Sports Day 2019 Back to EARTH!

We have our champions. Earth are this years winners in an incredibly comptetive day of sport. An brilliant day at sun baked Crestwood began with morning team sports before heading to the sports field in the afternoon for the track and field events.

Stand out performances from our year 7’s were Milli Shepherd & Luke Bailey who took home the individual ‘Outstanding Performance Shield’. Libby Ann Davies and Harvey James won the same award for the upper school!

Head to our Facebook page for a full gallery from a glorious and successful day!

For a full breakdown of the scores see the table below!

Sports Day 2019: Results
Athletics Year 7 Girls1020155
Athletics Year 7 Boys1551020
Athletics Year 8 Girls1020155
Athletics Year 8 Boys1020205
Athletics Year 9 Girls1520105
Athletics Year 9 Boys2010515
Athletics Year 10 Girls1520510
Athletics Year 10 Boys5151520
Total Athletics 1001309585
Football 2015510
Table Tennis1552010
Footy Golf1551020
TOTAL 165205170180

University of Birmingham Visit

University of Birmingham Visit 

Mr Knowles, Miss Read and Mrs Sibley had the pleasure of taking 48 Year 10s to the University of Birmingham as part of Crestwood’s more able programme. Pupils started off the day by taking part in a last man standing game where pupils were quizzed on their knowledge of university, followed by a talk on the importance of GCSEs.  

Next up was a tour of the University grounds by current undergraduate students who were able to give an insight in to university life at Birmingham. After a quick lunch, a game of course Pictionary opened the eyes of all pupils to the wide variety of traditional and niche course on offer at Birmingham. Finally, pupils were able to ask all the important questions regarding student finance, settling in to university, accommodation and courses to a group of current student.   

The visit gave pupils a fantastic experience to see a local Russell Group university, promoted the importance of GCSEs and encouraged pupils to think and discuss their future plans. It was amazing to see so many pupils talking about their future career plans and their determination to do well at school.  

Cambridge University Visit

Cambridge University Visit

A group of 15 high flying Year 10 pupils were part of the Invictus educational visit to Cambridge University. The visit started off with a talk on the wide variety of courses on offer at Cambridge, before moving on the importance of GCSEs and A-Levels. Pupils were then treated to a guided tour of Girton College by current university students and were able to ask questions about day to day student life. After a short lunch, pupils entered Cambridge to be given a tour of the other colleges in Cambridge, including a chance to see the famous Mathematical Bridge.  The visit was extremely beneficial to all pupils, giving them an insight in to what options they can choose in the future. 

Head Girl & Head Boy Announced

We are pleased, proud and excited to announce that our Head Girl and Head Boy for 2019/2020 academic year are Saman Batool and Darius Holder!

The toughest choice in recent years given the amount of talented leaders we have in our current Year 10.

A list of prefects and senior prefects will follow shortly.

Crestwood Visit the Black Country Living Museum

A group of year 8, students have been reading the book:

Martha’s Story – The girl who broke her chains”

The book is based on real events that took place in the Midlands just over a century ago; it uses the diary of an 11-year-old girl to bring to life the experiences of working class children of that time.

Year 8 students had an opportunity to visit the Black Country Living Museum to see how life was back in Martha’s time. Students could see chain making in action (which Martha was learning at the age of 11). Students really got a feel for the book and wanted to know more about how Martha would have lived almost a century ago. Year 8 visited the school of Martha’s time and they were shocked at how they were taught all those years ago, nothing like school today!

Visiting the buildings around Martha’s time and learning that they had no electricity, computers or TV   was shocking for some of our students. They came away experiencing how Martha lived, shopped and worked which all added to a wonderful experience, of reading this book.  

Well done to those students they were a credit to Crestwood.

Miss Barnbrook