Top Performing and Improving School

We are pleased to announce that the Government Initiatives IQ has recognised the Orchard Centre and the Nightingale Centre as a ‘Top Performing and Improving School’! You can visit the website here and download the report here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children in Need 2018

Children in Need is a UK charity run by the BBC that raises money throughout the year to help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

On Thursday 15th and Friday16th November 2018, we celebrated Children in Need at The Orchard Centre

On Thursday, our students and staff were given the opportunity to have taken a Pudsey the Bear photograph. On Friday 16th November, our students attended school in non-uniform and made a voluntary contribution. Other events that took place on this day were a keepy-uppie competition and penalties against Mr Cundy; for every penalty that was scored, Mr Cundy donated money!

During break and lunchtime, students bought cakes for a cost of 20p. Throughout the day students were given the opportunity to hunt Pudsey Bears hidden around the Centre with prizes up for grabs. At 1pm all the staff and students gathered in the dining hall to watch the official BBC Children in Need duck race. The race consisted of 20 rubber ducks with fun names, racing down an obstacle water course. The winners of the race were James Pond, Lucky Ducky and Fowl Play sponsored by three lucky students and staff!

Our Children in need even raised £90; both students and staff had an enjoyable and uplifting time!

WW1 Centenary

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1 students and staff wore poppies as a mark of respect and the Art department created a lovely display.

Celebrations were also linked to the curriculum; for example, in English, students were studying the impact of war on soldiers through war poems. This experience inspired one of our KS4 students to compose a very moving poem that was shared with all students during assembly.

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning – 28th September

On Friday 28th September  2018, The Orchard Centre took part in The Macmillan Coffee Morning.

The event took place in the Dining Hall at break time, where pupils and staff purchased a fine collection of cakes, biscuits and fancies; all of which had been generously donated.

Pupils took part in a cherry on the cake game and guess the length of the sausage roll.  We gave top bakers to Melanie Wright (helped by Nan) and our Science Teacher Mrs. Atherton for the most delicious home baked contribution.

The whole event was a great success and we raised £160.96!

 

World Culture and Languages Day

The Orchard Centre recently held their annual celebration of World Culture and Languages day. There were lots of activities that the students could chose to take part in including, African dancing and drumming, Polish, German and Japanese language learning, Makaton sign language and a French workshop which included the Eiffel Tower challenge and French food tasting; the frogs legs and snails tasting were a popular choice with the students but I don’t think they will be featuring on our lunchtime menu anytime soon!
The day was enjoyed by all with every student engaging positively with staff and each other. It was great to be able to give students the opportunity to experience and appreciate different cultures from around the world.

Children in Need

Students can wear non-school uniform tomorrow (16th November) for a donation of £1. There will be a range of activities on offer across the day including some for a small donation. All proceeds will go to Children in Need.

 

 

#HelloYellow

This week at the Orchard Centre we have been focusing on the #HelloYellow campaign which is from Young Minds to raise awareness of mental health issues and show young people that they are not alone.

You can find out more here.

Another useful resource for mental health issues can be found here.

HeadStart Autumn Activities

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HeadStart                                     Support and Guidance
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Settle back into school with our free Autumn term activities

After the success of this year’s Summer Programme, we are once again working with Gazebo Theatre, WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country to offer free, fun activities for 10 to 16 year olds, and their parents or carers.
 

All our Autumn-term activities are designed to support young people and encourage positive emotional wellbeing and mental health. They help young people develop new skills, boost self-confidence, make new friends and more!

We fund a range of activities and interventions for 10 to 16 year olds, their parents and families in Wolverhampton, as part of our mission to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in the city.

 

To find out more, click here!

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At Low Hill Community Centre, you can enjoy…
  • Drama workshops – Mondays, 5pm to 7pm
  • Wrestling – Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Grow, Cook and Learn – Wednesdays, 4pm to 6pm
  • RAW Art workshops with Alex Vann – Fridays, 4pm to 6pm
  • Revolution Dance Academy – Saturdays, 9.30am to 11.30am

For more information, click here.

 

At Big Venture Centre, you can enjoy…
  • Drama – Mondays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm (from 24 September)
  • Flourishing Families – Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm (from 24 September)
  • Fix IT bike and scooter workshops – Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm (from 24 September)
  • Graffiti Street Art workshops – Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm
  • Revolution Dance Academy – Saturdays 9.30am to 11.30am
For more information, click here

For parents and carers…
Enjoy free Parent Stress Buster sessions every Wednesday,10am to 12pm at Big Venture Centre, offering Indian head massages, nail art and face masks. Free play sessions are available for under 5s while their parents enjoy a pampering. 

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For young people…
  • Team Games – Mondays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Football – Mondays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Eastfield Community Centre
  • Film Making sessions – Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm at Stratton Street Community Centre
  • Street Dance – Tuesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm at Eastfield Community Centre, and Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Let’s Talk sessions – Wednesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Food and Mood cookery sessions – Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall
  • Boxing – Fridays at Ellerton House, 3.30pm to 4.30pm for 10-11 year olds and 4.30pm to 5.30pm for 12 to 16 year olds
For parents and carers…
  • Relax and Craft DIY health and beauty – Mondays, 9.15am to 10.45am at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Let’s Talk Cafe – Tuesdays, 9.15am to 10.45am at Ellerton House
  • Active Bodies, Active Minds Bootcamp – Tuesdays, 2pm to 3pm at Eastfield Community Centre
  • Boxercise – Wednesdays, 2pm to 3pm at Ellerton House
To book your free place, please ring 01902 371562 or email headstart@ymcabc.org.uk. For more information, click here

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For young people…
  • Food and Mood cookery sessions – Mondays, 4pm to 6pm at All Saints Community Centre
  • Arts and Crafts sessions – Tuesdays, 4pm to 6pm at Bob Jones Community Hub
  • Football – Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm at All Saints Community Centre
  • Multi Sports sessions – Thursdays, 4.30pm to 6pm at Bob Jones Community Hub
  • Yoga – Fridays, 4pm to 5pm at Bob Jones Community Hub
For parents and carers…
  • Let’s Talk Coffee Mornings – Mondays, 9.15am to 10.45am at All Saints Community Centre, and Thursdays, 9.30am to 10.30am at Parish Church of St Martin
  • Relax and Craft DIY health and beauty – Wednesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am at Bob Jones Community Hub
  • Dance Fitness – Thursdays, 9.30am to 10.30am at Parish Church of St Martin
To book your free place, please ring 01902 371562 or email headstart@ymcabc.org.uk. For more information, click here

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Enjoy exciting and creative Place To Be Me activities, 5pm to 7pm every Monday and Wednesday at Bilston Town Hall and every Thursday at Lower Bradley Community Centre.
To book your free place call 01902 497222, or click here for more information.
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