Irish Open 2019
Anthony fought exceptionally well last weekend and managed to bring home a bronze in a very tough section in Dublin at the worlds biggest competition with 3,700 fighters competing.
All the fights were quite grueling against all the very top international fighters in his category
He beat the German no 1, then the Irish no 1 and followed that with a quarter final win over the Italian no 1
Then had a real good dust up with the other English kid in the category in an extremely tight semi final and was beaten marginally, but fairly
He was also very gracious in defeat and wished his opponent well, which is always nice to see
He has already qualified for one version of the world championships and in 2 weeks time he travels to Bradford to again try and win and get in the England team for the other version
Also it was mentioned in Ireland that he is likely to be involved in the fight offs for the junior Olympic GB team.
We are all very proud of him and again thank you all for your support
Chickens & Rabbits
Anthony Casey - Scottish Open Champion
World Karate & Kickboxing Commission (WKC) Aberdeen Open 2018
Anthony fought brilliantly at the WKC Event in Aberdeen, wining gold and silver in different events.
He now qualifies to be part of the WKC team travelling to the WKC Pan American Championships February 2019 in Guatemala.
KS3 and KS4 Cross Country Competition
The students have done amazing at the Cross Country event, winning 2nd and 3rd in KS3 events.
In the team events, KS3 came first and KS4 came in third.
Well done, your collection of medals are amazing.
Secondary Information Evening
For those that would like to access the presentations from the Secondary Information Evening, please see the files below.
Parents Evening - Art Therapy Presentation
Jeans for Genes
A big thank you to everyone who got involved in Jeans for Genes day. Blossom House School raised £255.67 for this great cause!
Village Sports - Free Delivery
Lizzie at Village Sports would like our parents and carers to know that they are having an online promotion for the month of July - FREE SHIPPING!
Please see this document for details.
Football Tournament Triumph
A Key Stage 3 football team took part last week in their first ever 7-a-side tournament and finished in second place out of 20 teams! This was a real achievement as many of the teams were older and bigger than them, and our boys participated with great spirit!
Science Week 2017
Despite ZOOLAB cancelling we had a very fun and fulfilling Science week! Thank you to all who helped and participated!
Thank you from the Science Department!
Year 10 Netball Game
Thank you to all the staff who played netball versus the Year 10 girls. The Year 11s provided a perfect cheerleading squad/subs for the Year 10s.
Big shout outs to Sadaf who has cut her nose and to Jocelyn for winning MVP as well as Amelia who twisted her ankle, Grace who got hit in the face with the ball and Danielle for winning MVP.
The girls team included:
They narrowly lost 16-15 to the staff!
Anthony Casey - Irish Open Champion in Martial Arts
Anthony recently competed in The Irish Open International, the Most Prestigious Tournament in Europe, Run By Martial Artists For Martial Artists, in Aid of Charity.
He won the Irish Open at the weekend against top quality opposition
His performance was very impressive, considering it is the biggest competition in the World.
He now has another crack at the Scottish Open during the upcoming Easter weekend and if he wins that, he is off to Florida to the World Championships.
We're incredibly proud of Anthony's achievement!
Ben Rathbone - awarded the Jack Petchey Achievement Award
On 16th November 2016, Ben Rathbone was invited to attend The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards ceremony where he was awarded with a medal for his willingness to attempt anything at Scouts - Kew Scout Group.
He was also awarded money for the Scout Group which he has chosen to spend on swimming hats with Kew Scouts printed on them for the whole troop plus various swimming activities for the troop.
We are very proud of Ben and his wonderful achievement!
Jeans for Genes Day
Blossom House School took part in this year’s Jeans for Genes Day on Friday the 23rd September.
Jeans for Genes is a national charity which raises money to fund care and support for children and families affected by genetic disorders, many of which can seriously affect a child’s life. It also funds vital research into the causes and potential cures of these conditions.
Pupils and staff were invited to donate £1 towards the cause and wear their jeans on Friday 23rd September. This was a huge success and we managed to raise £174! Thank you to everyone who contributed and made this day memorable.
For the past 3 years, one of our occupational therapist who is also a 2nd dan black belt in karate has been running an after school karate club for primary and secondary pupils. On the 12th July the pupils put together a demonstration and presentation evening for staff and parents to show what they have learnt. Many pupils obtained there next belt and two special awards were given to Tamara Lomtadze and Daniel Wall. Tamara achieved the most improved award for karate and Daniel Wall was the most promising student and obtained his 5th kyu orange belt. The awards were presented by Shihan Norman Abbott of Makoto Kai karate do. The staff and parents were very impressed with the pupils and could see all the progress they have made!
Art Week 2016
This year Blossom House was sponsored by WIDFAS who donated £1000 to promote the arts and crafts to young pupils. This year’s brief was to include text and/or image in each mural we created. We decided that each mural would be generated by the pupils.
Four different murals were created. ‘My brain helps me to learn’ is a quote which came from a primary pupil which is accompanied by an interactive brain maze. ‘Fresh’ came from a secondary English lesson in which the class discussed the theme of new beginnings. The map of Motspur Park was designed to embed the new schools location and to generate ideas and discussions based on our new local environment. The last mural was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s print which features a woman talking on the phone. All pupils were asked to generate a welcoming statement which the lady could be saying to visitors into our school.
Blossom House’s first Art week was way back in 2009 and has been running nearly every year since. Secondary and Primary pupils often collaborate meaning young and old students often work alongside each other. All preparatory work and activities that were created alongside the murals will be displayed in school to support the murals and to further explain the context.
2016 Art Week was very successful; all pupils were focussed, creative and worked collaboratively to create the final murals. We can’t wait for next years!
Charity Day and Fun Run
On 18th March Blossom House held a Charity Day and a Fun Run to raise money for Sport Relief. In return for donating toward this foundation the children took part in various exciting acitivities throughout the day instead of having normal lessons. At the end of the day the whole school went down to the Joseph Memorial Park where the children showed off their running talents and the staff made valiant attempts to keep up with them on the run. There were lots of cheering and supporting each other. Blossom House would like to thank everyone who got involved and contributed to making this day a massive success and raising a substantial amount of £824!
On 15th March Blossom House School had its first ever drum concert, which was well attended and enjoyed by parents and pupils alike. It featured solo performances from a selection of those pupils taking extra curricular drum lessons, a set from the school band, and ended with a percussion piece performed by members of the Blossom House "Drum Club" which comprised of 12 pupils playing together to create beats and rhythms, performed with an enthusiasm that created a volume which threatened to blow the roof off the sports hall! As well as the concert showcasing a great level of musicality on behalf of the performers, it was a joy to see the classmates watch their friend's performances so attentively and to respond so enthusiastically.
Chinese New Year
Primary students celebrated Chinese New Year and took part in a fun filled day led by the Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy Departments. Pupils started the day off with a special assembly where they learnt about Chinese new year traditions and listened. They also learnt different styles of Chinese dancing including traditional fan dancing and Chinese exercise dancing. The Year 6 pupils did some Chinese cooking, other pupils learnt how to write their names in Chinese and others made Chinese lanterns. All the pupils took part in adapted Literacy lessons, communication therapy sessions and even did a special monkey obstacle course in the movement room. We all had a great time!!
Gym and Dance Show
The annual gym and dance show took place on the 27th January. Pupils from the Lower School and Years 7, 8, and 9 put on a spectacular show, demonstrating different elements that make up a dance. Each year group followed a different theme and showcased this by their movement to the music.
KS4 Football Match
The Key Stage 4 football team played against Kings College D team and drew 3-3! They all showed great sportsmanship throughout the game.
Christmas Card Competition
On 12th November Blossom House held a Christmas card competition of designs created by pupils in KS1,2 &3. Pupils and staff voted for their favourite and the winners were Jessie Pearson (primary) and Robert Adams (secondary) with second place going to Archie Brown (primary) and Alex Paxman (secondary). The children all had the chance to have a look at the art work and enjoy some festive treats. Parents have the opportunity to purchase these cards, part of the proceeds of which will go towards our new playground!
Macmillan Hot Dog Lunch
On Friday the 25th of September the children and staff raised money for Macmillan Cancer Trust by purchasing hot dogs for lunch. All of the money was donated to charity and we raised a whopping £278. Many thanks to everyone who supported this worthwhile cause!