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Another week gone!

Another week gone, time is flying too fast with so many amazing things going on here at SBU!

Our year 9 Vocational Curriculum is in full swing with our pupils building skills learning about different vocations that are potentially open to them in the future.


  • Our mountain bikers are learning progressively more difficult skills having travelled to Philips park and the mountain bike skills track.


  • Our creative artists are exploring aboriginal art, its roots and are recreating some examples they’ve researched.


This was just a selection of the pathways that were on offer this week…


For the John Muir Award:


  • Miss Crossley’s class travelled to Uppermill to walk down the canal and learn all about how canal locks worked and also to explore the community gardens where different foods are being grown and bees are being kept.

  • Mr Mullins class visited the Sandstone trail in Cheshire and tried different wild foods including Sweetcorn, Blackberries and Damsons. They also found Musket’s Hole where bandits used to hide their loot and there is a small crawl space to escape out of if needs be, and the Queen’s cave which is a huge cave that travels so far back underground it’s pitch black!

All of our students have been excellent this week , so well done to everyone!

Mr Hopkins


Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

School Hours

M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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0161 883 3431