KESH student Kristian Jjingo was selected to represent North Midlands (Regional) following his representation for Greater Birmingham (County). The game was played at the home of Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium. He was part of the ‘Blue’ squad and started and got a full 80 minutes. He started at scrum half and managed to bag himself a try! The team won 35-20 against Oxfordshire. He also had the chance to show his ‘gas’ on the wing. He has been selected to play in their next game on Sunday 2nd February, also at Sixways. Kristian along with Vinnie Hylton (currently playing for Worcester Warriors Academy) are huge Rugby success stories here at KESH and are hoping to secure places post 16 at either Worcester or Wasps.
Today saw another Tolkien win in the indoor cricket competition!
A great event with 41 students playing cricket! A really close competition being decided by just 1 run! Well done.
Well done to all the participants and supports of our annual sports day. Below are the final results:
4th place: Lloyd - 505 points
3rd place: Walters - 542 points
2nd place: Tolkien - 557 points
1st place: Parkes - 591 points
Year 7 and 8
4th place – 346 points - PARKES
3rd place – 347 points - WALTERS
2nd place – 372 points - TOLKIEN
1st place – 413 points - LLOYD
Well done to the Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 girls who took part in the Birmingham School Games tournament. 1st place went to the Year 10/11 girls team! 2nd place went to the Year 8/9 teams!
The Year 11 football team took part and won the local schools 7-a-side tournament made even better by beating local rivals Cockshut Hill in the final!
Moseley 0 – 1 KESH
Scorer(s): Ross Thomas
KESH 1 – 0 Yardleys
Scorer(s): Ross Thomas
Ark Boulton 0 – 0 KESH
KESH won the group with 7 points.
Tile Cross 0 – 1 KESH
Scorer(s): Kieran Kelly, great looping header coming on from the bench.
Cockshut 0 – 1 KESH
Scorer(s): Dominic Antrobus, great header at the far post.
Player’s Player of Tournament: Lewis Brady
Managers Player: Alex Prince
The boys did themselves, the department and the Academy proud, showing good sportsmanship throughout, gaining praise from other teachers in attendance.
Students were very fortunate to have South African international netball player Bongiwe Msomi come to our Academy to coach the girls from years 7-12. The girls were every excited to have someone they've seen on television, coach them. Bongiwe Msomi firstly started the girls off with a warm up, followed by ball handling skills and then finally a game. Bongiwe Msomi has also signed to play for the Wasps so it will be great to see her in action. Thanks to the team for inspiring the girls.
Nathan Redmond (an ex pupil at KESH Academy) was issued with a cap for the England first team in the match against Germany on 22nd March 2017.
Before the honour of the England cap, the young winger received his squad number for the first team at Birmingham City FC and joined the initial 19-man-squad as a reserve and has since figured in the first teams for both Birmingham City and Norwich. This is a great achievement for Nathan and we wish him all the best. (Picture courtesy of Birmingham City Football Club).
The PE team successfully ran a trip to Old Trafford last night to watch Man Utd vs Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg with 15 Year 9 GCSE students. The students were exceptionally behaved throughout the trip and credit to the Academy. A wonderful experience for the students.