Wellbeing Celebrations and Events

Black History Month

Within Black History month the children participated in a wide range of activities, looking at famous black figures.

We listened to music from Bob Marley and Ella Fitzgerald, learned about the explorer Matthew Henson and paralympian Ade Adepitan. 

This also included a link to National Poetry week, we listened to poems from Benjamin Zephaniah, plus many more activities.


BBC Children in Need 2023

We asked Pupils and Staff to wear something spotty or yellow on 17th November and had lots of fun enjoying many activities.

We did not collect any cash donations but raised awareness and encouraged those that wanted to support to do so directly online.



Children's Mental Health week 2024 

Week of 5th February – Shenstone School supported Children's Mental Health Week - ‘My Voice Matters’.

Help give a voice to children and young people across the UK in Children’s Mental Health Week, week of 5th February 2024.

Children's Mental Health Week is a mental health awareness week that empowers, equips and gives a voice to all children and young people in the UK. 

Children's Mental Health Week was launched in 2015 and each year, hundreds of schools, children, parents and carers take part. Now in its 10th year, our theme is ‘My Voice Matters’.



Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2024

We are supporting Comic Relief Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March 2024.

Let’s all get Reddy and have a fun day! Dressing up is optional.

Comic Relief supports incredible projects and organisations that are making a difference for people across the UK and around the world.

If you would like to purchase a Red Nose, please order from the Comic Relief shop(opens in new window), or head to Amazon(opens in new window), the home of the Nose. And get ready to scan the QR code inside your Red Nose box for an extra special surprise!

We are NOT asking for any donations this year, so please do not send any money into school. If you wish to donate please do so directly - Click here to donate.


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 2023

Our Primary children and staff took part in class assemblies to celebrate Harvest. The children were able to join in with songs / listen to music and throughout the whole school we talked about being kind to our neighbours.

We did not ask for any donations but encouraged those that wanted to do so to support their local foodbank. 


#HelloYellow / World Mental Health Day 2023

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. By wearing yellow and raising awareness of the charity YoungMinds, we helped to show young people that they matter and that they deserve the support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

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.

For further information please email – hello@jeansforgenes.org


Pride Month (June 2024)

Pupils will participate in a range of activities and look at famous figures within the LGBTQ+ community, explore different family dynamics and enjoy rainbow art activities.


Primary Pupils Parents Open Week (Spring 2024)

Week of 5th-8th February.

Thank you for joining us during our primary sites Open Week, it was lovely to see so many of you.

We hope you enjoyed your class session. 


Safer Internet Day 2024

We supported Safer Internet Day on 6th February to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people. 


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 2023 / Non Uniform Day sponsored by EweMove Bexley & Dartford Boroughs

We were overwhelmed with your generosity from our Non-Uniform Day on 10th November, we received lots of donations for the Sweet Raffle stall and items for our White Elephant stall for the Christmas Fair on 18th November, the Friends of Shenstone raised over £1600.

Thank you to all who helped out and for the great turn out on the day!


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 2023

We held our Easter Celebration of Learning 2023 for our Primary 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. 

Our Crayford Festive Productions 'The Christmas Stories' took place in December, as always our Superstars were superb!

In place of our planned Sidcup Productions we invited Parents/Carers to join us for an arts and craft class activity with their child followed by a Christmas Carol sing-a-long with Carole Church and the class teams. We hope you had a lovely time.

Instead of the Secondary Carol Service we held a mid-morning Christmas Disco on site on the last day of term, it was a fabulous in-school celebration.

The children and staff put lots of time into rehearsing for school productions, huge thanks to Carole for her amazing choreography and production, staff and our superstars.


Primary Pupils 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 2024

We celebrated World Book Day on 7th March, 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, we always have lots of dressing up outfits available in school should children wish to wear them.

Secondary students read and explored activities on the book Matilda, we asked them to wear uniforms as usual.



World Down Syndrome Day 2024 

We celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March and were proud to support this year’s message ‘End The Stereotypes’.

Believe it or not, socks get people talking! Thank you to everyone who wore mismatched socks or crazy/colourful socks.

The idea was to start a conversation, so when people asked about your socks you could tell them, “I’m wearing them to raise awareness of Down syndrome”.

And then you can tell them everything you want them to know about Down syndrome.



World Mental Health Day activities

Pupils had a special assembly with a focus on mental health.