Please note that the term has now ended for the Easter break. A teacher training day takes place on Friday, pupils will therefore not be in attendance.
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.
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.
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
Following a week of great sports results for Smith’s Wood Sports College teams and players (cross-country, football and indoor athletics), the Year 9 boys’ basketball team represented North Solihull in the regional ‘School Games’ competition at Warwick University.
Playing the champion teams from the other seven areas in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, our players produced some stunning performances and finished fourth (one place ahead of South Solihull champions Heart of England).
The 3rd/4th play-off encounter against Twycross House saw our opponents take an 11 – 9 lead with ninety seconds remaining. If Connor’s last-minute 3-point shot had dropped and not rattled around and out of the ring, our team would be wearing their bronze medals with pride today.
The aims of this trip were to gain an insight into the tourism practices of one of the world’s most famous global leisure organisations, to develop interpersonal skills and to build independence. But most of all…to have fun!
Our journey started at 7am on Monday morning, with a few service stops along the way. We travelled by coach for about 4 hours until we boarded the euro tunnel. The next part of our journey consisted of another 6 hours until we finally reached Hotel Cheyenne in the Disney Land resort! Continue reading
On the 5 February 2014, Smith’s Wood went Hollywood with its first ever Premiere Night. The night was full of popcorn, jokes, speeches and amazing film projects created by A Level Media Studies students. It was a night that will never be forgotten.
After months of planning, the Premiere Night finally happened and it was a great night for both the audience and the students. Year 12 and 13 Media Studies students had their work premiered on the big screen for the first time in front of an audience where they voiced their intentions to the audience when interviewed by Mr Heeley – the Sixth Form Media Studies teacher.
Year 12 students had the task of creating the opening two minutes of a film. Each and every project created by the students had a tremendous amount of effort and time in and each one had a different story.