Young Enterprise Success

image5On Saturday 14th March 2 groups of year 10 students attended a trade fair at Touchwood Shopping Centre as part of the Young Enterprise programme.

6 students were part of the company Simply Boutique and another 7 were part of the company Phoenix. Both teams had been manufacturing their products of candles and frames prior to the event for several weeks. Other schools from Solihull and Birmingham took part in the trade fair and competed to sell their products to customers. Both teams were extremely successful and sold all of their stock by the closing time at 4pm. The teams now continue to produce products and are in the process of creating business plans to be judged at the Young Enterprise competition.

Smith’s Wood Goes Hollywood

2015 InvitationReport by James Williams

A-Level Media Students showcased their end-of-year portfolios in front of an audience over one hundred strong as the college celebrated a successful night for its Media and English department.

The Premiere was solely dedicated to the successful work produced by the college’s higher educational students – with the objective to demonstrate how extremely hard they have all worked throughout the year – and to offer them an opportunity to present what has been produced by them as budding actors, actresses, producers and directors.

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Year 7 Competition Winners

Picture1In January, the travel company Everywhere Travel launched a competition amongst our year 7s  to write about their dream holiday.  The winning entries were then shortlisted, and from the 6 shortlisted entries 2 were picked as finalists.  The finalists were Rachel and Kirsty , and their entries will be live on the Everywhere travel website soon.

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LionHeart Challenge meets Smith’s Wood Sports College

LH1Report by Holly Rowley

The LionHeart Challenge is a National Enterprise Programme, which involves school students partaking in a high energy, and high impact business challenge, delivered by extremely skilled and dedicated business coaches.

The LionHeart Challenge offered their knowledgeable skills and services to the Year 9 students of Smith’s Wood Sports College, on 23 January. The programme is designed to help the students learn and develop various skills, ranging from planning and presentation to finance and marketing.

Pamela O’Connor a consultant from The LionHeart Challenge stated “the programme is a really good introduction to the work place” she went on to say “it allows the students to use their transferable skills, as it requires knowledge from the STEM agenda (Science, Technology, English and Maths), and students have found the programme very useful”.

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