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www.halesowen.ac.uk Summer 2010 Welcome from the Principal In response to a record increase in demand for places, we are busy building on existing success to provide even more extensive support and resources for our students. Investing in the future is a major priority to deliver the best possible opportunities for continuing and new students in 2010/11. This newsletter draws on the extensive range of student With work about to begin on the College’s new Block 9, staff and students are excited about attainments in the current year. brand new facilities in Science, IT and Animal Care. Excellent staff are fundamental to a successful organisation. Halesowen College has now built an exceptional team of professionals which is one of the strongest and most capable to be found in the whole sector. On 14 March 2010 The Sunday Times recognised us as one of the best places to work in the Science public sector across the whole country. Top rankings included the areas of my team, personal growth and leadership. It concluded that “colleagues go out of their way to help each other, Successful Science students like Walid Hussain (Alexandra High School) will benefit from new have fun together and feel a strong sense of family”. This ethos is shared throughout the College laboratories, housing some of the latest scientific equipment. Biology, Chemistry and Physics so it is no wonder that students enjoy their time here and it is the most popular in the area. labs are being designed to provide excellent facilities for practical work, enhancing the students’ experience in a professional modern environment. Keith Bate Walid is a gifted Physics student, currently studying for his A Levels and he hopes to build on Launch of New Careers and HE Centre the knowledge gained at Halesowen College by studying Physics at university next year. In Walid’s view the teaching and support he receives at College are ‘first rate’ and the prospect of new resources is likely to lead to even greater success for students in this thriving Walid curriculum area. Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, officially launched the College’s new Careers and Higher Education Centre. Information Technology Professor Green was the special guest at the College Open Day on Saturday 30 January. As well as launching the centre he met Over the years the College has recorded a strong level of investment in the latest technology students and staff while he toured the College. and the results for ICT and Computing students prove it has been worthwhile. The new Careers and Higher Education Centre has opened in Investment is set to continue with the completion of Block 9 where distinction students like Jake response to the vast number of students leaving Halesowen Saunders (Earls High School) will have access to the most up to date computer hardware and College to go on to higher education and training. Careers advice software in outstanding facilities. plays a vital role in supporting students in their applications to other colleges and universities. In the new centre students and Jake is in the second year of his National Diploma IT Practitioners qualification and his visitors can access expert careers advice from highly professional predicted triple distinction has already secured him an offer from Birmingham City University and experienced staff as well as studying an extensive list of Jake to study a BSc in Networking. resources. Halesowen College has a special partnership arrangement with the University of Worcester and jointly provides a number of higher education courses, such as foundation degrees. Keith Bate, Principal at Halesowen College, said, “We are Animal Care delighted to welcome Professor Green to Halesowen to open our new centre. Halesowen College is one of only a few centres in the West Midlands to offer Animal Care “Young people and their parents trust us to give them the best and Animal Management courses. A history of outstanding student success has resulted in the education and this new careers centre will help them map out their areas growing popularity. future careers and give them extra resources. The new Animal Care unit in Block 9 is being designed to accommodate even more domestic “Last year we had 678 students go on to higher education and the and exotic animals, which allows students to extend their theoretical knowledge and perfect University of Worcester is one of our key partners.” their handling techniques. Professor David Green said, “It is an honour and privilege to be National Diploma Animal Management student, Jaclyn Walker (Perryfields High School), L-R: Georgina Thomas (Ellows Hall Sports College), Professor David Green, Vice invited to officially launch this new centre. Halesowen College is confident that her predicted distinctions will secure her place on the Conservation and Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, Dan Willetts (Hillcrest Jaclyn has great leadership and staff, and there is a great atmosphere School and Community College), Kurt Cook (Perryfields High Specialist Maths and Behaviour degree course at the University of Worcester. Jaclyn has thoroughly enjoyed her where students are really motivated to learn.” Computing College), Emma Hackett (Windsor High School) Keith Bate, Principal and time at Halesowen and feels that her experience will help her fulfil her ambition to work with Chief Executive Halesowen College. breeding programmes and conservation habitats. 2 3 Outstanding A Level Module Results Once again Halesowen College students celebrated with success stories from the recent January series of A Level modular exams. Top honours went to Ivan Podgurskiy, who achieved a staggering ‘Kitchen Kitsch’ exhibition showcases students’ skills six A grades. Ivan, who began his studies at the College last year on an English Speaking course, was rightly proud of his results from his first year of AS study and rushed to tell his former ESOL tutors when the results were published on 12 March. Ivan achieved top grades from module results in Physics, Maths and Computing. Art & Design students researched the 1950s and then showed off their textile skills in a special exhibition called `Kitchen Kitsch’. Health & Social Care students are enjoying working in their Twenty two students on the National Diploma Textiles with Fashion Studies course new facilities in Block 8 which opened last September. The designed their own apron after researching the theme by looking at old wallpapers, purpose built suite and professional equipment, including the tacky ornaments like flying ducks, 1950s pin up girls and the seaside. latest hospital beds, provides excellent practical experience for The second year students worked on the project for nearly 2 months and students at every level, which can be applied during their work experimented with felt making and embroidery techniques to design and make their experience. apron. Health & Social Care students are amongst the first to get involved with the numerous charitable activities undertaken at the College. A group of Their designs were on show at the College’s Whittingham Road campus and the first year Diploma students have put their design skills to the test to make a students acted as curators of the exhibition, working as a group to set up the show for range of cards in aid of Cancer Research. More than 30 cards have been the public. designed and will be sold by the charity to raise funds. Becky Howson, Textiles lecturer, said, “This project has helped the students hone their Curriculum Team Manager, Liz Skipper, was delighted by the students’ design skills. They had the freedom to produce their own design and enjoyed the fun efforts and felt that working in such bright new surroundings had a really element of kitsch.” positive effect on their attitude as well as their creativity! Photo above - L-R: Charlene Butler (Oldbury College of Sport) Jessica Hillman (Bristnall STOP PRESS: Media, Art & Design Show Hall Technology College) and Amy Winter (Windsor High School) including Fashion Show - open to the public 18-25 June 2010 (weekdays only) L-R: Matt Groome, (Dormston School), Olivia Smith (Edgecliffe High School), Hannah Picken (Thorns Community College) Ivan Students Azim Ashraf (Heathfield High School) and Harvinder Students Get Creative Textiles students worked with pupils at Lutley Primary School to create a new environmentally themed banner. Dhillon (Holly Hall School) also picked up four A grades from their A Level studies. Katie Barwell (Dormston School) showed female The banner, which is now on display in the main school hall, took its students the way to success with A grades in English Literature, theme from drawings supplied by the Lutley pupils. The National History and Law. Diploma Textiles students used screen printing and appliqué techniques to bring the design to life. Highly successful subjects included History scoring 37 grade As and 46 grade Bs, closely followed by English with 23 top grades and Sophie Hutton, Textiles lecturer, was pleased with the progress the 56 at grade B. students made and said, “The students worked extremely hard and it’s good to know that their efforts are there for the whole school to Vice Principal and Director of Teaching and Learning Paul Bridgewater said, “All students and staff deserve our see.” congratulations on their success in the January examinations. These results lay the foundation for students to achieve excellent A Level Rebecca Cox, Deputy Head at Lutley Primary School, was keen to results this summer and they should all be proud of their hard work stress how much her pupils had enjoyed working with the College up to this mid year point in their studies.” students to complete the project. L-R: Students Adele Round (Ounsdale High School) and Hannah Clark (Stourbridge College) with Lutley pupils Erlina Hales, Gemma Larkin, Amelea Rostrom and Reena Sandu 4 5 Halesowen students say bonjour to Paris Fifty textiles and fashion students said `bonjour’ to Paris when they travelled to the fashion capital as part of their studies. The students, who are studying National Diploma Textiles and Fashion and A Level Textiles, had three days to visit the sights of Paris, including museums and well known tourist spots such as the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. Highlights of the trip were a visit to ‘Premiere Vision’, an ‘Ciao’ Italy international textile trade fair, and attending a student exhibition to see graduate textile work. More than 20 Halesowen College students recently visited Angela Hughes, senior tutor for Expressive Arts, said, “It was a fantastic experience for the students to see such culture Trento in Italy for an exchange visit where they spent ten first hand. The sights and sounds of Paris have really inspired days at a technical commerce school called Instituto Antonio them in their studies and given them a great insight into the fashion industry.” Tambosi which has 800 pupils. L-R: Lucy Mitchell (Leasowes Community College), Katie Middleton (Pedmore Technology College & Community School), Kirstie Taylor (Thorns School and Community College), Laura Owen (Earls Students studying on the International High School), Lauren Ford (Four Dwellings High School), Charlotte Cooper (Kingswinford School), Baccalaureate Diploma and the National Jo Davis (Arts Technician), Lauren Orme (Ounsdale High School), Angela Hughes (Senior Tutor), Navneet Kharod (Oldbury College of Sport), Chris Perks (Thorns School and Community College) Diploma in Information Technology worked with their Italian counterparts to develop inspirational new IT interactive learning A Disney Adventure materials, which they plan to present at an A group of 48 National Diploma IT students and international conference later in the year. 5 members of staff enjoyed an educational visit to The link between Halesowen and the province Disneyland Paris. of Trentino was launched in 1992 and has gone from strength to strength over the years. The trip, organised by ‘Study Experiences’, included a programme of seminars explaining how IT is used within the Lee Fletcher, Learning Manager at Halesowen Disney Corporation to design, create and run the various College, said, “As in previous years, this trip attractions. The group were then given the opportunity to has been really successful and students have put theory into practice by getting plenty of ‘hands on’ seen a different way of learning and gained experience of the resorts roller coasters and other rides. an insight into the Italian education system. We want our students to widen their horizons and IT student James Lehal (Holly Lodge High School) was really have the opportunity to learn and work using inspired by the trip and said, “How new technologies are another language whilst developing a better used to create rides is fascinating. It was great seeing how understanding of a European culture.” the rides are designed and constructed and then getting the opportunity to experience them.” As a result of the trip students have been L-R back row: Alex Layton (Earls High School), Matthew Chambers (Wodensborough Community Technology encouraged to communicate regularly and by College), Simon Whitehouse (Coseley School), Nilo Clemeno, Richard Kilvington (Coseley School), Joseph Marson, Amber Chatwin (Perryfields High School) agreed and using an online site they are developing long Sean Brady (Holly Lodge), Anne-Marie Kane (James Brindley High), Thomas Marr (Ellowes Hall), Anthony Aldridge stressed how the educational visit had been fun. She said, L-R: Lee Hughes (Crestwood School), William James (Windsor High School), Jenni Griffiths lasting friendships. (Earls High School), Alex Watkins (Thorns Community College), Bradley Sheeham (Earls High School), Sabeel Bashir “The seminars took you behind the scenes of the rides and (Wordsley School), Matthew Jarrett ( St Michael’s C of E High School), Jordan Beckett (Heathfield School), Rosie-Ann Hollis (Earls High School), Gina Stearman (Earls High School) (Oldbury College of Sport), Edward Spencer (Windsor High School), Ashley Deeley somehow made the experience even more magical.” (Heathfield Foundation Technology College), Josh Brodie-Parsons (Wordsley School), Chloe L-R front row: Ben Newman (Oldbury College of Sport), Samantha Faulkner (Pedmore Technology College), James Bowcott (Ridgewood High School), Matthew Dutton (Thorns Community College), Daniel Worton (Earls High School) Cresswell (Crestwood School), Amber Chatwin (Perryfields High School). 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School Laura Burgess Nat Dip Animal Mgmt Thorns Community College Brandon Hunter Nat Dip Public Services St Michael’s High School Jade Shepherd NVQ3 Hairdressing Pedmore Technology College Hannah Butler Nat Dip Health & SC Bristnall Hall High School Catering students enjoyed great success Rafat Hussein Nat Dip IT Heathfield Found Tech College Hairdressing students re-created the glamour Alexandra Shevlin Nat Dip Animal Mgmt Pensnett School Kirsty Butler Nat Dip Health & SC Perryfields High School when they organised Burns Night Daniela Imbimbo NVQ3 Beauty Therapy St Paul’s School for Girls of the UK’s famous horse race for a project - all Chloe Shiner Level 3 Dip Childcare St Michael’s High School Cherise Cafolla Nat Dip Performing Arts Four Dwellings School Jack Ingram Nat Dip Sport Perryfields High School Bernita Shran Nat Dip Business Earls High School Leonie Campbell AS/A Levels Pedmore Technology College celebrations in the College Training Abbie Jackson Nat Dip Sport Oldbury 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Imraj Singh Nat Dip Business Windsor High School Rachel Cappella Level 3 Dip Cookery Cradley High School Natasha Jackson Nat Dip Sport Bishop Milner RC School Jitinder Singh Nat Dip Business Holly Lodge High School Paige Carr Nat Dip Health & SC Four Dwellings School Restaurant. Luke James Nat Dip Sport Bristnall Hall High School Sheona Singh Nat Dip Performing Arts Bartley Green School Andrew Carrie Nat Dip IT Oldbury College of Sport Rebecca James Level 3 Dip Childcare Cradley High School The Level 3 students had only £10 to come Karamdip Singh Cheema Nat Dip Business Coseley High School Stephanie Carter NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Windsor High School Daniel Jarrousse Nat Dip Art & Design Dormston School Lorna Siviter NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Ridgewood High School Chelsea Clarke VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up Hillcrest School & Com College The celebrations, which mark the birth of Terri Johnson Nat Dip Public Services Crestwood School up with a fashionable and glamorous look Lucy Slimm Nat Dip Performing Arts Windsor High School Richard Clarke Nat Dip IT Thorns Community College Toni-Anne Johnstone NVQ3 Hairdressing Hillcrest School & Com College Joseph Coleman Nat Dip Public Services Bishop Milner RC School Scotland’s favourite son, were carefully Adam Jones Nat Dip IT Perryfields High School for their models and they had to buy all their Luisa Smalley Nat Dip Performing Arts Windsor High School Charlotte Smith Level 3 Dip Childcare Ormiston Academy Jak Collier Nat Dip Media Oldbury College of Sport planned to include a traditional menu Adele Jones Nat Dip Health & SC Leasowes High School accessories, including clothes and make up, Phillip Smith Nat Dip Graphic Design Windsor High School Mark Collins Level 3 Dip Cookery Windsor High School Ben Jones Nat Dip Sport Thorns Community College Shona Smith NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Bristnal Hall High School Sian Collyer Nat Dip Art & Design Windsor High School and a professional piper was engaged Jessica Jones NVQ3 Hairdressing Thorns Community College whilst ensuring they didn’t go over budget. Sophie Smith Nat Dip Travel & Tourism Thorns Community College Kerrie Cook Nat Dip Health & SC Leasowes High School Rebecca Jones Nat Award Travel Leasowes High School Tammy Smith NVQ3 Hairdressing Ridgewood High School Amy Cooper Level 3 Dip Childcare Heathfield Found Tech College to entertain diners throughout the Steven Jones Nat Dip Media Hillcrest School & Com College Mohammed Sohail Nat Dip Business Perryfields High School Elena Cooper Nat Dip Animal Care Heathfield Found Tech College evening. The haggis took centre stage Ravinder Kaur Nat Dip Health & SC Holly Lodge High School Following some extensive research the students Heather Spencer Level 3 Dip Childcare Earls High School Jemma Cooper Nat Dip Health & SC Hillcrest School & Com College Tanveer Kazim Nat Dip Business Lordswood Boys School Rachel Spencer Level 3 Dip Childcare Earls High School Jodie Cope Level 3 Dip Childcare Bristnall Hall High School and in keeping with the Burns Night Stacey Kerrod Nat Dip Animal Mgmt St Michael’s High School developed hairstyles that stretched their Kirsty Stait NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Leasowes High School Katrina Corbett Nat Dip Animal Care Ormiston Academy tradition was toasted with whiskey. Farhan Khan Nat Dip IT Perryfields High School technical skill and encouraged them to explore Jessica Sturman Level 3 Dip Childcare Windsor High School Amy Corfield AS/A Levels Castle High School Rebecca Knowles NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Pedmore Technology College Karnpreet Takhar Nat Dip Business Leasowes High School Louise Crampton VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up Earls High School Anil Kumar Nat Dip IT Oldbury College of Sport different ways of dressing hair to maximise Kelly Talbot Level 3 Dip Cookery Bishop Milner RC School Lacey Crew Level 3 Dip Childcare Heathfield Found Tech College Philippa Lacey Nat Dip Performing Arts Summerhill School Afran Tariq Nat Dip Business St Michael’s High School Charlotte Crumpton Level 3 Dip Cookery Windsor High School In addition to organising the event, Nicola Laidlaw Level 3 Dip Childcare Perryfields High School impact. Nicole Tennant Nat Award Travel Windsor High School Paige Crumpton Nat Dip Public Services Bristnall Hall High School Connor Lamb Nat Dip Music Pensnett School Jyoti Thakar VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up Aldridge Comprehensive Kirandeep Dale Nat Dip Business Colton Hills Community School Catering students took full responsibility Jade Lawrence NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Langley High School Kelly Theodosi Nat Award Travel Leasowes High School Michaela Dalton Nat Dip Public Services Bartley Green School on the evening for all the cooking and Colleen Lee Nat Dip Performing Arts Hillcrest School & Com College Dawn Aubrey, Curriculum Team Manager for Harley Thompson VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up Ellowes Hall School Ritvars Davis Nat Dip Business Pedmore Technology College Claire Lewis NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Hillcrest School (Bartley Green) Laura Thornhill NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Bristnall Hall High School Ashley Deeley Nat Dip IT Heathfield Found Tech College service. Mikey Lightfoot Nat Dip Performing Arts Wasley Hills High School Hairdressing, was delighted with the results Joseph Tomkins Level 3 Dip Childcare Perryfields High School Stuart Deeley Level 3 Dip Cookery Bristnall Hall High School Tiffany Lloyd VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up High Arcal School and said, “I was overwhelmed by the standard Joseph Totney Nat Dip Media Edgecliffe High School Emma Ditchfield NVQ3 Hairdressing Earls High School Katie Lowe Nat Dip Media Holly Lodge High School William Tranter Level 3 Dip Cookery Ridgewood High School Lewis Doley Nat Dip Performing Arts Heathfield Found Tech College Catering student, Phil Carter, (Hillcrest Gareth Maiden Nat Dip Sport Thorns Community College of the students’ work, particularly when I Stacey Tromans Nat Dip Music Technology Hillcrest School & Com College Chelsea Douglas Nat Dip Textiles Leasowes High School Gemma Maiden Nat Dip Health & SC Thorns Community College Teri-Anne Tromans NVQ3 Hairdressing Pedmore Technology College Jade Dove Level 3 Dip Childcare High Arcal School School & Community College) who had Ashley Manning Nat Dip Music Shireland High School compared it to professional images in glossy Jade Tuckley Nat Dip Animal Mgmt Alexandra High School Jacob Dowling Nat Dip Public Services Haybridge High School a key role in promoting the event said, Chelsea Margetts-Burt NVQ3 Hairdressing Windsor High School magazines.” Jack Tudor-Williams Nat Dip Public Services High Arcal School Michael Dublin Nat Dip IT Windsor High School Jermaine Maskrey Nat Dip Sport Holly Lodge High School Andrew Turbutt Nat Dip Media Crestwood School Gemma Dugmore Level 3 Dip Childcare Summerhill School “It was a fantastic success - the guests Jackie Massey Nat Dip Textiles High Arcal School Abbie Turner Nat Award Travel Thorns Community College Jaimie Dutton NVQ3 Hairdressing St Michael’s High School were very impressed with our standard Sam Mattocks Level 3 Dip Cookery Ounsdale School Student, Jordan Parke, (Holly Hall School) Kimberley Turner Level 3 Dip Childcare Perryfields High School Jayde Edmunds Nat Dip Health & SC Braidwood School Jade May NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Wordsley School Kelly Venables ip Comp Therapies Heathfield Found Tech College Catherine Edwards NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Edgecliffe High School of cooking and presentation.” Karan Mehta Nat Dip Graphic Design Lordswood Boys School thought that the project had been a fantastic Kerry-Ann Vickers NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Lordswood Girls School Mathew Evans Nat Dip Public Services Crestwood School Martin Millward-Baker Level 3 Dip Cookery Wordsley School Scott Wakeman Nat Dip Sport Ridgewood High School Ryan Evans Nat Dip Sport Heathfield Found Tech College Sharma Mitchell NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Holly Hall School experience and commented, “It was amazing Stacey Walker Level 3 Dip Cookery Alexandra High School Thomas Evans Nat Dip IT St Michael’s High School Jasmin Mohamed Nat Dip Health & SC Earls High School to see everyone’s work come together - all our Natalie Wallace Nat Dip Art & Design Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Emily Fannon Nat Dip Animal Mgmt Waseley Hills High School Emily Mole Nat Dip Sport Leasowes High School Sean Wallader Nat Dip Graphic Design Thorns Community College Louise Fanthom Level 3 Dip Childcare Bristnall Hall High School Heather Mole Nat Dip Animal Mgmt Perryfields High School hard work certainly paid off.” Debbie Warrender Level 3 Dip Childcare Oldbury School of Sport Yassir Farah Nat Dip Business Harborne Hill School Nicole Morrison NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Heathfield Found Tech College Katie Watkins Nat Dip Sport Oldbury School of Sport Hannah Farmer Nat Dip Health & SC Dormston School Ishtyak Munassar Nat Dip Textiles Windsor High School Nicholas Watkins Nat Dip Sport Dormston School Emma Farthing Nat Dip Health & SC Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School Timothy Musgrave Nat Dip IT Shireland High School Emma Watts NVQ3 Hairdressing Waseley Hills High School Amy-Louise Fellows NVQ3 Hairdressing Heathfield Found Tech College 21 Level 2 students progressed Rebecca Musgrove Level 3 Dip Cookery Bristnall Hall High School John Weaver Level 3 Dip Cookery Windsor High School Emma Finch NVQ3 Hairdressing Dormston School Mellissa Mwetwa Nat Dip Health & SC RSA Academy Nicola Weaver NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Earls High School Alix Foster Level 3 Dip Cookery Thorns Community College to the Level 3 Diploma in Nishat Naeem Level 3 Dip Childcare Redhill School Stephanie Webb NVQ3 Hairdressing Thorns Community College Nadia Ghaleb Nat Dip Business Cradley High School Advanced Professional Cookery Mohammed Naveed Nat Dip Sport St Michael’s High School 51 Level 2 students progressed to Emily Westley Level 3 Dip Childcare Hillcrest School & Com College Wafa Ghaleb Level 3 Dip Childcare Leasowes High School Anam Noor Nat Dip Health & SC Holly Hall School Level 3 courses in Beauty Therapy, Adam Westwood Nat Dip Public Services Dormston School Ryan Gibbs Nat Dip IT Four Dwellings School Samantha North NVQ3 Beauty Therapy Hillcrest School & Com College Lisa Whittle Level 3 Dip Childcare Kingswinford School Sarah Gibbs Level 3 Dip Childcare Heathfield Found Tech College James Oakes Nat Dip Public Services Crestwood School Hairdressing and Theatrical & Matthew Wickett Nat Dip Sport Heathfield Found Tech College Stacey-Racheal Gilbert Nat Dip Animal Mgmt Wodensborough Com College Amie O’Connor Nat Award Travel Leasowes High School Media Make Up Sam Widnall Level 3 Dip Cookery Braidwood School Mohammed Gill Nat Dip Business Earls High School Casey Oglesby Nat Dip Health & SC Cradley High School Alex Wilden Nat Dip Applied Science Ridgewood High School Robert Gill Nat Dip Sport St Michael’s High School James Oliver Level 3 Dip Cookery Pensnett School Alan Wong Nat Dip Sport Ridgewood High School Zac Glover Nat Dip Sport Dormston School Harry Owen Nat Dip Sport Ormiston Academy Samuel Woodcock Nat Dip Music Perryfields High School 8 9 College’s first ever Showing Support Flying the Flag for record label goes In February International Baccalaureate students held a special tea party to Halesowen LIVE! celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. College graphics student Reece O’Toole (Bartley Green School) is celebrating after being named as the winner of the Halesowen Flag Competition. The competition was launched by Dudley Council towards the end of last year when local people were asked to design a new flag to reflect the town’s history and culture. Creative Reece is a BTEC National Graphic Design student and he used his skills to design a new flag for the town, taking inspiration from traditional symbols and the coat of arms for Halesowen. He was also keen to represent the steel and iron industry in his design. His entry was named the winner at the Halesowen Area Committee in January and has been made into a flag and given a prominent position in the town centre. Reece said, “I really enjoyed taking part in the competition and looking into the history of the town. Traditional symbols feature strongly in my design and I wanted to use the past with new style graphics to represent the future. I feel proud that my work has been made into a flag on permanent display in the town centre.” Paul Bridgewater, Vice Principal at Halesowen College, said, “Reece has been really innovative in the design of his flag and we are very pleased he has been named the winner. Our graphics students are extremely talented and use traditional methods as well as state of the art technology in their studies.” Other students from the College also received certificates to recognize their competition entries. They included Alexander Colucci (Dormston School), Dwaine Steer (Bristnall Hall High School), Haythem Saleh (Hillcrest School and Community College), Tom Downing (Pedmore Technical College), Dominic Tranter (Heathfield Foundation Technology College), Tom Horton (Windsor High School), Natalie McBrearty (Earls High School), Daniel Barnsley (Heathfield Foundation Technology College), Rebecca John (Hillcrest School and Community College) and Evelyn Purchase (Cradley High School). The theme of Fairtrade Fortnight was `The Big Students get in a fashion fix Swap’, encouraging everyone to swap their normal items like tea, bananas and chocolate for fair trade products. By providing a variety of fair trade goodies for their tea party the students were Three media students worked behind the scenes of one The College has launched its first ever record label called ‘Furnace Records’ to showcase keen to show their support for producers in the of TV’s most well known shows - Gok’s Fashion Fix. music students’ talents. developing world getting a fairer deal. Jonathan Bridgewater (Ridgewood High School), Dan Hughes (St Michael’s C of E School) and Chloe Morgan (Earls High School) Students, who are involved in producing original music, are in a band Louise Gibbard, International Baccalaureate worked as pre-production runners, helping to gather information on or a producer can now release their material via iTunes, Amazon, Personal Tutor, said, “The IB students have taken people in West Bromwich who wanted to star in the show. Play.Com, Spotify or Nokia Music. All songs released will be chart eligible and students should receive royalties on copies sold. part in a variety of events as part of their They hope to carry on their work experience during the actual shoot community theme project of `Sharing our Humanity’. Music students are really excited about the new record label and for the show which takes place later in the year. As well as showing their support for fair trade know they now have excellent prospects of their quality recordings being released. they recently marked Holocaust Memorial day by Dan Finnemore, Media lecturer, said, “All three really learnt a hearing from Holocaust survivor Susi Bechhofer. lot from the experience and worked hard all day. It gave them a Alex Griffin, Music Lecturer, said, “This is a real first for the College unique insight into the TV industry and all the planning that goes on and something we have been planning for some time. Our music behind the scenes.” students are extremely talented and this is a great way to showcase their excellent work. ‘Furnace Records’ will be run like any other Gok’s Fashion Fix features makeovers, celebrities and designer record label and we are hoping to shake things up and achieve a top L-R: Linet Ndlovu (George Dixon International School & Sixth Form 40 hit.” fashion tips. Centre), Anthony Aldridge (Earls High School), Mariama Sinhatech (George Dixon International School & Sixth Form Centre), Alex Griffin (Music Lecturer), Jamie Bright (Four Dwellings High School), Laura Guest-Summers (The Crestwood School), Liam Lissemore Ryan Douglas (The Crestwood School) (The Coseley School) L-R: Jonathan Bridgewater (Ridgewood High School), Assistant Producer Maria Bonobre, Media Lecturer Dan Finnemore, Dan Hughes (St Michael’s C of E School) and Chloe Morgan (Earls High School) 10 11 Over many years the College has developed an outstanding reputation for the high levels of achievement of its students on programmes leading to higher education and successful careers. Building on these strengths, we have developed key partnerships with local universities including the University of Worcester and Newman University College, Birmingham. Progression to University of Worcester Progression to Newman University College In September 2009 the following 64 students progressed to a wide variety In September 2009 the following 52 progressed of courses at the University of Worcester to a wide variety of courses at Newman University College, Birmingham Name Subject School attended Name Subject School attended Hopping for Thomas J Amphlett Kirsty Anders Amritpal Basrar Teaching Drama Business Dormston School Windsor High School Oldbury College of Sport Lucy O Ashbery Rikki Ashman Hayley Coates Childcare Teaching Drama Windsor High School Leasowes High School Leasowes High School The Right Success Stacey Bethel Gregory Butherway Emily Cadman Childcare Sport Management Childcare Oldbury Wells School Leasowes High School Bartley Green School Emily V Colwell Georgina Dallison Natalia Dudzinski Youth Work Teaching Psychology Shireland High School Leasowes High School Whiteheath PRU Direction Daniel G Chambers Business Leasowes High School Kerry Dunne Childcare Pedmore Technology College James Conlon Business Leasowes High School Jonathan Elliott History Leasowes High School Brett Davies Business Windsor High School Daniel Evans Sports Studies Dormston School Amandeep Dhadwal Business Holly Lodge High School Katie Giles Youth Work Castle High School Andrew Edmonds Sport Mgmt Frankley Community High School Elizabeth Goodyer History Leasowes High School Chelsea Evans Childcare Oldbury College of Sport Elizabeth R Grosvenor Childcare Haybridge High School Marie Evans Childcare Bristnall Hall High School Danielle Hickin Youth Work Earls High School Amy J E Fan Health & Social Care Perryfields High School Robyn A Francis Health & Social Care Holy Trinity Zara Hill Education Studies Thorns School & Comm College Craig Gilling Music Leasowes High School Lucy Jones Teaching Pedmore Technology College Dale J Gordon Business Frankley Community High School Avril L Jones Education Studies Ormiston Academy Martha Greene Teaching Crestwood School Rachael G Jones Theology St Michael’s High School Hannah Griffiths English Thorns School & Comm College Ellen R Kealey Teaching Oldbury College of Sport Rachel A Grocutt Drama Colmers School Kelly M Howells Teaching Heathfield Found Tech College Sarah Guest Geography Leasowes High School Kieran Kelly Youth Care Earls High School Samantha Harborne Sociology Kings Bury School Rebecca Law Counselling Earls High School Sarah Hawkins Business Bishop Milner RC School Rebekah L Lewis Education Studies Bristnall Hall High School Luke Hayward Web Development Perryfields High School James C Lunn Sports Studies Dormston School Thomas B Hickman Sport Studies Dormston School Embedzai Mashava Counselling George Dixon GM School Nicholas Holden Media Crestwood School Laurie Millsom Education Studies Windsor High School Samantha Halliday Health & Social Care Holly Lodge High School Jonathan Mullinger Theology Ormiston Academy photograph courtesy of the Express and Star Stacey L Hough Health & Social Care Thorns School & Comm College Thomas J Nicholls Sport Studies Dormston School Ben Hughes Digital Media Leasowes High School Fern Norrey Education Studies Windsor High School Jade Ingleby Drama Bartley Green School Jade L Oakley Education Studies Thorns School & Comm College Anita Johal Childcare Shireland High School Laura Owen Counselling Earls High School Early Childhood Foundation Degree students Daniel R Jones PE & Sport Windsor High School Lee Page (St Michael’s C of E School) is a first Lee Page Business & Media St Michael’s High School hopped from Old Hill to the College’s Charlotte Jones Teaching Windsor High School year Business & Media Production Foundation Holly J Palmer Teaching St Michael’s High School Shenstone House campus in Halesowen, raising A Kennedy-Hanson Youth Work Windsor High School Degree student and, following success as a film Sarah B Parkes Theology Crestwood School more than £400 for Children in Need. Abby J Leedham Childcare Thorns School & Comm College maker, he is now pursuing his ambition to be a Andrew J Lewis History Holly Hall School Kelly Payne Sports Studies Earls High School Laura J Pearman Teaching Ellowes Hall School film director. Kaylee Mallin Teaching Windsor High School Becki Aston (Hillcrest School & Community Lucy H Mason Childcare High Arcal School Claire A Perks Education Studies Bartley Green School Lee is no stranger to the art of film making, College), Lauren Bishop (Heathfield Megan L Mason Psychology Wordsley School James S Petford History Redhill School having worked as a runner and acting assistant Foundation Technology College) and Steph Amy M O’Connor Psychology Thorns School & Comm College Justene Poyner Childcare Crestwood School on the film ‘Souled Out’, which was directed by Hall (Thorns Community College) travelled the Matthew J Page English St Michael’s High School Emma Ridley Business/Media Windsor High School Kirsty M Rosten Education Studies Shenley Court School Shimmy Marcus for IPSO Factor Films, and his 2 miles on space hoppers and as they were Kirsty Parsons Childcare Earls High School Thomas O Postings Sport Science Edgecliffe High School Katie M Ruff Teaching Cradley High School own short film ‘Asunder’ won 2 student awards - dressed in their pyjamas they got more than a Stephanie L Rolinson PE & Sport Summerhill School Veninderjit Samrai Education Studies Perryfields High School Best Film and Best Director. few strange looks from passers by. Emma L Rowe Illustration Bristnall Hall High School Amy Savin Teaching Windsor High School ‘Asunder’ was completed while Lee was working Paul J Rudge Business Management Frankley Community High School Laura E Shepherd Teaching Leasowes High School Becki felt that as Childcare students it was Kimberley Russon Psychology Thorns School & Comm College towards a National Diploma in Media Production Jennifer Simpson Teaching Hagley RC School important to do something special for Children Nicholas Smith Drama Summerhill School Luke Summers Sports Studies Hagley RC School - Television & Film at the College and the in Need. She said, “It was harder than we Nicola Stawiszynski Illustration Bristnall Hall High School Joanne Taylor History Leasowes High School Business & Media Production Foundation Degree, thought but great fun – we did get some funny Rebecca L Stocks Psychology St Michael’s High School Louise Taylor Education Studies High Arcal School which is run at the College in partnership with looks but people were very generous.” Matthew Stokes Media Thorns School & Comm College Mandeep Uppal Management Bristnall Hall High School Newman University College, seemed the natural Ruth Taff Journalism Ridgewood High School Emma Walker Education Studies Leasowes High School progression route for someone planning to Bradie Taylor-Booth PE & Sport Summerhill School The Early Childhood Foundation Degree is Laura J Westwood Sports Studies Dormston School create their own media production and events Rebecca Thompson English Earls High School run by the College in partnership with the Kieran C Woodhouse History Windsor High School company. Charlotte E Tranter Sport Therapy Ridgewood High School University of Worcester and offers an ideal Jack WortonLast year a History record number of 669 High Arcal School Halesowen College students progressed started at education and that 2006 on Danielle Tromans Childcare St Michael’s High School Having to higher the College back in progression route for Level 3 Childcare figure is likely to see a significant increase in 2010 as 896 students have already made UCAS applicationscome a a First Diploma in Media course, Lee has to Matthew Wadeley Business Kingswinford School students. Gemma Wakefield Nursing Hillcrest School & Comm College universities and colleges across the country. Alex Whyte Sport Studies Thorns School & Comm College very long way. His passion for film and a desire Holly Wilkinson Film Production Redhill School Last year a record number of 678 Halesowen College to have his own company are great motivators Elizabeth M Wills English Ridgewood High School students progressed to higher education and 900 and the knowledge and skills he has gained as Rebecca J Wiley Digital Media Ridgewood High School students have already made UCAS applications to a Halesowen College student are the things that Abigail Winwood History Ormiston Academy will turn his dream into a reality. Natalie R Worrall Illustration Heathfield Found Tech College universities and colleges across the country this year. 12 2 10 13 3 11 Halesowen College Sport Report Express Buses It’s been another busy term for the Sports Department. As well as performing well in the football and basketball leagues, College students have been participating in various sporting competitions right across New Routes added! the region. Regional Competitions West Midlands Badminton Competition: From September 2010 the FREE College bus service will get Jack Davies (The Kingswinford School) and even better as more routes are added to meet demand. Jack Davenport (Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy) - 2nd Place Our Express Bus routes are constantly under review so that we Adam Bowater (Crestwood School) - 3rd Place can offer the best possible service to our students and from September the following improvements are planned in response West Midlands Basketball Tournament: to student feedback and rising levels of popularity: Semi-finalists • A NEW service from Selly Oak, travelling to the College West Midlands Basketball Cup: via Harborne and Quinton Semi-finalists • An improved service from Bromsgrove West Midlands Cross Country: • An improved service from Bartley Green Congratulations to Jade Riley (Ellowes Hall Sports College) • An improved service from Hagley and Pedmore West Midlands Table Tennis Competition: • A NEW service from Kidderminster, via Colley Gate Adam Wheeler (Crestwood School) and Jordan Madkins • An extended service from West Bromwich Nathan Fletcher (Crestwood School) (Thorns Community College) - 2nd Place Member of the College Table Tennis team West Midlands Tennis Tournament: Aimee Nock (Pedmore Technology College) - 2nd Place To find your nearest route contact Admissions on Jack Henfield (Leasowes Community College) and Mark Turnbull 0121 602 7888 and ask for a leaflet or go to (Earls High School) - Joint 3rd Place www.halesowen.ac.uk West Midlands 5-a-side Football Tournament: Men’s Team - Semi-finalists NEW in Inter-College Competitions Student launches Inter-College Badminton Winners Inter-College Table Tennis Winners Sport for 2010 . . . Badminton Centre of Excellence Our Inter-College Sports Inclusion Team were only one point off the top spot after taking part in the first inter-college curling BMX Freestyle Cycling Expert badminton player Jack Davies (The Kingswinford School) is using his skills competition to launch a centre of excellence for gifted and talented players. Cheerleading Jack, a second year BTEC National Sport student, is a county badminton player who has Cricket been coaching and umpiring badminton competitions and fixtures within the School Sports Partnership* to raise the profile of the sport. Futsal Coaching Jack currently runs a session at the College on Tuesday evenings, attracting more than 20 students, and has recently completed his Level 2 Coaching qualification. He has now been National Pool Lifeguard approached by the Partnership to set up the centre of excellence and he is urging all players Course aged 11 upwards from around the borough to come forward. Street Dance College Sports Organizer, Catherine Mayall, said, “We are delighted one of our students has been asked to set up this centre of excellence. This is a fantastic opportunity for Jack. He has Table Tennis worked extremely hard to achieve this success and now he can pass his experience and skills on to others.” Watersports Sports Inclusion Team Members: Tom Chambers (The Meadow School), Captain - Simon Chambers, Paul Hillman (Bristnall Hall High School), Tom Yarnold (St Michael’s C of E School), Championships Daniel Jones (Halesbury School), Sarah Whitehouse (Brier School), Chris Brindley (St Michael’s C of E School), Josh Duggan (St Michael’s C of E School), Josh Naif (St Michael’s C of E School), *The School Sports Partnership brings colleges and secondary schools from Ian Edmonds (Perryfields High School) and James Fanthom (Cradley High School) around the borough together to share facilities and promote sport. 14 15 15 STOP PRESS: Media, Art & Design Show including Fashion Show - open to the public 18-25 June 2010 (weekdays only)
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