Open Day and Eco School flag raising

Camphill School Aberdeen is holding its annual Open Day this Saturday (September 22) from 2pm to 5pm at the school’s Camphill Campus on Milltimber Brae, Milltimber area of Aberdeen.

As well as a chance to see and hear about the “sector leading” work of Camphill School Aberdeen with children and young people who have special needs, there will be activities to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

Camphill School Aberdeen open day

This year’s open day will also mark Camphill School Aberdeen’s achievement of the Eco School Green Flag standard, having met each of the seven criteria in the scheme. The school’s new green flag will be hoisted, in celebration of this achievement, at 3pm.

Commenting on Eco School Green Flag award, Laurence Alfred, co-ordinator at Camphill School Aberdeen, said:

“Achieving the Eco School Green Flag at our first attempt is a great accolade for Camphill School Aberdeen. Raising the flag on Saturday will be an opportunity to congratulate all those involved, particularly the Eco Committee of the pupil’s council. They have spent two years and many hours of hard work to get the whole school on board.”

At the open day activities will include a barbecue and refreshments, craft activities, art studios, open classrooms, face painting for the children, circus skills and donkey rides. There will also be music from Culter Pipe Band.

Camphill School Aberdeen was recognised in its Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate report, earlier this year as achieving “outstanding sector-leading” standards.

Camphill School Aberdeen is one of seven Camphill Aberdeen City and Charities. In the Aberdeen area, some 700 people live and work in these communities.

The Camphill Campus, is where the Camphill movement began in 1940 when the Camphill founders were invited to the North-east to begin their work with children who had special needs. From Aberdeen, the Camphill Movement has spread across Europe, Africa and North America and now encompasses more than 100 centres in 23 countries.
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