A Level Results


 Crestwood staff would like to say huge congratulations to our Year 13 students as they celebrate their successful A level and BTEC results.  Our A Level results this year have been the best ever and all of our students who applied for university have been successful in obtaining a place of their choice. The universities of Aberystwyth, Worcester and Birmingham City are our students top choices this year with English and Languages the most popular courses.
Crestwood continues to grow and thrive within the Invictus 6th Multi Academy Trust umbrella and we are already looking ahead to build on this years successes following our recent Year 12 excellent AS results.
Crestwood 6th are still recruiting for 2018/19 and we would welcome any applications next week from Year 11 students’ pending their GCSE examination results. For enquiries please contact main school reception from Thursday 23rd August. Details can be found on the Crestwood School website.

Sports Day 2018


Wednesday 11th July saw another very successful sports day for Crestwood. Participation levels were very high, with just over 450 separate students participating in sporting events, the whole day went superbly and continued as a mainstay of the house awards system operating in school, this was the first sports day with the new houses in place.

Students had the opportunity to represent their houses in morning activities including football, golf, swimming, basketball, table tennis and new for this year footgolf. With representatives from every form in the school across all ranges in years 7-10, this was a very busy and very competitive morning. The points gained from each activity fed into the outcome of the whole day which included the afternoon athletics activities.

In the afternoon the track and field athletics event began. With tremendous support from the members of each house who were situated on the bank, participants competed in shot-put, javelin, discus, high-jump, 100m, 200m, 300m, 600m and the team relay event. With support that included banners and chants the day was a real showcase for sport, and for competition between the houses.

After counting up the total points gathered across all event in the day, only 10 points separated the top two houses. This is the equivalent of just a 2 place difference in a running event!!!!  The overall winners of Sports Day 2017 were………… FIRE!!!!

Year 11 Football


COUNTY CUP WINNERS

In football our year 11 boys fought valiantly against a very good Summerhill team in the final of the Duncan Edwards Cup to finish their time at Crestwood as cup winners, a game and night that will live long in the memory of all those involved. On top of this they also ran out league winners.

 

Mr Evans

Head of PE

Sponsored Skate


Hannah Morris did a half marathon on ice for children with cancer which took place at Telford ice rink on Thursday 17th May. This consisted of 130 laps of the rink. I raised about £100 in total. This event would not have been possible without the organisation by Cheryl Blewitt.

 

Well done Hannah this is fantastic!

 

 

1ST MARCH WORLD BOOK DAY 2018


Year 7 and staff dressed as Book characters to celebrate World Book Day with an array of outfits such as Mary Poppins, BFG, Oliver Twist and Boy in the Dress! Teachers chose a book/theme in their departments: The English Department came along as Of Mice and Men, the Maths Department as 101 Dalmatians, the TAs as ‘Holes’ and the Cover Team as The 3 Little Pigs! Pupils have been voting for their favourite outfit. Results to be announced!

Matt Windle, Birmingham’s Poet Laureate entertained Year 7 and 8 pupils at Crestwood School to celebrate World Book Day with a presentation and Boxercise Poetry Workshop. Year 8 Pupil  James Groucutt said “my favourite part of the day was when we learnt the basics of boxing and how to write with beats and then put them together. The event was incredible.” Organiser Vicky Heathcote said “Matt completely won the pupils over with his unique performance and showed them how much fun you can have creating rhymes and raps! They had the added bonus of learning about boxing at the same time. It was the perfect way to celebrate this special day.”

Matt also judged the recent Poetry Competition and was very impressed with the standard of entries and the quantity!

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