Life Skills/ Allotment Update

A few weeks ago, some pupils took part in a Life Skills lesson where they had the opportunity to choose a shed to buy for the school allotment. We did our research by reading the reviews, we checked the sizes and checked our budget and then ordered the shed to be delivered to school. 

During Thursday's Life Skills lesson the pupils were really excited at the delivery of our brand new metal allotment shed.

A special thank you to Dudley Rotary Club who made a kind donation allowing us to buy the shed to keep our tools locked away safely. 

After half term we plan to get some slabs laid and get the shed put together.  Watch this space! 😊

Suttons Got Talent Winner 2017 - Ewan Rigg

A massive congratulations to SGT 2017 winner 'Ewan Rigg' with Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur. The self taught, multi-talented contestant amazed judges with a stunning performance on vocals and guitar. Well done Ewan!!

The final results of the evening were:

1st Place - Ewan Rigg 2nd Place - Latoyha Grant 3rd Place - Danny Tranter-Nicholls

Well done to the runners-up and all the contestants who participated. It was a truly spectacular night with some amazing acts. A great time was had by all.

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

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

Sutton gets some new additions to the life skills room!

Today Sutton School got a new Hamster. Anaya, a year 7 pupil picked his name. He is called Smudge, this is because he looks like he is covered in ink splodges. He is settling in  well and we will keep you updated.

Whilst at the pet shop we also bought 2 Blackmores fish called Ant and Dec . The lady advised us to add another 2 fish after Easter Holidays. George and Mildred will join the Sutton crew along with 2 water snails and a shrimp. 

Year 7 Team Building Day

Year 7’s had a fantastic day out at Ackers Adventure!

Pupils took part in a number of team building activities and even took part in a jungle challenge!

Staff were very proud of the pupil’s positive attitudes and behaviour.

It was a great day and we had lots of fun!

Gardenland and Dolittles Trip

Last Thursday, year 9 Land Based and 10.1 Life Skills went on a trip to Gardland Garden Centre to buy plants and supplies for the school allotment.

We also stopped at Dolittles Pet and Aquatic Superstore where we looked at all the pets and even brought a hamster cage, food and treats ready for our new Sutton addition.

We stopped for lunch at Dolittles and sat outside enjoying the lovely sunshine. After lunch we burnt off some energy and played a game of tag on the grass area. Everyone had a fab day and pupils are excited to plant the plants we brought and put the hamster cage together. 

A Green House, for our Green Fingers!

Sutton has now got its very own greenhouse! Pupils helped put it all together as it came flat packed when we bought it. We are so excited as now we can grow all of our own plants for the Sutton allotment.

We started propagating seeds already, and hopefully we will be able to transfer them to the greenhouse when the weather gets a little warmer.  

Tub Be Good To Me - New Break Time Food Options

Our school food range has expanded to the 'Tub Be Good To Me' break time options. The food range incorporates breakfast and lunch dishes to meet the changing needs of today's students and the school catering services.

Tub Be Good To Me offers students a healthy eating, fast-food menu that is served in disposable tubs with recyclable cutlery. This means that students can take their lunch on the move.

Here are some of the options:

  • Benedict's Breakfast
  • Sliced Sausage Breakfast Tub
  • Perfect Porridge Tub
  • Bacon Breakfast Tub
  • Sausage Breakfast Tub
  • Veggie Breakfast Tub
  • Fruity Yoghurty
  • Fruity Breakfast Tub

Astley Burf Day 4.... hang on!

Day 4

Wow... what a day! Today we did activities onsite. We did rock climbing, the high wire, mountain biking and team building. Everyone had an amazing time and lots of students climbed to great heights to reach the top of the rock climbing tower. After an action packed day we all got dressed up and had a big party with disco with plenty of dancing and lots of fun had by all.

Everyone is sad to be leaving Astley Burf after a fantastic week, but it will be nice to see everybody back home and share our adventures.

Take a look at some of the photos in our gallery to see what we got up to.

BTEC Construction Painting the school!

This week BTEC  Construction has been using the skills they have learnt, giving parts of the school  a refresh. 

well done gentlemen!

Astley Burf Day 3..... Splish Splash!

Day 3

Hi Everyone!

The suns out, blue sky, lovely warm weather and most importantly we're on holiday! Today we all went to Edgebaston Reservoir where all the students participated in lots of activities... canoeing, archery and fencing. Everyone was very sensible and safe and no one fell in the water (sorry folks... no funny photos this time). It was a fantastic day and we all had lots of fun. In the afternoon we went back to Astley Burf for afternoon funtime, then a scrummy dinner and then another film night and milkshake before bed.

We are all really tired but having lots and lots of fun. All the students are really looking forward to tomorrow where we will be rock climbing, high wiring, team building, mountain biking and playing lots of other great games. FIngers crossed the weather is as good as today.

Missing you all back home but having a great time at Astley Burf.

Astley Burf Day 2..... hitting the slopes

Day 2

Today we hit the slopes in style with a visit to the Ackers Dry Ski Run in Birmingham. All the students had a fantastic time learning how to ski and some of the more advance students bravely took to the heights of the slopes, faced fears and met new challenges. Everyone had a great time and no one got injured. After a lovely picnic lunch we headed back to site to enjoy an afternoon of team building activities. Later on we settled into the recreation room for movie night where we all enjoyed a good film with popcorn and snacks.

Everyone is having a great time and says 'Hi' to everybody back home.

Tomorrow we are going to the Edgebaston reservoir for a day of archery, fencing and canoing/sailing.

Stay posted!

Astley Burf Day 1..... Let the fun begin!

Day 1

Arrived safely, all settled in and unpacked. Weather nice and warm, we have had free time to explore the site and do some activities. Later we had a tasty dinner and then a whole group game of football rounders (final score 27-26 - Winners Team Tyler). Then it was time for games in the recreation room and then bed.

Everyone so far has had a great time and are looking forward to all the activities we are doing this week.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Ex-pupil Bradley 'excited' for charity album launch

Ex pupil, Bradley Turner has been very busy since leaving Sutton School. We always knew he had a wonderful voice, now he has achieved recognition through his own hard work, well done Bradley.

From the Dudley News;

A TALENTED Sedgley teenager has been busy in the recording studio, lending his vocals to a charity album.

Bradley Turner was asked to perform on Building Bridges by autism campaigner Anna Kennedy and Birmingham singer/songwriter Aaron Yorke.

The 19-year-old is one of eight vocalists with autism who feature on the nine-track CD, which will be launched at a star-studded bash at London's Hard Rock Cafe on February 20.

He said: "The experience was great for me because recording is something I want to do, so to have this opportunity to learn new skills was phenomenal.

"I did one solo song, I usually sing in classical and operatic styles, so it was a challenge at first because this is a more relaxed kind of pop song.

"Once I got into it though, I really enjoyed it and am pleased with how it turned out.

"Aaron wrote the song,but we did share ideas about the harmonies and certain bits of the track. It only took a couple of days to record,then Aaron did the rest. He's a genius."

Bradley said recording an original song was "amazing" but getting together with the other artists to record a group track was "the best part", adding: "This is when we all formed such a bond. It's great to be with people who understand each other."

The teen said he is"really looking forward" to the album launch, where he will perform to a room of celebrities, including Arlene Philips, Danielle Lloyd and Robin Windsor.

"It's going to be at a great venue and I know it's going to be a top night for us all," he said.

Proud mum Sarah Welch added: "I am so thrilled for Bradley to be given this opportunity. Too often individuals on the spectrum are overlooked,underestimated and not given the support they need to achieve.

"I am grateful beyond words to Anna Kennedy and Aaron Yorke and I'm truly excited for Bradley to be performing at this iconic venue."

All proceeds raised from CD sales will go to Annakennedyonline, to help the charity to continue to raise awareness of autism.