HEADTEACHER'S BLOG - MARCH 2015
A huge thank you to Ms Rollason
and her team, who organised an amazing series of activities for the students
across all year groups over two weeks in March. The activities started with Mr
Goldschmidt who is on the team designing the Bloodhound, a car set to break the
world land speed record by going 1000 miles per hour next year! We had two days of engineering activities
delivered by the Smallpiece Trust and sponsored by Tomorrow’s Engineers. There were lots of STEM related activities in
lessons, tutor time and assemblies and the activities were rounded off with a
solar eclipse. What a fabulous range of
opportunities for our young people.
Click here for STEM week booklet.
A good time was had by all, with
the funny faces theme running through Comic Relief day on 13th
March. The photos in Coleshill Matters
capture the range of whacky activities that the students took part in and it was
pleasing to see the students raising money for such a worthy cause. Click here for Comic Relief photos. Fund raising and charity have always been a
key part of our school ethos, with students raising money for Ovarian Cancer
Awareness as I write.
Clare College Cambridge
Thanks to Mr Owen our Post 16
Students Services Leader, who has made a link with Clare College Cambridge. The
prestigious college sent a representative to talk to parents and students at
the Post 16 Open Evening in February.
On Friday 20th we had a visit from a team from the college
who worked with students across all year groups.
Warwickshire Youth Elections
We are proud to announce that
Luke Wilson successfully stood in the Warwickshire Youth elections. Luke is a real ambassador for the school and
we wish him well in his new role.
National Schools Trampoline Finals
On Saturday 14th March
I was lucky enough to attend the finals of the schools' trampoline competition.
Three of our amazing girls competed; Olivia May-Street (Year 8), Ellie Carr
(Year 8) and Kimberly Green (Year 7). The standard was fantastic, with Olivia
competing in the individuals against world ranked athletes and the three girls
competing as a team. The girls came
second overall; this is a stunning achievement, well done!
Visit of Lord Hunt
We are looking forward to the
visit of Lord Hunt, through the Peers in Schools programme, on Friday 27th
March. This is a unique opportunity for
our Post 16 students to meet with a member of the House of Lords.
For full story and photographs click here.
The Enigma Machine comes to Coleshill….
Yes the actual enigma machine
that appears in the film ‘The Imitation Game’ was in our 3D room this month as
our most able Year 7 mathematicians joined with students from Kingsbury and
Coleshill primary schools to work with Mr Tom Briggs from the Bletchley Park
team. Thank you to Mrs Philips for
organising this and to Coleshill Grammar School Endowment Foundation Governors
for funding the visit. Click here for photos.