Links with schools in America and Australia

The Shires is happy to announce that with the help of all staff we have made international links to special schools abroad such as Australia and America.

From this academic year we have been in touch with a school in America called The Chelsea School based in Maryland. We are yet to start the same process with a school in Australia, but are expected to do in the coming months.

Young people from The Shires have written letters with staff support to their Pen-Pals in Maryland. The main purpose of this, is for all our young people to participate in making friends and to share their own experiences through writing. This gives them a chance to express their feelings, build confidence and get to know their new friends.