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Drowning accidents are especially high in the summer months and over the last few years, we have heard of too many tragedies that could have been avoided. Every year people drown both at home and on holiday because they don’t take simple precautions, so reaching people with water safety messages is vital. Please help to avoid another tragic summer this year by spreading the following water safety advice:

Look out for lifeguards - If you’re looking for a place to cool off always find a lifeguarded swimming site.

It’s colder than it looks - Water at open water and inland sites is often much colder than it looks, cold water can affect your ability to swim and self-rescue.

Don’t go too far - Always swim parallel to the shore, that way you’re never too far away from it.

It’s stronger than it looks - Currents in the water can be very strong. If you find yourself caught in a riptide – don’t swim against it – you’ll tire yourself out. Swim with the current, call for help. 

Bring a friend - Always bring a friend when you go swimming so if anything goes wrong you’ve got someone there to help.

Race for Life

On Tuesday 16th July, St Michael's pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be participating in the first St Michael’s Race for Life event in support of Cancer Research. Students have all now received their sponsorship forms in order to raise money for their race. There is also an online sponsorship page for the school which can be found at If you wish to sponsor online, can you please ensure the student's name and house are included with the donation.

Operation Spectre Campaign

This week (11th-18th March) is the national campaign, Operation Spectre, surrounding knife crime and youth violence.

As part of Sandwell response to this, West Midlands Police has created a VLOG, #OMG

The VLOG is a sixty-second long video with advice, information and top tips for parents regarding knife crime #OMG One Minute Guidance from PC Hughie Treasure MBE, the Sandwell Young Person officer.

We are continuing the theme set by the Chief Constable and the PCC last week who are asking for parents/guardians particularly to ask their children where they are, checking their phones and what they have in their bags.

The series will continue with VLOGS from a headteacher, a young person (Shape Knife Crime advocate), Sandwell Youth Services, hoping for support from Alison Cope and a Sandwell parent.

If you wish to provide feedback about this or would like more information about the campaign, please contact  Kym Jones, Partnership Team Sgt by telephone on 101 x 811 3046


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 the 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 


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 

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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