On Thursday 19th October we proudly hosted the 2nd Invictus Games, below is an article that featured in the Stourbridge news on the 23rd October:
HUNDREDS of young athletes from across Dudley borough took part in the second hotly contested Invictus Games.
Crestwood School in Kingswinford were the hosts of the event which brought together more than 120 participants from the Invictus Education Trust schools – Ellowes Hall Sports College, Crestwood School, Leasowes High School, Ounsdale High School, Kinver High School and Pedmore Technology College.
Cheered on by their fellow students, staff, headteachers from the respective schools and special guests for the day – Team GB athletes Amy Smith and Richard Buck – the youngsters enjoyed an action packed day of sport.
After a close sporting battle between the six schools, Ellowes Hall ran out eventual winners, and celebrated by lifting the Invictus Games Shield. The battle for second and third was intense, with Crestwood just beating Leasowes into the runners up spot.
Rosie Hatton, Invictus Education Trust’s director of sport, said: “The ethos of Invictus sport is best summed up with our motto ‘Unconquerable in Sport’.
“The schools competed against each other throughout the day across a number of sports, including Handball, Swimming and Rowing to see who could crown themselves truly unconquerable.
“I have a genuine a passion for sport so it is a huge honour for me, with the help of our fantastic PE departments, to offer the thousands of Invictus students a pathway into elite sport.”
On Wednesday 18th October we welcomed recording artists J-Sol to Crestwood School to speak to our Year 9 students about careers and the choices they face in the next few years.
J-Sol also wowed audiences by performing 2 hit tracks!
J-Sol’s advice and experience was very well received by our students, the feedback from them was incredibly positive. A full gallery of the event is available on our Facebook page.