Students recognised for hard work

This week, some of our hardworking students were recognised for their contribution to the college at our termly commendation awards. The event took place on Tuesday 7th February, when the students, who were nominated by their subject teachers and curriculum leaders, gathered in the Foley building to celebrate their achievements. Students were nominated for their hard work in a range of subjects for excellent progress, achievement and contribution to their subject area or for their services to the college as a whole. In addition, some of our sport students were recognised for obtaining a place in the AoC Sport National Championships. The students that received a commendation were: Joshua Catton (Earls) Suzanne Dear (Earls) Ellie Dow...

King Ed's Pays Back to the Community with Kindness Day and Community Defibrillator

On Friday 3rd February, staff and students at King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, held a fundraising event in memory of Business teacher Jane Reason who sadly passed away last year. The event was focused on 'kindness', as Jane was known throughout college for her kind and considerate nature, and aimed to bring the whole college community together to raise money for an on-site memorial to Jane. Any additional proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, a charity that Jane supported. Prior to the event, students had been encouraged to perform 'random acts of kindness' which were then shared on the 'kindness wall' on the day, along with compliments and inspirational quotes. To raise money, a range of stalls were available, including...

Year 12 student wins national design competition

Talented textiles student Leonie Edmead (Queen Mary's High School) has won a national competition to design a print for a bag. The competition was a joint project between the charity "War Child" and the handbag designer Sienna Jones, wherein students were challenged to produce a design based on one of War Child's core objectives: "empowerment of children affected by conflict". Leonie's design (pictured above) will be produced by Sienna Jones as a limited edition tote bag and will be featured during this autumn and winter's London Fashion Week. As winner of the competition, Leonie will be presented with a copy of her limited edition bag, as well as 2 VIP tickets to London Fashion Week and the opportunity to spend some time with the Sien...

Area Review concludes Black Country Colleges healthy and doing a good job

The Area Review into the state of Black Country general further education and sixth-form colleges has concluded institutions are working well to meet the skills shortages of their areas and the sector is characterized by a spirit of collaboration, underpinned by financial stability and robust strategic planning. Four local authority areas of: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Council and Wolverhampton City Council, with a total population of approximately 1.16 million people, formed the focus of the review with six local providers: City of Wolverhampton College, Dudley College of Technology, Halesowen College, King Edward VI College Stourbridge, Sandwell College and Walsall College, place...

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