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A Cut Above the Rest


Budding stylist Adam


By James Williams

Hair dressing and styling in the new millennium brought back many blasts from the past including many short and long styles for both men and women. Under modern education requirements, wannabe stylists now have to climb education ladder – attending College and University – in order to be considered for a professional career on the outside world. Adam Winwood, a year-nine pupil representing Elm House, however, has already begun his journey on becoming one of the region’s brightest young stylists at the age of 14.

After styling his cousin’s hair over three years ago, Adam, who is the youngest of three brothers, admitted that it instigated a spark which set his aspirations alight. At the age of 11, Adam was already reaping the praise from his mum and dad and studied various techniques and styles from professional stylists across the world to develop his qualities.

“One day I was playing with my cousin’s hair and I really enjoyed it. My mum said I was really good at it so that’s where it started.”

Now, having three years of experience under his belt, Adam revealed that his Instagram account (, which promotes his work, has a staggering 15.3 thousand followers!

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My Curry Song

Congratulations must go to Nathan Bekteshi following the fantastic piece of homework he recently submitted. 

Nathan has received the Principal Vivo Award, after being nominated by his Food Teacher; Mrs Morris-Walcott, for producing ‘My Curry Song’:

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‘Best Trip Ever!’

220px-Muffin_NIHOn Friday 27th January 2017, two groups of Year 5 pupils from Kingshurst Primary School and Timberley Primary School visited Smith’s Wood Sports College to celebrate ‘National Chocolate Cake Day’.

Pupils made 6-12 chocolate muffins each and were a real credit to their primary school.

Pupils described the visit as “the best trip to a secondary school ever!” Thank you to both primary schools for attending and a huge thank you to Mrs Morris-Walcott for delivering both sessions.

Party Time for Year 7

discoOn Wednesday 13 December, Smith’s Wood Sports College held its first ever Year 7 disco to reward the hardest working and best behaved pupils who have made an exceptional start to life at Smith’s Wood Sports College.

According to the pupils, the night could not have been any better:


“Utterly fantastic” – Harry

“The disco was really fun! We all gathered around to have dance battles… Its all we did for two hours straight”- Rhys

“The dancing was great! The music was phenomenal and the food could not have been better!” – Liam

The evening included a live DJ, burger van and photobooth.

Prefects Celebrate Christmas

The Smith’s Wood Sports College Prefect team were treated to a Christmas dinner – complete with turkey and sprouts – to celebrate the work they have carried out since September.






Summer 2016 GCSE, GCE and BTEC certificates are now ready for collection between the hours of 8.30am and 1.30pm. If you are unable to collect yourself you can nominate a family member or friend to collect on your behalf. You will need to send in a letter naming the person who will be collecting on your behalf and they will need to bring ID to confirm their identity.

Please note a number of students haven’t collected their certificate from previous years, they are available to collect during the above times. The same will apply if you are not collecting in person.

News from the English Team

  • swsc-news-logoYOUNG WRITERS

This term has been an eventful one for SWSC young writers: our College was invited to take part in a number of competitions that are opened to KS3 and KS4 students.

This term has started with launching KS3 creative writing competition, where students were invited to write a story. It was their chance to voice opinion, share a memory or dilemma, impart advice, or indulge in creative writing about hidden powers. A number of our students were encouraged to explore and express their opinions, inner feelings and inmost emotions.

The English staff would like to congratulate all our participants and we would like to confirm that: in third place is Romay Francis with his ambitious story The Power Within; in second place is Lisa Evans with her gripping and poignant account Hidden Powers.

Both students were awarded extra Vivos, school certificate and a small prize. We do hope they will show further commitment to our next competitions.

The teachers decided not to give the first prize this time in order to encourage our students to demonstrate more attention to technical writing of stories. Continue reading