Grove Vale's visit from the chief executive of Sandwell council

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On Wednesday 24th April, the school council met with the chief executive of Sandwell council, Shokat Lal. The councillors held a debate that Shokat and his team were able to watch, discussing the importance of school uniform. The council divided themselves and shared arguments around the topic.…

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The Safeguarding Team - Spring Update

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Our team have been very busy during Spring Term!

Governor Presentation 

Members of the team presented to governors after school to present to them what they had been doing during the year so far in the their roles. The governors asked the children lots of questions about what they had been…

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Sandwell Council House Visit

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The year 5 and 6 school councilors recently had a visit to the Sandwell council house. The children met Councilor Hackett and the Assistant Chief executive of Sandwell council, James McLaughlin. They discussed the importance of democracy and learnt about the structure of the council.


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School Council Bake Sale

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On behalf of the school council, we would like to thank you all for your contributions to our bake sale. We raised an incredible £471! 


We have now adopted a snow leopard from the WWF. We are looking forward to regular updates about the leopard and hearing how our donation has helped. 

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Edgmond Hall 2023 - Day 4/5

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Our penultimate day...

Thursday was another fantastic day at Edgmond Hall and in the morning children rotated again and did the activity/ animal feeding they had not yet done that week. (See previous blogs) 

After lunch, we made memory rockets where children reflected on the activities they…

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Edgmond Hall 2023 - Day 3

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Wednesday was another successful day at Edgmond Hall, and we were very lucky to avoid most of the storm, only having a sprinkling of rain! 


After a sleepy start (boys seem to be far better at getting up and ready in the morning than some of the girls), we had breakfast which was cereal,…

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Edgmond Hall 2023 - Day 2

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Last night was our first night at Edgmond Hall, and it is safe to say, once all was asleep, children slept like babies. We were up at 7.30am, a lie I for some, and once we had brushed our teeth, got dressed and made our beds, we headed down stairs to statt rewards for best beds, set up the tables…

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Edgmond Hall 2023 - Day 1

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After a swift and enjoyable coach journey, we arrived at Edgmond Hall. On arrival, we were introduced to the Edgmond Hall staff and had a tour of the site. After a fire, health and safety talk, we packed our rucksack so all the essential items we needed for our activities were ready in our…

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Plas Day Four

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Our last full day at Plas! The good news is we have all survived and are all in one piece! The bad news is that we have to leave and return home tomorrow.

Today was an early start; however the sun was rising beautifully. We had our breakfast, chose our evening meal and met with our team leader…

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Plas - Day Three

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Day Three


We would like to start by saying Eid Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating! 


Today, we woke up early this morning ready to get going with our day! We began the day by completing our jobs and enjoying a big breakfast before we went out to do our activities. Once again, we…

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Plas - Day Two

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Day Two 

Today, we woke up bright and early and started to complete our jobs. For breakfast, we had beans on toast, hash browns and cereal. After breakfast, we made our lunches. There are lots of sandwich fillings to choose from, crisps, fruit and biscuits/cakes. We all had a great sleep and…

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Plas Gwynant - Day One

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Day One...


We are already officially settled in to our new home for the week! We arrived at Plas at around 1:30 PM. On the way, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and views in Wales. When we arrived, we made our beds and started to unpack in our rooms. This afternoon we had a tour of the…

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