Sixth Form students organised fundraising at The Coleshill School on Friday 24th March. It was a non-uniform day so everyone who took part was asked to donate £1.00 to Comic Relief.
Duke of Edinburgh students, along with lots of other volunteers, baked cakes and there was a range of delicious cakes and biscuits on sale at breaktime.
With an extended lunchtime, students paid to 'Soak the Teacher' - always a popular fundraiser! Mr Gray, Mrs Larkin and Miss Oberg were the brave volunteers being aimed at by very wet sponges!
Sixth Form students led a 'Clubbersize' session in the Hall and lots of students brought fluorescent bands and joined in the dancing.
Mr Owen, Head of Sixth Form commented "The students have worked really hard to make today a success and we hope to have raised lots of money for Comic Relief".
Students at The Coleshill School enjoyed a full week of exciting Science activities as part of British Science Week. Throughout the week various challenges were set including a ‘Plastercine Boat Challenge for Year 8 students and a ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ for Year 9 students. Year 7 took part in a forensics session were they had to use their critical skills as well as their scientific technique to solve a crime.
Year 10 students started the week with a Geodesic Dome Challenge supported by two of our Year 12 students. The challenge involved rolling large numbers of newspapers into tubes of different lengths, then following the mathematical instructions to build a geodesic dome.
Year 8 students visited Land Rover where they had a tour around the Castle Bromwich factory floor to see first-hand how Range Rovers are manufactured using ‘just in time’ production lines. They also took part in hands on activities to give them a feel for what a career in engineering could entail.
Selected year 9 and year 10 students took part in the national Biology Challenge, where they competed against schools across the country in an online biology quiz which covers GCSE biology ideas as well as general knowledge about British natural history.
Our STEM Club students visited the Big Bang Fair at the NEC, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, which included taking part in experiments and activities such as building a gravity racer, walking through a wind tunnel and rocket building.
The week ended with an invited guest, Mr Simon Laird enthusing students with Engine Building! A selection of Year 10 students built an MG Rover engine using parts provided and learnt about the inner working of the combustion engine. Students for this were chosen based on their aspirations to follow careers in mechanics, engineering or design through apprenticeships or University courses after leaving school. This enrichment session gave the students a valuable hands-on experience to aid their future careers.
Ms Rollason, Head of Science and STEM Coordinator said “The week has been an opportunity to involve all our students in the exciting diverse world of science, technology and maths and show them how everyone can enjoy it. We run a weekly STEM Club which is very popular with our students and local primary children who this year have taken part in a number of projects in both maths and in science, most recently transporting an egg across an obstacle course without breaking it. The STEM club is growing every year and there will be more exciting activities later in the year to look forward to!”
Collège J.F. Champollion in Versailles recently contacted The Coleshill School to offer students a French exchange. The school were pleased to take part and on Sunday 12th March 2017, 21 Year 8 students from The Coleshill School travelled to Versailles, on an exciting 4 day adventure..
As part of the trip,,students spent a day at the French school and found it to be in an immersive cultural and linguistic experience.
Mr Lunn, Teacher of French commented “The trip was a great opportunity for our students to extend their language skills, explore another culture and make new friends. We are looking forward to students from Collège J.F. Champollion visiting The Coleshill School at the end of March.”
On Wednesday 15th March 2017 three teams from The Coleshill School took part in the Trampolining School Competition at Smithswood Sports College against other local schools.
Against very strong competition, all three teams came away with medals. Year 8s won Gold and will go on to represent North Solihull in the District finals competition. Year 7 A team won Silver and Year 7 B team won Bronze.
Miss Bush, Teacher of PE commented “We are so proud of our teams. Their dedication and hard work has paid off. We wish Year 8s every success in the District finals.”