The Spirits of the Forest at Bladon


Students have created forest spirits during outdoor education lessons this week and gave their forest spirit a name.


Items around the woodland were used to decorate the spirit, developing observation, fine motor skills and creative thinking.


Students then talk about their spirits, explaining how they made it and giving it a back story if they wish. This develops self confidence, communication and social skills.


Bladon Students Love Their Gymnastic Sessions

During the spring term students from Ara and Vela carried out a number of successful P.E. sessions at Mickleover gymnastics in Sinfin. This venue was specifically chosen to allow the students to maximise opportunities for functional movement and to increase the likelihood of their life-long engagement in physical activity. These aims are two of the […]

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Student Triumphs in Challenge Target

Matt Cousins, Head of Care at Bladon House School introduced a challenge target for each young person that was separate from the targets set around their Education, Health and Care Plan. The target was to focus on a skill, an experience or a contribution. A trip to Disneyland Paris was considered both a challenge and […]

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Bladon Students Take Part in City Basketball Festival

On Tuesday 19th March 2019 six students from Bladon House School attended a basketball festival held at Derby Arena. The festival was hosted by the Derby City School Sports Partnership and was open to Key stage 2, 3 and 4 students with special educational needs. The students took part in a range of basketball activities […]

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GB gymnast visits Bladon House School

On Wednesday 6th February 2019 British gymnast Jaydon Paddock visited the students here at Bladon House School. Jaydon delivered an inspiring assembly to the students in which he talked about his perseverance through difficult situations and how his hard work and determination has led to his successful youth career and promising senior gymnastics career. During […]

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Keeping Young People Safe Online

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day and people all over the world joined in to spread the word about keeping children and young people safe online. Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet. More than 2000 organisations and schools across the UK got involved to help inspire a […]

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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 […]

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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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