Hundreds of classic cars draw the crowds at the annual Wheel Nuts show

Stroud News and Journal: Jim Paull with his 1958 Jaguar XK150  (5694470) Jim Paull with his 1958 Jaguar XK150 (5694470)

STYLISH classic vehicles turned heads when the annual Wheel Nuts motor show was held in aid of St Rose’s School.

The show, held in the school grounds in Stroud on Sunday, attracted hordes of visitors who marvelled at more than 450 cars, buses and motorbikes on display as well as enjoying refreshments, sideshows and club stands.

This was the 10th year of the popular show, with all money raised going to support the projects for children and young people at St Rose’s.

For the second year running, transport to the event was part of the attraction, with a vintage bus service operating a park and ride scheme from Archway School.

Exhibits ranged from a Ford Model T from 1922 to a Morgan 4.4 from 2006, and prizes were awarded for the best motorcycle, best sports car, best car in show and the best club stand.

The event also included the auction of a flight in a Tiger Moth and a raffle, cake stand, tombola and auto jumble.

Also this week, St Rose’s received an ‘outstanding ‘ rating from Ofsted for the quality of its residential provision and care.

The residential school, which caters for children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, was rated ‘good’ for outcomes, safety and leadership and management, and ‘outstanding’ for its quality of residential provision and care.

Commenting on the latter, the report said : “Staff place the well-being of the children at the centre of their practice, and work in collaboration in order to deliver a high-quality service that has a positive impact on the lives of the children.”

Comments from parents mentioned in the report, included the following:

‘The staff are very respectful and I have observed them promoting my daughter’s dignity.’

‘There is brilliant communication between me and the staff.’

‘My daughter is safe and they have empowered her and allowed her to grow up.’

‘Being at St Rose’s isn’t something that’s done to you, it’s something that you’re involved in.’

Acting headteacher Wendy Newby said: “I am incredibly proud of the staff, children and young people of St Rose’s School and so pleased that the outstanding quality of care has been recognised by Ofsted.

“It gives us an opportunity to celebrate as we continue to strive to improve.

“We have a very dedicated care staff, led by the head of care Sheila Talwar and the lead nurse Jo Pearch. All staff constantly work to meet the individual needs of pupils. It was also noted that we provide a multi-disciplinary team meeting the needs of care, education, health and therapy. “

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