Earlier this month members of Salisbury Rotary Club enjoyed a highly informative talk from Richard Chapman, Head of Exeter House Special School in Salisbury, who ran through the history behind the school as well as how the demand for places, and indeed the size of the school itself, has grown in recent years. Richard also explained how modern technology such as touch screen laptops and iPads are helping those with severe disabilities reconnect with the world around them.

After the talk, Richard Chapman and Salisbury Mayoress, Jo Broom, gratefully accepted a cheque for £750 from the President of Salisbury Rotary Club, Kevin Flynn – money raised from Salisbury Rotary and Salisbury Chamber of Commerce’s Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival held in the Cathedral Close last September. Jo Broom said “Although Exeter House is mainly state-funded, there are lots of things which the funding doesn’t cover which is why I chose it as the Mayor’s charity. The money is hugely appreciated and will go towards running some craft workshops for the pupils in the school itself.”