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Dental Fun at Brook Green

  •   Thu 12, 2018
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  •   Posted by Admin

Dental Fun Day at Brook Green


Going to the dentist can be a scary experience for adults and children.  At Brook Green we were very lucky that Mrs Holt arranged for dental students from Plymouth University (who are all in their second year and already work with students at Brook Green) to do a 'Dental Fun Day' where students were able to overcome the fear of the dentist by doing a variety of activities to overcome sensory fears and issues.  As you can see from the photographs, students took part in various workshop activities including toothpaste tasting, using disclosing tablets, mask design, dressing up in the masks, gowns and gloves and then sitting in the dentists chair.  Students from Plymouth University were brilliant with the students and we would like to say a massive thank you to them!  


Brook Green Disco 2018

  •   Thu 12, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

The Brook Green Disco 2018 


It's beginning to look a lot like...'the Brook Green Christmas Disco'! 

Students and staff had a dance-tastic time at the Christmas Disco.  Simon 'Mr Disco' Dean was our 'resident DJ' for the evening and brought along his own disco equipment that included fantastic lights, booming speakers and an amazing selection of music.  Students danced the night away with sounds and dances including 'The Floss', 'Baby Shark' and 'Superman'.

Mrs Holt and her helper Mrs Jordan staffed the squash and crisp bar whilst Miss Eastel gave a separate E-Safety talk to parents and carers downstairs. 

A massive thank you to Miss Wesemann for organising the evening for everyone!


Christmas Table Decoration - 8SB

  •   Tue 12, 2018
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Christmas Table Decoration - 8SB


8SB have been extremely busy and creative with their Christmas table decoration today.  We used plasticine to create the base and Fimo for all of the figures, snowmen, reindeer and the trees.  A gingerbread house was made out of foam core board, coffee stirrers and acrylic paint, the fences were made from coffee stirrers and signs are made with Shrinkles!  We all worked together and all of the students contributed towards our wonderful festive scene.



Brook Green Panto 2018

  •   Fri 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Brook Green Panto 2018


Panto season is upon  again...oh no it isn't!  Oh yes it is!  Students are busy practising and prepping for the upcoming panto in a few weeks.  The play is called Wick Dittington and its about Wick trying to become mayor.  

We have many students and staff participating and they are busy learning their lines!

After the play has been performed we will create another blog about the play and include comments from students and staff about what they thought of the play.


The Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year Competition 2018

  •   Thu 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

The Rotary Club Young Artist of the Year competition 2018

 The Rotary Club Young artist of the Year competition is a very prestigious art completion which runs annually. It is open to students in secondary education across Plymouth. There are three categories: KS3, KS4 and Sixth form.   The exhibition was held as Plymouth College of Art and showcased some of finest artwork in Plymouth.

This year, the Rotary Club invited schools from the Quay Partnership to participate in the completion.  Selected students from Brook Green Centre for Learning took part. Shortly after they were entered, we received notification that Sydney Terrell was awarded a prize.

Phil Paynter, President of the Rotary Club, said: “The Rotary Club of Plymouth is very pleased to support young artists from secondary schools in Plymouth. We are especially pleased after running the competition for over 20 years that we are now able to extend the competition to the Quay Partnership of specialist schools in Plymouth."


Santander Interviews

  •   Wed 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Santander Interviews


On the 27th of November two Managers from Plymouth Branches of Santander came into school to interview our year Tens.  This was the culmination of a project the year had been undertaking all term.  They had first practiced with their peers before their interviews with Santander.  Initially, the students were nervous but it was really great to see the look on their faces when they had finished.  The group were buzzing with a real sense of achievement. Overall the Interviewers were impressed with the way our students conducted themselves and they said they should be very proud. One student was offered work experience on the strength of his performance.


Brook Green Foodbank Collection 2018

  •   Tue 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin
Brook Green Foodbank Collection - Christmas 2018

8SB and 8PEA are working on promoting the Foodbank collection at Brook Green again this year.  We are asking staff and students to bring in food contributions in by Monday 17th December 2018 in relation to the following:

Tinned food, noodles, pasta, rice, cereal, UHT milk, long life fruit juice, tinned vegetables including tinned peas, tinned fruit, tinned meat and fish, tea bags, coffee, cereal, tinned or dry pet food, chocolate, biscuits and toiletries. 

We found out that our Food Bank in Plymouth is particularly looking for:  tinned peas, tinned fish, UHT milk, long life fruit juice, biscuits and men's toiletries. 

We are going to do a KS3 assembly where we will let all of our students know what we are doing and we will also create another blog about this after the Foodbank have collected the items.

If you would like to know more about the Foodbank in Plymouth please visit https://plymouth.foodbank.org.uk/ on the internet.  

The Foodbank in Plymouth "is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.

The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities."

Tree Planting

  •   Tue 11, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Tree Planting


As part of a topic on the environment and the importance of trees Year 7 went to Poole Farm, a Plymouth city farm, to plant trees on their grounds.  The students learnt about the importance of native trees to the countryside from experts, then  had the opportunity to add some to it.  The group worked really hard eventually planting 90 trees in total.  Joe Beswick, Farm Apprentice, kindly donated three trees to the school in recognition of their sterling work.  Year 7 chose a Hornbeam, a Hazel, and an Elder.  These will be planted on the school grounds in the next few weeks.  It will allow the students see  trees take root and grow and will hopefully remember the ones at Poole Farm.  The group conducted themselves well and in the afternoon were taken on a tour of the farm which they thoroughly enjoyed.


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