 project will focus on the improvement of outdoor learning areas for the teachers and pupils, looking at four main areas – an outdoor learning and play facility in the grounds, the creation of murals around the school to aid communication and improve the general atmosphere, the building of a facility to help the children play and exercise and rejuvenation of the existing pond and greenhouse area.
We're also keen to get involved with additional tasks including painting games on the playground areas, addition of graffiti walls or blackboards outside, and maybe even the decoration of a number of the classrooms.
We're also looking forward to building our relationship with the teachers and pupil and as such the Tamar team are very much looking forward to sign language learning sessions from the children and staff of Oak Lodge!
Have a look at some photos of the site and the projects we're undertaking on the TLC site photo gallery.Tweet