64 children from Red Gates and Norbury Manor Primary School Deaf Unit together with their carers have a fun day.

Wednesday 8 June 2022 was a fantastic day out for the children from Red Gates Special Needs School and Norbury Manor Primary School Deaf Unit we sponsored at Chessington World of Adventure (CWOA). We had some cancellations on the day so in the end we had  60 children from Red Gates and 4 from Norbury Manor. The weather stayed good apart from a short shower.

Unfortunately there was a big problem with the Rides Passes as Chessington World of Adventure (CWOA) had changed to a digital system with the passes in theory accessed through a smart phone but with a maximum of 12 passes per  smartphone, so you can imagine the logistics with Red Gates and their anticipated total of over 130 children and carers attending. Our schools and many others had applied online but had not had any response and so I spent most of Tuesday through Alan Knight, our Rotary orgnaiser, trying to sort this out. In the end  we heard on Tuesday evening that CWOA were reverting to wristbands which were distributed on Wednesday morning at Chessington. Hopefully they will stick to wristbands for next year.

The children, staff and carers from both schools thoroughly enjoyed the occasion, and have written emails of thanks, printed below.. 

So all in all it was a successful day and hearing from the schools how much they enjoyed the day really makes it all very worth while.

Adrian Curtis
Rotary Club of Crydon Jubilee 

(RC Croydon Jubilee and RC Croydon have for many years been working together supporting the amazing Kids Out Scheme. Our member David Milsted usually attends the event but sadly his work prevented him from doing so this year.) 


Dear Adrian, 

Thank you to yourself and the rest of the Rotary club for organising a fantastic day out for us all. The kids and staff all had a really lovely day. Some of the pupils have made cards that we would love to send as a thank you for everything. Is there an address I could send them to.

Thanks again! I hope you got to put your feet up and relax today.

Carmen Cox
Hehaviour and Learning Support Practitioner
Red Gates School

Dear Adrian

Thank you so much to you and The Rotary Club for organising an amazing day out for our children. As always, the children had a fantastic tine filled with lots of fun and special memories which they will cherish ( they haven't stopped talking about their day out all morning). 

They would like to send 'Thank you' letters do you have an address we can send them to ? 

Best wishes,
Nazma Ajmi
Teacher of the Deaf

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