Keller House - Yellow
Helen Keller was an American writer and speaker. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1880. When she was nineteen months old she became sick and lost her eyesight and hearing. The doctor had no idea of the cause, so he called it a "congestion of the stomach and brain." Some people say that it was scarlet fever or meningitis.
Recent Achievements: This term has been a very busy one for our charity reps and their hordes of helpers. No sooner had we finished filling boxes for the Rotary Club Shoe Box Appeal than we found ourselves immersed in plans for Children in Need. A great deal of work and thought went into thinking up games, preparing resources and writing up rules before the big day, and I was pleased to see how many students turned up to help out at our extended lunchtime fayre in the school hall. The school raised well over £2000 for this great cause, which is testimony not just to the incredible work done by so many staff and students, but also to the generosity of EVERYONE who came along to support, pay to play, and generally have some fun. We are now busily decorating and filling hampers for elderly people in the local community.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and wasting. DMD almost always affect boys, and they tend to be diagnosed before the age of 5. There are around 2,500 patients in the UK and an estimated 300,000 worldwide. If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with DMD, Duchenne UK are here to support you. You are not alone.