Clifton Hill School recognises that young people with learning difficulties need the chance to socialise and enjoy age-appropriate activities outside of the school day. We run regular evening activities for our students, providing our young people with opportunities to use local leisure facilities and explore new activities. This also allows their parents/carers valuable time to themselves – perhaps to spend with other siblings, exercise or attend evening classes.
Our project is open to all our students, and activities include bowling, swimming, cinema, disco/karaoke, art & craft and sports. We provide an evening meal and the sessions finish at 7pm. Activities are planned specifically to meet the needs of our students, and the sessions are staffed by teaching assistants and teachers at the school, who know the students very well.
Parents are asked to contribute £15 per session, and the school will assist any parent who is unable to contribute, so that the activities are open to all of our students. The project has been generously supported by local groups including the Caterham Rotary Club, Horley Lions, Tandridge Lottery and Caterham Round table, as well as larger charities including the St Faith’s Trust and St James’ Place Foundation.