Jonathan Shaw, UK Minister for Disabled People, visited Camphill School Aberdeen this morning (Tuesday, December 8) to learn more about its work with children who have special needs.
Commenting on his visit, the Minister said:
“I know that Camphill School Aberdeen will be celebrating its 70th anniversary next year, so it's a great time to visit and find out more about the work being done to provide care and support for children and young people with special needs.
“I'm keen to see how staff help pupils develop the skills they need to reach their full potential after they leave education.”
Camphill School Aberdeen is an independent voluntary school that provides residential and day places for more than 90 pupils, offering education, care and therapy.
Camphill School Aberdeen holds Autism Accreditation and was also recognised for its sector-leading standards of excellence in the most recent joint report by the HM Inspectorate of Education and the Care Commission.
Established at Camphill House in Aberdeen in June 1940, the school inspired the Camphill Movement which now encompasses 100 centres, with 10,000 people in 23 countries.
More than 700 people live and work in Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire communities in the Aberdeen area, providing opportunities for children, young adults, adults and the elderly.