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.
Black History Month
The children at Shenstone took part in lots of activities during Black History Month 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.
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.
Children's Mental Health week 2023
Week of 6th February – Shenstone School supported Children's Mental Health Week - ‘Let’s Connect’.
We held activities in school with the focus of connecting and on the 9th February we took part active sessions where classes worked with each other.
Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2023
Laughter is infectious, and the joy of Comic Relief spread across Shenstone School!
The theme was "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".
Thank you to Pupils and Staff who dressed up in silly hats/accessories and/or something red.
Dressing up was optional, we did NOT ask for any donations this year but we all had lots of fun on 17th March.
Friends of Shenstone Pamper Evening 2022 sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Dartford 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.
Friends of Shenstone Summer Fete 2023 'Peter's Picnic' / Non Uniform Day sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Darford Boroughs
The Friends of Shenstone Summer Fete 2023 'Peter's Picnic' took place on 8th July at our Crayford site.
We held a Non-Uniform day on 30th June, asking for donations for our bottle stall, thank you to all who kindly sent in, we very much appreciate it.
Thank you to the FOS for organising and all of our helpers (staff and parents) and to all who came along. We hope you had lots of fun!
Fun with Numbers Day
This is 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.
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.
#HelloYellow / World Mental Health Day 2022
We held our Non-Uniform Day on 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.
'I Am' Festival parade and Exhibition
We were very excited to participate in the multicultural ‘I am’ Arts Festival in June 2023 (Sidcup's on 14th June and Crayford on 15th June). Children participated in activities linked to different countries around the world and created artwork that was displayed in an exhibition at school.
We invited Parents/Carers to come along to watch the multicultural parade that the children took part in and then look at all the lovely art work produced by the children.
We were lucky enough to have a local artist come in and produce a 3D piece with the children too!
On the day, we also invited children to dress in their cultural dress, or an outfit or costume of their choice or school uniform. The children created a flag from the country they are from/ originate from to represent.
Jeans for Genes Day 2023
On 22nd 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.
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Parents Open Week (Spring 2023)
Week of Monday 6th – Friday 10th March
Thank you for joining us during our Open Week. We hope you enjoyed your class session.
Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 took 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
Shenstone School's Christmas Fair 2022 sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Dartford 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.
School Journey for year 6 pupils 2023
We were very excited to have offered a 1 night residential trip in 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.
School Productions 2022/2023
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
We held our Easter Celebration of Learning 2023 for our Crayford and Sidcup pupils during the last week of the spring term. It was lovely to see so many Parents/Carers and we hope you enjoyed it too.
The children and staff put lots of time into rehearsing, huge thanks to Carole and Lizzie for their amazing choreography and production.
Sports Day 2023
Our Sidcup Sports Day took place on 5th July and Crayford on 7th July.
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.
World Book Day 2023
Shenstone School supported World Book Day on 2nd March.
We asked Pupils and Staff to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Everyone looked amazing, thank you to pupils and staff for not only dressing up but also sharing your favourite books and stories with us.
Dressing up was optional and we always lots of dressing up outfits available in school.