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Congratulations to both our year seven and year eight teams who competed in the National Kids Lit Quiz on Monday 16th November. Both teams were excellent and even managed to pick up some spot prizes along the way. They have been working hard on a Thursday lunchtime in the English department, brushing up on their knowledge of books and discussing their favourites, why not come along and join them?
Coventry Observer Sept 24th 2015
YOUNG rugby fans from all over the world have celebrated success at a major international tag rugby youth festival in the city.
The inaugural Jaguar Land Rover International Tag Rugby Youth Festival brought schoolchildren from Paris, New York, Kampala, Brazil and Coventry together to celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015 and promote the core values of the game.
The children, aged between 13 and 15, took part in an action-packed week of rugby-themed activities, which concluded with Team Paris emerging victorious at a tag rugby 7s tournament held at the Ricoh Arena.
The international teams were partnered with four schools in the city – Caludon Castle, Coundon Court, Stoke Park and Westwood Academy.
They took part in expert coaching sessions with local rugby clubs at Barker Butts, Pinley, Earlsdon and Old Coventrians and watched live sport in the city including Wasps v Samoa, Coventry Bears v London Skolars and the Coventry Blaze ice hockey team.
Other highlights included a visit to Rugby town centre, the birthplace of the game, where the children were able to explore Rugby School, Rugby Art Gallery, the Webb Ellis Museum and its world famous statue.
A sporting values conference was also held in partnership with the British Council which explored the relationship between the five core values of teamwork, respect, integrity, enjoyment and discipline.
The festival was organised by the Engage! programme, an educational rugby initiative that uses the core values of the game to help develop healthy, well-rounded, confident young people.
Tom Clift, programme manager of Engage!, said: “It has been an incredible week that has surpassed all our expectations. We have delivered a packed programme and we couldn’t have asked for better engagement from the Coventry schools, local clubs and our international teams. All of the schoolchildren have loved taking part in the activities.
“Not only have they had the opportunity to learn the great game of tag rugby alongside professional players and coaches, they have also seen it in action out on the field and learnt about its history and values.
“It is the first time anything like this has ever taken place in Coventry and it really showcases our commitment to establishing a rugby legacy in the city and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be involved in the game.
“The tag rugby 7s tournament was the big finale and all of the teams showcased fantastic skills, teamwork and determination. But, perhaps more importantly, they also embodied the core values of the game that they had been learning about throughout the week.
“I am confident that this event is only the start of lifelong international friendships between the participants. The festival has brought the different communities together and our aim will now be to host similar events at home or abroad in the coming years.”
The International Tag Rugby Youth Festival was supported by EnV (Coventry) a community interest company that provides support for quality events, training and volunteers in the community, by the community, for the community. www.env.uk.com
For further information about Engage! and to keep up-to-date follow @EngageCoventry on Twitter.
West Coventry Sixth Form had a great evening at the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge held at Warwick University. The team should be very proud that they achieved a great 7th position, out of 17 schools who entered, our best ever performance at the Senior Maths Challenge and a really great performance when competing against the likes of Warwick and Bablake schools. The team was made up of James Cook (Captain) and Nyle Patel from Y13, along with Leah Normoyle and Keziah Fitzpatrick from Y12. Congratulations to our mathematicians!
A Coventry school has become the new national hub for gifted and talented education.
The Westwood Academy has joined forces with IQ society British MENSA to deliver a programme of workshops for parents and teachers throughout 2015 and into 2016, with the aim of raising the profile of gifted and talented students.
The programme will be conducted by psychologist and star of Channel 4’s Child Genius Lyn Kendall, and the first session took place at the school on October 2.
Nationally there is a cost to the sessions, however Westwood have been able to offer some places on the pioneering programme free of charge to Coventry parents and teachers of gifted and talented children.
Headteacher Jane Benton, said: “We anticipate a significant interest in this series of workshops and they are just the first of a diverse and sustained collaboration between The Westwood Academy and British MENSA. Westwood Academy is renowned for its approach to personalised learning and its success with the achievement of high attaining and gifted children.”
CoventryTelegraph Nov. 24 2015
After 3 brilliant sessions at Templars Primary School, Group 1 of our Basketball Activators finished their activities this week. The year 10 students involved have been a credit to the school and themselves, showing determination, team-work, enthusiasm and, in some cases, a voice they never realised they had! We are all extremely proud of them and look forward to working at Templars Primary School after half term with our second group of Activators.
We are very pleased with the impact Show My Homework has had on progress throughout the year, if you are having any difficulties with accessing your child’s profile please get in touch.
Year 7 & 8 Hockey Match report
by Nathanial Brassington in Year 8
On a cold evening, the newly formed Westwood Hockey Team travelled to Caludon Castle to play in our 1st competitive fixture. As Caludon had enough for two teams (and Grace Academy decided not to show last minute) we agreed to play a few games, in order to give everyone from Caludon who had been committed enough to turn up a game.
1st game Westwood Academy Vs Caludon Castle mixed team
An Excellent victory for Westwood Academy beating Caludon Castle 2 – 0 although the game was quite tight to start with, both teams played well until Caludon scored an own goal, created by pressure from a Westwood attack. The Second goal for Westwood was a great team effort with Nathanial Brassington scoring the goal, Mr Teasdale thought we were nervous in our first game.
2nd game Westwood Academy Vs Caludon Castle mixed team
Westwood came out victors again in this game with a 5 – 0 win over Caludon Castle, goal scorers were Adam Wade (2), Fraser Jones (2) Nathanial Brassington (1). The team overall felt very confident going into this game as they won the last one, this game was very one sided, as you can tell by the score.
Our Keeper Melvin who had never been in goal before only conceded one goal which was also disallowed; on the other hand Caludon’s keeper was tested over and over again conceding a total of five goals.
3rd game Westwood Academy Vs Caludon Castle strongest team
We decided to offer Caludon a 3rd game as lots of them had turned up and we wanted to give ourselves a test against their strongest team.
This game was again unfortunately a bit one sided with Westwood running out comfortable 3-0 winners bu Caludon never gave up to their credit. We look forward to keeping this fixture alive for years to come.
Team - Melvin (gk) George S, Jack T, Arun A, Adam W, Nathanial B, Fraser J, Ethan O’H, Jake M.
Year 8 Rugby
The Year 8 team played their 1st tournament of the season at Broadstreet RFC.
Hosted by Caludon, the tournament also saw us pitted against Finham and President Kennedy in a round robin format.
Our 1st game was against President Kennedy and saw Westwood put in some good fast paced Rugby. Todd playing centre, made some good line breaks and was rewarded with 2 tries. Connor, Elijah and Traviss also scored to leave us 25-10 up at the finish.
Our second game saw us against lined up against old foes Caludon. A tight game saw Westwood take an early lead through some good phase play. Caludon rallied and put together some good offloads, also rucking well to release quick ball. They showed some creative Rugby that led to some nice tries well appreciated by Westwood.
20-10 to Caludon at the whistle.
Our 3rd game saw us play local rival Finham who started the stronger scoring 2 unanswered tries. Westwood were not going to finish on a low however and found another gear, Elijah brilliantly intercepted a Finham pass and another Westwood try saw us level at 10-10. Overall 3 great performances to build upon for the season.
Team: Elijah, Fraser, Todd, Junior, Traviss, Connor, Tate, Leo, Lee, Clive.
Year 7 Rugby Team victorious in close fought game vs Whitley Academy
Westwood 45 – 40 Whitley Academy
Playing at home for the first time this year, Westwood ran in a number of tries.
Leading from the front, Team Captain Tate, contributed well with some direct runs from deep inside Westwood’s Half, often breaking through Whitley’s line putting pressure on their defence. He was well supported with tries from Talal, Melvin, Leonardo and Karim.
Westwood’s defence was solid showing big improvements from our game against Coundon. Melvin dominated the scrummage with Karim always quick to play from scrum half.
Whitley rallied late on and brought the score back to a nail biting 45-40 at the final whistle for a tense finish.
Well done to the whole Year 7 Team who have shown commitment throughout the whole season. Training continues every Tuesday 3:10 – 4:30.
Calling all year groups:
Can you write a spine-chilling saga for entry to a National writing competition? Entries need to use atmosphere, tension and suspense to grip the reader. But there’s an added challenge, can you write your story using up to 100 words?
Use the link below to enter your story, or collect an entry form from Ms Hill.
Well done to our Key Stage 4 Girls Basketball Team who won the City Plate Finals for the second consecutive year, winning 30-0 in the finals!
Year 7 welcome an early Spring with a first read of poems by William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and local poet Philip Larkin. To hear more poetry check “The Poetry Archive” where poets read their work. Enjoy the following link to an animation of Larkin’s “Trees”.
The University of Warwick Experience team came to Westwood to give 50 year 8 & 9 students an insight into university life. The students created their own campus to a budget and created a presentation about a new university.
Autumn Moore in year 8 said, “I really enjoyed this experience as it gave me the chance to see what it was really like. I am really grateful for the experience”
The Warwick Experience team were really impressed with our students and had this to say about them: “The ambassadors and I really enjoyed working at Westwood today. The young people were fantastic to work with and their commercials were some of the best I have seen to date!”
Parents praise gifted education seminar
The first Mensa-Westwood Academy seminar for parents of gifted children proved a huge success.
The seminar, held at the Westwood Academy in Coventry, offered parents the chance to get advice and information about the challenge of bringing up a very bright child.
It was led by Mensa's gifted child consultant Lyn Kendall, and attended by 19 parents from across the country.
A similar event for teachers will be held on Friday November 27, and the next seminar for parents will be on February 12 2016.
Booking will open soon, check back here for full details.
All of the parents at the seminar rated it very good or excellent, with many commenting that for the first time they did not feel isolated and alone in the challenges they were facing.
The Westwood Academy is Mensa's national hub school for the education of gifted and high attaining children. Lyn Kendall is a well-known and respected expert on the subject of gifted education with a unique insight on the issues - a Mensa member herself, she has also brought up her own gifted child and is a specialist gifted & talented teacher.
Lyn is regularly called upon by the media to comment on gifted education, and is well known to television audiences as a consultant on the Channel 4 programme Child Genius.
Some of the feedback comments from the first seminar:
"We are not alone in the challenges we face"
"Knowing I'm not the only one . . . "
"Reassuring that others have the same issues"
"Opened up a whole new world of ideas and possibilities"
"Eyes opened on the issues the teachers face"
"the day met my expectations and I enjoyed the day very much"
"... Meeting other parents/professionals who knew what we're experiencing"
"Sometimes we feel alone and "different" amongst our parent peers"
"... Being "normal" again - whatever that is - rather than the 'marginalized' parent with the "challenging child"
Studied at ‘The Drama Centre’ London.
Lucy in ‘The Inbetweeners’ movie
Constance in ‘The Musketeers’.
WELL DONE TAMLA
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