On Wednesday 13th March 2019 a team of students from The Coleshill School took part in the Digital Schoolhouse Esports regional qualifying tournament at Staffordshire University.
The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStations National Esports Tournament, is designed to engage and inspire students with careers and opportunities within the games, esports and creative industries, it uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of students and teachers with the new computing curriculum. The aim is to bridge the gap between industry and education to prepare the next generation for a digital age.
The Digital Schoolhouse eSports Tournament started in January 2018 with 20 schools taking part and an estimated reach of 1500-2000 students. Many teams from The Coleshill School took part in the school tournament and team ‘Social Construct’ went through to the regional qualifiers.
Lisa Cooper, Teacher of computing said “The team played at a very high standard, against very strong competition and came third. We also had our sixth form student, Taylor Howe take part in shout casting which was streamed live in a professional online broadcast. He did a fantastic job! This was a fantastic day for our students taking part in a national competition and they enjoyed the whole experience of the eSports Challenge!
Thousands of primary school children across Warwickshire are enjoying a head start in digital skills thanks to the groundbreaking Digital Schoolhouse programme.
Digital Schoolhouse is running in four secondary schools in the county – Campion School, Kineton High School, The Coleshill School and King Edward VI School, Stratford – and there is scope for more to join.
The programme, delivered by the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), is backed Warwickshire County Council along with industry leaders PlayStation, Sega and Ubisoft. It offers computing and digital skills training to secondary school teachers which they then pass on to local primary school staff and children. The focus is very much on fun-based learning with a range of inventive ways to engage youngsters in the subject.
Miss Cooper, Teacher of Computing commented “Our team came 3rd overall in the Regional qualifying tournament, they played brilliantly. Next week will see the last couple of teams battling for their place in the quarter finals. We have pupils from year 9 through to year 12 who will be competing for a place in the final few rounds this week.”
On Wednesday 13th March 2019 four teams from The Coleshill School took part in the North Solihull School Games level 2 indoor athletics competition. Playing against strong competition from Grace Academy, John Henry Newman, Park Hall, and Kingshurst Academy the Coleshill School teams came away with the following results:- Year 7 Girls – 1st Year 8 Girls – 1st Year 7 Boys – 1st Year 8 Boys – 1st
All teams now go on to represent North Solihull in the level 3 indoor athletics competition.
Miss Holland, PE Teacher, commented “We are really proud of our students, they have worked really hard and they performed well. They showed amazing teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm”.
World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2019
Staff at The Coleshill School dressed up for World Book Day and students enjoyed being taught by a whole host of characters including: Red Riding Hood, Three Musketeers, Professor McGonagall, Thing 1, Where’s Wally, various fairytale princesses and many more.
Students received their £1 World Book Day tokens and have taken part in ERIC Everyone Reading In Class, as well as discussions on books and reading in English.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Following our recent success in supporting the Geoff Horsfield Foundation we would like to continue to support those less fortunate and foster an ethos of empathy and giving among our students. As such we will be supporting the Comic Relief charity day on Friday 15th March by having a non-uniform day in which children are invited to wear a red item of clothing as part of their outfit alongside their red nose. In exchange for this we would like all children to bring in a £1 donation in support of this worthy cause. If they want to take part, can students please bring in £1 in cash on Friday
We are also delighted that one of our students is really throwing herself into the spirit of charity by abseiling 100ft down Fort Dunlop to raise money for Birmingham Children’s hospital. We are so proud of her! There will be a cake sale in the Hall on Friday to raise funds to support Harriet.
We thank you for your support in helping these worthy causes.
On Friday 15th February 2019, students at The Coleshill School took part in a non-uniform day, donating £1.00 towards The Geoff Horsfield Foundation. They also donated hats, scarves, gloves and socks to the charity which will be given out to the homeless. Other schools across the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership have also taken part in this initiative.
The Geoff Horsfield Foundation was set up to provide quality, safe and secure supported accommodation for vulnerable adults within the West Midlands Area. Geoff Horsfield, one of the most respected sportsmen in the West Midlands, founded the project in 2016. https://lovebrum.org.uk/cause/the-geoff-horsfield-foundation/
Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher, commented “This initiative has given all of our students the chance to help out those less fortunate than themselves. I am really proud of them for taking part and donating clothing and money to help this worthy cause.”
Many of the students at The Coleshill School are involved in various charity work, raising money for good causes and helping those less fortunate than themselves.
Mollie, Year 9 student, volunteers with the charity Operation Drawstring helping the homeless in Birmingham city centre, called “The walk around” involving walking around the city centre streets, handing out toiletries, clothing, etc, to the homeless. She also helps out on the Albert Street Project giving out cold food donated by high street shops. Mollie is there in all weathers and very often gives her own scarf and gloves to a young homeless person who needs it.
Jensen, Year 7 student, regularly gives to the homeless and at Christmas he brought a homeless person a hat, scarf, gloves and socks and donated a duvet to keep him warm.
In March, Year 7 student Harriett will be abseiling 100ft to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. Harriett said “Last year BCH looked after my sister Elle-Mae when she was very poorly. I am now a patient at BCH and all the doctors and nurses have looked after me very well. I have chosen to raise money for the hospital and Ward 7 to help them continue to do all the wonderful things they do for children and their families.