Sheffield school pupils walk to raise awareness of autism

Pupils at Nook Lane Junior School took part in an autism walk as part of World Autism Awareness Week
Pupils at Nook Lane Junior School took part in an autism walk as part of World Autism Awareness Week
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Pupils at a Sheffield school donned bright colours to take part in a walk to raise awareness of autism.

All the children at Nook Lane Junior School, in Stannington, took part in the walk around their school during World Autism Awareness Week.

Pupils at Nook Lane Junior School took part in an autism walk as part of World Autism Awareness Week

Pupils at Nook Lane Junior School took part in an autism walk as part of World Autism Awareness Week

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The school has a high proportion of children with special needs compared with others around the city due to its integrated resource, which supports the learning of children on the autistic spectrum and communication and language needs.

Collette Taylor, head of the school's integrate resource, said: "We wore multi-colours to symbolise Nook Lane's individualised approach in meeting the needs of children within school as well as those with autism."

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World Autism Awareness Week, which runs from March 26 and leads up to World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, sees schools, workplaces and individuals take part in activities to raise money and awareness for The National Autistic Society.

To begin the week, Dr Luke Beadon, works at The Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, visited the school to deliver a workshop and question and answer session with the families of children with autism.