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THE ELEPHANT COMES TO TOWN!

On Saturday 22nd September 2018 Mayor Tony Battler unveiled a bronze statue of an elephant on Coleshill High Street.  The CASPER project (Coleshill Art Space Project Everyone Respects) was initiated by Coleshill Town Council and involved students from The Coleshill School who were asked to create a design for the sculpture based on themes relating to Coleshill.

The students’ entries were judged by Mayor Tony Battle and the winning entry was Charlotte’s  ‘Baby Elephant in a Teacup’, inspired by the circus elephant who died in Coleshill in 1910.  Artist and sculptor Peter Walker created the bronze sculpture called ‘Memories flow By’ based on Charlotte’s original design.

On Saturday there was also a display of The Coleshill School students’ artwork in the Town Hall.  As part of Love Coleshill, students were asked to create sculptures for local shops to display.

Mrs Whitehouse, Head of Art commented: “The CASPER project has been a fantastic community project for our students to be involved with, and we are so proud that Charlotte’s winning entry inspired the design of the brilliant sculpture by Peter Walker.  Also, as part of a Love Coleshill initiative, you can see more of our students’ artwork being displayed in the shop windows of local shops on Coleshill High street.”

Charlotte ElephoneSculpturesArtwork 1Shop 2Shop 3

THE ELEPHANT COMES TO TOWN!

On Saturday 22nd September 2018 Mayor Tony Battler unveiled a bronze statue of an elephant on Coleshill High Street.  The CASPER project (Coleshill Art Space Project Everyone Respects) was initiated by Coleshill Town Council and involved students from The Coleshill School who were asked to create a design for the sculpture based on themes relating to Coleshill.

The students’ entries were judged by Mayor Tony Battle and the winning entry was Charlotte’s  ‘Baby Elephant in a Teacup’, inspired by the circus elephant who died in Coleshill in 1910.  Artist and sculptor Peter Walker created the bronze sculpture called ‘Memories flow By’ based on Charlotte’s original design.

On Saturday there was also a display of The Coleshill School students’ artwork in the Town Hall.  As part of Love Coleshill, students were asked to create sculptures for local shops to display.

Mrs Whitehouse, Head of Art commented: “The CASPER project has been a fantastic community project for our students to be involved with, and we are so proud that Charlotte’s winning entry inspired the design of the brilliant sculpture by Peter Walker.  Also, as part of a Love Coleshill initiative, you can see more of our students’ artwork being displayed in the shop windows of local shops on Coleshill High street.”

Charlotte ElephoneSculpturesArtwork 1Shop 2Shop 3

SUEZ SPONSORS STUDENTS’ RECYCLING IDEA!

On Monday 17th September, students from The Coleshill School met with Sean Matty and Martin Blaydon from Suez to receive a cheque for £400.00 towards their fantastic recycling idea for the school.

Over the summer term members of the student STEM club (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), working alongside the school’s student council, were given the task to solve the problem: ‘Reducing Plastic Use at The Coleshill School’. They looked at the recycle triangle to reduce, reuse, recycle and how as a school they could improve plastic use and reuse. 

They researched and developed a reusable water bottle with the school logo on that could be issued to students to replace the numerous single use bottles currently used around school.  The students contacted Suez with their idea, who kindly agreed to sponsor the project for Year 7.

Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher, commented “Our students are really keen to promote recycling and came up with the brilliant idea of reusable water bottles.  We would like to thank Suez for their kind donation which will allow us to purchase water bottles for Year 7 students.  We hope to gain more sponsorship so that we can roll the project out to other Year groups.”

Suez

Staff and students at Coleshill School are celebrating their BEST EVER GCSE RESULTS! The comprehensive academy, and proud member of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is delighted to see this year’s cohort perform so well.

Achievement in English and Mathematics is the highest the school has ever achieved, including in the government’s new tougher measure of the Grade 5 ‘Good Pass’ which almost half of all students (49%) achieved in both English and Mathematics. The number of students achieving a Grade 4 ‘Standard Pass’ in both subjects also rose to 66%. 

This year saw students studying the new reformed GCSEs in almost all subjects. The removal of coursework, for most subjects, and the increased rigour of the examinations meant that there were some nerves around how students would perform. Staff were therefore delighted to see that grades achieved in a range of subjects were impressive. 60% of students studying History achieving a Grade 5. In Science the number of students achieving a Grade 5 in 2 good sciences rose to 51%, which, along with 64% of students achieving Grade 4+, represents a significant achievement. 

Staff were also delighted to see an increase in the number of students achieving top grades with 17% of students achieving Grade 7 or above in Mathematics and 19% in English. Over 40% achieved this standard in Biology and Chemistry, whilst an impressive 25% achieved top grades in Computing. Students studying BTEC subjects also achieved the highest grades, with 40% achieving Distinctions in Sport.

Headteacher Ian Smith-Childs commented, ‘The record results in both English and Mathematics, coupled with such good results across a range of subjects, give our students the foundations for their futures. These students have worked incredibly hard and deserve the success that these results represent.’

The whole school community is proud of the achievements of the 2018 Year 11 cohort and now looks forward to welcoming the majority of these students into the Sixth Form and following with interest the future studies and careers of students who are departing; this school will always be their school.

We are incredibly proud of all of our students but we recognise below the achievements of some of our top performers this year:

Sophie Reynolds              9,9,9,9,9,8,8,8,7

Mitchell Thomas               9,9,9,9,8,7,A,6

Emily Doras                      9,9,8,8,8,8,7,7,7

Elle Wright                        9,9,8,8,7,7,7,A,6

Thomas Allister                 9,9,8,8,8,7,7,6,5

Alice Connolly                   9,8,7,7,7,7,6,6

Finlay Hill                          9,8,8,8,7,7,7,7,6

Freya Tarrach                   9,8,8,8,7,6,6,6,6

Zak Burchell                     9,8,7,7,6,6,6,6,4