Lessons in Life by Tracey Wolffe... is an A–Z of uplifting aphorisms, illustrated throughout by the author’s colourful, inspirational artwork. All profits are being donated to the PACE Centre in Aylesbury, a school for children with cerebral palsy (www.thepacecentre.org).
PACE teaches conductive education to children with disabilities who need help with physical skills as well as cognitive learning. Tracey’s six-year-old son has cerebral palsy, affecting all four of his limbs and his speech.
‘This centre has recognised his cognitive abilities and understanding, and is using switches and communication books, and computer technology to develop his communication and learning skills,’ she says. 'The centre has qualified physiotherapists and occupational therapists in every classroom, who give the children unprecedented care, and the very best support and opportunities. The staff-pupil ratio is very high. every member of staff is caring and dedicated, above and beyond the call of duty. the centre received an ‘outstanding’ rating across the board from Ofsted in November 2012.'
Currently a primary school, PACE is raising funds for an early years centre and hopes in time to extend to much-needed secondary provision...
– (2013) Balliol books raising money for charity, Floreat Domus, Balliol College News, no 29. May, p. 10