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The Coleshill School recognises the importance of teaching real life skills, so pupils become well-rounded individuals who thrive.

For this reason, The Coleshill School embraces the ‘SPIRIT’ rewards scheme which stands for self-management, perseverance, innovation, reflection, independence and teamwork.

The Coleshill School students, Reiss and Emily are celebrating their hard work and success on the scheme, having reached over 200 SPIRIT points each last academic year.

Emily found her new skills helped her day-to-day as well in school. Emily said, “I often use SPIRIT skills after school and even during the holidays, it’s helped me focus and achieve so much more.”

Reiss found the SPIRIT reward points motivating, saying “accumulating points make me want to build on what I’ve already acheived….it makes me hungry for more!”

Adam Gray, Associate Assistant Head, is himself an ex-pupil of Coleshill School and states “I’m passionate about the positive benefits SPIRIT provides students, the School and society; it encourages a culture of success and innovation.”

Another ex-pupil Richard Plotnek, Director at Coleshill based PLOTT Creative, heard about SPIRIT and was keen to get involved. In 2016, PLOTT committed to sponsoring the scheme artwork and reward stickers which take pride of place on pupil’s books.

Richard said “We’re proud of our involvement with SPIRIT and the way it’s grown year on year. Recognising and rewarding students for their hard work is vital.”

The school hope further SPIRIT point milestones will be achieved by students who are just as committed as Emily and Reiss.  The Coleshill School teachers have now awarded over 50,000 SPIRIT points to students in recognition of their skills.

PLOTT

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