As we wrapped up another half term packed with amazing activities, learning and growth, we are delighted to share the extraordinary achievements that have brightened up the PT Hub last half term. We believe in celebrating every success and the special moments that make our provision unique.

PT Hub Plant Hospital

We saw the grand opening of the PT Hub Plant Hospital and it was such an inspirational event! Local businessman John Meynell cut the ribbon with our Hubster and kindly donated some seeds. We have been incredibly lucky to receive further donations from parents of compost, plant pots and what our Hubster is calling ‘plant life support’, which is an indoor plant drip feeder. We are so thankful for all your support. The Plant Hospital has been busy with our Hubster tending to various plants in need of some tlc. He has been learning about adaptations that plants make to survive in their natural habitats. He has also been exploring tropical rainforest plants by experimenting with how a plants texture and shape help it to survive in rainy climates 🌧️. Our Plant Doctor, complete with his very own doctor’s coat now, has been sent a photo of an orchid with overgrown roots. Having seen the facebook post about the Plant Hospital’s Grand opening, the plant owner is in need of some specialist advice and knows that she has come to the right place. Let’s see what our plant doctor comes up with 🌱🌿

Children’s Mental Health Week


The last week of the half term saw the celebration of Children’s Mental Health Week. At the PT Hub we proudly embrace the Thrive Approach as a cornerstone of our commitment to nurturing the social and emotional wellbeing of our students. We understand that fostering a supportive and inclusive environment is vital for the holistic development of young minds. The Thrive Approach provides us with invaluable tools and strategies to create a cultivating atmosphere where every individual can flourish emotionally, socially and academically. During Children’s Mental Health Week and beyond, engaging activities such as mindfulness exercises and collaborative projects such as making and delivering wood-fired pizzas, promote self-awareness, positive relationships and a sense of belonging within our school community. These activities also serve as a foundation for building strong mental health habits that will benefit our students throughout their lives.

*Highlights of the last half term*

Gratitude Journals

To kick off the year with a positive mindset, we introduced gratitude journals and the response has been nothing short of inspiring. It’s been heartwarming to witness Hubsters and staff alike taking a moment each day to reflect on the things they are thankful for. This simple practice has brought a noticeable uplift in the atmosphere around the Hub, reminding us all of the power of positivity.

Knitting Club

In the spirit of trying new things and fostering unique talents, we launched our knitting club last half term. It has been fantastic to see it become an instant hit among the Hubsters. The click-clack of needles has become a soothing melody, accompanying the creation of impressive crafts and the growth of a tight-knit (pun intended!) community within our Hub.

Bird Watch Week


Nature and conservation have found a special place in our curriculum with the RSPB Big Bird Watch Week. One of our Hubsters practised his woodwork skills and made an ‘Im-peck-able’ bird box to attract some friends! 🐦 The birds will absolutely love this and we think he has done an amazing job!

Foxglove Covert Visit

We ventured off site to Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve last month and despite the relentless wet and windy weather, everyone had a fantastic time! The nature reserve covers 100 acres of moorland edge and has a remarkable mix of habitats and species. Adorned in our waterproof gear and binoculars at the ready, we indulged in bird watching and exploring the surroundings. We also visited the field centre, which is a hive of information. Definitely a place we’d all like to go back to 🐦‍🦉🌳🍃


During our daily Thrive sessions, we promote and encourage social interaction with students and implement activities to improve self-confidence and tolerance. Some of the things we have undertaken over the past few weeks include reflecting on proud moments of 2023 and setting goals for 2024, playing a web / question game which showed us how we were connected in different ways and team building games –such as ‘the shrinking blanket’ and the ‘floor is lava’. One of our Hubsters even designed and made a Yorkshire Tea board game, which we thoroughly enjoyed playing during one of the sessions.