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.

This week pupils in the Mackenzie Thorpe Centre's Griffin Blue class developed their independence and teamwork skills with a visit to Preston Hall Museum.

They explored the museums exhibitions looking at the River Tees exhibition and how it has defined the lives of the people of the borough for centuries. They discovered how people came to settle here, and the trades and skills they brought with them.

The pupils had opportunity to put their balance skills to the test, trying to balance the cargo on a ship with small blocks, and also powered up a small train that travelled around the top of the ceiling in the museum.

After exploring the museum and the Victorian street, pupils tackled the giant rope climbing frame showing off their balance and coordination skills. Some of our pupils even made it to the top of the structure with no mistakes!

An amazing afternoon out, Griffin Blue!