22 Jan

World Religion Week - 2024

What a wonderful week Astley Park had last week for World Religion Week.  

Each class enjoyed exploring and learning about their allocated religions though a variety of personalised activities including Attention Autism, Crafts, Circle Times, Research and Writing and Cooking. Wow, everyone was…

12 Jan

World Religion Week 2024

Astley Park School are proud to be celebrating World Religion Week next week (15/01/24-19/01/24).

Each class has been allocated a different religion to learn about though a variety of lessons and experiences across the week. Please see the list below to see what religions individual classes…

19 Oct

Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated in October in the UK and Astley Park School is proud to celebrate Black History Month with a focus on, 'Saluting our Sisters'.  This is intended to build awareness, educate and share lived experiences of Black women.  The theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’ highlights…

29 Sep

Jeans for Genes Day 2023

On Friday children and staff were invited to wear jeans or blue clothing to help raise awareness and funding for  genetic conditions. Classes all across school engaged in ways meaningful to them, from Jean based crafts and sensory stories, coloured themed Attention Autism to circle time…

29 Sep

Astley Park have been Smashing Stereotypes!


This week classes at Astley Park have been focussing on smashing stereotypes. Stereotypes restrict the ways in which we see ourselves, others and the world around us. They make us jump to conclusions, which can stop us from getting an accurate picture.  We have been learning…

19 Jun

Astley Park celebrate Rainbow Day

Astley Park School have a had a very colourful week as they explore rainbows, families and diversity as part of Rainbow Week celebrations! 

Rainbow week is a joyful and colourful display of love, unity, and respect, with lots of activities to promote inclusivity, opportunities to educate, and…

25 May

Buddha Day

We have today celebrated Buddha’s birthday across school. Classes have participated in craft activities, research, sequencing, sentence creation and some have accessed meditation. 

Each class submitted lotus flower craft competition entries. The standard was high, many prizes were given! Rowan…

18 May

Astley Park Feel Zen!

Kelsang Pagpa came to school today to share the main beliefs of Buddhism and to lead meditation for pupils ahead of Buddha Day next week.

 Pagpa explained that the Buddhist way of life is very normal and that he feels at home when teaching at the Buddhist Centre in Preston. He expressed that he…

24 Apr

Eid Mubarak

On Thursday and Friday, we celebrated Eid across school.

Eid marks the end of the month long fast, Ramadan.

To celebrate each class held their own feast. Primary pupils used communication boards to request preferred items. Secondary pupils stepped out of their comfort zones and took the…

31 Mar

Astley Park get colourful with Autism Awareness Day 2023

A rainbow of colour descended on Astley Park today as we celebrated Autism Awareness day.  Learners across school took part in lots of wonderful activities to create autism awareness. Our explorers took part in Attention Autism sessions where rainbows and colours were the main theme.  Adventurers…

8 Mar

Astley Park celebrate Holi

Astley Park School had a fantastic time on Wednesday 8th March as we celebrated the Hindu festival of Colour known as Holi.  Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates Spring, Love and new life. Holi is a colour festival, with dancing, singing and throwing powder paint and coloured water. It marks…

6 Mar

World Autism Awareness Acceptance Day 2023

World Autism Acceptance Week is back from 27 March – 2 April 2023 and we will be celebrating World Autism Awareness Day which takes place in school on Friday 31st March 2023. On this day we are asking our learners to come to school dressed in colourful clothing.  We are hoping that in each class…