Drama group links Worthing Scope with community

Pupils at Orchards Junior School in Worthing were treated to a performance by Community Links.

Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 1:14 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:26 am
The Community Links drama group performing at Orchards Junior School in Worthing

The drama group is part of Worthing Scope’s Fitzalan Howard Day Centre and has been performing short plays and sign songs in a variety of community settings for seven years.

A special friendship has blossomed between the Nelson Road school and the charity, with the drama booking now a firm fixture.

The school’s fundraising group hosted a cake sale after Community Links’ performances of The Highway Rat and raised £358 for Worthing Scope.

Darren Clayton, day centre instructor, said: “We are always happy to see our community friendships grow. We thank Mrs McCarthy, Mrs Dodson, Mr Parkinson and all the children who make us so very welcome.

“We hope the links we have made with the Orchards will continue for many years.”

Members of Community Links, who have a range of disabilities, pride themselves on being part of their community, bringing together people who otherwise might not meet.

Louise, one of the members, said: “I love doing the signing songs best.”

Email [email protected] to arrange a visit from the Community Links group.

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