Mackenzie Thorpe Centre

The Mackenzie Thorpe Centre is an independent specialist school based in South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland for pupils aged 5-19

Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Pupils from the Mackenzie Thorpe Centre’s Griffin Blue class visited the Kirkleatham Museum, exploring static exhibitions including the Saxon Princess, First World War, Steel Stories, and also the visiting exhibition 100 Years of Fashion. 

Pupils looked at the powerful celebration of our region's steel and industrial heritage and explored the 100th anniversary of the end of the First world War, where people who gave their lives have been remembered with a celebration of their lives, their dedication, and bravery. 

The pupils loved exploring the different communication types used in the steel works and the transport used in the war. They even discovered a camel, who they affectionately named Barry!