On the 4th November the following students took part in a national cake competition.
Laura Lea Jenkins achieved a Bronze award and the following students all Achieved Certificate of Merit:
- Marcelina Rybicka
- Tiffany Passco
- George Woods
- Aailyah Cox
- Lucy Male
- Oliver Lynam
- Charlotte Dove Heaven
- Daisy Rigby
Well done to them all.
On Thursday 10th November 12 Smith’s Wood students went to the RAF in Cosford for an Stem/Engineering Project. The project is the start of a 10 week Project in which they will work with Engineers from external companies on a specific project. Then on the 28th Feb they will return to Cosford to do a presentation and Q and A, in which they will be completing against another 10 teams.
Team 1: Working with Mick Curran , Senior Technology Engineer at Carillon Roads Technology Project: Eco Hotel
Team 2: Working with Ellen Powell and Rachel Moore Deputy Watch Mangers, Air Traffic Birmingham Airport Project : Our School is an Island
Keep an eye out for our engineers of the future!
Several of our students have recently worked hard to achieve their bronze arts awards and for 4 studious pupils, their level 1 award in the arts.
The students worked with UNITY and had to research artists, genres and review music performances, with our level 1 students also learning how to teach fellow pupils how to play an instrument.
The award comes from the prestigious music institute, Trinity in London. This is a fantastic achievement for our students, and we look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength in their performing arts education here at Smiths Wood Sports College!
On the 15th of November Smith’s Wood Sport College will be holding a parent workshop aimed at building closer relationships between the college and parents.
The workshop will be from 4pm-5pm in our Staff Room. The objective of the workshop will be to provide parents and carers with information about how to ensure their child is safe online. We look forward to seeing you there! If anyone would like anymore information about the event, please speak with Mr Roberts.
As part of developing cultural awareness in school, the Erasmus+ team held a competition to see who could produce the best photo of a local bus stop, alongside a poem or story as part of their creative writing pieces in English.
The winners of the competition received some LovetoShop vouchers as well as having their work displayed in one of our partner schools in Yalove Lisesi, Turkey.
The Smith’s Wood Sports College Wellbeing Day featured ten workshops to educate pupils on key issues relating to personal wellbeing.
Gangologist Expert, Raymond Douglas, delivered a session around gangs and serious Youth violence. A healthy relationships workshop explored some of the choices and decisions young people make when making relationships choices.
A ‘choices’ workshop discussed young peoples’ decision making process and the choices they are faced within the present, which will ultimately impact their future.
A dramatic and hard hitting knife crime awareness workshop rasied awareness of the dangers of knife crime, weapon carrying, joint enterprise, the law and staying safe will also feature.
The Riverside Theatre Production Company presented a modern day version of Lewis Carol’s “A Christmas Carol”, a show which raises issues about identity and self-worth and the Loudmouth Theatre Group delivered a presentation raising awareness and issues of becoming Homeless.
Other workshop included yoga and art therapy which encouraged pupils to take time to relax and how to apply relaxation techniques during examination periods.
Event co-ordinator Phillipa Brookes says: “The Wellbeing day is integral to the College Development Plan and implements a strategic approach to supporting key groups of ‘at risk’ students. The Wellbeing day is tailored to deliver the presenting needs and individual stage of education.”
On the 17th October a group of year 8 boys were taken to the Penguelen cottage in Wales.
The boys did a range of different activities that were identified to improve resilience, teamwork and confidence. The boys loved the outdoor aspect of the trip and expressed a real interest in doing similar activities.
Please visit the OAA gallery for more pictures.
Year 10 pupil Caitlin Wiffren took part in the finals of the Green to Gourmet Culinary Challenge, held at The Harbourne Food School.
The event is organised by Chef Luke Tipping Chef Director of Simpsons restaurant in conjunction with Busy Bees Nursery.
Caitlin our star chef was placed runner up in the finals and we are so proud of her. Well done Caitlin!
Year 8 pupils can be seen here completing a MegaPixel in conjunction with the Manchester Science Festival during which these pixels will be used to build a ”gigantic pixel image display by colouring individual pixels using red, green and blue pens.
This will model the way computer LCD screens use red, green and blue light to display photographs and images, but on a much larger scale!
Manchester Science Festival will take place from 20-30th October , the pixel itself will be constructed from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th with each Pixel been hand coloured by a volunteer .