The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital aims to provide an enriching and enjoyable experience for all pupils, ensuring that children achieve a sense of normality during their time in hospital, and avoid interruption and disruption to their education and learning. As children across the country go #BacktoSchool, we hear from our school staff about how they make a difference.
Patients at the Great Ormond Street Hospital School were recently treated to a six week programme of Peter Pan workshops run by the Haymarket theatre Masterclass charity, thanks to two long term supporters of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Patients and staff at the Great Ormond Street Hospital School had a couple of exceptional days recently with visits from a Paralympian hero, Will Bayley, and the launch day for a book about superheroes.
The festive season is fast approaching and families are starting to prepare for the holidays. Yet for many this will mean a stay in Great Ormond Street Hospital for treatment. Staying in hospital doesn’t mean patients should miss out on Christmas and we are asking schools around the country to help make Christmas 2012 a very festive occasion indeed for our patients.
In the first of a series of guest blogs about different roles at the hospital we’re looking at what it’s like to be a teacher at the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and UCH.
Sporting fever has hit Great Britain with the Olympics in London starting at the end of July. This year schools can help support us through their sports day endeavours, by holding a 1km race or 1k challenge to raise money for the children at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
A host of special guests from West End shows have visited Great Ormond Street Hospital over the last few weeks, bringing theatrical cheer and entertainment to patients. From Henry VIII, to rock stars and monsters, the visits were the perfect distraction for patients and parents alike.
Children’s TV presenter Kirsten O’Brien joined the teachers at the Great Ormond Street Hospital school to bring a little Peter Pan magic to classes yesterday. As part of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s annual Peter Pan Week events, the school celebrated in style with activities, dressing up and a play featuring the teachers and some of the patients!
Last week saw five days of Lion King celebrations at Great Ormond Street Hospital, culminating in a spectacular visit from the London musical’s main cast, in their stunning costumes.