Zombie Swans

Chasewater by night takes on a whole new look, eerie shadows, distant orange glow, glassy water and zombie swans. The local deer family even popped out to say hello. 

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I told you so...

"Museums are boring", "I ain't going" - those were the words from some mouths before heading to the Think Tank in Birmingham yesterday. We arrived, the excitement was building......two minutes in........"this place is amazing!!", "can we come here for my birthday party!!?!?", "I want to see the…

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Shenstone Lodge House Band

The new music room has generated excitement and creativity with the pupils tripping over themselves to have a go on the drums and guitar, expressing inner grooves they never knew they had. Shenstone Lodge House Band available for recording and paid gigs. 

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Farm Visit

A mid week break in the stormy weather allowed us to make an impromptu visit to a local farm. Surprisingly, the children were very nervous about feeding the animals, however confidence soon flourished with time. Riley also got chased by a flock of geese.  

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Fashion Week

Our contribution to Fashion Week this week are these 100% self expressive painted t-shirts, painted by the residential pupils. It was great to see their engagement and excitement when exploring colour. 

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Welcome Back!

It's been lovely having the pupils back in residence for the evening. Despite changes in the school day and sleep in nights, they've settled in well, bringing with them positive energy and excitement for activities. We've made the most out of the stunning weather, heading offsite to local parks -…

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Is it over there?

This week has kicked off with a spot of orienteering...learning to read a map by recognising objects and (most importantly!), making sure it's the right way up!

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The Power of Drawing

Being able to draw is a skill that be carried forward throughout school life and beyond...it promotes positive well being through relaxation, a way to communicate ideas, develops fine motor skills and nurtures self expression and the creative side. Over the past couple of weeks in residence, we’ve…

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Sandwell Valley Park!

Wow! What a place Sandwell Valley Park is! The kids found the playground equipment super fun...challenging their climbing and balancing skills and allowing the freedom to be really creative with play. If you're in need of ideas for the summer holiday, Sandwell Valley Park is the place to go! They…

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Fun in the sun

Well what a miserable week for weather!! It's had us retreating indoors and focusing on art, social play and developing sporting skills in the gym. We've had the pleasure of a newly arrived staying for part of the evening which added to the fun, excitement and play opportunities...and here's a…

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Adventure Farm

What a beautiful evening to head to the Adventure Farm for the end of half term trip. All the recently born farm animals were about, including these adorable sleeping piglets!

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Art Appreciation

This week we nipped to the Custard Factory and the surrounding areas of Digbeth to explore the vast amount of street art covering the buildings. The pupils were blown away by the size, colour, and detail of the pieces inspiring then to ‘think big’ with their own art work. 

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