Join us for our Open Days

Learning Together, Succeeding TogetherJoin us at Smith’s Wood Sports College for our Open Days on:

Wednesday, September 24, 4pm to 7pm

Thursday, September 25, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm

Thursday, October 16, Post-16 Information Evening, 7pm

Fun Day Raises over £900

Slide1Smith’s Wood Sports College held its first ‘Community Fun Day’ on Saturday 12th July 2014. The event was such a success that the College has decided to it an annual celebration.

The College would like to thank parents/guardians/local community for supporting this event.  The event, plus the non-uniform day on 20th June 2014, raised £927.24, which will be split between various charities that the College supports.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support by donating items or their time in order to make the event a success: Morrisons, Co-Op, Aldi, Farm Foods, Butchers at Kingshurst, Greggs at Kingshurst, Sheldon Community Fire Station (White Watch),

Winners for our various stalls are as follows: Speed Stacking – Chelsea Beasley. Guess the Knitted Bear Family’s Name – Sue ‘S’ – Smith’s Wood Kitchens, Guess the Bear’s Name – Margaret. Congratulations to you all!

Dates for the Diary

date_for_diaryFill out your diary for the 2014-2015 Smith’s Wood Sports College academic year with our new calendar here.

A full list of term dates and the timetable for the first day back in September can be found in the ‘Term Dates’ section of the website in the ‘About Us’ tab.

‘Show My Homework’ Launches

SMH newSmith’s Wood Sports College has launched ‘Show My Homeowork’, the Uk’s No.1 web-based calendar for tracking and monitoring homework.

For parents who wish to take a more active role in their children’s home learning, they can by having their own Show My Homework account. The service means that parents can now take a more proactive role in driving homework prioritisation, keeping tabs on homework without being intrusive.
Explore the service by clicking on the logo.

Pupils run a mile!

Sport Relief 2014 (1)Pupils and staff from Smith’s Wood Sports College have helped to raise over £400 for Sport Relief by taking part in the Sport Relief Mile.

Donations continue to pour in for those who walked, jogged ran or even hopped the mile.

Sport Relief has so far raised over £53 million to help transform lives both at home in the UK and across the world.

Business Success

IMG_1772Report by Molly Warrilow

Since the beginning of October, eight Year 10 students from Smith’s Wood Sports College have been coming together to form ‘Venture’ as part of the Young Enterprise scheme.

Amy Carlin, Alice Ward, Molly Warrilow, Conor Stain, Connor Carrington, Nicolas Jackman, Sean Moriaty and Courtney Hyde have worked hard and put in hours after school to produce the best and most imaginative product yet.

The first meetings consisted of discussing job roles and thinking what products would sell, also organising fund raising events to make enough money to start our business off. We participated in our very first trade fair in Chelmsley Wood on Wednesday 12 March selling our handmade coasters and were competing against local schools, Kingshurst Academy and Park Hall.

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‘I want to be a…’

Year 9 pupils from Smith’s Wood Sports College experienced a World of Work day to encourage them to begin to think about their future careers.

Representatives from various industries and local businesses gave up their time to come and speak to pupils and inspire their future.

Pupils stated that it was an extremely useful event, saying,  “I was able to look in detail at what various jobs actually involved, it has given me new ideas as to what I want to do.” One student commented, “It has given me a new interest and sparked ideas of what to do in my spare time.”

The event has had a good response with some of the pupils already stating; “I definitely want to be a….”

Among the business represented were:

Hardyman Group Ltd represented by – Managing Director Mike Turl & Office and Accounts Administrator Shannon Gamble

Aspire Sports – Claire Matthews and Apprentice

Director of Football & General Manager of Solihull Moors. Marcus Bignot, & Ben Seifas,

Sertec Group Holdings -Martyn Hughes  Financial Director & Grant Adams – Managing Director

Animal care at Solihull College  -Sally Edwards