Invictus Cycling Thursday 8th February 2018


 

On the 8th of February twelve student from the Invictus Academy Trust had the opportunity to sample what it would be like to ride a fixed wheel race bike (no breaks) in a real velodrome. Students were invited to Manor Abbey Stadium, Halesowen.

Halesowen Cycling club provided coaching and allowing students the opportunity to use their track.  Students were briefed on how to start and stop, but how to use the track to the best of it limits. Students then had to compete is a six-lap pursuit, students commented they could feel “their legs burning”.

The weather was kind to the students and they were lucky enough to be filmed as part of a BBC news article.  To be aired Tuesday 13th February.

Student then got the chance to meet Tommy Godwins daughter, who proudly showed off her father’s 1948 Olympic games medals and Commonwealth gold! She even managed to bring his real Olympic torch. The students loved taking selfies and holding a real 2012 Olympic torch.

Miss Hatton Director of sport commented, “What a fantastic opportunity for our Invictus students, they will always be able to remember this day”

Invictus Cycling Thursday 8th February 2018


Twelve student from the invictus academy trust got the opportunity to sample what it would be like to ride a fixed wheel race bike (no breaks) in a real velodrome. Students were invited to Manor Abbey Stadium, Halesowen where they were give some expert coaching by Halesowen Cycling club. Students were briefed on how to start and stop, but how to use the track to the best of it limits. Students then had to compete is a six-lap pursuit, students commented they could feel “their legs burning”. The weather was kid to the students and they were lucky enough to be filmed as part of a BBC news article.  Hopefully to be aired Tuesday 13th February.

The student then even got chance to meet Tommy Godwins daughter, who proudly showed off her Dads 1948 Olympic game medals and Commonwealth gold! She even managed to bring his real Olympic torch. The students loved taking selfies and holding a real 2012 Olympic torch.

Miss Hatton Director of sport commented, “What a fantastic opportunity for our Invictus students, they will always be able to remember this day”

Wolves Community trust Sports session 2018


Crestwood school have been working with the Wolves Community trust who are delivering sports sessions which are aimed at engaging students through sports.

The sessions incorporate our values and ethos standards. The Wolves coaches are working with the students and emphasising three key values. These values are:

Empathy

Resilience

Positivity

 Students are working on each of the key life skills that will support them in their education and throughout their life with the support of the Trust

 

Baggeridge Trip 2018


A group of Year 7 students were selected to participate in a day out to Baggeridge to complete the Challenge Academy high ropes course on Drop Down Day. The aim of the day was to develop confidence, boost social skills and encourage interaction between students. Everyone involved had an amazing day and some of them were extremely brave in completing both the beginner and advanced courses. Many students even dared to brave the fan drop which is a vertical drop that lowers each participant to the floor. Miss Barnbroook took one for the team of staff members and completed the death-defying jump herself!

 Whilst we were out and about we visited the park at Himley, had a tasty lunch at the Café, then completed a sunny nature trail around the lake where we developed literacy skills by recording and describing the wildlife that we saw.

 A fantastic time was had by all and a massive thank you goes out to the staff who took part!

 

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