Today we had the pleasure of a visit by the Lord Mayor to open our new rebound therapy trampoline and our new mainstream Bluesky Nursery. We were also joined by several members of the Royal Arch Freemasons of Warwickshire who very generously funded the rebound therapy facility.
A message from the Head Teacher Mr Steve Hughes:
“I am delighted to welcome you to the Wilson Stuart School website.
At Wilson Stuart, we are determined that all our students make outstanding progress and succeed. We aim to support them all to do their very best, enjoy school and to develop important qualities such as respecting, understanding and helping each other.read on ...
We have high expectations for our students and have created an environment in which each individual is supported and challenged to achieve their full potential, both inside and outside the classroom. Accordingly, we expect our students to be ready to learn, to work hard and to take pride in their achievements. Wilson Stuart has developed a range of excellent facilities to support student learning. We also have an exciting and rich curriculum which provides all of our students the opportunity to experience and enjoy a wide range of activities.
We believe that working together pays dividends. We have a very active Parents Association and we offer a great deal of support to enable parents to support the education of their children. We have outstanding relationships with our local community, schools and businesses, their partnerships providing great benefits to our school and students.
We hope you find our web-site interesting and informative. If you would like any further information please contact school by telephone or e-mail.”
Mr Steve Hughes
The Wilson Stuart School Table Cricket Team of 9 team members aged between 16 and 19 years of age has enjoyed tremendous success over the past 12 months. Table Cricket allows disabled sportsmen and women to enjoy one of the most loved games in the world – and such is the team’s love of the sport, they went through the entire 2016/17 season unbeaten in 22 matches! Their triumph has seen them gain a number of titles including the CP Sport Community National League Winners, Lord’s Taverners Warwickshire Champions, Lord’s Taverners West Midlands Champions and Lord’s Taverners National Champions for 2017. This years success was recognised at the 2017 Birmingham Sports Awards at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Wednesday 20th September where the team was awarded Birmingham’s Team of the Year Award for 2017
Wilson Stuart will be holding their annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research on Friday 29th September from 9am to 11.30.
There will be a mouth watering selection of sweet and savoury treats for you to indulge in!
We would love to see you there in order to raise as much money as we can for this amazing charity.
Any cake donations would be very, very welcome so please send them in to our Sixth Form by Thursday 28th September.
Having looked into a suitably memorable trip to celebrate all the hard work and tokens 4.2 have all received throughout the year, we decided to visit the “Dinosaurs in the Wild” experience at the NEC.
This unique and exhilarating blend of live-action theatre, theme park fun and the very latest palaeontological knowledge will transport you back an astonishing 67 million years by time machine to encounter living dinosaurs as they’ve never been seen before.
Cutting-edge audiovisual effects and dramatic storytelling will immerse you in unforgettable experiences that, for the very first time, will make you feel as though you’re actually there – amongst dinosaurs, the most awe-inspiring animals ever to have roamed the Earth, in their world, at their time.
We all had such an amazing day – exploring the dinosaur fossils and what might be found in their dung.
To be perfectly honest – some of us did get very scared at times! But we survived and after we had eaten lunch, we all enjoyed an ice-cream while Dan entertained us on a piano that happened to be in the area.
On Thursday 18th July, some of our students performed at the second Special Schools Cluster Concert, along with students from 3 other Special Schools. The day was run by Services for Education (Music Service) and it was another huge success.
The day started with the opportunity to take part in a workshop, before rehearsing for the concert in the afternoon.
Each school had a 10 minute performing slot and our families and special guests were invited to attend. The concert finished with an amazing performance by special guest artist, Derek Paravicini. This amazing musician was born three and a half months prematurely, he is blind and has severe autism. But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became an acclaimed concert pianist by the age of 10 and has made music his profession.
We had a truly inspiring day and the pupils did themselves very proud indeed.
This year, 4 of our students who receive peripatetic vocal tuition had been invited to take part in the mass Gala Choir and performed at Symphony Hall on Tuesday 18th July.
On Tuesday 20th June, Krystyna Bugosova, Michaela Pugh, Tiarney Caulder and Fiaza Mateen attended the rehearsal day held at Ladywood Arc where they practised all the songs with the other students from around the Birmingham area. It was a busy and productive day which left us all exhausted, but also very excited.
The day of the concert was very busy, arriving at Symphony Hall at 2pm for a rehearsal. The concert started at 7pm and some of our families came along to support us and a very proud Mr Harris enjoyed a very high standard of musicianship.
On the 4th July Wilson Stuart celebrated Independence Day in a different independent way. The morning was all focused around showcasing how independent the children had become and sharing this with parents. The morning started with parents in class with photos shared and real activities on the children’s achievements. Parents had sent in photos of their child’s achievements at home and these were shared along with certificates during a Primary/Secondary assembly. It was a brilliant morning and a huge success prompting independence in a variety of different ways. Thank you to all who attended.
A few lucky children in our primary department had their first taste of Forest Schools sessions this week. The programme, which will start fully in the new school year, aims to help children develop by learning from and within the natural environment. We constructed fantastic artwork with our expert instructor Alicia, and next year look forward to developing our Forest Schools area, learning about the trees, plants and animals who share our school, developing our use of tools, finding out about how we can eat outside, and even practising willow craft and lighting fires! We are all very excited about it – look out for updates on the school website and on our Twitter feed in the new year.