Pupils join Walk for Autism






Staff and students from Formby High School joined people from all over the country in lacing up their trainers, stretching their legs and completing 10,000 steps per day across eight days as part of this year’s Walk for Autism. Formby High School’s SENDCO teacher, Samantha Warwick said: “Formby High School is a highly inclusive school with an excellent reputation for the support we offer our students with additional needs. Central to our ethos is the acceptance of each student and their individual needs, values and beliefs. “This intention was clear when speaking with Abigail, a student taking part, who proudly said: “I’m taking part as I’m autistic and I think it’s important that people don’t view autistic people as the stereotypes society has set for them, instead they should view people for who they really are.” Head of enterprise at Autism Initiatives, Jon Gordon said: “We want to thank Formby High School for their tremendous efforts. Over the course of the eight days of Walk for Autism the super steppers from Formby High took on a variety of local walks, including the big FHS Walk for Autism with over 50 pupils stepping out through the famous Formby pinewoods nature reserve. The school’s aim was to exceed more than a million steps during the campaign which came to an end on World Autism Acceptance Day.