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Autism Friendly Family Fun


Nottingham City Libraries are offering autism friendly sessions designed especially for children with autism and their families. Get involved with lots of activities such as playing with Lego, crafts and stories.
You can do as little or as much as you like in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Locations and Dates:

St Ann’s Valley Library on the first Saturday of the month:

  • 2 February
  • 2 March
  • 6 April

Strelley Library the last Saturday of the month:

  • 26 January
  • 23 February
  • 30 March

For more information contact: St Ann’s Valley Library on 8839700
or Strelley Library on 0115 9152880

Autism Friendly Sessions Poster (pdf)

Happy New Year

Can I on behalf of all the Staff at Westbury School wish all of our pupils their families and carers a very happy new year.

I hope that all of our pupils enjoyed the Christmas break and appreciated the gifts that they received.

The school received its own surprise over the holiday period when we were informed that £4.75 million pounds of building work has been approved to create new buildings and expand provision on the school site.

There has been a huge amount of work that has been carried out by senior staff in partnership with local authority officers over the last two years which has brought about this very welcome decision.

The improvements to the site will be beneficial to all our pupils and will be a further factor in promoting their academic success and their personal development. I look forward to keeping you informed as the plans for the delivery of the buildings are announced.

Best wishes for 2016

John Dyson

Executive Headteacher

Sport Relief Mile of Writing

Every group in school has taken on the challenge to complete as many miles in as many different ways as they can for Sport Relief.


We decided that this didn’t need to be sporty and we would try to write a mile-long story! Mrs Ramage worked out that if we stretched each letter out flat we would need about 5000 letters to reach a mile; so we set out on our massive game of consequences! Everyone took part from Year 3 to Year 11, teachers, TAs, office staff and kitchen staff.


We have 104 entries, 1619 words and 6856 characters (8373 if we include the spaces). Our story stretches around the whole school hall!

So here’s our story, with a bit of punctuation and tense tweaking, we hope you enjoy it.

Consequences of Westbury School


A girl called Princess Chicken hid under some spiky leaves.

It whispered quietly in her ear “The time has come. You must act now!”

She screamed out in desperation for help. She felt scared as the hooded figure stomped towards her. She could smell the disgusting treacherous slime. She hid behind her pillow so the monsters could not see her. She thought she could hear a shadow behind her she thought it was her sister but it was a ghost. Oh.

A man named Goku walked down the big street and he was racing against time. Running down the street, CRASH BASH! The car skidded to a stop and two men jumped out, one dressed as Dracula and the other as a fairy. Suddenly he knew how they had got there; the flying saucer had returned them to a different time zone. He knocked on the door. The door opened however there was a head looking at him. She saw Taylor and she had a heart attack.

They examined his butt and found out it was a massive poo blockage with tons of sweet corn. It felt as if a thousand eyes were staring at them, he couldn’t perform the play, he had stage fright. Tears ran down his face when he saw the wall of China. In the envelope was a letter she wished she had never read. Quickly she stormed into the lounge. She was too late. He was already dead.

The blue police box echoed to the sound of the phone ringing inside and the rotating blue light above cast an eerie light across the surrounding houses. In the sunshine they played happily together at the park. She said he got ran over because he wasn’t looking.

Three weeks later Yanis became the world’s best football player, table football player. They met behind a barn discretely. Inside the parcel was a brand new football kit. She scored 24 goals when she played for Jamaica, she scored a hat trick. She ran towards the cat who was sat on a mat that was fat. Finally she took off her bacon dress because the dogs were chasing her. It fell over the cat then tripped over the dog. It got angry and battered the rat.

During the holiday they slid down the mountain on their bums in a huge storm. They shouted for help and nobody heard them for hours and days until help came and they got food and water. They hid behind an old abandoned boat in the country that must have sunk there one day. They ate brandy butter sandwiches and goldfish soup for lunch.

He tweeted “I’m bored”.

He climbed up a tree in a forest on a sunny hot day; sweat was dripping off his head. He saw the sea shell on the sea shore! He crossed the lake treading carefully so he wouldn’t drown. Last night he saw a ghost creep up behind him. Superman flew above his head, he was worried, he was shaking, he didn’t know what to do. He was in the dark and it was spooky. Over the hill he ran and slipped in a pile of dog poo.

The party was great until a fight broke out and Mr Wells and Mr Martin had to restrain them and calm the fight down. Then Mr Wells suspected someone there was a thief. A rabbit called Gerald drank a lot of Kestrel and dropped dead. The police arrived at the party and played their greatest hit “Put your hands where we can see them”. Celebrations were cut short by the discovery of poo on the field that John fell into. They giggled for about three seconds before they realised the seriousness of the situation; they were about to die…

She glimpsed at the clock. Time was going backwards. “Hang on!” she thought. “It is going backwards” as the hands turned left. The police arrived and then left. Then they arrived again and left. Realising their mistake they came back but they couldn’t remember what they came back for so they left again. Upon leaving one of them realised they had left their hats there so they went back. Meanwhile the whole town had been burgled.

Behind the door came a loud crash! She opened it cautiously. Inside the parcel there was a nasty nuclear bomb. The large box on her door step rattled and shook until, BOOM! The bomb blew off her bra and she saw Derek looking at her. He’d knocked on the doctor’s door, hoping desperately for a cure for his chronic wind. The large nuclear device was detonated with triggered a global thermonuclear exchange which left the majority of the Earth uninhabitable with the exception of the Isle of Man which continued to be a thriving holiday destination.

The blue police box landed on Metebelis 3 and out popped the Time Lord known only as Geldard. He crossed his eyes and stuck out his tongue. Amazingly it wasn’t the aroma that caught his attention, but it was the captivating appearance that stole his heart. Jonny had never seen a burger that big before…

Creeping over the wall was a colossal meat eating monster it scared the life out of him so he legged it. It hissed at the tiger and the tiger ate it. Slowly he began to disintegrate, as David Dickinson looked on with a smug grin.

A dog called to his sister to come out of the big, scary, dark, evil forest. At that very second the clock struck twelve o’clock and forest started to fill with dark mist “woof woof” his sister called and ran out of the forest. She was playing drop the rock in a very dark cave. A boy called Dave ran hurriedly into the cave as the foreboding storm approached. He saw his Olympic hero. In the envelope there was a (mysterious) key for her chest. Behind the door was a zombie and two more zombies but one door could not hold them. Slowly he crept through the forest and he saw a zombie. However, there was a ghost. They decided to shoot the cow who spoke French. They hated French – not knowing about the ghost. Fortunately it didn’t make a jot of difference to the way it was supposed to be.

Creeping over a tin of corned beef he fell onto an OXO cube but from the top of it he could see where the rest of The Borrowers had fallen to their death. He climbed into bed and that’s when he saw it. A boy called Peter Pickle smelt of onions. Amazingly it wasn’t infectious like the doctor had said. They decided to go buy a pair of shoes together. Last night he dreamt that somebody loved him. No hope, no harm, just another false alarm.

The party was boring so she dreamt she was a machine thirty years in the future. She hovered a bit and was occasionally sick, vomiting nuts, bolts and metal sultanas.  A woman named Marigold Ophelia made jam every Thursday with wasps and butter. It was midnight and she really didn’t know whether to get up and make a cheese toastie or shave off her facial hair.  She glimpsed and saw a hairy man in her bath singing on You Tube ‘I’m sexy and I know it baby oooo yes’.

He yelled, “Get out of your bathroom now!”

The picture on the wall just winked at her! She was sure of it! The picture on the wall is very impressive. It just missed out on winning the Nobel Prize for physics. This was a shame as it had worked really hard – even at weekends. She ran towards the lion with no fear at all. She bumped into a car made from red strawberry jelly. Opening the door would be virtually impossible. She would have to wait until the car filled with water before she had any chance.

Celebrations were cut short by the cake exploding!

She was playing the violin when the string snapped and hit her in her only good eye. She was blind. Tears ran down to the off licence and came back with a Warburton’s loaf (toastie) and a litre bottle of semi-skimmed. They brought two pints of lager and a packet of cheese crisps to share between the twelve people at the table. A man named John was left alone in the room unable to move. Something was holding his feet to the chair. In the distance she could see Mr Lane and My Dyson building a life size statue of Prince Charles out of walnuts, pritt stick, a pool table and a spam fritter. They needed just two more to win!

They met Vin Diesel on the Moon. It took ages to get home. They hid the locked box at the bottom of the hole and prayed that it would never be found. Later that day a boy ran away, lost his phone and couldn’t go home. In the distance they saw a massive bear wearing a raincoat with a baguette in his hand. They examined his eyeball to find ants crawling inside a woman named Chewbacca because she was so hairy. She was excited when she got a refund at Aldi for the out of date tin of corned beef. It couldn’t be Cheryl Cole walking in a hole, trying to score a goal – she was excited when I asked her to get out of my bed. She hid behind the tearful monster that had a big sloppy nose made out of slime and it saw her. Later that day, she moved the decimal point thus finding a cure for gout.

Finally she took the first place position.

scalextric 4schools at Westbury

Scalextric 4 Schools

Westbury School is taking part in the Scalextric 4 Schools competition for the first time. This is a national event that sees schools compete to design and race Scalextric cars.

The competition will be held on Sunday 16th June at the RAF Museum Cosford where our teams and several staff will spend the day making our mark on the world of Scalextric!

Small track banner writing-blog

Our journey is being documented on our Scalextric blog where you can read about the competition, how we have designed our cars and read supportive messages that have been sent from people who work in professional racing.

Please have a read of the blog and leave some comments for the teams. They have found these really encouraging so far and with less than a week until the competition, the extra support will be greatly received.

It’s easy to leave a comment, you don’t need to log in, just put in your name, an email address and your comment in the boxes below the posts.

Summer Term 2013

After a well earned Easter break, pupils and staff are back to Westbury School and ready to start the Summer Term.

The Year 11s are preparing themselves for their exams and have started a programme of individual timetables.

Younger pupils are looking forward to participating in more outdoor activities including a series of school camps towards the end of term.