Our team at Gateshead have been delighted to be able to support Haskel School in Gateshead by recently making a donation of materials in order to assist them in creating a horticultural plot for the pupils.
Haskel Special School provides specialist education for children between 5 and 19 years with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including rare genetic disorders, autistic spectrum disorders and moderate learning difficulties. It has recently been inspected by Ofsted and judged to be outstanding in all areas. Established as a full time school in 2013, Haskel purchased a derelict Vicarage in 2015 in the centre of the Bensham area of Gateshead.
The Director of Haskel School stated "After an extensive refurbishment project it has now been transformed into a modern facility including therapy rooms, IT Suite and private tutorials. Unusually for the area, Haskel benefits from a large garden, a section has been allocated for horticultural use, enabling its pupils first hand experience in gardening and growing their own vegetables. Haskel is grateful to James Burrell for contributing the gravel and topsoil to complete the project and look forward to a full crop of vegetables by the end of the summer term."
We are very proud to have been involved in a project which will have such a positive effect on the pupils of Haskel School now and in the years to come with their education and development.