Are you great at writing stories? If so there is a great Short Story Competition taking place in the library.
The subject of the story is up to you. Just write a thrilling story (no more than 800 words) and the top 3 will win prizes. Come and talk to Mrs Hughes in the library if you need more information.
The competition closes on Mon 9TH Dec – hand your story in at the library – Get writing and best of luck.
Congratulations to the U’19 Football Academy and the rest of the BTEC Sport students on successfully completing the F.A. Level 1 Football Coaching Award.
The students had to coach their peers in a selected footballing topic and they delivered high quality sessions throughout the final assessment day.
Students also completed the First Aid and Safeguarding Certificate during the programme.
51 Year 7 students enjoyed a trip to Villa Park on Wednesday 13th November. The day started off with a ‘World Cup’ football tournament where students competed against each other in order to be crowned world champions. The students selected Holland, Spain, England, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico as their representative countries. It was fantastic to see both the boys and girls participating in the tournament and really getting stuck in! Congratulations to Joshua Graham and Sarish Ali who both demonstrated excellent football skills leading their team (Spain) to victory! The students were then taken on a ‘access all areas’ tour around the stadium where they visited the player’s lounge, press conference room, visitors changing rooms, home teams changing rooms and pitch side dugouts. The students really enjoyed the experience and gained a great insight into the life of a professional footballer. Well done to all students for their excellent behaviour throughout the day!
29 Sixth Form Law and Sociology students enjoyed a trip to London on Wednesday where they got to see how laws are made and how they are put into practice. The students started their day with a coach trip down to London and arrived at the Old Bailey court house where they were split in to smaller groups and allowed to sit in the back of court rooms to watch actual proceedings of real live cases. The students observed The News of The World trial, a Murder trial, an abuse trial, how a jury was selected, how court proceedings started and finished, and even watch some witnesses getting grilled under questioning! Some of the students even heard the day’s trial outcomes on the radio in the evening.
We then had lunch and made our way over to the Houses of Parliament, where the students were treated to a tour of the ‘Old Palace and Chambers’, which is now the Houses of Parliament, including lots of interesting facts and historical stories. Following the tour, the students headed off to their workshop on ‘How Laws are Made’, where they acted out the processes of the ‘Lower Tuition Fees Bill’, which after much debate, lively questioning and calls for order ORDER became the ‘Lower Tuition Fees Act’.
This was a very successful sixth form trip and much fun, and learning, was had by all!
’I really enjoyed the trip to London. Watching a court case at the Old Bailey was a new experience and worth it! It was interesting to watch and also helped me with my A-Level subject, Law, and the case that I watched was in the newspaper the next day and it was a case on the New of the World phone hacks, so it was fun to actually say ’I was there!’ We also visited the Houses of Parliament and has a tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, it was nice to see it close up and to actually be there instead of just seeing pictures of it or watching it on TV. Overall I think that the trip was fun and exciting yet educational at the same time!’ Reshma Begum, Law Student
The U19′s secured their first win as a Football Academy and comfortably progressed to the next round of the cup. The team made hard work initially going behind by two goals within the first 8 minutes. But that knock back focused the team and they then dominated the game from them on.
A great team performance!