Recite Me

Students at a specialised unit in South Tyneside have taken the plunge - and had a cracking good time - to raise awareness of autism.

Youngsters from Jarrow School Post 11 Autistic Centre swam in their pool and decorated Easter eggs as part of national Schools’ Autism Awareness Week.

Around 44 pupils, aged 11 to 16, took part in two main events – a swimming session and a coffee morning.

As parents and supporters enjoyed refreshments, pupils displayed their decorated eggs and set up stalks from where they talked about their interests and hobbies.

Mrs Keighley is planning future events, with a coffee morning provisionally booked in for June, with a parent pampering event also a possibility