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Sandwell Schools Badminton Competition 2018

Pupils at St Michael’s Church of England High School have been improving their physical fitness by attending weekly extra-curricular activities such as football, basketball, netball, fitness and badminton.

These extended learning opportunities aim to help pupils to learn and practise their sporting skills by engaging in competitive activities and vigorous exercise. This is in line with Department of Health and Social Care and NHS guidelines, which suggest that children and young people need to exercise to stay healthy. 

Fourteen pupils that attend the badminton club had the spectacular opportunity to attend a perennially popular competition at Oldbury Academy, which has been running annually since 2010.  

On the day of the badminton competition, the pupils demonstrated exemplary behaviour and sporting etiquette. They dominated the games with their incredible vibrancy, skills and competitive nature to win and be the best on and off the court. 

They all personified what St Michael’s PE department represents, which is to express yourself with style and dedication. 

I was particularly impressed by each pupil’s resilience and determination to win and not give up when playing against players with more experience.

Mr Butler 

Results 

Boys U16: 2nd Place 

Girls U16: 3rd Place 

Money Laundering - children being exploited

Children being used as ‘money mules’ was highlighted by BBC news recently. This links to the exploitation of children, particularly to Criminal Exploitation, and County Lines.

Children are ‘losing’ bank cards, having bank cards in their names which parents don’t know about or being in possession of bank cards in other people’s names. This is an additional indicator of trafficking and exploitation.

Please see the BBC news report link which highlights this issue:

Kent grammar pupils 'targeted as money mules'

PC Hughie Treasure MBE

Young Person Officer, Sandwell Police Station, Moor Street, West Bromwich B70 7AQ

Mobile: 07393763145        Phone: 101 ext 8113045       Twitter @PCTreasureWMP

 

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Students at St Michael’s Church of England High School in Rowley Regis are standing up to bullying

A recent article in the Halesowen News reported on the anti-bullying work of St Michael’s and other schools. The full article is below or click here to access the article on the Halesowen News website.

Sandwell schools praised for anti-bullying work | Halesowen News

STUDENTS from schools across Sandwell have been standing up to bullying, with everything from rap to designing T-shirts.

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE team, who work closely with young people in the borough, have been going into schools and rewarding pupils for their hard work.

Students at St Michael’s CofE High School in Rowley Regis have picked up a democracy award for their participation in the SHAPE Programme during the past 12 months, including taking part in the anti-bullying roadshow.

While pupils from OSCA in Oldbury have been commended for an anti-bullying rap they wrote.

Councillor Simon Hackett, the cabinet member for children services, said: “There’s some great work going on in our schools to tackle bullying.

“The young people are really imaginative, they really care about how others feel and they want to do what they can to make sure everyone enjoys and thrives at school – which is why bullying has no place in our classrooms in Sandwell.”

Kerry Whitehouse, school engagement development manager at St Michael’s CofE High School, added: “Our students have had the opportunity to take part in several SHAPE events over the past twelve months.

“They loved the SHAPE conference as they had the opportunity to meet other school and take part in workshops with organisations.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the democracy sward for our contribution to SHAPE. It is lovely for our students to receive recognition for all of their commitment and dedication.”

Children from all over the borough are invited to the free SHAPE Youth Festival on Saturday (July 14) at Sandwell Valley. For more information about the event go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/SHAPEevents


Students at St Michael’s Church of England High School spread kindness across Rowley Regis

An article on 27 June in the Halesowen News reported on the ‘Acts of Kindness' project, set up by Student Voice. The full article is below or click here to access the article on the Halesowen News website.

Students spread kindness across Rowley Regis

Councillor Simon Hackett joined St Michael’s CofE High School’s Kerry Whitehouse, school engagement development manager and pupils Lewis and Ellie as part of their #21AOK project.

STUDENTS at a Rowley Regis School have been carrying out ‘acts of kindness’ across the community to brighten people’s day.

St Michael’s CofE High School launched #21AOK (Acts of Kindness) as part of their ‘21st Century Child’ project which is highlighting the world and dangers teenagers face today.

Children from the Curral Road school’s council are doing at least one act of kindness each day for 21 days during June and July.

From making cups of tea for their parents to leaving thank you notes for teachers, students have been hoping their kindness will cause a ripple effect and make others kinder too.

One pupil who has already carried out acts of kindness said: “It doesn't have to be a grand gesture or anything expensive. Being kind can be something as simple as asking your parents how their day has been or giving someone a compliment.

“We really hope our kindness spreads far and wide and cheers people up.”

Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for children's services, paid a visit to the school and said: “The students at St Michael's are doing so much to have a positive effect on not just the school but in the wider community.

“I was blown away at how much the school's council are involved in more impressed that a lot of the work is in their own time – after school and in the holidays.

“Often the perception is that young people can be rude and unapproachable but that clearly isn't the case. I wish the students well with their pledges to spread kindness.”

 


Knife Crime Amongst Young People

Click here to access a video by West Midlands Police about the effects of knife crime. Please be aware that the film contains graphic descriptions of emergency medical procedures used to save victims of knife crime. Some people may find the film upsetting. 

 


 

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Pia Pugh is the winner of this competition. Well done Pia!

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