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On Monday 16th April The Coleshill School Year 10 boys’ football team played in the Under 15s Birmingham Cup Final at Bodymoor Heath Football ground against Bishop Challoner school.

The Coleshill School dominated the first 20 minutes and towards the end of the first half began to put pressure on the opponents

In the second half the game both sides had chance to score.  Bishop Challoner were kept at bay by the Coleshill goalkeeper.  Antionio scored two goals for Coleshill and Oscar scored a fantastic final goal smashing the ball in off the underside of the cross bar from 25 yards!  The excellent Coleshill defence remained resolute until the end and Coleshill won 3-0.  Man of the match wen to Antonio.

Rick Wilkinson, PE Teacher said “A huge congratulations to all of the players and thank you to the parents for their continued support.  We are so proud of the team”.

Ian Smith-Childs, Headteacher commented “What a fantastic performance from our Year 10 Boys Football team.  They beat Bishop Challoner, who won the competition last year, 3-0!  The final goal was a spectacular volley which capped a real team performance.  Well done to all the boys and the PE staff.” 

Year 10 Cup Final

In February 2018, a team of four Year 10 students from The Coleshill School took part the Maths Feast Challenge, a Further Mathematics Support Programme, against 12 schools from around the local area.  Maths Feast is designed to support students in developing their problem-solving skills.

The team of students, Charlie, Sophie, Luca and Charlie, were asked to write an account of their experience and this is what they said:

“Miss Costa took us to Fairfax school to do the Maths Feast Challenge. When we arrived we were all quite nervous.  We did the warm up questions displayed as a word search, which got us in the mood to do maths. Shortly when all the teams arrived, we made our team name B squared (be scared). Then the first round began. It was fairly easy which made us feel less nervous and relaxed, except for Charlie G  because he got an answer right but the mark scheme was wrong!  When the scores came back from the first round we were surprised at how well we had done, especially compared to the grammar school.

After, the second round, word problems, the questions became harder, although we were more confident.  We only lost one mark out of twenty for round 2 round.  We then had a break, and Miss Costa told us that it didn’t matter if we came last, as long as we was having fun, which we were!

Soon we moved onto round three. to make a cube. Finally, the last round came and we found this the most fun as the answer to the previous questions helped with the following question.’

At the end we waited for the results, as they were read out we weren’t expecting very much but were so shocked and thrilled as we came first!.

Laura Costa, Mathematics Teacher commented “We are so proud of our super-talented students.  They enjoyed the whole experience, competing against other local schools, including grammar schools and when the results were announced they were thrilled to find out that they won the competition.  It was well deserved as they work so hard and all enjoy mathematics!” 

Maths Feast Competition Winners

3.10 pm - Thursday 29th March 2018 - School Breaks Up

Friday 30th March to Friday 13th April 2018 - Easter Holiday

Monday 16th April 2018 - Staff Training Day (school closed to students)

8.45 am - Tuesday 17th April 2018 - Back to school for start of Summer Term