Talented children take to the stage for Jigsaw funds

Pupils with the cheque for Jigsaw
Pupils with the cheque for Jigsaw

Pupils from Ripley Court School paid a return visit to Jigsaw CABAS® School near Cranleigh recently to present their friends with the proceeds of a recent talent show.

Ripley Court’s annual fundraising event sees pupils take to the stage to perform songs and dance routines to a very appreciative audience.

This year’s show was compered by Ant and Dec look-a-likes and featured a wide range of star turns including a group performance of ‘The Twelve Days of Ripley’, a multi-media tribute to Justin Bieber and a Year 3 pupil performing a tear-jerking rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel hit, ‘Bright Eyes’.

Audience members were then asked to cast their votes for the best solo or duo act and the best group.

Organised by Ripley Court School teacher, Elin Roberts, the evening raised an incredible £2,360.

As Miss Roberts explained: “We are very proud to have been supporting Jigsaw for the past five years.

“Our pupils really enjoy visiting the school and seeing for themselves just what a difference their fundraising efforts are making.”

Jigsaw fundraising officer, Steven Morgan, said: “Ripley Court pupils are always very enthusiastic when they visit so it is always a pleasure to welcome them back.

“Today they spent time learning about how some of pupils communicate using methods other than their voices.

“They practised doing this using the Picture Exchange Communication System and Proloquo2Go on iPads.”

He went on to explain how the donation would be used: “The money will be put towards the purchase of equipment for our Café on the Park social enterprise which provides work experience opportunities to our pupils and clients.

Huge thanks to all pupils, parents and staff at Ripley Court School for their ongoing support.”

Jigsaw pupils are looking forward to visiting Ripley Court School on Friday May 27 to join their friends on the annual sponsored walk.

For more information about Jigsaw CABAS® School visit www.jigsawschool.co.uk

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