The Annual Brades Lodge Soap Box Derby

This year we held our second Annual Soap Box Derby at Warley Woods in Bearwood. We had teams come from as far away as Oxford to participate. Each team/school attended with their own Soap Box. It was fantastic to see the weird and wonderful designs rocketing down the hill competing for the coveted…

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Midlands SEN Football League Table

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Judo Competition

The residential children took part in their very first Judo competition. They fought really well and showed respect to everyone there. They won gold, silver and bronze medals. Well done Shenstone Lodge Judo club.

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Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

At The Brades Lodge we link positive behaviours to SMSC and Fundamental British Values.  All positive behaviours are rewarded using a tiered system so that the more positive days a student has, the bigger the reward.  This video explains the opportunities that our students can expect.

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Staffordshire Regiment Museum

On Tuesday 21st June Pegasus class went to 'The Staffordshire regiment Museum' at Whittington. We had a super morning with a guide, who certainly knew his stuff, telling us all about the WW1 trenches. As we entered the trench, bombs and gun fire started and we all ducked, thinking it was real! We…

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Darkest Classroom

The Brades Lodge, working in conjunction with Engage in Their Future, organised a national competition designed to stretch the boundaries of students.  The event took place at Maes Y Lade in Mid-Wales and involved team building activities, walking and caving.  The event culminated in a few…

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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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Brades Gym

As a result of the Extended Schools funding we have been able to equip ourselves with a fully functioning gym to use for afterschool and dinner time clubs. This has been a real hit with the students so far!! 

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Football Update

It has been a very successful half term for the football team. In the Midland League we played a school from Coventry called Chorley and managed a 6-2 win. DJ scored a hat-trick but the standout goal was from Lewis who was in goal at the time. It was a game that required a lot of resilience from…

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We Survived the Tunnel!!

As part of the Outdoor Education curriculum the Key Stage 3 students were tasked with riding through the Netherton Tunnel. The tunnel is 2,768 m long and is pitch black. This is a real challenge and the students responded excellently.

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Ready Steady Cook

Week 3

Students were split into 2 teams, red and green. Both teams were given a bag of ingredients to make a dessert. Students in both teams worked well together and communicated ideas to come up with two different desserts. The winning team was green. Well Done to everyone!

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