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Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Amy Rocks on down Craigentinny way

Some-one emailed me a link to an article in the last weeks Sunday Mail, (not my usual reading matter), about Pop star Amy MacDonald visiting the language classes in Craigentinny Primary School, where I was chaplain and I still am ward member and parent.

The language unit offers education in a wonderfully integrated way for pupils on the autistic spectrum. Many folk equate autism with the "Rain Man" set of symptoms from the film of the same name staring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, but its much wider and more complex than that.

The Christie and Miller classes as they are called do a magnificent job in giving the pupils a great education tailored to their abilities and I am in awe of the staff and the pupils. The classes are fully integrated into the life of the school. The pupils in the language class add something special to the school ethos and they give the pupils in the other classes an insight into their lives that they would otherwise not have the chance to experience.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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