Broadfield’s Got Talent Final

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Photo shows: Immediate Past President Ian McTurk and Head of School Angela Wilson, receiving a cheque for £500 from Rotary.

The Finals of Broadfield’s Got Talent took place on Thursday 14th July and whilst enjoying a fantastic show with 12 acts in the Final. The most difficult task of judging this event was in the hands of the immediate Past Mayor and Mayoress Marlene Haworth and Dorothy Berry, Alison Silver Prospects Foundation, immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle Ian McTurk, his wife Patricia McTurk, Rotarians Doreen Lawton, Michael Hindle and Lennie Herbert.

Broadfield Specialist School caters for pupils with generic learning difficulties. All of the pupils have an Educational Health Care Plan. (E.H.C.P.) The student age range is from 11 to 19 and there are 138 students in school at this time, with eleven using wheelchairs and seven in care.

Music, the arts and drama are very important to the students, helping them build confidence and raise their self-esteem.

The annual Christmas production and our ‘Broadfield’s Got Talent’ show are highlights of the year for many of the students.

In 2014/15 the Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle was kind enough to help buy some radio microphones, which have assisted tremendously with these productions and the school is again most grateful for this additional donation of £500. The school is currently developing two classrooms into a music room and dance/drama studio and this wonderful donation will help to move this project along.

Both students and staff at the school are very grateful for the regular support received from the Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle.

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