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Head’s Letter – 12 September 2023
Summer of Fun Trip to Morecambe – 19 July 2023
To round off the year the whole school went on a trip to Morecambe. We visited More Music and took part in some music workshops, created an indoor beach in their building, went on a treasure hunt and explored the beach. Some of our parents and grandparents joined us and a great time was had by all. We can’t wait to do it again next year.
Poetry in Garden – 7 July 2023
Today we held our first poetry in the garden event. Each class performed a poem they have been working on in class. It was wonderful to share our work with our families. After sharing we had an amazing work we shared a picnic together. Thank you to every one that came to school today.
Consultation on Residential Provision – 4 July 2023
You may have seen the information published on our School website regarding the proposal to close the residential provision at Bleasdale School.
There is currently a formal consultation ongoing from 21 June 2023 until 23 July 2023 and a meeting has been arranged to take place at Bleasdale School on Tuesday 4 July 2023 at 4.00 pm where a representative from Lancashire County Council will attend to provide further information and answer any questions you may have.
World Music Day Celebrations – 20 June 2023
To mark World Music Day we had a full day of music activities. We all worked very hard today and enjoyed experiencing the different music sessions. In Stomp, we explored different items that could be used to make sounds and created our own version. We then engaged with a More Music session hosted by Boogie Bill and Sian. He was getting us to practise using our voices. Finally we explored the story Tanka Tanka Skunk and made a lot of noise as we experienced different types of rhythm. Some of us even got the chance to use the school’s new sound beam!
Dinosaur Workshop – 17 May 2023
Today we had a visit from some baby dinosaurs. We used our hands to explore the sand and enjoyed meeting the dinosaurs.
Bleasdale School and Silverdale St John’s School organised a joint Coronation Celebration on Friday 5 May, 2023 in the residential grounds at Bleasdale School.
We invited all our parents and friends and asked that everyone dressed in red, white and blue. There were lots of activities organised by both schools and lots of fun was had by all!
Consultation regarding residential provision
You may have seen the information published recently regarding the proposal to close the residential provision at Bleasdale School.
There is currently an informal consultation ongoing from 5 May 2023 until 11 June 2023 and a meeting has been arranged to take place at Bleasdale School on 15th of May 2023 at 3:45pm onwards where a representative from Lancashire County Council will attend to provide further information and answer any questions you may have.
New Headteacher April 2023
Silverdale Horticultural Show 2023
Lower Phase entered the Silverdale Horticultural & Gardening Society show over the holidays. We are super excited that we came 1st in our class.
Red Nose Day 2023
This year we used the theme of the Little Men and Little Misses. We had a Mr Jelly “Jellyathon” and used Mr Bounce to do some sponsored bouncing. Mr Tickle made us laugh and Mr Bump helped us with our first aid skills.
World Book Day 2023
This year we all studied the book “You must wear a hat”. We decorated a hat for homework and followed a sensory trail in school on the day itself.
Christmas Jumper Day 2022
Bleasdale School are taking part in Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 8th December, 2022. Pupils can wear anything Christmas related – socks, blankets, jumpers or t-shirts – and we are now able to donate online by following the link below:
Bleasdale School Nominated for Creative School of the Year Award
Everyone at Bleasdale School is extremely proud to announce that we are finalists in Education Today’s ‘Creative School of the Year Award’. This nomination has come from the work that we do to engage our pupils through live musical soundscapes created by a professional musician.
Winter Wonderland – Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December, 2022
This weekend we held our first Winter Wonderland, inviting the public to enjoy a magical trail through our grounds. There were lights, games, activities, refreshments and the all important visit to the Elves’ Grotto.
Another Outstanding Ofsted Report
The pupils and staff at Bleasdale School are delighted that their residential provision has once again been rated Outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection by Ofsted. The school in Silverdale which is part of Lancashire County Council and caters for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties currently has 34 pupils on roll. The inspectors found that “Children receive high-quality individualised care and support from dedicated staff who know them exceptionally well. This helps children flourish from their individual starting points. They have continued to improve their skills in communication, socialisation and independence. The experience of staying at the residential provision enhances children’s life opportunities. They engage in a variety of activities in the local and wider community. Children mix with their peers in well-organised activities. This maximises their opportunities to grow and develop and helps to prepare them well for their future adult lives.”
Head Teacher, Kairen Dexter, said she was extremely proud of all the staff and pupils and the Outstanding rating was an accolade for their continuing support and hard work.
Donation from Silverdale Masonic Lodge
On Friday 4 February, Silverdale Lodge Worshipful Master John Gunson, accompanied by Charity Steward, Alan Thompson and Peter Mason presented us with a cheque for £1,000. The donation is to assist with the sourcing of a replacement vehicle with disabled access equipment.
The vehicle will have a tailgate and a number of removable seats which will give plenty of space to accommodate our young people that are in wheelchairs. The minibus will be used to take the children to a variety of destinations such as local parks, museums, travel points, stations and shopping centres. Other educational visits also include local farms, the seaside, theatre and sensory centres.
Visit from Morecambe Bay Food Bank
Class 14-16 today got a visit from staff at our local food bank in Morecambe. Our visitors were delighted to receive 5 large hampers that parents and carers of our pupils had donated. Class 14-16 pupils decorated and parcelled the hampers before delivery. We would like to thank all our parents and carers for their generous donations.
Crocus planting with Carnforth Rotary Club
Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world.
Planting the purple crocus corms by Rotary and many community groups is a great way of getting active, having fun and talking to lots of different people about the need to eradicate the life threatening and disabling polio virus.
Pupils enjoyed their experience of working with the Rotary Club and are eagerly awaiting for the bulbs to flower over spring
Inclusive play park opening
Our brand new, fully inclusive play park was opened in early June 2019 by Morecambe FC’s goalkeeper Barry Roche following a fundraising drive by the school. The brightly coloured structure contains two slides, a swing set, roundabout and a shallow climbing ramp. The plan is to make it available to pupils, parents and siblings after school and during the holidays. For more information, please copy and paste the link below into your browser
Leader’s creativity has opened up to the school and residential sites to wider and more effective use, ensuring that pupils benefit from an enriching and stimulating curriculum
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Headteacher: Mr Sefton Booth
Bleasdale School, 27 Emesgate Lane
Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire
For general enquiries, please contact the School Office on the telephone number below. Your query will be dealt with by Elisa Tidman.