Pupils at a local school are planning to celebrate Autism Awareness Week with a series of events which are guaranteed to make it a great time for all involved.
This year is Autism Awareness Year and the week beginning Monday 13th May is designated Autism Awareness Week. To mark the occasion, all 215 pupils at Fellgate Primary School will be involved in at least one special activity during the course of the week.
On Thursday 16th May, the Eezy Trapeezy Company will be providing a circus workshop throughout the morning for pupils and friends and an interactive stage show for the entire school in the afternoon.
The climax of the week will be on Friday 17th May when all pupils from the School's Autistic Unit together with pupils from Year six will take part in a sponsored walk from the School on Fellgate Estate, Jarrow to St Paul's Church in Jarrow. The event will boost the confidence of all pupils taking part as, afterwards, they will be asked to decide where the money is to be spent.
Once the walk is complete, all participants will be treated to free ice cream from Toney Minchella and have fun on the bouncy castle supplied by the Community Services Department of South Tyneside Council.