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Report - Treetops School, Grays, Essex May 2013

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by sx-riffraff, May 1, 2013.

  1. sx-riffraff

    sx-riffraff 28DL Full Member
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    Treetops School

    Treetops is a day school for children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19 who experience moderate learning difficulties. The school operates a special VB or Verbal Behavior nursery for children on the autistic spectrum and is the first state school in the UK to be adopting these teaching methods. Treetops School started its activities in 1960 at its old location in Dell Road, Grays. The Elms was originally a mansion set in extensive grounds at the top of Dell Road, Grays in Essex. Next to it was a house called The Dell which was owned by a famous botanist Alfred William Russell, who was associated with Charles Darwin in proposing the theory of evolution. A Mr Walsham, head of a building firm, built his family a modern home on part of the land and the original building was taken over by Essex Education Committee and housed 60 delicate children. A difficulty occurred when Mr Walsham called his new house “The Elmsâ€￾ also. So in 1960 permission had to be granted by the Minister of Education for the name of the school to be changed to “Treetopsâ€￾.


    As of February 2008 the school stopped operating at this site and moved to a newly built complex. The old site now lays empty with no plans in place for its future.



    Electricity is still on to most of the main school block.



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    The last school day.


    Start of something new.


    Frankie says relax.


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    Some of the kids art still in place.

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    Main Hall & Gym area.




    Found a cast of what i think is one of the teachers.


    So that was Treetops school. I know its not the best of places to visit but this little jaunt has captured some of the history after the last student left.

    Thanks for watching.



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  2. Leetreetops2014

    Leetreetops2014 28DL Member
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    Love pictures best time of my life up in that school I miss it all.but can I ask way then was no pictures of playgrounds kitchen and pc room
  3. Mps6

    Mps6 28DL Full Member
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    nice that, still doing ok for itself by the looks of things :rolleyes: and i didnt look at the date before posting this reply :banghead
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