Stockport Council Planning Decision Statement

11th January 2018

At the meeting of Stockport Council’s Planning and Highways Committee on 11 January members voted 7 to 5 against the planning officials’ recommendation to approve.

Following the decision Mark Geraghty, Chief Executive of Seashell Trust, said:

”We are obviously very disappointed and somewhat surprised by the committee’s decision to go against the planning officers’ recommendation and refuse our application for the new school and campus at Seashell Trust.

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Sale Sharks with Seashell Trust student

Seashell students' scrum fun with Sale Sharks

18th December 2017

Premiership team Sale Sharks will be bringing rugby to Seashell Trust students.

The ten-week programme will be run by Sale Sharks Community Trust in early 2018.

It is part of ‘In the Pack’ programme tailored for people who have additional and special needs, both physical and learning impairments, and aims to encourage people to become more active in an inclusive way.

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Seashell Trust student Daniel Hall feeling the music through Royal College Manchester teacher Greg Davies' guitar watched by Halle's Chris Emerson

Hallé viola player helps students communicate through music

13th December 2017

A symphony orchestra viola player is using the power of music to help our students with complex disabilities communicate.

Hallé Orchestra viola player Chris Emerson is leading seven 'natural world' themed music sessions at Seashell Trust this term, thanks to PZ Cussons’ sponsorship of the Hallé’s education programme.

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Seashell trust wish list

Please help our students have a very happy Christmas!

11th December 2017

Seashell Trust staff have written a present wishlist for the profoundly disabled children living away from their families over Christmas.

Some of our students live here away from their families all year round due to their complexity of their conditions.

Wendy Bray, fundraiser with Seashell Trust, said: “We strive to ensure our youngsters have the same special Christmas that everyone else does.

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Seashell Trust student Erin (13), Steven Gavin, Matthew Sudworth, Seashell Trust student Cayman (11) with the cheque.

Drivers fuel generous donation to change students' lives

11th December 2017

Drivers in Wilmslow are changing lives of our young disabled people with their spare change.

The M&S store at the BP garage in Alderley Road has been collecting coppers from its customers.

Deputy store manager Steven Gavin handed over a cheque for £2,100 to our students Erin and Cayman.

He said: “The support we have received from our customers has been amazing.  We are so proud to be able to support this wonderful local charity.”

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Artist's impression of new school

Seashell School Campus Recommended for Approval

05th December 2017

The plan to build a new school and campus at Seashell Trust for children and young people with special needs has been recommended for approval by planners.

Planning officials from Stockport Council have today published their detailed report on the application which will see a new £45m campus developed on the site at Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, and recommended that the development is approved.

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Hearing dog Chance and June Battye from Seashell Trust

Hero hearing dog Chance rescues collapsed woman

05th December 2017

They only stayed overnight by chance but Chance the hero hearing dog rescued a woman who had collapsed.

June Battye, British Sign Language teacher here at Seashell Trust, was visiting friends Joan Proctor and her husband Stephen in Congleton.

June, who is deaf, was accompanied by her hearing dog Chance, a six-year-old black miniature poodle.

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Seashell Trust features in BBC Breakfast's Send Week

27th November 2017

Seashell Trust is delighted to have featured in BBC’s Breakfast on 27th November, as part of its SEND Week.

This short video features our students and staff, along with parent Michelle McDonough- it really brings to life all that our amazing team achieve here.  The day when a vulnerable or disabled child or young person comes to Seashell is the day that everything changes. 

 

 

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Gemma Boys is pictured with her son Thomas, who is a Seashell Trust student, and his grandparents Jeremy and Gillian Boys at the opening of the family flat at Seashell Trust.

Seashell's home-from-home family flat gets a facelift from LOFT

22nd November 2017

Families who can live up to hundreds of miles away from their profoundly disabled children can now stay in newly refurbished home-from-home flat when they visit them at Seashell Trust.

More than a dozen years in constant use had taken its toll on our two-bedroomed visitors' accomodation.

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Dan Follon and Lauren Mullarkey with the Seashell Trust artwork that is pictured right at Buckingham Palace

Seashell Trust art is fit for the Queen in palace exhibition

15th November 2017

Artwork by students from Seashell Trust has taken pride of place at an exhibition in Buckingham Palace.

Our students made the embellished felt artwork as a 90th birthday gift for the Queen, who is the patron of Seashell Trust.

The exhibition, viewed by half a million visitors, was curated from thousands of gifts the monarch has received during her 65-year reign.

The Seashell picture was one of just 200 items selected and was displayed in the Ball Supper Room at the Queen's official residence in London.

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'Dietary Issues & Experimentation' begins the first of a series of free sessions.

Free Autism Information Sessions for Parents and Carers

10th October 2017

If you care for a child or young person with autism and severe learning difficulties, you can benefit from a comprehensive range of support from Seashell Trust. Wednesday 18th October will see the start of a series of sessions aimed at helping families deal with everyday issues like communication, behaviour and ways to help your child to become more independent.

For some children and young people with autism, mealtimes can be a confusing mess of different tastes, textures, smells and even sounds that are just too much to cope with.

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Seashell Trust sportive participant cycles round a cow on the road.

Fundraising cyclists really get a moo-ve on for Seashell's sportive

03rd October 2017

Seahshell Trust's annual sportive saw more than 150 cyclists pedal their way to raising £8,500. 

Riders from as far afield as Maidenhead, Stoke and Wales as well as local cycling clubs Cheshire Mavericks and SK6 Spinners took on the 30-miles, 60-mile or the epic leg-busting 100-mile route through the Cheshire countryside and the Peak District.

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