Sutton Sponsored Walk #parenthub

Students and Staff from Sutton School embarked on a sponsored walk on Wednesday 22nd May at Grange Park Dudley. Everyone had a great time and raised lots of money for a whole school summer trip to Weston Super Mare for a wonderful beach holiday.

A big thank you to everyone involved and to all of the staff and friends of Sutton School who helped co-ordinate such a fantastic event.

Bikeability #parenthub

Bikeability 2019

This week three groups of key stage 4 pupils have taken part in cycle training,  all completing level 1 and some were able to move onto level 2 and go out on the local roads to practice their skills in real life situations.

Eamonn R Reilly - Visit from Children's Author #parenthub

In assembly our pupils were treated to a visit from author E. R. Reilly who talked about his three books British Spy Club, Tall Tales and One boy, One dream, One club. 

Eamonn talked to our pupils about how he writes books, giving them 'top tips' for writing stories of their own and gave them all a challenge for the next story they write. Pupils who bought books had the privilege of a signed copy which is coming home with them today!

Have a look at Eamonn’s website for updates on his new releases, where you can read extracts from the books and see videos of Eamonn teaching children to write stories. https://er-reilly.co.uk Facebook E.R Reilly or Twitter @ERReillybooks

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award Tent Practice #parenthub

Year 10 pupils prepare for their expedition in June by getting to grips with their tents. After a few odd shaped attempts we all managed to put our tents up. Putting them back in their carry bags proved a bit more of a challenge. Well done! Parents and carers of the group should have recieved a letter yesterday inviting you to a meeting after school at 3.30pm on Tuesday 4th June to discuss the expedition arrangements. You should also have recieved a parenthub copy of the letter. Please be aware that this is for the first group only, not the whole of year 10.

Cadbury World! #parenthub

On Thursday, 9th May 2019 a group of year 8 pupils got the pleasure of going to Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham. A trip organised by the Investigate Faculty; they had a jam packed day learning about the journey of a Cocoa Bean! Our trip covered cross curricular learning from working out the quantities of ingredients, to a 4D cinema trip on a 'Chocolate Rollercoaster'. During the visit pupils collected Maths information to share in a quiz, upon our return!

SGT WINNER 2019!!!! #parenthub

WHAT A NIGHT….

A massive congratulations to SGT 2019 winner 'Latoyha' with Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. This powerhouse vocalist brought the audience and judges to tears with a breath-taking emotional performance. Over her years at Sutton School she has developed on each show she has performed in, and in spectacular style was crowned winner of SGT 2019.

Well done to the runners-up and all the contestants who participated. It was a truly spectacular night with some amazing acts and by the judges admission it was a very close competition with 2019 bringing an abundance of talented students to the stage. They were all fabulous.

Special thanks goes to our wonderful Judges Vicky (PCSO West Midlands Police), Billy Spakemon (Black Country Radio) and of course the incredible DOREEN TIPTON our head judge who even performed for us and set the scene for our best show yet.

A big thank you also goes out to the Performing Arts team and staff from Sutton School who helped make the evening such a success.

Special Thanks To:

Performing Arts Director - Miss Mascall

Faculty Leader - Mr Adams

Music Director - Mr Hood

Costume, Scenery & Props - Ms Charles-Drake & Mrs Foley

Technical Crew - Mr Chamberlain & Mr Brett

Backstage Crew - Mr Kirk, Mr Ross, Ms Ashby & Mrs Almond

Photography & Videography - Mr Sant, Mr Edney-Evans & Mrs Holder

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Stay posted for more photos and videos of the night on our website.

1 Day to Showtime! SGT Rehearsals going strong... #parenthub

Its the day before SGT 2019 and rehearsals have been going really well. All the finalists have graced the stage to practice and refine their performance top bring you the best quality show we have ever produced. We are all looking forward to an amazing show tomorrow night and are especially looking forward to meeting Black Country Radio star Billy Spakemon and the legendary Doreen Tipton who will even be performing on stage.

This year is set to be the best show yet so if you haven’t bought your ticket yet there is still time to grab one in time for tomorrows show. Just contact the school reception. 01384 818670. (limited quantity remaining)

Tickets are just £1

ORDER YOURS NOW!!

Check out the video below to see what we have been up to.

Wolverley Animal Centre #parenthub

Today, pupils in the Year 10 Community and Well-Being Pathway visited Wolverley Animal Centre. They practised their skills of handling small animals, helping with the daily feeding and cleaning and completing health checks. We met some very cool animals including Dizzy the chinchilla, Thor and Rodney the rats and lots of guinea pigs! Pupils worked really hard and showed off what they had learnt so far this year as part of their Practical Small Animal Care course. Thank you to Lucy Cull at the centre for sharing your knowledge and expertise and a huge well done to our Year 10 pupils- we can’t wait to come back!

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Year 11 Dudley College Transition Visit #parenthub

On Tuesday 2nd April our Year 11 pupils visited Dudley College for their first transition visit in preparation for September. We toured the Broadway and Aspire campuses, met some of the tutors and took part in workshops in the print room. We also took part in a construction challenge where the task was to make the tallest structure from spaghetti, string, sellotape and a marshmallow. This was definitely a challenge! We also experienced lunch in the Refectory and even got to say hello to some ex-pupils which was lovely. Sutton pupils behaved wonderfully and showed us that they are ready for the next stage in their education. Thank you to all staff who supported during the day and well done Year 11!

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Wild Acre Animal Rescue #parenthub

Pupils in our Year 9 Community and Well-Being Pathway had a wonderful visit from Wild Acre Animal Rescue. Diane is a foster carer who currently looks after thirty-eight cats! We learnt about the many different circumstances in which Wild Acre have rescued animals, discussed why it is so important to care for animals properly and what to do if you think an animal is not being looked after properly. We also met Rosie the rescue Pug and two lovely foster cats, Clark and Jerry who seemed to enjoy exploring Room 20! Staff and pupils from Sutton donated a huge amount of food, toys and blankets to Wild Acre and really did us proud. Diane will be back soon to work with some of our Year 10 pupils- we can’t wait!

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Double, double toil and trouble! #parenthub

This half term year 8 have been learning about all things Shakespeare. To link in with our learning about Macbeth and the scene with the three witches, we had a go at casting our own spells and made some witchy slime! Pupils had a fab lesson and our spell (experiment) was a slimy success! Well done 8.2. 

Sutton School On Black Country Radio! #parenthub

Hi Everyone…

So then, Miss Mascall and Mr Hood took some pupils down to Black Country Radio in order to promote this years Sutton's Got Talent. The pupils conducted themselves in an exemplary manor and showcased their talents and the talents of the school at large whilst promoting what will be an amazing night.....Miss Mascalls dancing however (in a cramped space granted) dose leave a little to be desired. 

The show will be broadcast on Black Country Radio on Sunday 7th of April at 4PM so please listen in .....you won't be disappointed.  

D of E Award Meeting #parenthub

Sutton School will be hosting a Duke Of Edinburgh Award meeting on:

Monday 1st April at 3.30pm - 4.30pm

The meeting will discuss the award and the expedition. A representative from the D of E Scheme will be joining the meeting to assist in answering questions.

Letters have been sent home. Please use the reply slip or phone the school to confirm your attendance.

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