Tuesday, 11 September 2007

11Sep07 - Fairfield School

Lucy's Peg

Just Arrived

Messy Play

Laila getting stuck in

Gorgeous Girls

It was lovely to be able to take Lucy into school again this morning. The school has this happy atmosphere and you know that the kids are going to have a lot of fun. I took a few pictures of Lucy and Laila who both look so cute in their little uniforms. It was also the first time I saw Lucy's little peg...big lump in my throat. So many people have said that Lucy and Laila could be twins, it is great that they are in the same class and probably will be for a long time. I am sure that they will really come on quickly with all the stimulation they are getting. We could never do the same at home. Every single teacher and member of staff seem to have boundless energy and I have not met anyone yet who isn't smiling. They really see the children as children which seems a funny thing to say but you get so worn down by the sympathetic looks and comments, that it is like a breath of fresh air to meet people who can genuinely see beyond the disabilities. These are beautiful little children with their own personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. They will grow and develop in their own ways just like any other child and have got so much to offer soceity if they are given the chance. At Fairfield School (www.fairfieldschool.co.uk) they are being given that chance. I wish more people from the outside could experience the schools approach to life and be educated to be more accepting of things which are not part of their normal experience.


Margo said...

Fairfield looks fantastic. Keep taking the photos whenever you can Neil, cos, its great to get insights into the parts of Lucy's life that I would not normally see. I cannot believe how grown up Lucy looks now. Are you putting horse manure in her shoes to make her grow???!! LOL

Dawn said...

You will have to come along for a visit Margo. I will take you in with me one morning.

hayley said...

hi great to see the girls together thank u 4 puttin me on!hahaha i am hooked to lucys blog n will b catchin up all the time.thank u 4 sharin this with us its gr8 lots of love hayley.p.s laila is so happy that she is able to be on the blog n said hurry up n put more on haha.xxx