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Mr Steve Hughes

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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

Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Competition winners!

Wilson Stuart School has scooped the first prize in the Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills Competition, a national BTEC award. The celebrity chef chose the winning team from schools around the UK.

The Wilson Stuart 6th Form team, Bilal and Sean took part in a series of challenges based on the theme of nutrition, sustainability and locally sourced foods. The tasks included creating and serving a two course menu for a dinner party. The duos menu included: Teriyaki Salmon, with a mango and chilli salsa followed by a rhubarb, ginger and almond crumble.

Both Bilal and Sean, both aged 18, have just completed their BTEC qualifications at Wilson Stuart School and are due to start the 19- 25 Wilson Stuart College in September.

In addition to the trophy, the team won a Tefal bundle of catering equipment for school,  a signed Jamie Oliver cookbook, Amazon vouchers and a meal for 4 at Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Birmingham.

The team was mentored by Sue Ladkin, Food technology teacher at Wilson Stuart,she said: “It is a fantastic achievement to win the competition. It means our students are performing at the very highest level. It takes commitment to win a competition of this stature, which tests so many skills in the kitchen, so proud of their achievement”.

Here is Jamie Oliver congratulating Sean & Bilal.

Garden Party thank you

A big thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the Wilson Stuart Garden Party and made it a great and fun day for all who attended. Special thanks go to Tom who used his Charm at Tesco to acquire the strawberries and cream.

 

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Birmingham Music Service “Gala Concert” Symphony Hall

This year, 3 of our students who receive peripatetic vocal tuition have been invited to take part in the mass Gala Choir and will be performing at Symphony Hall on Monday 18th July. On Monday 27th June, George Rafferty, Krystyna Bugosova and Tiarney Caulder 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. Now we are all prepared, we are very much looking forward to taking part in this very exciting and prestigious concert at Symphony Hall  on Monday 18th July.

 

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Special Schools Cluster Concert

On Monday 11th July, some of our students performed at the very first Special Schools Cluster Concert, along with students from 5 other Special Schools. The day was run by Services for Education (Music Service) and it was huge success. The day started with the opportunity to take part in some workshops 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. Having had such an inspiring day, we look forward to another such event next year.

 

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Alrewas National War Memorial Visits

On separate days in June and July, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 visited the National War Memorial in Alrewas.  The arboretum is a breath-taking, peaceful place to learn about past conflicts and understand the human consequences of such tragedies. All classes visited the chapel to experience the daily sound of the last post to commemorate the brave soldiers who have lost their lives. During 3.1’s visit they were able to visit a reconstructed trench and paint individual soldiers to stand in the ground representing the 19,240 British Soldiers that died during the Battle of The Somme.029 (1)

 

 

Baddersley Clinton

On separate days in June and July, 3.2 and Giraffes visited a National Trust property called Baddersley Clinton, near Knowle. Baddesley Clinton is a picturesque medieval moated manor house and garden giving pupils an experience of how people used to live in the 1500 and 1600’s.  As well as having a tour of the house we were able to tour the beautiful grounds and gardens attached to the house. Everybody had a lovely time.004