Falkland House School May 2016 E-Newsletter
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Falkland House School is a residential school for boys of all ages who have Additional Support Needs and who find it difficult to cope in a mainstream educational environment. We offer day, 39 and 52 week provision.
Working together to build a stronger community

Two officers from Police Scotland have been working closely with Falkland House School this term as part of an initiative to help young people build and sustain strong working relationships with the Community Police.
During their visits to the school, the officers talked to the pupils about a range of topics, including how to stay safe online and the dangers and consequences of drug use. They also made time to get to know the boys better over lunch and enjoyed a few games of table tennis, pool and basketball with them.
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Enjoying art lessons in the beautiful grounds of FHS
April was all about Autism

April was Autism Awareness month, and FHS participated in various initiatives to promote the event and get people talking about it. Staff and pupils came to school in their onesies on Onesie Wednesday, for example, and the boys found lots of opportunities to make 'A' shapes for the 'A' for Autism campaign.
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TES Schools Awards
We are very proud to announce that FHS has again been shortlisted for the prestigious TES Alternative Provision School of the Year Award. There's only one other Scottish school among the 32 finalists in the nursery, primary, secondary and alternative provision categories. The winner of one of these categories will also pick up the Overall School of the Year Award. Winners will be revealed at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 24th June. Fingers crossed!
Introducing our new residents ... 
Six new residents arrived at Falkland House School recently, and have been welcomed with great enthusiasm by all the pupils! After setting a budget, deliberating over which chicken coop to buy and then collecting it and setting it up themselves, they chose the chickens. Each class got to choose a name and, after careful deliberation, the chickens have duly been named Cluck Norris, Lord of the Wings, Smokey Joe, Finisher, Meleesa and Carlos.
They're not merely a source of fresh eggs and amusement for the boys. Keeping a brood of chickens is the perfect way to give our pupils a few life lessons, teaching them about responsibility, empathy and kindness, not to mention animal rights, genetics, food chains, life cycles and healthy eating.
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