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Chris Packham visits Gosberton House Academy to celebrate award




Famous conservationist Chris Packham visited Gosberton House Academy to celebrate its achievement of attaining the National Autistic Society’s Advanced Status Award.

Autumnwatch presenter Chris is a visiting lecturer at Lincoln University, which is linked to Lincolnshire Educational Trust that oversees the school.

Chris was recently part of personal documentary, 'Aspergers and Me' which gave a small insight into his life and how being diagnosed in his forties affected him.

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He is acutely aware of how having Asperger's (a form of autism) has helped make him who he is today and how it impacts him in everyday life in the TV industry.

Ms Stanton and the rest of the team at GHA were thrilled with the school’s most recent accolade. The school is one of very few schools and the first in the East Midlands to be awarded Advanced status.

The report listed numerous reasons why the school was so deserving of this award, from its creative approach to learning, the sharing of expertise within the autism and wider community and its engagement with families and friends of the school. Parental, pupil and professional feedback was also crucial to the achievement.

The children were thrilled with their special visitor and the school hope to welcome Chris back to visit again in the near future.



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