I CAN’s Dawn House school enjoys end of term events
This term, Dawn House school staff and the ‘Friends of Dawn House School’ team have been busy raising money for the school. Read on for reviews of two of their events:
Drama at Dawn House!
Friday 18 May brought playwright Alan Dawson’s most recent play ‘The Red Wot Was Fez’ to Dawn House. The play, performed by local community group ‘Under the Headstocks’, tells the story of a child called Kenneth, who is on the autistic spectrum. The audience are taken on a journey from Kenneth’s birth to age 16, and witness the great strain that his difficulties have on his parents’ marriage. However, despite the melancholic overtones, the play leaves us feeling optimistic for Kenneth’s future.
This emotive piece certainly struck a chord with many members of the audience. During the lively post-play discussion, parents commented that it was comforting to know that they aren’t alone in dealing with the issues which often occur when raising a child with special needs.
We would like to thank everyone who supported us by coming to the event. Profits from tickets, refreshments and raffle sales raised almost £200 which will go towards the library re-vamp. Watch this space!
A Passion for Fashion!
The ‘Friends of Dawn House School’ team proudly hosted their first fashion show event on Friday 29 June. The school hall was transformed into a catwalk for the evening and, with almost 100 people in attendance, the atmosphere was lively and exciting, with lots of good quality high street bargains up for grabs.
The format was a new experience for most – an external company put on the show, with models bringing round the items for members of the audience to take in their size and try on at the end. (The drama room made a great make shift communal changing room!)
Through entrance fees, raffle tickets and bar sales, we were able to raise over £700, which will go towards the school library re-vamp, as well as paying for some new outdoor seating for our residential setting.
The event was a wonderful opportunity for parents and staff to socialise, as well as introduce new people to the school, and because it was so successful, we have already secured the 7 December as the date for the next fashion show. This time, as the fashion show is largely aimed at women, tickets will also be available for men to enjoy an evening of pool, table football, darts and the bar. Who needsLondonfashion week?!
Find out more about I CAN’s Dawn House school at www.dawnhouseschool.org.uk