Our talented NTU students have come together to create incredible learning resources for autistic children

Published: 23/11/2021

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Future Newtons is a collaboration between NTU, Autism East Midlands and Woolsthorpe Manor.

This incredible scheme brought together six NTU students from several different courses to create innovative learning resources designed to engage autistic children. These resources are now being used in Woolsthorpe Manor, local schools around Nottingham and can even be used for teaching at home. All these resources have been tried and tested by students and have been proven to be very successful.

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Here’s what our students and colleagues had to say about the project.

I wanted to be involved with this project as I have visited a lot of National Trust properties over the years and have been able to gain a lot of valuable information from visiting them. Therefore, I wanted to pass this experience on to others who may not have had the same opportunity as me.

Lauren Whyte - BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS - Year 3 Student
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This project was an amazing opportunity to not only collaborate across disciplines but bring three diverse specialisms together with a common goal. We hope the new learning packs and activities will make a positive impact and bring the joy of discovery to more visitors.

Hannah Halliday, Module Leader Graphic Design, School of Art & Design

We are very proud of our talented students that are making a positive difference to these pupils lives and the Nottingham community. Some of the students involved in this initiative include Abhey Benning, Joseph Cunningham-Burley, Sophie Irons and Chandana Mattur.