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  1. clairesaul

    This is heart warming, Anne, to hear that the school went all out to ensure children didn't feel left out. Our school also does a trip to Kingswood (not sure if the same one – Kent?) and a year 6 trip to France, both of which my husband helps on, and as a school governor & mum I always try to visit the children who haven't gone. There might be very valid reasons – medical, homesickness, financial – but invariably being one of just a couple of children they do feel left out and also the following week when their friends get back! As a fellow disabled zebra who can no longer manage school trips, I salute your little girl and what sounds like a lovely school, Claire x

  2. sarahmo3w

    That is amazing! Well done to her, you must be so proud. And how fantastic of the school to come up with an alternative for Star and the other children who chose not to go. My daughter has her residential in three months' time. It's a long way away, so she will definitely be gone for the whole five days!

  3. Jenny@thebrickcastle

    Bless her, that's such a huge step. Our 8 year old has a one night stay away coming up in October – I really don't know how he'll cope. He will be terrified, but I know if he can do it, it'll be such a massive achievement that it'll be worth all of the fear. I'm trying to remain blase and unconcerned – it's only February! 😀

  4. raisiebay

    It really helps when the school is understanding. I think I made the right choice of school for her anyway. This Kingswood is in Shropshire, I guess it's a popular name. x

  5. raisiebay

    It was difficult but I'm so proud of her. My older children both went on school residentials without any issues. I hope your daughter enjoys her, they are a fabulous experience.

  6. mummyshire

    This must've been a real bitter sweet moment for you. You must be so proud of how determined Star was to be part of the Travelling group and then have the resilience to stay the night – her first night away!! But clearly you missed her desperately! You must also be reassured by the support your school is giving Star and other pupils who didn't go. Shame the disco wasn't to Star's liking but we'll done for giving it a go!

  7. liquoriceuk

    Well done to Star for managing an overnight trip away – definitely something to be proud of although it was a shame that she didn't really enjoy it. Glad that the school tried to include the children who didn't go on the residential trip and help them to be involved in it though.

  8. pamsbakeandbabyblog

    Great that the school were so helpful in getting Star involved and Im so glad she enjoyed it all! #blogcrush

  9. Em Linthorpe

    Hi, I can imagine this was an emotional time for you all, apprehension mixed with pride. She gave it a go, and that is something to admire greatly ☺☺ #BlogCrush ❤

  10. Jane

    I'm so glad the school made the decision that all of the children could go even if not staying at night. It sounds like they could have supplied some one to one support though for the activities. I'm glad Star stayed for the party even if she didn't really enjoy it. It gave her the chance to experience it and give her the experience to decide what to do if there is another school trip #SSAmazingAchievements

  11. AutismMumma

    i remember reading about your concerns re a residential trip and think it was great that the children who weren't staying got to experience the activities. It's a shame that she didn't enjoy the party but it was a big enough challenge to be there and stay. Well done her! Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

  12. Wendy

    It must have been very difficult seeing your daughter really want to do something but knowing it just wouldn't be possible. I am glad Star managed to go for the day trips though and got to stay for the last night. Thank you for linking up with us at #BlogCrush

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