Ardingly boys making a difference at Sunnydown.

Gardening at SunnydaleStudents from Ardingly College headed down to Sunnydown School to help build a mountain bike track. What a difference a little help from some friends can make, as the Sunnydown Headmaster writes:

Dear staff and students of Ardingly,

As a small special school in the maintained sector, we face increasing pressure to be able to offer our young men, all of whom have communication and interaction needs often associated with Autism, the opportunities to access a broad and balanced school life.

Gardening at SunnydaleYour contribution, as individuals but importantly as a team representing Ardingly, has had an immeasurable impact on us.

The mountain bike track, linking two of our forest areas is but one on our list of small projects you have contributed to over the past 18 months through the strong connection forged between Ardingly and Sunnydown. This has been facilitated  through the drive, enthusiasm, professionalism and desire to enhance community cohesion of Mr Curran.

Gardening at SunnydaleI look forward to welcoming those of you who are able to join Mr Curran and his team on the next weekend working bee, scheduled for Sunday 7th May as we prepare our grounds for our inaugural Black Tie Event (to which you are cordially invited) on 3rd June. This event is aimed at generating funds to re-invest in social enterprise opportunities for our young men with a grand draw of a Caterham 7 kit car being a highlight of the evening. This will also be a public unveiling of the culmination of our grounds improvement, to which you are massive contributors.

Finally, to the young men and women who represented Ardingly on Sunday, I would like to extend my personal gratitude on behalf of the young men who attend Sunnydown. You were without exception a credit to yourselves, your families and Ardingly. Congratulations and thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Jensen
Sunnydown School