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7th July 2006 at 01:00
EVENTS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

July 18

Wightwick Hall special school near Wolverhampton is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an outdoor Shakespeare festival. It will include a signed afternoon performance for schools of Shakespeare's magical comedy and an evening show open to all. Tickets: pound;4-pound;10. Tel: 01902 761889.

SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOL

August 7-19

The National Deaf and Hearing Summer Theatre School at York Theatre Royal in partnership with the National Deaf Children's Society offers opportunities for 40 deaf and hearing 13-18-year-olds to take part in all aspects of professional theatre. Fee pound;180, includes full board in York, social events and rehearsals. For application forms: www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk and www.ndcs.org.uk

RESOURCE

i-MAP WEBSITE

Tate online's arts resource for visually impaired people, featuring explorations of works by Matisse and Picasso, has been updated with audio and interactive content such as The Everyday Transformed. This examines the works of six 20th-century artists such as Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and movements including surrealism, dadaism and Pop Art. BT-facilitated raised drawings can be accessed from the site or ordered from the Royal National Institute for the Blind raised images service. www.tate.org.ukimap

TEACHERS' TV

All programmes can be viewed and downloaded following transmission at www.teachers.tv or on the searchable library at www.teachers.tvsearchArchive.do

BRAINBOX EQ - THE EMOTIONAL CURRICULUM

July 5, 11pm and 5am

One school's approach to understanding anger management and impulse control in pupils.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS: PE - CHANGING THE RULES

Screenings on July 10, 11, 13, 16 and August 3

Marjorie McClure special school secondary students plan PE lessons, adapting equipment and rules while acquiring team leadership skills.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS: INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

Screenings on July 25, 30 and August 1, 6, 28

Using technology facilities at Crosshill secondary in Blackburn (one of the first special schools to achieve technology college status), pupils produce a DVD based on Macbeth. Transitions between schools are also explored, including two boys' visits to a mainstream school for team sport.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS: A MULTI-SENSORY APPROACH

Screenings on July 27 and August 2

Teacher Chloe Bedford demonstrates the importance of sound and vibration to pupils with severe communication difficulties and multiple learning disorders in a Gamelan music lesson. Science pupils develop their understanding of pushing and pulling through tactile experiences.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS: ACCESS THE CURRICULUM

Screenings on July 24, 29, 31 and August 5, 18

In a lively Romeo and Juliet project, Little Stanmore primary encourages participation through song and Woodlands special school history pupils explore toys from the past.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS: IMAGINATION ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM

Screenings on July 26 and August 4

Arts projects at Rosehill special school, Nottingham, have allowed students to achieve higher than usual levels of creativity.

SCHOOL MATTERS: SPECIAL NEEDS - INCLUSION

Screenings on July 31, August 4, 5 and 24

An interview with Baroness Warnock plus the views of teachers, campaigners and parents for and against inclusion on practical and human rights grounds.

PRIMARY SPECIAL NEEDS: MAKING INCLUSION WORK, August 18, 2pm.

Discover how Wadhurst primary, East Sussex, has achieved integration ranging from a boy with cerebral palsy to a girl with severe visual impairment.

SECONDARY SPECIAL NEEDS: BACK IN THE MAINSTREAM

Screenings on August 1 and 6

A small achievement group at Shoeburyness high, Southend-on-Sea, supports children finding the transfer to secondary particularly difficult.

PRIMARY SPECIAL NEEDS: HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN MAINSTREAM, July 10, 11, 13, 14 and August 2

Rosie attends Willingdon primary in Eastbourne, a mainstream school with a hearing support facility. Although her class teacher has recently completed a deaf awareness course, he is still learning to accommodate a deaf child, and sometimes forgets to switch on his radio aid. Without her signing teaching assistant, Rosie would be lost.

SECONDARY SPECIAL NEEDS: HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN MAINSTREAM

Screenings on July 10, 12, 13, 14 and August 2

Without hearing aids, Emily could barely hear a pneumatic drill right next to her. Yet she is on track to get good exam grades. Discover what support she needs.

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