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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:30


Pupils from a special school close to the Eden Project have enjoyed a special skate on the newly reopened ice rink.

Doubletrees School in St Blazey Gate provides inclusive education to learners with a range of severe and complex learning difficulties, autism and profound and multiple needs.

Sixteen pupils aged eight to 17 enjoyed a free skate with their teachers and teaching assistants during the recent bespoke session organised by Eden.

Assistant Headteacher Vanessa Holt said: “We’ve had a fantastic time and both the pupils and staff have really enjoyed it. 

“It’s been a great opportunity for the children to have the ice rink to themselves and to be able to take on a new challenge.

It was the first time pupil Bradley had tried skating. The 14-year-old said: “I really liked it!” 

His teaching assistant Joanna Carter said: “Bradley has been so excited about going on the ice rink. It’s great for him to have this experience and I’m impressed he’s been able to do so much on the rink.”

Eden’s ice rink has just reopened for the winter season for the 15th year running and will host skating sessions until February 24.

It has sessions to suit all ages and abilities including parent and toddler ice play, a family fun club, juniors’ skating, six-week beginners’ courses and schools’ sessions.

For more information on the ice rink go to: https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/ice-skating