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Please see the below message from our headteacher, Mr Bowles:
Having just assessed the conditions both at school and on roads leading to school, together with the forecast of more snow, for the safety of Students, parents and staff, both to and from school (also on site) we are reluctantly taking the difficult decision to close school on Monday 11 th December. We will be open on Tuesday.
Thanks to Mrs. Barnbrook who organised the trip, on Tuesday 7th November, 14 Year 9 students had the opportunity to visit Lye cemetery to visit WWI and some WW2 war graves. The volunteers at the cemetery took the students around numerous war graves giving us some information about the soldiers that were buried there. After hearing about each soldier’s story, students commemorated them by dedicating a poppy in their memory. The poppies were made by the students as a part of a project running up to Remembrance Day. Despite the cold and wet it was an amazing opportunity for students to learn about soldiers from our area who fought in the wars.
“Overall the experience of visiting the cemetery was very reflective and made me think about what we do today to honor the soldiers. I found it very surprising how young they were and just how many of them were of that young age. Most of them were only ten years or less older than we are. It was also very frightening to think what they went through and all the pain they must have gone through. This made me feel lucky to have all the things we have that they didn’t.”
Tom Whitehouse 9KE
“Visiting Lye&Wollescote Cemetery was quite emotional for me. It was quite upsetting imagining what the soldiers had to go through and how much pain they had to suffer while fighting for our country. One of the main things that I found really upsetting was that some of the soldiers passed away just a couple of days before the war was over. Losing a member of a family at the last minute, must have been really difficult for families. I am really grateful to all the soldiers that put their life at risk in order to defend our country. We wouldn’t be where we are now if it want for them.”
Saman Batool 9KR
“When I visited the cemetery I surprised to see how many of the soldiers were younger than 30 and how many died so near the end and after of the war due to its effects. This was an unique experience. I feel like we learned a lot more about the soldiers who fought in World War One and we gained more respect for them and realised how hard their lives were. I really enjoyed it.”
Scarlett Morris 9AJ
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.
Monday 25th September saw the launch of a week of celebrating last years success. The evening was hosted by Mr. Boerm, there was a fantastic performance of ‘Skid Row’ to kick off the evening before Miss Lowe presented a vast array of awards to her year group.
We are now looking forward to the other year groups over the coming nights!
For a full gallery please visit our Facebook Group
Congratulations to the class of 2017, we have enjoyed a fantastic morning handing out results to what have been a wonderful year group!
Some incredible individual attainment. All of which was hard earned and well deserved.
Another year of improvement in the amount of students achieving a level 4/Grade C or above in 5 subjects, including English and Maths.
A significant increase in the amount of students receiving A/A* equivalent in English and Maths, over 30 students received a level 7-9 in English or Maths.
66% of students received a level 4 or above (Grade C equivalent) in English, a 5% increase year on year
50% students achieved a Level 4 in English and Maths, 28% achieved a level 5 in English and Maths!
Honourable mentions for Taylor Perks, Lucie Dolphin and Thomas Williams for achieving an average score of level 7/Grade A across all subjects entered!
There is a full gallery of photographs from the morning available on the school Facebook page
Pictured Below (Left to Right):
Tom and Tony Williams open their results, both boys are in the top ten students in the year group for average score per subject
Rachelle Hammond, Ruman Rai, Chloe Westwood, Demi Westwood, Callum Jackson-Tait, Lucie Dolphin, Taylor Perks and Kayleigh Boyce amongst a group of high achievers (top 10% of year group – some students not available for photograph)
Our 3 highest performing girls, Taylor, Lucie and Kayleigh pose with their fantastic results
Well done to all of our students collecting their A level Results today! 100% of those who applied to university are attending their chosen University and course in September 2017!
Have a fantastic summer everyone! What a year!
Our ‘gift’ to you!
The summer edition of our school magazine, CrestMag, arrived in school yesterday – a copy has been distributed to lower school (7, 8 & 9), Years 10 & 11 and everyone else can view their copy online. There are lots of amazing stories detailing student achievements and activities. It’s not to be missed!