Certificate presented by Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Smith’s Wood Sports College has been congratulated by its chosen charity for raising over £310 as part of its ongoing fundraising efforts.
The amount was raised holding a a non-school uniform day, pupils doing they own version of the YouTube sensation ‘the Harlem Shake’, a school-wide bake sale and an initiative of donating spare change.
Mr Fari – who is the co-ordinator for Pupil Vocie who arranged the fundrasing – said: “I am delighted we are raising money and making adiffrence to the lives of children in Birmingham.”
Last year, over £500 was raised for Children in Need and over £5,000 was donated for the Cancer Research ‘Race for Life’.
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Staff, pupils and parents from Smith’s Wood Sports College are to run the Cancer Research ‘Race for Life’ on Friday 5th July 2013.
The race follows last years fundrasing effort which raised over £4,200.
Donations can be made to this year’s appeal by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SWSC
Smith’s Wood Sports College achieved its highest ever score at the local round of the National Track and Field Athletics Cup on Thursday.
The great score of 613 points was reached through the efforts of 36 athletes from the College with the following pupils recorded particularly admirable results:
Aiden Noor – Year 10 – 47 points (100m & relay) – SWSC record 11.50s in 100m
Katie Ryder – Year 9 – 38 points (1500m & long jump)
Brad Stokes – Year 10 – 37 points (1500m & long jump) – SWSC record 4 minutes 25.0 seconds in 1500m
The Smith’s Wood Sports College under 14 girls’ hockey team defeated Grace Academy 2-0 in the North Solihull championship final on Monday.
Year 10 pupils Chloe Collins and Demi Yeomans are both members of the College’s Sports Council group – a team of pupils dedicated to sport and who meet to develop leadership in sport and run College sporting events. Both Collins and Yeomans coached and led the team to the victory and summarised the victory as a deserved win for Smith’s Wood Sports College where “we played better as a team than the opposition”.
Examination timetables have been released for the spring / summer period of examinations and can be found on our examinations page via the ‘Students’ tab. The exmaniations include Levels Tests for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9, as well as GCSE and A Level examinations.
Smith’s Wood Sports College would like to alert parents/guardians to the following fraud alert issued by The National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN):
PARENTS APPROACHED FOR SCHOOL ABSENCE PENALTY FINES
“The parents of a pupil at an Essex school received a phone call purporting to be from the Education Welfare Service stating that their child had not attended school that day and as a result they had to pay a fine of £340. The parent was asked to provide her credit / debit card details so that a payment could be made over the phone.”
The College would like to advise that in the event of a penalty fine being issued for school absence for your child then you would never be asked for credit/debit card details. This fine would be paid by cheque or via the Solihull Council secure internet payment facility. If you were to pay in person you would need to produce the Truancy Penalty Notice (issued by Solihull MBC).
We would ask that if you are approached/or have been approached by anybody requesting this information you inform the College immediately.