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Summer 2010

   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
    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
                                                                                                                 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.
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             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
                                                                       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)

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
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
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                                                                                                                                                                      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). Front: Joseph Bradley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Windsor High School) Karen Sparks (Senior Tutor IT)
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Name                     Progressed to             School attended                                                                Name                    Progressed to              School attended                                                                        Name                    Progressed to              School attended
Fatima Abdo              Nat Dip Business          Cradley High School                                                            Jennifer Gough          AS/A Levels                High Arcal School                                                                      Victoria Palmer         NVQ3 Hairdressing          Bishop Milner RC School
Dale Adams               Nat Dip Performing Arts   Earls High School                                                              Paige Graham-O’Connor   Nat Dip Textiles           Hillcrest School & Com College                                                         Benjamin Panter         Nat Award Travel           Oldbury School of Sport
Nayab Ahsan              Nat Dip Textiles          Four Dwellings High School                                                     Benjamin Green          Nat Dip Business           Leasowes High School                                                                   Jordan Parke            NVQ3 Hairdressing          Holly Hall School
Naema Alboraiki          Nat Dip Health & SC       Cradley High School                                                            Harley-Jan Grocutt      Nat Dip Travel & Tourism   Earls High School                                                                      Kirsty Parke            NVQ3 Hairdressing          Bartley Green School
Subah Alboreky           Nat Dip Health & SC       Windsor High School                                                            Andrew Hadley           Nat Dip Music              Leasowes High School                                                                   Ben Parker              Nat Dip Public Services    Thorns Community College

                                                                                     Students’ Burns                                                                                                                         Ascot Style on
Liam Alcock              Nat Dip Music             Perryfields High School                                                        Candice Haines          Nat Dip Performing Arts    St Michael’s High School                                                               Joshua Parker           Nat Dip Sport              Bristnall Hall High School
Fanshar Ali              Nat Dip Public Services   Hillcrest School & Com College                                                 Nathan Harding          Level 3 Dip Childcare      Leasowes High School                                                                   Kayleigh Parkes         Nat Dip Animal Mgmt        Heathfield Found Tech College
Mariam Ali               Level 3 Dip Childcare     Redhill School                                                                 David Harper            Level 3 Dip Cookery        Wordsley School                                                                        Diane Parry             NVQ3 Hairdressing          Hillcrest School & Com College
Boby Allan-Ford          VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up   Oldbury College of Sport                                                       Daniel Harris           Nat Dip Public Services    Leasowes High School                                                                   Abby Partridge          VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up    Bristnall Hall High School

                                                                                      Night Success                                                                                                                            a Budget
Anthony Allen            Nat Dip Media             Ormiston Academy                                                               Nicola Harris           Nat Dip Health & SC        St Michael’s High School                                                               Lauren Peck             NVQ3 Hairdressing          Ridgewood High School
Nicolas Allport          Nat Dip Music             Ridgewood High School                                                          Laura Hart              Level 3 Dip In Childcare   Heathfield Found Tech College                                                          Grace Pemberton         Level 3 Dip Childcare      Leasowes High School
Abdul Amin               Nat Dip Art & Design      Leasowes High School                                                           Liridon Hasani          Nat Dip Public Services    Oldbury College of Sport                                                               Christopher Perks       Nat Dip Art & Design       Thorns Community College
Keyren Anderson          Level 3 Dip Cookery       Pedmore Technology College                                                     Amy Hatton              Nat Dip Art & Design       St Michael’s High School                                                               Amy Phillips            NVQ3 Hairdressing          Heathfield Found Tech College
Luke Anderson            Nat Dip Public Services   Redhill School                                                                 Daniel Heaford          Nat Dip Public Services    Castle High School                                                                     Elissa Pierce           Level 3 Dip Childcare      Leasowes High School
Carlie Attwood           NVQ3 Beauty Therapy       Windsor High School                                                            Rachael Healey          Nat Dip Media              Perryfields High School                                                                Matthew Plant           Nat Dip Public Services    Cradley High School
Rosie Attwood            Level 3 Dip Cookery       Windsor High School                                                            Rachel Heath            Nat Dip Travel & Tourism   Hillcrest School & Com College                                                         Lauren Poole            NVQ3 Beauty Therapy        Earls High School
Iftehan Baazab           Nat Dip Health & SC       Cradley High School                                                            Kymberley Hewins        NVQ3 Beauty Therapy        Haybridge High School                                                                  Zachary Portman         Nat Dip Music              Haybridge High School
Stephanie Bagnall        Nat Dip Animal Mgmt       Leasowes High School                                                           Thomas Hickman          Nat Dip Public Services    Crestwood School                                                                       Emma Price              Nat Dip Health & SC        Leasowes High School
Ryan Baker               Nat Dip IT                Pensnett School                                                                Gregg Hickton           Nat Dip Sport              Pedmore Tech College                                                                   Amandeep Purewal        Nat Dip IT                 St Michael’s High School
Alexander Banks          Level 3 Dip Cookery       Shenley Court School                                                           Louisa Higgins          VRQ3 Theatrical Make Up    Bishop Milner RC School                                                                Thomas Pye              Nat Dip Music              Oldbury School of Sport
Laura Banner             NVQ3 Hairdressing         Stuart Bathurst RC School                                                      Luke Hill               Nat Dip Sport              Earls High School                                                                      Emilee Raybould         Nat Dip Health & SC        Cradley High School
Rebecca Barnes           NVQ3 Beauty               Bartley Green School                                                           Luke J Hill             Nat Dip Public Services    Ormiston Academy                                                                       Teressa Raybould        Nat Dip Animal Mgmt        Thorns Community College
Michaela Barnett         Nat Dip Health & SC       St Michael’s C of E High School                                                Rachel Hill             Nat Dip Health & SC        Hillcrest School & Com College                                                         Victoria Roberts        Level 3 Dip Childcare      Leasowes High School
Keris Barratt            Nat Dip Hospitality       St Michael’s C of E High School                                                Sarah Hill              Nat Dip Media              Oldbury College of Sport                                                               Stephanie Robertson     Nat Dip Health & SC        Thorns Community College
Rowsh Begum              Level 3 Dip Childcare     Leasowes High School                                                           Laura Hipkiss           Nat Dip Animal Mgmt        Oldbury College of Sport                                                               Sarah Rock              NVQ3 Hairdressing          St Michael’s High School
Rukshana Begum           Level 3 Dip Childcare     Holly Lodge High School                                                        Rebecca Hipkiss         NVQ3 Beauty Therapy        St Michael’s High School                                                               Jonathan Rogers         Nat Dip Public Services    Frankley Com High School
Omari Bell               Nat Dip Music             Holly Lodge High School                                                        Wing Ho Ho              Nat Dip Art & Design       Pedmore Tech College                                                                   Bethany Rollins         Nat Dip Performing Arts    Pedmore Technology College
Jonathan Benham          Nat Dip Media             Bristnall Hall High School                                                     Stacey Hoare            NVQ3 Hairdressing          Earls High School                                                                      Cara Ross               NVQ3 Beauty Therapy        Ellowes Hall School
Cameron Biddle           Level 3 Dip Cookery       Bristnall Hall High School                                                     Adam Holmes             Level 3 Dip Cookery        Leasowes High School                                                                   Rihab Saeed             Nat Dip Business           Windsor High School
Daniel Bradley           Nat Dip IT                Oldbury College of Sport                                                       Rebecca Holton          Level 3 Dip Childcare      Leasowes High School                                                                   Gagandeep Sajjan        Nat Dip Business           Ormiston Academy
Samuel Bradney           Nat Dip Media             Thorns Community College                                                       Natalia Hood            Nat Dip Music              Leasowes High School                                                                   Luke Sanders            Nat Dip Sport              St Michael’s High School
Michael Brookes          NVQ3 Hairdressing         Hillcrest School & Com College                                                 Stephanie Hook          Level 3 Dip Childcare      Heathfield Found Tech College                                                          Mandeep Sandhu          Level 3 Dip Childcare      Ormiston Academy
Hayley Buckley           Nat Dip Public Services   Thorns Community College                                                       Ethan Hughes            Nat Dip Public Services    Waseley Hills High School                                                              Jodie Sedgley           Level 3 Dip Childcare      Oldbury School of Sport
Carly Bunn               NVQ3 Beauty Therapy       Thorns Community College                                                       Rebecca Hulme           Nat Dip Sport              St Michael’s High School                                                               Colin Shearing          Nat Dip Media              Perryfields High 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 College of Sport           on a budget.                                        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
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        College’s first ever                                                     Showing Support                                                     Flying the Flag for
        record label goes                                                        In February International Baccalaureate
                                                                                 students held a special tea party to
                                                                                 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)
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     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
                                                                                                             Dormston School
                                                                                                             Windsor High School
                                                                                                             Oldbury College of Sport
                                                                                                                                               Lucy O Ashbery
                                                                                                                                               Rikki Ashman
                                                                                                                                               Hayley Coates
                                                                                                                                                                                               Windsor High School
                                                                                                                                                                                               Leasowes High School
                                                                                                                                                                                               Leasowes High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Right
     Success                                                   Stacey Bethel
                                                               Gregory Butherway
                                                               Emily Cadman
                                                                                      Sport Management
                                                                                                             Oldbury Wells School
                                                                                                             Leasowes High School
                                                                                                             Bartley Green School
                                                                                                                                               Emily V Colwell
                                                                                                                                               Georgina Dallison
                                                                                                                                               Natalia Dudzinski
                                                                                                                                                                         Youth Work
                                                                                                                                                                                               Shireland High School
                                                                                                                                                                                               Leasowes High School
                                                                                                                                                                                               Whiteheath PRU
                                                               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.
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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
                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                        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),
                                                                                                                                                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.
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STOP PRESS: Media, Art
& Design Show including
Fashion Show - open to the
public 18-25 June 2010
             (weekdays only)

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