Please see below letter sent home with all students today.
On Friday 22nd November The Student Council and friends took over Shrewsbury Museum for the 3rd year running. This year students ran the Roman, Shropshire and Tudor Galleries, shared a story and poems with the Mini Mammoth parent and toddler group and worked in the shop. Students were visited by friends from Tibberton Primary school, Oakmeadow Primary School and Prestfelde. They shared facts on historic artefacts and engaged the visitors in fun craft activities.
The 2019 Everyone Festival at Tickwood Care Farm Much Wenlock was an amazing success for the inclusion of our students, their families and the wider community. We have uploaded videos below so you can see for yourselves the wonderful success the day was for us all.
We are now planning for the Everyone Festival 2020 so watch this space for more information.
One of our students is taking park in the Chirk Castle dark run on 19th October. It is in aid of Hope House and Harrison wanted to support the event by taking part to help the children that benefit from the charity, including those who visit from Severndale. Harrison has taken part in previous events so he’s really looking forward to joining in and raising some money.
If you would like to sponsor Harrison, please go the the just giving page below.
Good luck to Harrison and everyone taking part.
Upper Primary Harvest Festival took place this morning and visitors from Tesco’s came in to tell us all about how wheat grows and is made in to flour and other products. The students from Upper Primary classes sang and signed harvest songs.
Following on from our work at Monkmoor Police Station the students involved in the project were invited to a buffet lunch to thank them for all the work they have undertaken as volunteers at the station, for National Volunteers week. They were also presented with certificates and had an amazing experience.
The project started when Monkmoor Police Station approached us to ask us if we had any students that would be willing to volunteer one day a week to maintain their gardens/grounds. We then identified some students in sixth form as they are interested in Horticulture and the project also links in to their Duke of Edinburgh and ASDAN awards. Students were involved in the project from the beginning. They chose the tools they needed, these were then brought by the Police Station. They have been given yellow jackets which have volunteer on the back so that they are identifiable. The project is a long term one – possibly running over 3 years. Students are now choosing which colour to paint the fence, the bench and which flowers they would like to plant. They are enjoying the experience and have said;
“We are learning about health and safety at work, time management and how to interact with different people.”
Following on from our performance at Prestfelde of the Greatest Show Man. Yesterday our students participated in the performance at the Oakengates Theatre. They performed in front of a very large audience and did the school proud.
They are from SLD and MLD groups and range in age from Lower to Sixth Form. Students have been rehearsing the routine during their lunch times on Wednesday and Thursdays and have worked incredibly hard to produce an amazing performance of such a high standard.
The music was chosen from the popular musical The Greatest Showman “The Greatest Show” for the dance. Their lively piece explores the relationship between sounds and actions whilst demonstrating the enjoyment they feel when listening to a favourite piece of music. The variation in the music allowed them to express themselves freely and imagine they were performing in The Greatest Show! All the time, effort and hard work was worth every second just to see their proud faces when they finished the routine and look up at all the faces in the audience clapping and cheering for them.
Quotes from the students and parents after the event
” I was dancing freestyle on stage and I said thank you and they just cheered”
“I was scared at first it was so loud but then i enjoyed myself and felt really proud.”
“Once again we were blown away by the joy our students bring to others. Their enthusiasm for dance and movement is infectious”.
Photographs and video were taken by Epic Action Imagery.
All our departments sports days will be taking place on the same day this year, Tuesday 16 July 2019. More information regarding the venues for each of the departments will be posted soon!
Save the date for our Everyone Festival on Saturday 6 July 2019, which will be held at Tickwood. A festival for Everyone, with music, speakers, entertainment, food and most importantly of all you!
Get your tickets now! See the link below:
Severndale entered a team of four students into the Schools Science Competition which although a first entry for us as a school; entered its 5th year of the annual competition this year. The competition was open to teams of students aged 11-18.
The student team, named ‘Robotic Inclusion’ came up with an innovative solution to good health and well-being. They wanted to invent a robot called ‘MAAC’ to help people by telling jokes, teaching lessons, planting seeds, transforming into something to keep them happy and would also be able to test peoples health and give medication if they are ill. They presented their ideas in a video and were chosen from over 150 teams to take part in the final of seven teams which took place on 27th March at The Imperial College, London.
The VIP judging panel consisted of Helen Sharman, Professor Lord Robert Winston, Renee Watson, Dr Simon Foster and Dr Jess Wade.
The four students travelled down to London for the event and were not fazed by the size or grandeur of the event or famous faces around them. They stood up and presented their project to a theatre full of people and spoke proudly about what they had done and what they would like to achieve.
Severndale gained a Highly Commended award from the Judges and we are all immensely proud of their achievement. Please see the link below.