Matt Cousins, Head of Care at Bladon House School introduced a challenge target for each young person that was separate from the targets set around their Education, Health and Care Plan. The target was to focus on a skill, an experience or a contribution.
A trip to Disneyland Paris was considered both a challenge and an experience for one student, as he can at times struggle with busy environments and long journeys. The journey was planned well in advance with a train to London St Pancras and Eurostar to Paris. Accommodation was sourced at the park, to soak up the atmosphere even more.
The young person had a wonderful time experiencing using foreign currency and hearing another language being spoken, exploring Disney Land Park, Walt Disney Studios and Rainforest Café. He also learnt some basic French words before the trip including Bonjour, Merci and S’il vous plait.