Students were very fortunate to have South African international netball player Bongiwe Msomi come to our Academy to coach the girls from years 7-12. The girls were every excited to have someone they've seen on television, coach them. Bongiwe Msomi firstly started the girls off with a warm up, followed by ball handling skills and then finally a game. Bongiwe Msomi has also signed to play for the Wasps so it will be great to see her in action. Thanks to the team for inspiring the girls.
Nathan Redmond (an ex pupil at KESH Academy) was issued with a cap for the England first team in the match against Germany on 22nd March 2017.
Before the honour of the England cap, the young winger received his squad number for the first team at Birmingham City FC and joined the initial 19-man-squad as a reserve and has since figured in the first teams for both Birmingham City and Norwich. This is a great achievement for Nathan and we wish him all the best. (Picture courtesy of Birmingham City Football Club).
The PE team successfully ran a trip to Old Trafford last night to watch Man Utd vs Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg with 15 Year 9 GCSE students. The students were exceptionally behaved throughout the trip and credit to the Academy. A wonderful experience for the students.
Girls from across the academy took part in the Womens FA football week event. Here posing iwth the FA cup.
Students from our Academy are part of the Football for Peace initiative, here pictured with the Indonesian president.
Year 7 spent an afternoon in the company of Mel Clarke, 2 time paralympian and an expert with the bow and arrow! As part of Sky Sports Living for Sport, students were engaged in various sports and being inspired by Mel.
On Sunday 29th May, student Ben Smith, a member of the KESH Academy rugby team attended the Old Mutual Wealth Cup International Rugby match between England and Wales. He was escorted by the CBRE and England Rugby Ambassador, current England player Jonny May onto the Twickenham Pitch. Here he stood pitch side whilst the two competing teams entered the stadium and sang their National Anthems.
He held our graduation plaque and wore the Academy’s Canterbury designed rugby jersey. Ben was a little nervous when interviewed on camera, but as a fine ambassador for KESH he did the Academy proud! Ben said to be in front of 82,000 people the experience was awesome and it gave me goose pimples, I loved it!
59 other parents and students were also treated to a day at Twickenham, thanks to 62 free tickets given to us as a reward for our work as part of the CBRE All Schools programme, so 16 students, who play for the Academy and their parents and friends also got to go and see the game!
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students are winners of the Birmingham Schools FA competition. Well done.