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Sports Week Day Four

Day four of Sports Week and loads more great activities and experiences happened around the school today. We welcomed Lisa Davies from Squidge and Pop who led some soothing outdoor bubble yoga sessions. Through a fusion of yogic movement and creative use of bubbleology, Lisa captivated the students with relaxing sessions promoting health and wellbeing. […]

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Half Term Break

It’s the midpoint of the Summer term and today we break for the half term holiday. It’s been a great six weeks and you can ‘read all about it’ in the latest edition of the school’s newsletter by clicking below. There is a lot happening in the run up to the summer break, including Creative […]

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Car Show Update

We are thrilled to announce that the total money raised at this year’s Car Show and Spring Fayre is around the £4,500 mark. This is an incredible sum and a testament to the wonderful support we received from all who came, everyone who participated, and those that lent their time freely to help. This money […]

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Aspire Week

This week, our Post 16 classes have been taking part in ‘Aspire Week’, a week of timetabled activities to encourage students to think about future opportunities, raise aspirations, take part in an enterprise challenge and have a range of experiences out of their normal comfort zone. We have had an excellent start to the week. As […]

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We Host Dorset STEP Event

Students from Class Portland have been ‘Stepping into Sport’ today at as we hosted The Dorset STEP Inclusive Sport Event. The purpose of this event is to further develop leadership skills for our young people and inspire them to lead and volunteer in sport. The day also developed communication and organisation skills of young people […]

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Furzey Focus on Buttons!

Today for Maths Week, Class Furzey have been focusing on buttons. So many key Maths skills can be exercised by working with everyday items. The students have been sorting different buttons into groups, and working on colour recognition before organising them from largest to smallest and identifying which groups have more. These activities strengthen the […]

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Christmas Party

A Christmas party was held for the students this afternoon with lots of fun, singing and dancing. Local acoustic duo The Pudenski Bros got the party underway with a set full of Christmas pop classics among other tunes. There was also an attempt to make ‘the longest paper chain in the world!’ A fun time […]

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Christmas Concert

There were more Christmas activities to enjoy today including a whole school Christmas concert in St Aldhelm’s Church. Parents, carers, friends and families joined us to enjoy festive performances of songs and poems from our classes. This afternoon we gathered again, welcoming parents and carers back to school to watch the premiere of the school […]

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Bethlehem Comes to Branksome

Class Purbeck have been decorating our ‘Victoria Tree’ for this year’s St Aldhelm’s Church Shining Branches Christmas Tree Festival. Our ‘Bethlehem comes to Branksome’ tree shows the town of Bethlehem with all of its houses and palm trees. The decorations were all made by our students. There is also a display at the foot of […]

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Thank You Soundstorm

As part of our link with the local music hub, Soundstorm, we have been learning more about woodwind instruments. Local professional saxophonist, Wendy Allen, has been taking lessons with music teachers, Jo and Mike so children can hear the wonderful sounds of the saxophone and learn about how the instruments works and where it sits […]

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