Autism Awareness Week 2017

We as a school raised awareness of Autism in a number of ways during Autism Awareness Week (27 – 31 March). 

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

 Every student was given a free bookmark linked with Autism

Year 7 and 8 were asked to create a poster advertising an idiom and its different meanings as part of a competition.


Congratulations to:

Year 7 Winners

Miruna and Freya (7A)


Year 7 Runners Up

Abigail and Rikee (7A)

Charli (7P)


Year 8 Winners

Natasha and Maddie (8D)


Year 8 Runners Up

Kyla and Freya (8R)

Holly, Honey and Anna (8A)


  • Staff and students wore one accessory in blue, pink or purple on the Friday
  • A staff raffle was held
  • A whole school collection was organised on Friday
  • A drama performance was given in some assemblies, linked to Autism
  • Period 1 activities were linked to Autism to aid students understanding and knowledge


A number of people and businesses helped in different ways to ensure the week was a success. A big thank you goes to:

-       Angela Donovan

-       Tina Carlyon

-       Zoe Walker

-       Bee Goody

-       Bella Mortlock

-       Mr and Mrs Pampellone

-       Nandos, Loughton

-       Benefit, Loughton

-       Strawberry Glow, Loughton

-       The Olive Tree, Loughton

-       Salon 182, Loughton

-       Astrology …

-       All staff and students of Debden Park High School

A massive £300 was raised and this will support those that have Autism in our school.