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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.

 

 

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

 

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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Invictus Clay Pigeon Shooting 2018


 

On the 18th of January 2018 our 3 schools in Invictus came together and took 12 students Clay pigeon shooting at ‘Millride Country Sports’ This was an excellent day out for our students to learn a little more about  shooting. Students involved were:

Crestwood School

Lewis Bedford

Jasmin Harper

Holly Veal

Tom Bedford

Kinver High School

Brandon Catton Forst

Oliver White

Oliver Bailey

Ellie Southall

George Loins

Jack Pritchard

Josh Taylor

Ounsdale

Esme

Billy

Our coaches for the day were fantastic, Glynne and Dave, really put or students at ease and ensured that they ALL experienced success by hitting the targets a number of times!

Director of Invictus Sport, Miss Hatton added ‘It was an epic day out and we cannot wait for our next trip to see Joanne and the team at Millride’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crestwood School Closed 11/12/17


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.