Monthly Archives: July 2019

50 things to do update

Kirklees Council have been developing a new app for the 50 things to do before you are 5 campaign.

Visit for further information.

Graduation 2019

We had a day of celebrations for our graduates on Thursday 4th July. It was a great day, full of fun and maybe a tear here and there where our graduates were cheered on by their friends, staff and families. We would like to thank our friends at Cummins, Forever Green Florist, SLS Limousines and Asda for helping us to make this day special for our wonderful graduates.
We wish them all the very best for the future.

Sensory Garden Work

Thank you to the lovely volunteer teams from Lloyds Bank and also Argos who spent their day taming the Sensory Garden. They worked like demons clearing a forest of bamboo from the raised beds to make way for some new plants

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Castlefest 2019

We held our first Castlefest on Friday 21st June.
CastleFest is a joyful opportunity to celebrate our relationships within the community, to come together and share our successes.
Our students can be less visible than their peers in public circles: we wish to be part of a cultural shift which promotes and supports an inclusive wider community. This is an inherently collaborative goal, which includes many of our link-groups with other schools, organisations around Newsome and further a-field.
We wish to have a focus point, a driver to maintain these relationships over time so while group leaders, schoolteachers and other organisers may come and go, the long-lasting relationship is maintained for the good of the students, community and others involved.
We wish to highlight the brilliant work our students and their partners in the community do and showcase the effort and output, adding purpose and an extra note of pride to our everyday activities. We are incredibly proud of our students, grateful for our relationships with our community groups and moved by the effort everybody puts into our activities together.
CastleFest is a celebration for all – this is our first annual community arts festival celebrating collaboration, relationships and community. Thank you for being part of it. Long may it last!