At Swanwick Lodge we pride ourselves on the services and care we provide. However, we work very hard to continually progress and improve what we do and we celebrate our success when we can.
Ofsted 2012 - we achieved an Outstanding! rating
in February 2012, Swanwick Lodge entered the Be Your Best Foundation Youth Division Rock Challenge
Through Humanities and English lessons Young People in Swanwick Lodge have explored the human impact of war, concentrating on the first and Second World Wars. As a result of these lessons our Rock Challenge entry focused on a Young Person going away to fight in the trenches, the impact on the loved ones left behind and the dedication of young people who were fighting in both wars.
We began set building for our performance before Christmas, and spent 6 weeks making props, the set and designing costumes for our dance piece. During February half term, Young People spent each day working with Fuzzy Logic dance company to create an 8 minute dance piece to be judged as part of the Rock Challenge tour.
On the 20th of February, invited guests and the Rock Challenge Be Your best Foundation judges came to Swanwick Lodge and we performed our piece.
One Young Person quoted “That was the most amazing thing I have ever taken part in”
We were Judged in three different categories, and awarded 7 individual awards of excellence in, Entertainment, Performance Skill, Choreography, Drama Skills, Staging, Set Design and concept interpretation. Our overall scores will go forward into the Youth Division competition at the end of June.