This term has been another very busy term; the children have worked hard, attended well and as a result have made some very good progress and achieved some amazing things.  We continue to be very proud of them.

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Local Police have asked the College to make parents aware of what to do in the event of off-road bikers causing a nuisance in the neighbourhood.  Please click here for information on who to call if you have an issue with this type of anti-social behaviour.

Greens to Gourmet- Cookery Challenge

Calling all year 9 food technology students…. Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy are giving you the chance to put your culinary skills to the test. Choose one of two mystery bags, filled with fresh seasonal ingredients, and create your own tasty dish. The winning dish from your school could make it all the way to the finals, where your skills will be put to the test by a panel of judges including Luke Tipping from one of Birmingham’s top restaurants, Simpsons. Please speak with Mrs Morris- Walcott for more information about the challenge.

Cadbury World Visit

Picture111As part of an assignment for customer service, the year 10 Travel and Tourism group went on a trip to Cadbury World.  The focus of the trip was to look at how Cadbury are trying to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers and staff.

The students really took an interest in the history and development of the Cadbury brand and enjoyed learning about how chocolate is made…as well as all the fun activities the attraction had to offer. The is just one of the many trips offered by the Travel and Tourism department at Smith’s Wood Sports College


Please SLOW DOWN when you are driving onto the College site for the safety of the children at this College, Forest Oak and Merstone, and use the parking bays provided, if you need to collect/drop off your child during the College day.  Can we remind parents/guardians that they should be parking on the top car park in the service road, or on the road outside the College, when collecting your child at the end of College.  Cars should only be coming onto College site to collect students if they have a need to use the disabled bays.

Smith’s Wood Goes Hollywood

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The 2016 Smith’s Wood Media Premiere Night will be one remembered for many years to come by students, teachers and attending guests alike as one of the finest events to be held at Smith’s Wood.

With a night full of varying entertainment from talented singers to the varying genre of self-produced media products everything about the event was of the highest possible quality. Each of the guest speakers – including Aston Villa commentator Jack Woodward and Actor Marcus Hendry – shone their own light on media, be it in college or the workplace, and reflected on how media has benefited themselves and how it can benefit us the students too. Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Councillor Joe Tildesley was also in attendance. All in all it was an amazing night that left everyone involved feeling a strong sense of pride.

World Book Day

DSCF8117The English department and the LRC dressed up for World Book Day as Alice in Wonderland Characters which helped to kick off a vibrant day of activities that the students could get involved in.

This included writing a book review, a World Book Day quiz for the students to find out what the staff were reading and using their book tokens to get books.

The staff really got into the swing of the day with a Mad Hatter interrupting lessons to dish out sweet treats, the White rabbit finding it difficult to tell the time and being late for everything but thankfully nobody made the Queen of Hearts yell ‘off with their head!’ There was even an appearance from Lewis Carroll himself!

The students enjoyed the Alice themed lessons rivalling the Jabberwocky when it came to inventing words and developing descriptions of their own Wonderland.

All in all the day was a resounding success – now time to think about next year’s theme and looking forward to making things bigger and better in 2017!

The LRC is also running a reading competition for year 7 and year 8 students and so far the school has achieved the silver award, we still have a few weeks to go (competition ends 15th April) and a chance to go for Gold and win a possible £1,000 for the school and individual prizes for the students involved. The top three readers by March 23rd will each win an Easter egg and a certificate.