Drummond School celebrates national MOVE Day

Princess Leia, Luke Skyewalker and the occasional Storm Trooper might make an appearance at Drummond School on Friday 31 May when pupils, staff and parents celebrate national MOVE Day with Star Wars as the theme.

Drummond school is a national MOVE centre of excellence. MOVE is an approach which teaches children with complex physical disabilities to develop independence and improve their life long health.

To celebrate national MOVE Day (which was on 23 May) staff will be dressing up as Star Wars characters and the School is holding their celebrations on 31 May when they usually have ‘MOVE- time’ on the Friday morning.

MOVE is an activity-based programme which uses the combined knowledge of education, therapy and family to teach children with severe motor disabilities the skills of sitting, standing, walking and transferring.

Councillor Alasdair Christie, Chairman of The Highland Council’s Adult and Children’s Services Committee said: “As a national MOVE centre, Drummond School achieves amazing results in encouraging the personal mobility and independence of its pupils. Staff and parents both do a wonderful job and Highland Council is committed to provide the best quality of life possible for those in need of support.”

28 May 2013