Please be reminded that there will be an INSET day on Friday 28th April 2017. College will be closed to all students for this day only.
Monday 1st May is a Bank Holiday. College will therefore be closed to all students and staff.
Students are expected back in College on Tuesday 2nd May at 8.30am for an 8.40am start of lessons.
On Wednesday 5th April at Smith’s Wood Academy, a number of our sports performers and sports leaders attended a talk/workshop by England Women’s Rugby player and GB Bobsleigh athlete Heather Fisher.
Heather is a World Cup winner and Olympian and worked with the students to help them on their road to greatness (as a person; as a sportsperson). It was a fantastic talk and workshop; the students thoroughly enjoyed learning how Heather had reached her goals and they are more determined, now, to reach their own goals.
During the Easter break (10th-21st April) the College will be running a programme of subject revision classes. Please read Year 11 Easter school 2017 letter for full information concerning this programme, together with a consent form.
For the most up to date version of the Year 11 Booster Programme press here
Students have been given a letter concerning the latest news on the Academy Conversion and details of an additional INSET. A copy of this letter can be read by clicking Academy Conversion Update
Why spend time scrolling through a selection of memes on your phone, or being outraged at Kim Kardashian’s latest antics, when instead you could be immersed in a book? The fact is simple: the more you read, the more words you are exposed to; the bigger your vocabulary gets and the better grades you will receive. It is that simple!
To celebrate World Book Day (and the joy of reading), the English teachers have pulled out costumes of their favourite literary characters: Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Willy Wonka to name just a few! Engaging, inspiring and entertaining! Hopefully, the afflatus (please look this word up in a dictionary!) would keep that love of books going until the next WBD, when more departments would join in the fun of book celebration (and dressing up!)
This academic year, our students took part in a number of national competitions organised by Oxford University Press (Luke Sheldon), Young Writers (Emily Walsh, Nianda Thomas-Robotham) , Bust-a-Rhyme and Chris Evans’s 500 words; in fact, Miss Hassall entered all of the students from 7f2, 7f4 and 8f3 into the latter competition.
To crown our revelries, at the end of March there will be a new publication of poetry, featuring the creative work of Jorja Lloyd, Onyienyechi Odogwu, Hannah Blakeman, Luke Sheldon, Nianda Thomas- Robotham, Joshua Taylor and Hannah Blackman.
This is a wonderful celebration of SWSC talented and enthusiastic cohort of students, that reach for the stars, embrace the challenges and truly demonstrate the values and ethos of the college.
Upwards and onwards!
Smith’s Wood Sports College has donated 26 computers and 30 laptops to support the work of the IT Schools Africa program.
The donations mean students in Africa will have the opportunity to gain an education in IT.
Since 2004, ‘IT Schools Africa’ has sent over 50,000 computers, trained more than 750 teachers in IT, equipped 1,500 schools with computers and given access to IT to millions of children.
IT Schools Africa’s unique approach aims to transform lives both in the UK and Africa. In the UK we help adults and students develop skills and build confidence through our volunteer programmes.
The organisation reuses equipment and aims to give the computers at least another 5-6 years of life. When the computers do eventually come to the end of their life, partner charities in each country encourage the schools to send the equipment back, so they in turn can send it to a recycling facility in South Africa.
Smith’s Wood Sports College is delighted to support this program as it seeks to inspire and encourage pupils.