Winter Craft Fair

This December, the Reach Out Project Steering Committee are planning a craft fair here in school, where you will be able to buy lots of homemade decorations, jewellery, even try making for yourself!

Craft Club have been working hard on some Christmas themed crafts:


And will be continuing next week, 1:15 – 3:15. If you’d like to try it for yourself, come along then and see what you can do.

The Winter Craft fair will be on Thursday 14th December, with lot’s of lovely things to buy and one or two things for free too! Look out for more details soon.

Grown Up Rock Climbing!

Having watched the children enjoy the rock climbing experience at Rock Up for three school holidays in a row, the adults decided it was their turn! We’re more than happy to help, this is what the Reach out Project is for  – getting active, getting together, building confidence and doing new things!

We’re took a group of fifteen this morning for our first adults only session. Perhaps adults are not quite as naturally gifted in this area as our children…

But we gave it a good go nonetheless!

I challenged one of our parents to a race and was comprehensively beaten after a rather smug start…

And after a slightly shaky start, our group got very brave!


Well done all!

If you have any ideas for activities you would like to try, as groups of adults or family groups, please let us know HERE! 

Half Term – Stay & Play and Rock Up

This October half-term we’ve had a very active time! We had Stay & Play here in school with our fabulous indoor and outdoor climbing frames, then even more climbing at Rock Up – which has become a definite favourite with our families.

We also had a day trip out of Birmingham, which you can read all about HERE.

Stay & Play (Tuesday 24th October)

The rain held off for the morning to let us play outside.


…Who said play is just for children!

We moved inside for the second part of the afternoon, but indoors doesn’t have to mean less active!


Rock Up (Thursday 26th October)
This is our third family trip to Rock Up in Broadway Plaza – It’s a simple, child friendly rock climbing experience, with no need for an instructor. It’s been a very popular trip with our families, it’s fun, exciting and challenging too, especially if you’re a little bit scared of heights!

Very brave children – and a few parents too!

We have activities like these in every half-term and they are open to anyone living in Nechells or with a child at school in Nechells. You do not have to have children at St Vincent’s! 

If you would like to be kept up to date with plans for upcoming school holidays, please contact us HERE or follow us on Twitter, @ReachOutB7. 


During the half-term we had a visit to Puzzlewood, in the Forest of Dean, on the border of Wales. Puzzlewood is a little activity centre set in a forest and it is magical! (Visit Puzzlewood’s website HERE)

We were very lucky with the weather, sunshine all day, which let us make the most of the beautiful setting.
First a walk in the forest!

Then after lunch there were animals, a playground with a willow maze, even an indoor maze which was unfortunately too dark to take pictures, but the children had plenty to do!

Inside the forest…


What an absolutely enchanting place, perfect for a day out away from the city.


Zumba is our longest running class and we welcome as many people as will fit in the hall! Zumba is great for fitness, you can come as a complete beginner or a Zumba expert and still have the same amount of fun.

Zumba is every Wednesday, 2-3pm. Come along and give it a go!