Wow! Layla in Year 11 will be carrying the baton for the Commonwealth Games. Well done Layla, we know this is a huge moment and you will do the country proud! @birminghamcg22
Today was a very special evening for our year 11 boys. Today was the last and final time our boys could wear the KESH jersey and represent this fantastic Academy in the finals.
We played Small Heath school who put up an fight. We had managed to take the lead as the constant pressure was too much for our opponents, Benji had managed to intercept a pass from the defender and calmly slot it past the keeper.
First half ends 1-0. Second half we started with great passing and movement off the ball, Zsombor had played a brilliant ball in behind as Matthew used his electric pace to get onto it, cut onto his left and finish with great power and accuracy into the top corner (2-0). Small Heath were creating more chances in the second half and were awarded a penalty which was calmly finished into the bottom right corner (2-1). However, the boys stayed positive and were persistent on achieving the third goal to increase the lead. Vinnie controlled the ball on his chest, set up perfectly for a half volley and smashed it from 30 yards out looping over the keeper. Great effort from Vinnie and a 3-1 lead was very important to relieve pressure.
Unfortunately, due to lack of concentration, the boys allowed a simple cross to creep in back post which their attacker scored and made it 3-2 with 10 minutes left. We had to take out our inner Jose Mourinho tactics and park the bus in order to secure the victory, what a masterclass decision! I must say all credit to the boys for their hard work and efforts to ensure the trophy was brought home to KESH.
It has been fantastic experience to lead my first year of fixtures and extra curricular activities, I have enjoyed it so much. The boys knew after a roller coaster few years missing out on so many opportunities, they can finish their journey at KESH on a high. If you see the boys around school, please congratulate them on their victory.
Yesterday evening we hosted @HandsworthGS for a basketball game. In the boys last dance of this academic year they came out on top with a 23-20 victory! It was a great game played in good spirit. The boys did us all proud.
This week in particular has been a fantastic week of sport for the students!
Year 7: KESH 3 - 2 Holy Trinity (through to the cup final)
Year 8: KESH HWO v Moseley (cancelled)
Year 11: Moseley 1 - 4 KESH (through to the cup final)
Year 9: Cockshut 20 - 15 KESH
Rugby is back on the map with over 55 students across all year groups at training taking advantage of some elite coaching from the Wasps community coaches.
Year 7 girls - area winners - through to Birmingham School Games Finals
Year 7 boys - area winners - through to Birmingham School Games Finals
Year 8 girls - area winners - through to Birmingham School Games Finals
Year 8 boys - runners up
Finals are taking place at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 30th March.
Students continue to work hard and enjoy their time at Hatchford Brook Golf Centre on Wednesdays. The students are making the most of the professional golfer and are relishing a great opportunity to learn new skills. 12 lucky students from Years 7 - 9!
Birmingham connect - commonwealth games 2022
We are part of the Birmingham connect initiative where we use the power of sport and excitement of the commonwealth games in Birmingham next summer to promote social integration of young people aged 12-14. We are paired with schools across the city and take part in meaningful social mixing to improve attitudes and perceptions held of people with different backgrounds; driven by young people who will catalyse change. @unibirmingham @youthsporttrust @birminghamcg22 #changinglives
Mr Hussain has organised some professional jujitsu coaches to come in and deliver sessions - we have had a good uptake but definitely needs improved attendance - please encourage students in Years 9, 10 and 11 to attend.
Yesterday, some of our year 8 and 9 students got involved in a basketball tournament with two other schools. The winners of this tournament will get the opportunity to compete at the Birmingham Championships with twenty other schools. As expected KESH won overall by winning all their games. Davincy had secured majority of the points and had a great influence on other players. Bring on the Championships!
Second house football competition this week, with over 50 year 7 students attending. It was a very close competition from all 8 forms, with a 8 point difference from 1st to 8th place. As with the year 8's on Monday, two prizes were up for grabs - winning form and winning house.
Winning form - after a nerve wrecking penalty shoot out! was 7L Winning house - Tolkien Over all standings 1st - Tolkien - 33 points 2nd - Parkes and Lloyd - 28 points 4th - Walters - 25 points.
Thanks to Ella and Macey for Year 10 and 11 for referring. Thank you to the PE team and the staff who came to support.
Our year 9 boys fought tremendously to beat 8 other schools and be crowned as Birmingham Festival cup winners!
In the group stage we managed to scrape through by 1 win to help us reach the semi finals. We comfortably beat Small Heath in the semi’s which then we had to play Holy Trinity in the finals. Holy Trinity had the upper hand in this game as they beat us 1-0 during the group stage but the boys were ready for redemption! The final ended 0-0 so it went to penalties. Both teams scored fantastic penalties but all Luka take a bow! He saved 2 penalties and decided to step up to score the winning penalty to bring the trophy home. Phenomenal scenes tonight, couldn't help but join in on the celebrations. Please congratulate the boys on their fantastic win.
Last night saw the House football competition kick off for Year 8. It was a wonderful and exhilarating competition that heated up what was an extremely cold evening on the Astroturf. With the mixed teams taking to the competition in forms, and collectively as houses, we had two prizes: winning form and winning house (calculated from all goals scored).
Winning Form: 8D with a wonderful 10 goals scored – and some exceptional performances from the likes of Harry, David, Theo and Katie holding up the goal.
Overall, the winning house with the most goals were: 1st: Lloyd (12 goals), 2nd: Tolkien, 3rd: Walters, 4th: Parkes.
A massive thanks to the PE department for running this event – it was such a great atmosphere and the students loved it. Also, it was great to see the form tutors out supporting their form groups: the students were loving seeing their teachers watching them play.