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History lessons come to life at Manderley Nottingham

22 November 2010

A group of children from Sutherland House School were treated to a real ‘hands on’ history lesson this week when they visited Charles Church North Midlands’ Manderley development in Nottingham.

All aged between six and nine the pupils came along as part of a school history project focusing on the difference between old and new houses. Having already visited Brewhouse Yard museum, the aim of the visit to Manderely was to see how modern designs differ from the Victorian era.

Sutherland House School is a day school run at five sites across the region by the Nottingham Regional Society for Adults and Children with Autism.

Angela Rudkin, a teacher a Sutherland House, comments: “History is one of the most difficult parts of the school curriculum for children with autism, so it is important to make it as comprehensive as possible. Walking around the two houses and being able to see and touch different things enables the children to make visual comparisons, and bring to life the things that we have been talking about in school.

“We would like to thank Charles Church for being so accommodating and allowing us to come along. Everyone on site was extremely helpful and made our visit very enjoyable.”

Mariana Knight, sales director for Charles Church North Midlands, said: “It’s always great to be able to support the local community and we were extremely happy to allow the pupils from Sutherland House School to come along to look at the showhome and see the way in which it’s designed. We are always keen to support children’s learning any way we can and were pleased to be able to offer our services on this occasion.

“We thoroughly enjoyed hosting the sessions and will be happy to welcome the children back in the future.”

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