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Here, you will find updates on what we have been doing in lessons, as well as general information about Healthy Lifestyles, homework and upcoming events. Please have a look around and come back regularly to see what we have been up to. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Dates for your diary


3rd July - INSET Day

25th July - Last day of school 

6th September - Pupils return to school



Week beginning 17.7.17

After having a go at making windmills, we went to have a look at Green's Mill in Nottingham. Even though it wasn't windy enough for the mill to work, we learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

Week beginning 10.7.17


Have a look at the car washing group's latest practice effort! I think we're nearly ready to take bookings for our brand new car cleaning mini-enterprise...

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 Keaton is our Star of the Week for his amazing Maths work.

2017 Prom Night


The students arrived in style, dressed smartly, elegantly and ready to party!! The students enjoyed the evening with fun, food, dancing to the disco and voting for the Prom King and Queen. This year's King is Ryan and the Queen is Georgie, voted for by all the students and staff who attended the prom. 



 Our Star of the week is Thomas for having a really positive attitude to his work in the new school year- Keep it up!
Week beginning 19th June - Sports Week

Outdoor Cooking

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Week beginning 22th May

What a busy week it has been!

All Post-16 students took part in either work experience or independent living, and the independent living group also took part in a Special Olympics event on Wednesday. We got to try out different sports, including ice skating and had the chance to meet a real-life Gold Medal Winner in Paralympian swimmer Ollie  Hynd.

Independent Living

Work Experience

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Week beginning 15th May

This week, the vocational 'Leisure' group visited Newstead Abbey to look at all the different gardens.

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Week beginning 8th May

In our Art lesson, we made and painted clay tiles, which will then be fired and turned into a Post-16 display.

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Week beginning 1st May

Students went out into to community to find and use different kinds of ICT.

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Week beginning 24th April

This week, students carried out investigations on a tube of Smarties. They classified and sorted, counted and added and then used the Smarties to make Traffic Light biscuits.

Week beginning 18th April

This week Wollaton performed and recorded a play with St.George and the Dragon as the focus.

The students enjoyed learning about the history of St.George and the way we all celebrate St. George's day with parades through the streets.  The students found pictures of traditional meals enjoyed in England and learned a Morris dance.

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Star Of The Week

This week's Star of the Week is Thomas, he was given this award for working more independently.

Week beginning 13th March

Adventure Service

We took the school mini bus to Edwinstowe to a little woodland area with a hut, camp fire and an eco toilet! The students enjoyed doing Archery, making bush craft pizza and camouflage hide and seek complete with camo makeup! 

Week beginning 6th March

Most of Wollaton went on residential to Whitemoor Lakes. Students had an amazing time, trying new things, working in teams and building friendships!


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Week beginning 20th February 2017


Lea Green Residential

A small group of our students went on a residential to Lea Green in Derbyshire, we stayed in a unit called  Meadow Lodge this was specifically built for disabled clients. The Lodge had its own sensory room which Martin, James and Kian loved, the jaccuzi bath came a very close second! The computer room was used by Caleb in the evenings before he fetched our tea from the main building. We enjoyed using the big soft play area, the buggies and bikes, the potting shed for our clay/art activity, the cave room for climbing and gym ball fun, the low rope course and the really big assault course! The students had a fantastic time as did the staff!! 


Star Of The Week this week was Jordan for his grown up behaviour enabling him to ignore others' silly behaviour.

Week beginning 6th February 2017

We celebrated our Friendship Day this week, it was brilliant!! The students brought in some food and ingredients, from this we made a variety of sandwiches, pizzas, dips and cakes for all to share.

We had a secret special friend for a week before our friendship day, we had to be extra nice to the person and see if they realised. 

We played team games and friendship games, all the students joined in with the games. 



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Star of the Week is James for his participation and friendly manner on Friendship Day.

Week beginning 23rd January 2017


This week we have been celebrating Chinese new year, we did a murder mystery where we had to eliminate suspects by decoding the clues.

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This week our Star of the Week is Chelsie for working even more independently in class and for doing jobs on the farm before being asked! 

Week beginning 16th January 2017

A few of our students joined Darwin on Monday morning they did some singing and enjoyed making their own cakes!


We had a very successful P.E. lesson with Mrs Swain, the students used gym balls to bounce and roll on, a keep fit DVD on a stepping block and we used a stepper too, the students loved it, they have requested the same again! Jessica even managed to read whilst being on the stepper!


This week our Star of the Week is Joe for doing really well in his speaking and listening exam practice.


Week beginning 9th January 2017


This week we went into the community to buy the food for our college tuck shop. Students were given the task of finding their way around Morrison's supermarket to collect the shopping we needed. The students worked in small groups and helped each other in this task. 


We then went into the Morrison's cafe where the students were given the opportunity to buy a drink and a snack if they wanted to, we do this to encourage their independent skills out in the community.



This week our Star of the Week is James for his improved communication and signing, even winning the Head Teacher Award as she was so impressed!


Week beginning 19th December

At the college Christmas Party, we played the chocolate eating game.

We had a lovely time in the run up to Christmas and a fantastic first term. Have a great Christmas holiday and we're all looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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Week beginning 27th November 2016
What a fantastic time we've had at Newstead Abbey this week! We got dressed up as Victorians, learned some new games and experienced some Victorian Christmas traditions. An unforgettable day for the whole of Bracken Hill College.
 Our Star of the Week is Kian for enjoying a whole day out of the ordinary with Wollaton Class.smiley
Week beginning 20th November
 Our Star of the Week is Joe for being an excellent role model and working hard. frown
Week beginning 14th November 2016
When "Zoolab" came to visit, we had the chance to encounter a variety of animals. We all enjoyed finding out more about them and stroking them as well.
 Out Star of the Week is Martin for joining in with lots more activities. smiley
Week beginning 7th November 2016
Over the past few weeks, students have learned a story by heart and then changed bits to make it their own. This week, they had to write their new stories. Have a look at what they came up with:
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 Our Star of the Week is Keaton for writing an amazing story. Great work, Keaton!
Week beginning 31st October 2016
 Our Star of the Week is Jessica for trying hard to join in with the group at break, even when the music is on.
Week beginning 10th October 2016
It was "Shape, Space and Measure Day" on Tuesday, so we found lots of shapes when out and about, and we held a sports competition, which involved measuring distance, weighing coins and keeping time.
 Our Star of the Week is Keaton for really applying himself in all lessons.
Week beginning 3rd October 2016
As part of our module "The Wider World", students have explored maps of the world and have researched how people say "Hello" in different countries.
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 We chose two Stars of the Week this week, they are Joe and Callum S, two great role models.
Week beginning 26th September 2016
Exploring different strategies to help us remember, we learned the story "Not a stick" by heart this week.
 Our Star of the Week is Caleb for making a real effort to communicate more.
Week beginning 19th September 2016
We had great fun this week role-playing, stepping into someone else's shoes and even creating a short play.
 Our Star of the Week is Dwayne for making great progress in writing.
Week beginning 12th September 2016
This week in Wollaton Class has been all about matching numbers to quantities, Numicon tiles, words and digits.
 Our Star of the Week is Callum S for showing maturity and diligence in his work.
Week beginning 5th September 2016
To get us back into "College Mode", we have practised following instructions this week. Here, students had to draw a picture by following their partner's description.
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  Our Star of the Week is Chelsie for showing great perseverance and enthusiasm.
Week beginning 11th July 2016
This week , Bracken Hill College held the first annual "Measure Olympics". Athletes competed in basketball, badminton, canoeing, high jump, archery, football, gymnastics and discus. They jumped, threw, caught and balanced and counted and measured each other's efforts.
Week beginning 4th July 2016

After a quick move up the stairs, we started our new year with our new classes and new teams - all change! Everyone has coped amazingly well and adjusted brilliantly to new people, new surroundings and new rules. I'm already really glad to be part of team Wollaton!

For the next 3 weeks, the whole school topic will be the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio. Every class will be looking more closely at one of the participating countries, and our country is JAPAN.

This week, we have made origami stars for the Japanese festival of Tanabata and had a go at making origami dogs.

After finding inspiration in a local park, some students wrote Haiku poems about nature.

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 Our Star of the Week is Callum S for making a great start in his new class and for a lovely poem.
Week beginning 27th June 2016

Time to say goodbye to some very special people this week. After the amazing Prom last Friday, we made the most of our last week together by sharing a special lunch on Monday and going on a final trip to Sherwood Pines on Tuesday.

Thank you to everyone for making these events so special and unforgettable. A special thank you to the wonderful Y13s, I will miss each and every one of you. It has been a privilege to know you and I wish you every conceivable luck and happiness in the future.

Week beginning 20th June 2016
This week was Sports Week - we had the opportunity to try out lots of different sports and activities and had a wonderful time. I was really impressed by everyone's positive attitudes and the way the students all supported each other. A huge 'Well done!' to everyone in 16+N.

Circus Skills

College Inter-Class Competition

Week beginning 13th June 2016
In this shape investigation, students had to say which 2D shadow they thought each 3D shape would produce. Then they tested their theories. There were some surprising results!
 Our Star of the Week is Abigail for making a huge effort to work more independentlyfrown
Week beginning 6th June 2016
In our Art lesson this week, students chose a 2D shape and black and white print to create a collage.
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Week beginning 23rd May 2016

This week, we focused on measuring. Students compared the length of different objects and measured them using cubes, number lines and measuring tapes.
  Our Star of the Week is Joe for trying his best with all his work. smiley
Week beginning 16th May 2016
In Maths, students had to organise and carry out various fitness activities. They had to count how many repetitions they each managed to do in 15 seconds, then we worked out who came 1st to 5th. Some students even used the numbers to carry out other calculations and comparisons.
 Our Star of the Week is Ellie for her enthusiasm and her amazing writing. smiley

Week beginning 9th May 2016

On Wednesday, the whole of 16+ went on a reward trip to the cinema together. We watched "The Jungle Book" and all really enjoyed the experience.

In our Independent Living lessons, we found a recipe, wrote a shopping list, bought the ingredients we needed, cooked the meal and enjoyed eating it. Can you tell what we made?

 Our Star of the Week is Dwayne for being mature and sensible. smiley
Week beginning 2nd May 2016
The vocational Leisure Group have been on a trip to Shipley Park, which the students had researched and organised themselves. We couldn't have picked a better day!
Week beginning 25th April 2016

In phonics, one group has been spotting 'ee' sounds, while the other has learned some key words and made different sentences with them.


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