29 November 2016

Year eight graduate – Coleshill School pupils don caps and gowns at Warwick University

Caps off to these four gifted Coleshill School students who ‘graduated’ from Warwick University last week.

The hard-working year eights were attending the Children’s University Graduation ceremony , as part of a programme that recognises students’ extra-curricular activities. Polar explorer, Mark Wood, also took time out from his expeditions to speak at the event.

The Children’s University Trust provides 7 to 14-year-olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside school hours.  The passport to learning has been created where students collect stamps for hours of accredited learning which contribute to the award of a certificate.

Parents were proud to see their children, in blue cap and gown, receive their award in recognition of their dedication to extra-curricular activities.  Gold Award winners were: Benjamin Mattey, Jessica Metcalf, Leo Simpson-East and Lewis Copeland-John.  Leo Francome-Gladders, received his Masters award, having worked over 800 hours.

Mrs Karen Cornell, head of English, said:“It was a fabulous evening in a beautiful setting and we were all inspired by the guest speaker; explorer, Mark Wood.  We are so proud of our students and what they have achieved.  The only challenge of the evening was re-locating their caps after they were all thrown in the air in an American style celebration!”