Partnership Working with Derby Museum and Derby City Schools

Thank you to Katy Brentnall and Peter Backler, both Music Teachers at Alderwasley Hall, Philippa Jones, Class Teacher at Alderwasley Hall and Charlie Jennings, Class Teacher at Bladon House School for their work with Derby Museum.

Katy, Peter and a student in the school band performed to visitors at the exhibition family launch day, whilst Philippa and Charlie worked with the museums School Programmer, Bill Hindmarsh and Activity Facilitator, Tricia Howlett to develop strategies and tips for staff to work with students from Alderwasley and Bladon who had exclusive access to the exhibition and took part in a ‘Bare Bones’ Classification session in September. We also invited young people from St Benedict’s School in Darley Abbey and St Martins School in Derby to enjoy the exhibition on Monday 1st October.

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition 2018

In June and July of 2018, six students from Bladon House School took on the challenge of the Duke of Edinburgh practice and assessed expeditions in order to complete their Bronze awards. The practice expedition consisted of two days of walking in the National Forest with an overnight camp at Beehive farm Lake. The two […]

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Wild Camping

In July 2018, a student from Bladon House School was treated to an evening of “Wild Camping” at Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes in order to practice the bush craft and survival skills he had learned throughout the year. On arrival at the woods, we decided the first priority was to secure a source of water […]

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River Trent Canoeing Expedition

In July of 2018, two students from Bladon House School took on the challenge demanding two day canoeing expedition on the River Trent. The Expedition consisted of a 12 mile river trip, by canoe, from Burton on Trent to Swarkestone with an overnight camp next to the river at Poplars Farm in Twyford. Day one […]

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Bladon Students Hit the Big Smoke

On 26th June 2018, nine students from Bladon House School descended on London for a two night residential trip taking in restaurants, a show and lots of busy tourist hot spots. The trip was jam packed with new experiences which for students with Autism is very challenging. The students visited Shrek’s adventure, Sea-Life Centre, street […]

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Bladon Win Gold at Regional Athletics Championships

Bladon students have taken part in the East Midlands Regional Disability Championships at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium in Leicester. A female student won gold in the 100m, 200m and 800m race. One young man participated in 100m, 200m and 800m Races and won bronze in the 100m, another student participated in the 100m, 200m, javelin, […]

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Increasing Work Opportunities for Students

This term we have been working on developing our Work Experience programme. Which is now being offered to all young people in Year 11 and above. We have some students working around site in the kitchen, on the farm, with the maintenance team and in the front office. Our aim for next term for young […]

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Bladon Hoop for Hope

For this years Sport Relief, the PE department arranged for Burton Albion Football Club to attend our open day and Billy Brewer (the club’s mascot) made a surprise visit, much to the delight of the students and staff. The club very kindly donated a signed football shirt which was raffled off to raise money for […]

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Bladon Hold First Parent Forum at Easter Open Day

Bladon House School held their Easter open day in March. The day began with Bladon’s very first Parent Forum, where parents and carers were given the opportunity to meet to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences. Two of Bladon’s students had designed a logo for the Forum, one of which was chosen by the parents […]

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Enriching Pupils Experiences at Bladon

At the beginning of this academic year, the School began its enrichment programme to broaden the experiences of the young people at Bladon. Initially these activities were only offered to our residential students, as the provision was in its infancy. Since the start of the Spring Term our enrichment programme has expanded, with members of […]

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Celebrating NAPPI Success

Isabel Campbell of SENAD Community was awarded a tankard by NAPPI UK at the NAPPI Training meeting earlier this month for being one of the two longest serving NAPPI Trainers. Isabel and Wayne Price at Park House were part of the first Group of SENAD trainers trained by NAPPI UK, five years ago. Wayne received […]

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