A message from the Executive 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.”
A great big thank you to all parents, staff and pupils for purchasing the chocolate hearts. 5.3 students and support staff worked tremendously hard to make this mini enterprise venture successful. I am extremely proud of the team work that raised £245 towards school enrichment and enabled the students to gain valuable work experience. We would appreciate your comments in evaluating this project.
The students in 5.3 would appreciate any feedback regarding their mini enterprise venture. Click here to download the form, fill it in and send it back to school.
The Hive College will be hosting a Transition and Information Evening on Wednesday 27th February,4pm-7pm. During the evening, you will have the opportunity to talk to agencies that will be beneficial to the wellbeing of your child and support you with transitions into College, Careers and Day Care Provisions.
THIS IS ALSO THE DATE OF THE SIXTH FORM PARENTS’ EVENING SO IT IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY FIND OUT HOW YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER IS DOING NOW BUT TO ALSO START CONSIDERING THEIR OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE!
Click here to download Transition and Information Evening letter.
Yesterday classes 3.1 and 4.1, along with members of 4.2 took part in a Science workshop presented by a teacher from the National Space Academy.
At the beginning of the workshop, students were taught about the atmosphere, where space begins and the distance between Earth, the moon and other planets. After that, Dave proceeded to explain how substances like Ethanol and Propanol were used for rocket fuel by demonstrating using amount of Propanol, resulted in a small explosion!
The classes took part in activities throughout the day. Students were tasked with creating a Mars Lander with the objective being to drop the lander and not damage the ‘astronaut’ placed inside (eggs). The only materials that people were allowed to use were a plastic bag, an ice lolly stick, some straws, tissues and plastic cups. 3 ‘astronauts’ did not survive.
After lunchtime, we built paper rockets and tested which one would fly the furthest. We launched them from the hall into the car park, with the goal being to clear the car park and make it onto the field.
All the students had a fun day and would love to participate in another workshop like this in the future.
During our Science lessons, we were asked to enter the Wild future competition run by the Wildlife trust for Birmingham and the Black country. We were asked to come up with a concept to help reduce plastic pollution within our local community. Our group were shortlisted for the finals at the Mac (Midlands Art Centre), Cannon Hill Park in February 2019.
During the final we had to present our idea to resolve plastic pollution in a dragons den style pitch to 5 prominent judges. We were up against 3 other groups from 2 mainstream schools. The winning team would be given £400 to put their idea in place. We were quite worried about how our presentation would go b ut we were very pleased with the outcome.
Our concept was to purchase reusable silicon straws and reusable plastic cups for all classes in our school in order to reduce the amount of single use plastics we use.
We were awarded 2nd place! The judges were so pleased with our idea that they are also going to secure the money for us to put out idea in place
On Friday 1st February, the Primary department were delighted to support the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day 2019. Staff and pupils were invited to wear clothes with numbers on them including football tops and onesies and a great effort was made by all to do so! Children enjoyed linking up with other classes to get involved in a range of number-based activities such as ‘Measure Me!’ and ‘Who wants to be a Mathionaire?’ To help raise money for the NSPCC, we suggested a donation of £1, and we’d like to thank everyone in the school who took part in this special event.
Wilson Stuart took part in the Young
Voices Concert on Thursday 24th January and as usual we got lots of
attention from the conductor, David Lawrence and the musical director Craig McLeish
To assist with the Young Voices’
mission to provide a musical experience for children that will inspire a
love of music and something that they will remember for the rest of their lives
– special guest artists are invited to take part in the concerts. This year’s
Tony Hadley – Tony was the original frontman
of Spandau Ballet, earning himself the accolade of being one of pop music’s
greatest vocalists and now enjoys a successful solo career, writing, recording
and performing. Tony is a great charity supporter, regularly performing
and raising funds in support of childrens’ hospices, medical research for sick
children and degenerative conditions and small personal charities where his
name can help make a real difference.
The pupils were really impressed with Tony, particularly as he came over
to say “hello” to each of them – and he was a real hit with staff too!
Sharlene Hector – Sharlene Hector is a
singer/songwriter, and has been the lead vocalist of Basement Jaxx for the last
17 years. During her career, she has worked as a backing vocalist with many
famous artists, including Emeli Sandé, Tinie Tempah, Josh Groban and Michael
Beau Dermott – On Britain’s Got Talent in 2016,
Beau Dermott received the golden buzzer from judge Amanda Holden – taking
her straight into the live finals. She
may be just 15 year old, but her astonishing voice is already insured for £1
Of course our pupils are the real
stars and they were all a credit to Wilson Stuart School, and of course they
get very excited when they know that their family have come to support them.
Everyone is a close team at Young
Voices and we appreciate the care and attention we receive each year. Both
staff and pupils enjoyed a fabulous night !
Primary department will be taking part in Number Day 2019 this Friday to raise funds for NSPCC where we will be taking part in lots of fun Maths activities. The theme is ‘Dress up for digits’ so children are encouraged to come in wearing an item of clothing with a number on and also bring in £1 to raise funds for NSPCC.