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Kingsley High School in Harrow is an outstanding community special school for pupils aged 11-19 years, who experience severe learning difficulties, autism and profound learning needs.

They deliver such an outstanding service in the community and have achieved amazing Ofsted reports as well as winning the IQM National Inclusive Schools Award for the fourth year running.

Teacher Marcia Thomas contacted Swordfish to ask if we could produce plain wooden hands and hearts for a special Valentine’s project they had lined up for pupils in half term.

Their budget for this Valentine Project was very small, and so we decided to donate our time and materials for free, in recognition of the great job they do.

Timescales were tight and so we got to work quickly, laser cutting lots of hands and hearts from MDF, ready to be painted and decorated by the pupils.

Kingsley High School Laser cutting artwork

The school’s curriculum aims to support pupils to develop life skills through a variety of activities. For this particular project, the pupils were required to work on an item made of wood, giving them the experience of using a variety of tools and finishes. The aim was for them to produce craft pieces in the shape of hearts and hands that they could take home to their families for Valentine’s Day.

Kingsley High School wood laser cutting
Laser cutting artwork

We had no idea what the finished results would be, but from these workshop photos we think the pupils had a lot of fun and produced some amazing work.

Kingsley High School’s motto is “We are all learners together”.

And, we think we could all learn from giving ‘A Handful of Love’ and just simply being kind and helping others in need.

A handfull of love Kingsley High School

At Swordfish we strongly believe it is far better to give than to receive and to always try to make a difference, however small. Over the years we have been involved with several charity projects which always lifts our spirits and gives our team such a ‘feel good’ factor.

When we received photos of the pupils at Kingsley High making their pieces and the following thank you letter, we were incredibly proud and felt the whole venture had been so worthwhile.

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