Pupils and staff from Hartwell School, Oakwood and The Grange Learning Centres recently took part in Occupational Therapy (OT) Week organised by Occupational Therapist, James Ffitch.

James has taken the time out to share with us a fantastic account of the week.

As part of the OT week I thought it would be a good idea to hold an event where young people could enjoy activities and become more familiar with me in each setting – I have been in post for 6 months now.  This was also the perfect opportuity to show that an OT session can be child centred, fun and can increase engagement.

During the sessions, staff also got involved with activities but for very different reasons; it was an opportunity for them to experience some of the challenges our young people experience on a daily basis.  It also provided pupils and staff the opportunity to discuss the challenges they took part in and compare their results.

Some of the activities  included  star in a box, mind maze, bonkers bridge, mystery bag, pin the tie/ moustache on a staff member and a blindfolded obstacle course.

The activities look like they were great fun, which one do you think you would be great at?