STAGE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR HARMONIE!
Harmonie Lloyd, Year 11 student at The Coleshill School has been awarded a scholarship at the prestigious Redroofs school of the Performing Arts in Maidenhead. Harmonie will be following in the footsteps of performers like Kate Winslet and Dani Harm, who also trained at the school.
Harmonie secured her scholarship after two gruelling auditions in which she had to perform various songs, dances and monologues in front of a panel of actors, directors, producers and other industry professionals. Harmonie said "I am ecstatic, proud and extremely thankful to be receiving the scholarship at Redroofs.. I am looking forward to starting in September and seeing what the future holds for me”.
Harmonie, well known as ‘Mini Jo’ on Free Radio, is a talented performer who recently featured in a VW car advert. She has been interested in the arts from the age of 9 when she was cast in Cameron Mackintosh 25th anniversary tour of ‘Les Miserable’. She played the young Lizzy Maddocks in the BBC1 television drama WPC56, and she also played Anita Heaton in the BBC1 drama Doctors.
Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher at The Coleshill School, commented: “Harmonie is one of the most talented individuals I have had the pleasure of working with. She is an exceptional performer and practitioner. We are all absolutely thrilled that Harmonie has this opportunity; she deserves it. I look forward to seeing her on opening night in the West End!”
During the annual STEM week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) 81 students at The Coleshill School took part in the National Biology Challenge competition.
Students undertook an hour long challenge consisting of two online papers designed to test their general biological knowledge as well as their application skills.
Ms Rollason, Head of Science and STEM Co-ordinator commented “Once again, we are proud to recognise the achievements of our talented students, with 23 of our students gaining certificates and 4 of our students gaining medals.”
A further 7 students gained highly commended certificates, gained by 13.6% nationally.
Finally, 16 students gained commended certificates, gained by 13.1% nationally.
The Coleshill School are working in partnership with local businesses to prepare students for the workplace. B46 Business Community and local businesses, including SERTEC, are supporting the school by providing activities and events for students to enhance and develop their employability skills.
On Wednesday 5th April 2017 B46 Business Community held a mini-networking event with staff from Plott Creative and TruTac. During the session they looked at four key areas to assist students in enhancing their employability skills including: the importance of networking, how to sell yourself in a professional manner to potential employers, presentation and communication and CV and interview skills
Mrs Bishop, Year 10 Leader said “This is a fabulous opportunity for our students to engage in the world of work and improve on their employability skills. It will also help the students realise how important it is to be aware of social networking and its potential pitfalls.”
Mrs Burnett, Assistant Business Manager commented: “Students have undertaken visits to local businesses, including a recent workshop tour at SERTEC. This has been a fantastic experience for students to see what it is really like in the workplace. They have had the opportunity to meet with staff and apprentices and ask questions about roles within those businesses. We are looking forward to other events and sessions that we have planned over the next few months
The Coleshill School Year 7 rugby team excelled at this years 7s rugby tournament. Showing skill, wit, bravery and bags of talent as they stormed to a second place finish out of 6 teams. The only team to beat them were the Arden first team who won 10-0 in the final but only with a last gasp try.
The first game against Lighthall’s first team was a huge success, The Coleshill School team had too much skill around the breakdown. Reece Price started the scoring, firstly with a dart around the ruck and his second try was a run through the middle of their defensive line. Tim Gray and the Joe Jones went over with clever moves in the opposing half, both from quick ball at the ruck. In the second half, Kai Battrum stormed around the outside of their defence to show his pace and Oli Walker finished off the bonus point win by powering through their lacklustre defence with a minute to go.
The second game was against Arden’s second team. Again, Reece Price went over twice early with smart runs from our team off-loading quickly or recycling the ball from the ruck. Arden pulled one back before Charlie White pierced the Arden defence with a storming run to widen the points gap. Coleshill tried to push for a fourth to secure a bonus points win but by this time the game was already won and Coleshill were confirmed as group 1 winners. They would meet the winners of group 2 in the final.
Arden’s first team were the winners from group 2. The game started with some good pressure from Arden, but Coleshill’s defence and in particular Jack Poole were exceptional at holding the attacking team around halfway. Coleshill soon got a foothold on the game and controlled the ball for the remainder of the half. The only real chance was led by Kai Battrum as he tried to sprint past the opposing winger, but re-enforcements managed to push him out of play before he got within touching distance of the opposing try line.
Arden managed a try on the break away by going down the blindside of a ruck early in the second half. Although Coleshill’s substations tried to have impact on the game there was little excitement in the second half as both teams tried and failed to dominate possession. There were a few dubious decisions against Coleshill at the breakdown as Arden over invested in the ruck and left themselves exposed, but Coleshill could not get hold of the ball in the final few minutes. As the ref was putting the final whistle to his lips the Arden scrumhalf slipped around the side of the ruck to score a second.
I would like to thank the team for their tremendous efforts and their parents for supporting both the students and the school as we embark on a new era of rugby at Coleshill within the Solihull Sports Federation.
Player of the tournament was close, but it will have to go to Jack Poole for acting as a defensive brick wall in all of our games and giving the other players the defensive support needed to turn over possession and attack.
With continued hard-work we will beat Arden in the final next year!
News Update: We raised an amazing total of £1,089.85 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day! Well done to everyone who took part and donated.
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".