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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.

Careers fayre helps pupils look to the future

IMG_5508Smith’s Wood Sports College held its 2017 Careers Fayre alongside Parents evening for Year 11 12 and 13.

A range of Colleges, Training Providers &  Universities attended to provide students and parents with a range of information about Post 16 options. Thank you to all the providers who were present.

A fantastic turn out!

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.





Penygeulan Cottage Visit

On Friday 25th November, seven members of staff left to close down Penygeulan Cottage, in Wales for winter. After arriving in the pitch black, donning torches, walking down a beaten track, the cottage, even at night, was beautifully quaint.  

The cottage houses a picturesque fireplace, adequate kitchen; including a range cooker, eating area and 2 large bedrooms, sleeping 18 in total.

The next morning, after a very comfortable sleep, and a homemade breakfast, (where everybody contributed)  the cottage was given a good clean before we headed off, to what can only be described as some of the most stunning views ever seen. The weather was fantastic for this time of year and the views and sights that Mr Cushen took the party to were breath-taking.

The students who get to stay at the cottage and visit the sights  are so privileged to be able to experience what the staff have this weekend.

Looking forward to next year, when we can do it all again.



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