Student Triumphs in Challenge Target

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 CafĂ©. He also learnt some basic French words before the trip including Bonjour, Merci and S’il vous plait.