Young People from Devonshire and Cavendish Explore the World of Chinese Culinary Experiences.

As part of our programme to explore and share different cultural experiences from around the world, early in October of this year, our residential young people from Devonshire and Cavendish House enjoyed various different flavours of Dim Sum and lemon chicken noodles that they all attempted to eat with chopsticks as well as home fried multi coloured prawn crackers.

We found out our fortunes through fortune cookies and sampled several different Chinese Teas in a traditional Chinese Tea ceremony…with the highlight being the ‘tea pet’ (in this case a dragon who you sacrifice the first part of the tea to for good luck) and the ‘Pee boys’ to ensure the water is the correct temperature for brewing the tea leaves!

Everyone also took part in traditional children’s rice bag game (with much hilarity) as well as competing in a true or false quiz where the victors achieved 11/15 correct answers. Who knew for example, that it was true that Geese are used by some Police forces in China instead of police dogs due to their aggressive nature and that eggs soaked in urine are considered a delicacy!

The young people and our team members finished the night by watching The Great British Bake Off as a celebration, continuing the theme of food and competition!

All the young people had a great evening socialising and some have asked for the same evening to be repeated in the future. Where on Earth will we head next????

Alderwasley Hall School Summer Open Day 2017

The sun shone for Alderwasley Hall Schools Summer Open Day and summer fair which took place at the beginning of July. Staff, students and parents and friends took part in making items to sell and creating games Entertainment was provided by the school band.

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Sporting Communities. Bringing Communities Together through Sport

The Sporting Communities Team have been busy raising awareness of their work in the local community. They provided games and sports activities at the annual Chaddesden Park, Big 1 event, which took place at the beginning of June. The Sporting Communities’ information bus enabled them to showcase their work with local families, finding out what […]

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Thank you to all our Catering Teams

On a weekly basis our school kitchens cook and serve over 3000 meals, with over 60 individual diet plans or special diets. The catering team produces meals based on a school by school bespoke menu – no one school has the same menu as any other. Where possible the menus are created with the help […]

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AHSFC Rotterdam Trip March 2017

  Day 1: Two Alderwasley Sixth Form Centre Students and their teachers, Gaynor Wall and Lisa Robinson started their trip to Rotterdam on Monday 6th March. We boarded the minibus which took us to Hull via Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield for lunch. We arrived in Hull at 4:00pm and boarded the ship (The Pride […]

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SENAD Sponsor Community Sports Group

The SENAD Group have sponsored a community initiative for young people living the Chaddesden area of Derby.  Sporting Communities helps young people to engage with sports and through this helps tackle anti social behaviour. They use public buildings and open park spaces to provide activities for young people to enjoy, engage and network with each other. […]

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Chief Executive Officer Addresses Delegates at International Conductive Education Conference

Brian Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the SENAD Group joined delegates at the Conductive Education Professional Education Group (CEPEG) 12th annual conference which took place at the Curve Theatre on March 11th. The conference, titled Conductive Education is our Superpower! was hosted by Leicestershire’s conductive education centre Steps and attracted 150 delegates from across the […]

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Alderwasley Staff Teach Yoga to Residential Students.

Since the beginning of the Year, Jasmine Wardle–Peck, Residential Support Worker at Alderwasley Hall School has started a stretch class for the residential students. The yoga class take place on a Tuesday evening. Jasmine has done a lot of yoga in her own personal time and felt it would help the young people relax during the […]

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