Wellbeing Celebrations and Events

Arts Open Week May 2022

We held Art Workshops at Sidcup on 23rd May and Crayford on 24th May where Parents/Carers came and helped paint Murals.

Throughout the week 23rd May classes held open sessions so Parents/Carers could see the children in class and join in with them creating art work.

On 27th May the Arts Week Showcase took place at Crayford and Sidcup sites so Parents/Carers could see the brilliant achievements of their children.

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Black History Month

The children at Shenstone took part in lots of activities during Black History Month back in October. The children looked at Black History Heroes like Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley and Martin Luther-King as well as people like Mo Farrah, Will Smith and Beyonce from more recent times! They also took part in art, music and story activities relating to Black History as well as learning about the importance of friendship and equality.

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Children in Need & #OddSocksDay 2022

We asked both Pupils and Staff to join us for the Great Spoctacular and wear something spotty or yellow accompanied by odd socks on Friday 18th November. Both the children and staff had lots of fun enjoying many activities.

What is Odd Socks day?
Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or to buy expensive costumes. All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks to your school, at work of at home, it couldn’t be simpler! Odd Socks day helps to raise awareness of bullying.

We did not collect any cash donations for either event but raised awareness and encouraged those that wanted to support to do so online or by donating via the links during the show.

https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/get-involved-0/donate

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Children's Mental Health week 2023

Week of 6th February – Shenstone School are supporting Children's Mental Health Week - ‘Let’s Connect’.

There will be activities in school with the focus of connecting, on Thursday 9th February we will hold active sessions where classes will work with each other.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

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Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2023

Laughter is infectious, and the joy of Comic Relief will be spreading across Shenstone School!

Let’s all have some fun and dress up dress up ‘red’ to toe (silly hat or accessory and/or something red) and celebrate Red Nose Day on Friday 17th March 2023.

Pupils and Staff are asked to dress up in a silly hat/accessory and/or something red. Dressing up is optional, we are NOT asking for any donations this year, so please do not send any money into school.

If you would like to support Comic Relief you can purchase a ‘nose’ or official merchandise as detailed above or you can donate directly via https://donation.comicrelief.com/form/giftaid.

We are looking forward to enjoying lots of fun activities on 17th March.

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Friends of Shenstone Pamper Evening sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Darford Boroughs

On Friday 14th October, the FOS hosted a Pamper Evening at our Crayford site. It was a super event with lots of stalls, from clothing to crafts, refreshments. 

Thank you to who supported this event.

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Friends of Shenstone Summer Fete / Non Uniform Day 2022 sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Darford Boroughs

The Friends of Shenstone Not So Frozen Summer Fete took place on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at our Crayford site. 

We held a Non-Uniform day on 24th June, asking for donations for our bottle stall, thank you to all who kindly sent in, we very much appreciate it.

It was a brilliant day, thank you to the FOS, staff and parents who helped and everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.

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Fun with Numbers Day 2022

This held annually. 

Children and Staff are encouraged to come to school wearing clothing or accessories decorated with numbers.

The Teachers plan lots of fun number activities throughout the first week of February and especially on Fun with Numbers Day.

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Harvest Festival 2022

This year to celebrate the Harvest Festival at Shenstone School, we collected tinned food, long-life food products and dried foods to support our Shenstone Sharing Foodbank.

During the week beginning Monday 31st October until Friday 4th November, Parents/Carers and Staff kindly sent foods in that we will use to support those within our community that will benefit from these donations.


At school, teachers celebrated the harvest across their learning during that week and a class assembly took place in each class on Friday 4th November for pupils only.

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#HelloYellow / World Mental Health Day 2022

We held our Non-Uniform Day on Friday 10th October to raise vital awareness for the charity YoungMinds. By taking part in #HelloYellow we can help to show our young people that they’re not alone with their mental health. Together, we can create a brighter future for children and young people.

It was fantastic to see so many children and staff wearing yellow.

https://youngminds.org.uk/

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Jeans for Genes Day 2022

On Friday 23rd September we asked pupils and staff to wear their denim to raise awareness of the charity Jeans for Genes! 

Jeans for Genes is the annual fund raising event for the genetic disorder community.

For further information please email – hello@jeansforgenes.org

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Parents Open Week (Spring 2023)

Week of Monday 6th – Friday 10th March

Class sessions/times during this week to be confirmed. More details to follow from Teachers.

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Rainbow Friday

On Rainbow Friday the school dress code rules will be lifted and children/staff are free to wear the things they are most comfortable with, and if there is a rainbow theme to carry on cheering us all up- even better! (Participation is optional.)

List of dates below - 

FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2022                       

FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2023                          

FRIDAY 3RD MARCH 2023                                   

FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2023

FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2022

 FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2022

FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2023

FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2023 

FRIDAY 2ND JUNE 2023                                   

FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2023

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Safer Internet Day 2023

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

With your help, Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.

About Safer Internet Day

Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 170 countries worldwide.

From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.

If you would like any symbols you feel will support your child online, then please let your class teacher know and we will get some sent out to you.

For more information, please visit https://www.shenstone-tkat.org/783/online-safety

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Shenstone School's Christmas Fair sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Darford Boroughs

This took place on 26th November at our Crayford site. It was a great event and wonderful to see so many Parents and Staff supporting.

Big thanks to all our stall holders, scrumptious cakes, wonderful crafts, face painting and biscuit decorating to name but a few and also to our Secondary students who hosted an enterprise stall selling hand made cards/gift wrap and decorations.

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School Journey for year 6 pupils 2022

We were very excited to have offered a 1 night residential trip on Thursday 19th May – Friday 20th May to Hindleap Warren Outdoor Centre in Surrey. 

The children who attended got to experience an exciting programme of activities suited specifically to them. Hindleap Warren have extensive experience in working with pupils with learning difficulties and regularly have schools like ours attend residential trips. Not only did the children get to experience the fantastic activities but they also gained some independence by sleeping away from home for the night. The children were accompanied by a high pupil/adult ratio of Shenstone school staff as well as having the centre’s own staff dedicated to support our group.

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School Productions 2022

We invited Parents/Carers to watch our Summer Spectacular Shows in July, at the Sidcup site on 13th July and Crayford and Seedlings pupils at the Crayford site on 7th July. It was amazing to see our Superstars, they were all brilliant!

We hope you enjoyed our Festive Productions in December, as always our Superstars were superb!

Sidcup Christmas production - The Elves Christmas Story 

Crayford Christmas production - Dominic the Donkey Saves Christmas at Shenstone School

Shenstone Secondary School Christmas production - Christmas Carols around the Tree

The children and staff put lots of time into rehearsing, huge thanks to Carole and Lizzie for their amazing choreography and production. 

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Sports Day 2022

Our rescheduled Sports Days took place at Sidcup on 10th October and Crayford on 13th October. It was lovely to be able have the Parents/Carers in to see their children taking part in various activities.

Thank you to all who came along.

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World Book Day 2023

Thursday 2nd March 2023

Shenstone School are supporting World Book Day.

We are asking Pupils and Staff to come to school dressed as your favourite book character and we are very much looking forward to supporting World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. Please be aware that we have plenty of dressing up outfits available in school and the children will be very welcome to wear these on the day.

If they have a favourite story/book and would like to bring in to show Class that would be fantastic, please pop your child’s name in the book so we can make sure we return it.

Dressing up optional.

Thank you

https://www.worldbookday.com/