SMART TABLE Seashell Trust student George Oliver gets a first look at the smart table with Tracey Green and Dan Curtis from Equity Housing

Students get hands-on learning with smart table from Equity Housing

04th July 2018

Cheadle housing association Equity Housing has donated a £5,000 multi-media smart table to help Seashell Trust's profoundly disabled students learn and play.

It will be an invaluable touchscreen tool for our assistive technologist Sarah Keddy to use with the young people who attend our Royal Manchester School.

Many have complex conditions including significant learning difficulties compounded by additional disabilities such as deafness, blindness, deafblindness, autism, physical disability and a number of rare syndromes.

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Artist's impression of new school

Seashell Trust submits planning appeal

28th June 2018

Seashell Trust has submitted an appeal against the decision of Stockport Council Planning Committee which earlier this year refused permission for a school and campus transformation on the site at Cheadle Hulme.

The Board of Trustees of Seashell Trust which provides education and support for children and young adults with extremely complex disabilities, this week filed its appeal against the decision which they believe is ‘fundamentally flawed and grossly unfair’ and has pledged to fight for the future of its students.

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15-year-old Vincent Parkinson accepts delivery of Seashell Trust’s new minibus on behalf of the charity with members of the Care team.

Stoller minibus boosts short breaks offer for Oldham families

27th June 2018

More profoundly disabled children will now be able to enjoy specialist short breaks at Seashell Trust after a charity donated a wheelchair-accessible minibus.

The Stoller Charitable Trust, based in Oldham, made the grant for the new vehicle, which can accommodate two wheelchairs and seven seats including the driver. It will enable Seashell Trust to extend its short breaks offering to eligible Oldham families who are caring for children or young people with complex needs.  

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James Ashford, who founded Stomping Ground Coffee, will be part of Seashell Trust's sportive support

Boutique coffee company to fuel Seashell's sportive cyclists

26th June 2018

Mobile coffee brewer Stomping Ground Coffee is the official provider of coffee for Seashell Trust's charity sportive this year.

The Seashell Trust sportive on Sunday, September 16, 2018 aims to attract up to 300 cyclists to enter one of four different routes that take in the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, the Peak District and Staffordshire. 

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Seashell Trust bee in the city creation collage

Seashell Trust pupils buzzing over their Bee in the City!

25th June 2018

A giant bee created by our students with complex needs will be unveiled this week, as part of one of the largest mass participation arts events ever held in the North West. 

After months of hard work, Seashell Trust’s ‘Shellbee’ will go proudly on display INSIDE Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, forming part of the ‘Bee in the City’ trail. The bee has been designed to encourage children and young people with sensory impairment to engage with an art work which lights up when approached, and buzzes and vibrates when touched. 

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Seashell Trust staff have received valuable LinkedIn training

Seashell Trust linked up with social media whizz BizWiz UK

21st June 2018

Seashell Trust is dedicated to helping its profoundly disabled students communicate with the world.

But when we also wanted to get our staff communicating in different ways we linked up with Manchester business development company BizWiz UK.

As part of BizWizUK’s partnership supporting Seashell, its director Ann Davies delivered valuable training for the social media site LinkedIn to the trust’s multi-disciplinary team.

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Work begins on Seashell Trust's fully accessible football facility

12th June 2018

Work has now begun on Seashell Trust’s fully accessible football facility, which will open the game up to disabled and able-bodied players.  Facilities will include a full-size, all weather third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch, which can be split into two 9v9 and four 5v5 pitches, two changing rooms and ancillary facilities.

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Seashell Trust Conference Brings Together MSI Experts

18th May 2018

More than 120 delegates from across the UK attended Seashell Trust’s 'Listen To Me' multi-sensory impairment (MSI) conference, at Manchester Conference Centre last week. The event brought together nationally and internally renowned experts to deliver practical strategies for supporting the increasing numbers of children and young people with MSI. There are approximately 4000 children and young people aged 0‐19 years with MSI in the UK (Emerson & Robertson 2010), a figure expected to rise to 5000 by 2030.

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Seashell Trust student aims to raise £10,000

27th April 2018

A young man from Bramhall with complex autism is aiming to raise £10,000 for local charity Seashell Trust where he is a pupil of Royal School Manchester.

James Farley (18), who has been at the charitable special school in Cheadle Hulme since 2016 and a full-time resident since 2017, is running in this year’s Manchester 10k supported by friends and family.

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Mark Geraghty

CEO, Mark Geraghty, announces retirement

17th April 2018

Seashell Trust's Chief Executive and Principal Mark Geraghty has announced he is to retire.

Mark, who has been head of the Trust for almost nine years, is to leave at the end of the current academic year.  The Board of Trustees have appointed Jolanta McCall as Mark's replacement.  She will join as Chief Executive from a distinguished career in children's special educational needs services and paediatric audiology.

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Members of Macclesfield Beer festival committee along with Justine Clowes from SAS Daniels, Jon Butler from Big Brand Ideas, Seashell students Amara, 20, and Jamie, 18, and Dominic Tinner from Seashell Trust.

Cheers to Macc Beer festival-goers for new play area!

28th March 2018

Pounds pulled in by pulling pints are now providing a fantastic play area for our students.

The 2017 Macc Beer Festival, held at Macclesfield Rugby Club and supported by Macclesfield Round Table and CAMRA, served 16,000 pints to more than 4,000 visitors over two days.

It raised £17,000 for Seashell Trust. The money will be used to build a gazebo and safe trampolining area in the middle of our new houses for residential students and profoundly disabled children on short breaks away from their families

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