Boccia

On Tuesday 13th March the Secondary Boccia Teams went to Nechells Health and Wellbeing Centre to take part in the West Midlands Lord’s Taverners Boccia Championships.  After an outstanding performance in the Birmingham Competition in the previous round where Wilson Stuart School finished first and second place two teams from school were able to take place in the Regional Competition.  Drawn in separate groups the A Team (Junior Team) came up against Two Rivers School from Staffordshire and Uplands Manor from the Black Country and the B Team (Senior Team)  came up against Sherbourne Fields from Warwickshire and Chadsgrove from Worcestershire.

Both team were successful in winning both of their group matches

Wilson Stuart A winning 2 – 1 against Uplands Manor and 6 – 0 against Two Rivers and Wilson Stuart B winning 6 – 1 against Sherbourne Fields and winning the Tie Break against Chadsgrove to win 3 – 2.

Meaning both teams had progressed to the semi finals where the A Team beat Sherbourne Fields 8 – 1 and the B Team beating Uplands Manor 3 – 1 setting up are carbon copy of the Birmingham Finals where both Wilson Stuart School Teams contested the final.

In the final the A Team started the stronger taking the first end 1- 0 but after that it was one traffic as the B Team took advantage and won the 3 remaining ends 1 – 0, 2 – 0 and 5 – 0 meaning the Wilson Stuart School B Team were crowned Lord’s Taverners Regional Boccia Champions for 2018 and qualifying for the Nationals Schools Championships in April with the A Team finishing runners up. A massive achievement from all those involved!

Bendrigg 2018 is on!

Thanks to kind donations from the Alison Hillman Charitable Trust and the Lesley and Ivy Pountney Masonic Trust of Worcestershire, organised through Nick Plotnek, father of a former student at Wilson Stuart School, twelve students will be spending five days at the fantastic Bendrigg Lodge.

Bendrigg Lodge is an outdoor bound educational centre which our year 9 students have been visiting for over 10 years. The centre is state of the art with fully adapted equipment to meet the needs of our students. It provides young people with a once in a lifetime opportunity to challenge themselves, as well as learning new skills that they can take forward with them into the future. It also gives these young people the chance to socialise and explore environments that are totally new to them.

Without the generous donations from the two Trusts, this trip would not have been able to go ahead, so Wilson Stuart School would like to say a huge thank you both to them and to Nick Plotnek for making this happen.”

Class 3.3 Trip to star city

Class 3.3 went to star city as a reward for their amazing hard work and efforts at school. At star city the class went to see the movie Coco, which was amazing! The students really enjoyed it and a lot of them asked if they could watch it again. After the film the students and staff were hungry and what better to have than ‘Pizza’, a short walk from the cinema was a very accommodating Pizza Hut where the students ate like kings and queens. Overall, it was a very successful trip and the students were a credit to the school.

World Book Day

Students and staff dresses as animals and were treated to a performance of ‘The Jungle Book’ on World Book Day. The performance captivated the children’s imagination as the audience were held spellbound by the animal characters. World Book day continued with lots of fun literary activities, such as a book trail and cross-curricular stories. Finally the pupils shared their experiences of the day during assembly. We can’t wait for next year’s World Book Day!

 

Chinese New Year 2018

On 16th February, the whole school had a fantastic day celebrating Chinese New Year.

All the pupils had the opportunity to participate in a traditional dragon dance. They learnt about how dragons bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to everyone. Pupils got involved to move a very long dragon using poles!

We also participated in learning Chinese dancing with ribbons and scarves with a professional Chinese instructor.  We enjoyed creating different movements to the music.

Some pupils explored making spring rolls using different types of vegetables. They tasted delicious with some soy sauce.

We also created some lovely Chinese art & crafts by making lanterns and making their own musical instrument e.g. drum.

Ci and Jack from Sixth Form planned a brilliant lesson on Chinese phrases and numbers. They did very well teaching their peers and everyone got to learn something new.

As part of a literacy activity, pupils were inspired to create their own fortune cookies and write their own fortune. Thank you to Councillor Alex Yip for donating fortune cookies for our celebrations. They were wonderful.

Happy New Year all.

 

12th February’18 – CBSO Relaxed Concert at the CBSO Centre

3.4 attended this wonderful concert which was specially produced to cater for students with special needs – it being quite interactive with musicians moving around closer to the audience and just lasting under 1 hour.

The theme was “Peter Pan” and we could clearly see the different characters from the story, including a “Tinkerbell” in lights.

All of 3.4 demonstrated excellent audience skills – sitting quietly when the music was playing, clapping at the end of each short piece of music, joining in with sound effects, engaging with the musicians as they came nearer to us and looking at/listening to the instruments. Zain even thought he’d try to be the conductor!

We all enjoyed this concert and we are presently trying to create our own musical version of the “Peter Pan” story in our music lessons.

3.4 sell chocolates!

As part of the pupils work on money, 3.4 helped to make chocolate hearts to sell for Valentines Day. They assisted an adult in counting out up to 5 hearts and wrapping them up into gifts. Pupils visited the different classrooms in school in order to sell the hearts for £1.50. The class made a total profit of £85 which will go into School Fund.

A great big thank you to everyone who brought a packet

Chocolate Hearts.

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