Monday, 22 February 2016

A thank you to Derek

As most of you will know, the acclaimed pianist, Derek Paravacini visited us in January. You may be aware that Derek is both blind and has severe learning difficulties including autism. Despite these challenges, Derek is a virtuoso pianist, able to play any song after listening to it only once. We were all quite blown away after seeing Derek perform at our school and so inspired by what he has achieved, the pupils wanted to send him a thank you card. They were very clear that the card needed to be different so that Derek could enjoy it, so they designed it with raised relief so Derek could feel what it said. Derek was really pleased when he got it and said "Thank you very much, it is wonderful". Here is Derek with his card.