News - September 2018

Welcome to the Brook Green news page - here you will find our latest news and information on events, important dates, community related updates and lots more.

Autism Friendly Event and Activities across the city

  •   Fri 09, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin
Quiet at the Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium is holding special events for those with sensory needs twice a year.  The next event is due in November 2018.

Autism Friendly Games Night
Devonport Park Activity Centre games night held for 10-16 year olds.  Second Friday of every month 4-7pm.  £5 per games night, drinks and snacks included.

Morrisons Quiet Hour
Quiet Hour takes place every Saturday in the Pomphlett Road store from 9-10am.

Autism friendly screenings at Vue Cinema
Vue Cinema host an autism friendly film in the morning on the last Sunday of every month.

4 Me and My Friends Youth Club
4 Me and My Friends is a group for young people (age 11+) who predominately have ASD and ADHD although they will also take those with other forms of disabilities and learning issues.
Contact Sue Willcocks, Senior Professional Youth Worker on 01752 307643 or John Davies, Senior Youth Support Worker on 01752 307695.  Every Wednesday 5-7.15pm Efford Youth Centre.

Active Argyle
Football and multi sport clubs run for 14 years plus with a disability.  More information please contact Josh Grant, Health and Disability Office on 01752 562561 ext 4 or email  Thursdays 4.45-6pm. £2 per session.

ADAPT from Exim Dance Company
ADAPT is a weekly dance class held at Plymouth School of Creative Arts for young people aged 12-25 with or without a disability.  The classes run every Friday during term time 4.30-6.30pm.  For more information email

Sensory Shopping at Drake Circus
Retailers in Plymouth shopping venue will be adapting stores on the first Saturday of every month between 9-10am.

Super Tramp Trampolining Support Sessions
Support sessions from 5 years plus.  Runs two support sessions during the week Thursday 4-5pm and Saturday 5-6pm (session also open to siblings).

Plymouth Music Zone Sensory Sounds
Music making activities for ages 4-16 years with learning difficulties, ASD and special education needs.  Sessions run Tuesdays 4-5pm during term time.  Call Steve on 01752 213690 or email

Plymouth Raiders

  •   Tue 09, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Plymouth Raiders triumph over London Lions in home victory 23/09/2018

Davis Howard of Plymouth Raiders has a shot blocked by Ladarius Tabb of London Lions.

The Plymouth Raiders dominated the London Lions, in a fantastic show of squad play, to win the side’s first game of the 2018 BBL season, 95-88.

Playing from behind for a large portion of the game, the Raiders rallied at the right time to overcome a nine-point deficit, to secure, extend, then hold the win, playing off strong defence and timely shooting to win over a strong Lion squad fresh off a victory of their own.

Brook Green students accompanied by Brook Green staff attended the Raiders clinic prior to experiencing the game.

It was an amazing experience enjoyed by all it was very tense at times with students covering their faces saying I cannot watch due to it being a very close game.

The students were a credit to Brook Green and their families with impeccable behaviour.

Financial Centre of Excellence

  •   Mon 09, 2018
  •   Awards
  •   Posted by Admin

Financial Centre of Excellence

Brook Green has recently become a Financial Centre of Excellence.  

This was achieved through the PSHEE and Maths Departments working together to design a series of lessons that focused on money recognition.  Work was undertaken with Year 10 and 11 students in and  outside of class focused on money. 

Year 10 students were given shopping lists and had to purchase the right goods and calculate the correct change. 

Year 11 students were given a challenge to organise, budget, and undertake a trip. 

The evaluation feedback praised us for using  "real life teaching opportunities" with our students.  The school was also praised for embedding financial education throughout the curriculum.  This was only possible through both departments closely working and planning together. 

The school was also supported through visits from Santander who delivered several sessions including Moneywise workshops. 

The team are scheduled to pick up the Award at the Centre for Excellence Conference held in Birmingham on the 14th of November.

Mr Walters Head of Maths said "This is a great example of Departments working together to develop a coherent and joined up curriculum that helps our students on their learning pathways."

Personal Opportunities and Development Day visited AB Ports at Millbay Docks

  •   Wed 09, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Personal Opportunities and Development Day 

Year 10 as part of their new Personal Opportunities and Development Day visited AB Ports at Millbay Docks. 

The group was shown around by Mike Reynolds the Port Manager who spoke to them about careers opportunities.  The group were very interested in Security Guard roles and also Port Operatives. 

Mike acknowledged the need for good GCSEs as a requirement to work in the Port.  He also said the group needed skills like teamwork and communication were vital along with an interest in ships. 

AB Ports manage a number of ports around the country the Plymouth site is used by Brittany Ferries who is the port's biggest customer.  The group behaved so well that we have been given details to visit another AB Port in Teignmouth which will be happening in the near future.

Cartoon Drawing

  •   Fri 09, 2018
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

KS3 Friday Activity - Cartoon Drawing

On Friday afternoon, five KS3 students opted to do cartoon drawing for their Friday activity.  We all drew a cat, dog, Pikachu and Toothless the dragon that all appear in the photo below.  

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