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TreeHouse School, Ambitious about Autism’s specialist education service, celebrated its 15th birthday today. The special occasion was marked with a celebration for parents and staff and a birthday party for pupils, including face painting and wellington boot throwing.
After speeches from TreeHouse School Headteacher Dr Julie O’Sullivan, Karen Edwards, founding parent, and Lorraine Petersen OBE, Chair of the School Governing Body, a pupil choir sang and signed ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. During a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ Karen Edwards and Sid Wells, a former Trustee, cut a birthday cake.
Karen Edwards said: “TreeHouse School is never far from my heart and it’s lovely to be invited back as a founding parent. We all give what we can and the school is now bigger than the sum total of its parts. It really is an honour that TreeHouse School has been so successful.”
Lorraine Petersen OBE, Chair of TreeHouse School Governing Body, said: “I am absolutely honoured to be here today. From the first time I ever walked through the doors I realised this was a very special place. TreeHouse School is about the staff and the pupils, and without dedicated staff and pupils who want to learn we wouldn’t be where we are today. A really big congratulations to the school.”