Brades Ski Trip

In March 2016 six students were selected to go to Le Corbier in the French Alps to try their hand at skiing.  They all excelled themselves, had a great time and were fully immersed in the ski culture.  The acquisition of new skills took place at different rates but by the end of the week most…

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Judo Olympian James Austin Visit

On the 17th May Olympian James Austin came down to visit the Shenstone Lodge Judo Club to give us an Olympic master class in judo. Everyone loved it, got involved and learnt some top tips from James.

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Judo Champions

On Friday 21st March we hosted our very own Sport Relief Judo and raised £136.  The residential children instructed the staff how to do Judo, and once taught, our in-house Judo Coach, Mark Smith, threw all the staff involved.  He then had a fight with the top four sponsored staff.  The rest of…

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Ski Trip Updates

Day 1 - Travelling

After a long day of travelling on Saturday we arrived at the resort excited and eager to get things moving with ski and boot fitting. We sat down to a meal of leek and potato soup, followed by beef and mushroom casserole with vegetables and bread and butter pudding.  Needless…

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Shenstone World Book Day


On Thursday 3rd March Shenstone staff and children had a super day dressing up as well known book characters. The variety of costumes differed from Darth Vader and He-man to Where's Wally, Mr fox and Harry Potter. We awarded winning costumes during the morning…

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Mothers Day Celebrations

Celebrations for people with love on Mothers Day.  


The residential children put their creativity to use and produced some beautiful plates for loved ones.  Jenny from 'A Time To Kiln' supported the children and staff with two exciting sessions of pottery creations.  Thank you very much…

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Excellent evening enjoyed by all residential children on World Book Day.  All the children had a wonderful time at our tea party, enjoying blue and green tea, the most fabulous cakes and, most importantly, had lots of fun.  We also loved reading quotes from Alice in Wonderful 'Sometimes I believe…

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Bug Hunt

This half term Griffins cornerstones topic is called Beast Creator. The class went to Kingsbury waterpark for the day to learn more about mini beasts, go on a bug hunt and to play team games based around mini beasts. The class had a great day and worked well together as a class.

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SafeSide Visit

As part of the PHSE curriculum a number of key stage 3 students were taken to SafeSide in Birmingham. SafeSide is an interactive venue run by West Midlands Fire Service that links to the curriculum via the personal safety and travel training modules.

It includes a full sized street scene with a…

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Space Centre Review

Space Centre Review by Griffin Class member Josh “We went to the National Space Centre and learnt about the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter is the fourth planet from the sun and it’s the biggest. Uranus is the coldest planet. We found out about…

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Brades Lodge - Tackling Crime

Brades Lodge students made a film that aims to deter young people from leading a life of crime. School unveiled their 50-minute flick, called 'Red Gang, Life after Crime' at Cineworld Wolverhampton last month. It follows the fictional life of a young gang member who ends up being murdered, and the…

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Soap Box Derby

A fantastic day out was hosted by the The Brades Lodge school who invited other SEBD/ SEMH schools from across the country to take part in a ‘Soap Box Challenge’. 

After a thorough safety check the teams nominated their drivers and were push  started down the twisting hill course. To the…

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