A message from the Head Teacher Mr Steve Hughes:

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.

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Mr Steve Hughes
Head Teacher

“Science of Sound” Presentation – Symphony Hall

On Wednesday 20th April 2016, 3.1 attended the “Science of Sound” presentation at Symphony Hall.

The acoustics of Symphony Hall are believed by many to be the best in the world, so what better place to explore the Science of Sound?

There is a fantastic team of musicians and technicians at Symphony Hall, and Ruth Perkins – a science communicator from the social enterprise Science Made Simple – together transformed Symphony Hall into an interactive sound laboratory. Through fun and interactive demonstrations and practical examples, we explored how sound is made, travels and how we hear.

The show also features our BAFTA nominated organ animation, The Mechanical Musical Marvel and we learnt that the Organ has 6000 pipes and the largest of these pipes is as big as a bus and was transported to Symphony Hall by boat, along the canal.

We learnt a lot of subject specific vocabulary: Acoustics; Pitch; Frequency; Hertz; Vibration, Echo; Reverberation; Amplitude; Sound Wave; Longitudinal; Transverse.

Ruth describes “the science we are exploring isn’t just fascinating. By listening, feeling, experimenting and enjoying sound with us, you can use it to make your own music.”

3.1 had a wonderful morning – they learnt a lot about Science and Music whilst having a lot of fun.

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Happy Puzzle Maths Workshop!

On Wednesday 13th June the Happy Puzzle Company came into school to run a Maths workshop for our pupils. The children took part in a one hour session which involved problem solving and logical thinking. The puzzles incorporated fine motor skills and most importantly perseverance. Some of the puzzles were a huge challenge for pupils but they were taught to continue trying even when the going gets tough and to work as a team to support each other. the puzzles included balancing penguins on an iceberg, complex jigsaw puzzles, hexagon shape puzzle and wooden block to create a picture. All the children had a great day and said how much they enjoyed the sessions.

 

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Councillor Brigid Jones Visit

Councillor Brigid Jones, the Cabinet Member for Children and Families, visited Wilson Stuart School last Wednesday. She enjoyed a tour of school and also spoke to students and parents. Brigid described Wilson Stuart as a “lovey lovely school”. We would all agree!

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EMPLOYABILITY DAY 2016!

On Wednesday 16th March, Year 14 students joined those in 19-25 for our second Employability Day!  The day was a great success with employers coming from HSBC, Birmingham City Mission and Tesco.  The morning consisted of student s discussing CVs, identifying key skills and qualities for specific jobs and exploring good (and bad!) interview techniques.

After lunch, “mock” interviews took place and students were given feedback from the employers about their CVs and the way they presented themselves at interview.

The employers were extremely complimentary about our young men and women. It was lovely to see our students dressed so smartly and we were so impressed with how they represented Wilson Stuart with such pride and enthusiasm.

Huge thanks go to the employers for giving up their time, the 16-25 staff for all their hard work on the day and special thanks to Julie Pallister who, as Work Placement Officer, does such an amazing job building these incredible links between employers and our students

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