For the past two weeks students from Leasowes High School and Pedmore High School have attended ‘Art In Motion Dance Academy’ in Cradley Heath (who’s Principal Director is none other than Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden!!) to learn to the art of Latin Dance.
Students have been taught by expert Latin teachers and across all 5 Latin dances, cha-cha-cha, paso doble, rumba, jive, and samba. Each of the sessions last 4 hours! They were very intensive sessions, spent learning a formation piece to a compilation of Queen songs.
Although faced with many dance challenges, the students thoroughly enjoyed their experience and some wish to continue further with their Latin dance journey.
A huge thank you to all staff at Art In Motion Dance Academy for hosting us at your studio and for giving our students another elite experience.
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We have great news, former deputy head boy Aaron James, who left Leasowes High School in 2018, has recently been accepted to all FIVE of his university choices. The even better news is that one of choices and Aaron’s preferred destination is none other than Christ Church College, University of Oxford, where Aaron will be reading for a degree in French and Spanish.
Aaron left Leasowes with an incredible set of GCSE results, four Grade 9s and four Grade 8s (Grade 8 is an A* equivalent and Grade 9 is only achieved by the top 2% of students in the country). Even more remarkably, Aaron achieved a Grade 9 in Spanish having only picked up the subject in year 9 after his Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teacher, Mrs Liz Hoare, identified Aaron’s flair for languages.
Following his great news Aaron came into school to speak to Mrs Hoare about the application process and his journey since leaving us two years ago, Aaron stated, “The application process was grueling to say the least! It included six interview stages, two grammar and translation exams, three pieces of written work on top of the usual application documents such as personal statements and UCAS form. Going into the interviews, I was aware of the stiff competition for places I would face so I had to prepare with lots of pre-reading and research.”
No one at Leasowes is surprised by Aaron’s success and achievements. During his time here, Aaron was chief language ambassador which meant that he regularly represented the MFL department at school functions and events. Aaron also benefitted from Leasowes’ Anglo-French links with a number of schools in Paris and Brittany, in year 9 he also enjoyed a trip to Paris where he took in the sites and culture of the magnificent French capital.
Mrs Hoare commented, “I am immensely proud of Aaron’s achievements, no one deserves this more than he does. He is the most gifted linguist I have ever taught in my 18 years of teaching and is a role model to all students. His work ethic and thirst for learning is second to none, although this is a fantastic milestone for Aaron I also know it is only the beginning of his story and can’t wait to see what follows. Félicitations et bonne chance Aaron!”
As part of Aaron’s enrichment programme from King Edwards VI College, Stourbridge, he returned to school to support the MFL department as a Learning Support Assistant in 2019, he was a welcome addition to the team who are hoping he will return again in the future to inspire more students!
Aaron had the following advice for current Leasowes students who are about to make their option choices, “Do languages! They are the most rewarding subjects on offer, lots of opportunities to travel, lots of beautiful literature and it opens the world up, you never know where the future will take you! One of the most satisfying feelings is when native French or Spanish speakers understand what you are saying. Ultimately, whatever you choose make sure you love it, it makes it so much easier to learn”
Well done Aaron, we are all very proud of you!
On Wednesday 18th December 2019 Parental Reports have been handed to students in all year groups, these reports are also available to parents/carers via the Aspire Learning Platform.
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Our Year 11 students were treated to another unique experience today thanks to a collaborative initiative between the school and Dudley Connexions ‘Education Business Partnership’. (Twitter Click Here)
The event formed part of our careers programme and saw all year 11 students, including students from Greenhill Leasowes Aternative Provision, complete applications, attend interviews and receive feedback on the interviews from local employers and mentors.
A huge thank you must go to must go to Mrs Atherton, Mrs Harper and Ms Thomas who organised the day and to Lorna Evans and Wendy Lowe who run the Education Business Partnership at Dudley Connexions.
The mock interviews gave our students an incredible insight to what the interview process for them will be like, a chance to try interview techniques in a controlled environment whilst receiving meaningful feedback from the kind of people they will need to impress in the future.
Our students shone throughout, Lorna and Wendy offering high praise for professionalism and manner.
Our students also valued the event, Louise T of 11KI added: “The mock interview seemed very real. The interviewers were very kind and seemed to care a lot about how I am doing at school and what I want to do in future. The interview was short, but it helped me understand what interviews in the future will be like”
We would like to thank Wendy and Lorna for visiting us today, an experience we highly recommend!
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Leasowes Sports Centre | Leasowes High School, Kent Road, Halesowen.
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Gym, New Outdoor 3G Football Pitch, Roller Disco, Jordan School of Dance, ZUMBA, Rugby Tots, Air Dynamix Trampolining, Gary Hickman’s Kickboxing and Lady kickboxing, Badminton, Indoor Football.
Our sports facilities exist both for the benefit of the school and the community. Whether you are a club with hundreds of members seeking space to train, a 5-a-side team looking for a pitch, or just fancy a game of Badminton we are able to cater to all needs. Call centre manager Kane Taylor and staff for details.
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Monday – Friday: 4:30pm – 10:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
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On Tuesday 22 October 3 of our schools competed in RAF Cosford’s Glider Challenge 2019!
The event was a huge success, all participating students from Kinver High, Leasowes High School and Wombourne High School behaved and performed impeccably!
Kinver won the trophy for best pitch and presentation and Leasowes were crown 2019 champions!
Invictus Director of D&T, Stuart Chatterton, had entered Leasowes in the event previously winning the event twice before. Mr Chatterton was very impressed with the standard of STEM talent across the Trust and wanted to thank D&T staff for supporting the event and helping our students enjoy another unique opportunity and elite experience.
Everyday, in every way our students come first.
There is a full gallery from the day available on the Invictus Facebook Page and a highlights reel on our YouTube channel
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