10 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 3

For once Tamar was most definitely lost for words.   Split into 3 groups, we were given practical, interactive lessons that ran sequentially through this morning on the basics of British sign language (BSL).    Led by one teacher with the able and enthusiastic support of two oak lodge students, the rules were clear… Don’t talk, stay attentive and follow …

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10 June 2009

Oak Lodge – Day 3

  ‘Frustration, content, calm, and surprise’ are emotions that shape our every day. But seeing and experiencing these through the eyes of extraordinary children aged 11 to 19 years, all of whom have one thing in common, deafness, and like me, I know that you would be truly humbled and delighted!   At Oak Lodge School in Balham, I have had the privilege …

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9 June 2009

CSR Project 2009 – Day 2

There was a lot of activity around the school today and all the projects are progressing well.  Despite the grey skies overhead, the rain has stayed away, and with the kids getting involved everyone is feeling really upbeat.  The status of our projects around the school are as follows: Jungle Gym The remaining uprights for the jungle gym were cemented …

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29 May 2009

Oak Lodge and TLC – the building commences!

With just over a week to go until the project, things are really starting to shape up at Oak Lodge. Last weekend, Tony and his team from designbuilding got the foundations underway for our mini amphitheatre. It required a mini digger and the efforts of six of Tony’s workforce – all working on donated time for a fantastic cause. Things …

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