Well done to the Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 girls who took part in the Birmingham School Games tournament. 1st place went to the Year 10/11 girls team! 2nd place went to the Year 8/9 teams!
The Year 11 football team took part and won the local schools 7-a-side tournament made even better by beating local rivals Cockshut Hill in the final!
Moseley 0 – 1 KESH
Scorer(s): Ross Thomas
KESH 1 – 0 Yardleys
Scorer(s): Ross Thomas
Ark Boulton 0 – 0 KESH
KESH won the group with 7 points.
Tile Cross 0 – 1 KESH
Scorer(s): Kieran Kelly, great looping header coming on from the bench.
Cockshut 0 – 1 KESH
Scorer(s): Dominic Antrobus, great header at the far post.
Player’s Player of Tournament: Lewis Brady
Managers Player: Alex Prince
The boys did themselves, the department and the Academy proud, showing good sportsmanship throughout, gaining praise from other teachers in attendance.
Students were very fortunate to have South African international netball player Bongiwe Msomi come to our Academy to coach the girls from years 7-12. The girls were every excited to have someone they've seen on television, coach them. Bongiwe Msomi firstly started the girls off with a warm up, followed by ball handling skills and then finally a game. Bongiwe Msomi has also signed to play for the Wasps so it will be great to see her in action. Thanks to the team for inspiring the girls.
Nathan Redmond (an ex pupil at KESH Academy) was issued with a cap for the England first team in the match against Germany on 22nd March 2017.
Before the honour of the England cap, the young winger received his squad number for the first team at Birmingham City FC and joined the initial 19-man-squad as a reserve and has since figured in the first teams for both Birmingham City and Norwich. This is a great achievement for Nathan and we wish him all the best. (Picture courtesy of Birmingham City Football Club).
The PE team successfully ran a trip to Old Trafford last night to watch Man Utd vs Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg with 15 Year 9 GCSE students. The students were exceptionally behaved throughout the trip and credit to the Academy. A wonderful experience for the students.
Girls from across the academy took part in the Womens FA football week event. Here posing iwth the FA cup.
Students from our Academy are part of the Football for Peace initiative, here pictured with the Indonesian president.
Year 7 spent an afternoon in the company of Mel Clarke, 2 time paralympian and an expert with the bow and arrow! As part of Sky Sports Living for Sport, students were engaged in various sports and being inspired by Mel.