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Downham Market’s Nelson Academy celebrate Autism Acceptance Day with colourful activities





A West Norfolk school celebrated Autism Acceptance Day when the whole school took part in a spectrum of colourful activities.

Pupils at Nelson Academy, in Downham, made their way around the school field for a special colour walk, created autism-inspired artwork, and enjoyed delicious cakes and bakes – made by staff and parents – for a small donation. There was also a prize raffle.

In total, the school raised a whopping £2,312.85 for the National Autistic Society.

Celebrating Autism Acceptance Day at Nelson Academy in Downham Market. Pictures: Paul Tibbs
Celebrating Autism Acceptance Day at Nelson Academy in Downham Market. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

Cornelia Leach, specialist resource base (SRB) lead at Nelson Academy, said: “It was a very busy day full of colour and discussions about how everybody matters.

“We had a bake sale which was led by the children from the Autism SRB, each class took part in a sponsored walk around the field, we created a hamper which we raffled and the children learned about Autism and how it affects people in different ways, the positives as well as the difficulties they may face.”



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