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My Faith Is My Life

 

Jenny Morris, a special support assistant and mother of Chris, her disabled son, talks about disability and her charity work in Blackpool.


My disabled son is the inspiration for my achievements.

I helped set up the Blackpool PIP Inclusion Project when he was an infant.

The aim was to help children like Chris successfully access:


Play groups

Beavers

Horse riding

Swimming and have

Social opportunities.

There was always problems with funding

I work as a special support assistant at Highfurlong School, Blackpool.

I am sixty five years old and am retiring.

My work has been very special.

I have been a governor and run the PTFA.

We have been very successful.

It has enabled:


A Toy Library – a really good experience

A Care club

Christmas parties

The AIR Youth Group

Extensive, out of school social opportunities

 

The Highfurlong  PTFA is amazing.

It enabled great opportunities for parents to be involved:


Outings

Active parental involvement in many self help projects

Fund raising

Children’s Christmas Parties

Mentoring and support for parents

Support for pupils, staff and the school.

 

Highfurlong is an incredible school.

It’s committed to its pupil’s success.

Everyone is there for the pupils.

They provide inspiration for the children.

Give them confidence to do anything.

I think disabled students need  a supportive environment.

They need staff who know then well.

Special schools have the ability to allow children to thrive.

Funding is always an issue.

After my retirement, I will always be involved in my charity and volunteer work.

My faith is my life.

God had given me the strength to do this.

I love going to church.

It is very important.

This video was planned to be about sixty seconds long.

The strong narrative and powerful story needed to be told unedited. It is about eight minutes long and covers three decades:

 

 

 

 

Eddy Jackson | Shreditor | 54° North Video


A Big Thank You To A Wonderful Person

Jenny Morris

Here is a tribute to someone who has had a profound effect upon my thinking and work. Jenny has been influential to my and others success. She is part of great team.

I want to thank Jenny so that she may get the recognition she deserves.

On Friday she retires from an amazing place and a community.   Compare this tribute to a world obsessed with shallow celebrities, television and online personalities. In contrast, Jenny deserves a Noble prize for her commitment and faith to humanity.  She makes the world a better place for those in greatest need.

Jenny supports and champions families and groups with children with disabilities. As a parent of Christopher, her disabled son, she is a model mother.

She works at Highfurlong School, Blackpool, as  a special support assistant.

Over the years and in a contrasting range of activities Jenny has:

1. Created an integration group for children. PIP became model of best practice across Lancashire.

2.   Establish an after school self-help group for teenagers with disabilities.

3. Been an advocate for parent and children’s voice against bureaucracy.

4.   Been an active school governor.

5.   Stopped the closure of Highfurlong School as part of the austerity cuts.

6. With the  Catholic Church supported the spiritual guidance in times of greatest needs.

7.   Invited the Bishop of Lancaster into school.  Stopped the government initiative of developing casinos and associated vice in Blackpool.

8.   Is a model professional and conscientious member of staff.

9.   Has a great sense of humour and

10. Makes things happen.

There are lots of other important details.

Jenny Morris is a giant of a person for making life better and enriching the world with her kindness.

She is the gentlest, kindest and most thoughtful person I’ve ever met. Her insights, suggestions and ideas are profound.

Jenny provided exceptional care and welfare for disabled children in Blackpool and Lancashire.

Jenny’s work is instrumental to the many awards and outstanding success of Highfurlong School.

Here is the latest update with an audio and video recording of Jenny telling her story:

Thank you Jenny.

Good luck in your retirement 

Eddy Jackson | Shreditor | 54° North Video