The Kids Blog Zone

Welcome to the Kids Zone Blog, a chance for you to anonymously share your stories with your fellow peers.

We’re always on the look out for new bloggers, so if you want to post an entry then email us on

A huge well done to TH on his first ever bake…

… our predictions are that we’ll be seeing you on the Great British Bake Off in no time!




A huge ‘well done’ to JW from all at Orange Grove Staffordshire for passing your physical to get into the army!

A huge well done and congratulations from everyone at Orange Grove to the following young people who are going over and above with their achievements this year:

NL completed 82 lengths in a ‘swimathon’, raising over £100 for gifts for Elderly People who are having no visitors over Christmas.

CL who’s singing group won a talent competition and got to perform at the at Prince of Wales theatre!

Keep up the good work!

Well done to AB, aged 13 years, who has won our Christmas card competition! We had some fantastic entries.

Our winner and runners up will receive gift vouchers as prizes and our Christmas cards are now being printed. We can’t wait to see them.

Thank you to everyone who got involved!

Our Christmas Card Winner!

Christopher, our fostering bear, met Angel this week. They had the best time together and are now firm friends!

Pages from ChristopherPages from Christopher-2

Stay one step ahead and make sure you’re staying safe!

Click here to view our Internet Safety Guide.

Here is the finished mosaic created by some of our very talented looked-after children and birth children. It has now taken pride of place here at Orange Grove!

Orange Grove mosaic 003

A huge congratulations from all at the Southern Counties team to LE who got an A* in Graphic Design.

Another huge congratulations also go to AE who has been promoted to Able Cadet in the Sea Cadets.

We are all incredibly proud of you both. Keep up the good work!

A huge congratulations to KA from all at Orange Grove on your incredible academic achievements this year!

Prior to moving in with his current Foster Carer, KA didn’t attend school for the first five months of the academic year. By the end of the year, KA has made a huge amount of progress and even been awarded with following awards:

Outstanding Effort In Art
Runner up, Scientist of the Year
Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths

Well done to KA. We are all very proud of you!

Sexting is becoming a real problem amongst our children and young people and during my work as a Family Support Worker, I have been asked to work with a number of our teens to help them understand the dangers and legalities of ‘sexting.’

One young person (14 yrs) I have just completed a chapter of work with agreed to use the knowledge he had gained to design a poster that I could then go on to use with other children and young people. I am really pleased with what we managed to produce, not only because it will be a really useful tool when I am working with others, but because it shows that he retained and understood what we had discussed over a number of weeks!



One of our talented young people, KG, has written a great poem called ‘Welcome back to school’.


Well done, KG!

This week C has been looking after Maisy our fostering bear. Click here to see what she had to remember as a foster mummy.

Maisy had a wonderful time this week in London with some foster children. Here’s her diary entry telling us about the great fun she has had!

October was a very busy month for Maisy, as well as making friends with Angel she also got to spend some time with Charlotte and Isabelle. Here’s an entry from Maisy’s diary telling us all about the fun she had!