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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Midlands Football League

The Brades Lodge played in Wolverhampton against Woodlands Sports College in The Midland League. This was the first time we had played against this school with the lads performing really well, and the game was undertaken in very good spirits although we lost 2-0.

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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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Football League

The school football team had another fixture as part of the Midland League. We played our old foe Linsworth. The lads started well opening up a one nil lead. Fitness started to tell as we found ourselves 4-1 down. A very spirited comeback resulted in us levelling at 4-4 but a last minute winner…

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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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Harper Enterprise

As part of the Alternative Provision Curriculum Dillan has been selling different items at the market in Great Bridge. Dillan has sourced all the items and is ready to work from 8am.


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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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