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Special needs unit celebrates double figures
9:44am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A UNIT teaching children with special educational needs has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Former and current pupils, parents, staff and governors were amongst those attending a party at the enhanced provision unit at Mersey Drive Primary School in Whitefield.
They listened to the children sing a song called Laughter, Learning And Happiness and tucked into a buffet.
There were also speeches, including one by headteacher Ross Armitage, and an opportunity to share memories.
The unit teaches children aged four to eight who have autistic spectrum disorders and social communication difficulties.
Anne Botham, teacher in charge of the enhanced provision, said: “It was wonderful. It’s a huge landmark for us.
“This is the only provision of its kind in Bury and we have extended over the 10 years.
“It was great to see how far the children have come. The first cohort of children came back and they are young men now.”
l Pictured are, from left, Logan McDonald, aged five, TJ Chadwick, aged five, Harris Inkster, aged seven, Jacob Wood, aged four, Jacob Ramsbottom, aged five and Rhys Preston, aged six.