Month: February 2016

The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge

The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge is a national competition delivered to Year 7-10 students across the UK.  The challenge gives our students opportunities to learn about business alongside professionals who mentor them through a two day course which includes a virtual business simulator and sustainable business case studies. This year all three Grace Academies have succeeded…
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Year 7 Fair Trade Day

Fair Trade Day is a half day programme which exposes our Year 7’s to the concept of being a Global Citizen.  It aims to create awareness of life in a producer country and how our purchasing decisions can affect that. The day is hosted by the Co-operative who lead the students through three activities including…
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Top Athlete Inspires Students To Achieve Their Dreams

Professional footballer Christian Roberts, who made his debut for Cardiff City at the age of 17 and went on to play for Wales with the U-18s and U-21s, visited Grace Academy Solihull to show students how to achieve their dreams on and off the pitch. During the session, Christian Roberts, an athlete mentor for Sky…
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Year 10 Values Day – Choices and Voices

The Year 10 Values Day is called “Choices & Voices”. The focus is on encouraging students to make healthy choices around subjects like dating, sex and family life and to understand the different voices that put pressure on those choices every day.

Students Join Forces With Businesses To Spread The Christmas Cheer

Catering students put their culinary talents to good use by cooking a free festive Christmas feast for 55 elderly residents, using ingredients supplied by local Chelmsley Wood businesses. Budding chefs from Grace Academy Solihull produced a gourmet spread for the local community with donations from businesses in the Poolway Shopping Centre, giving them valuable experience…
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Students With Business Flair Compete In The Dragon’s Den

Entrepreneurial students have put their business acumen to the test after pitching their innovative business concepts to a panel of real business experts from Santander UK. Students from Grace Academy Solihull competed against students from Grace Academy Darlaston and Coventry to impress the Dragon’s Den judges with their entrepreneurial flair. Commenting on the competition one…
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Food Donations Help Those In Need

Grace Academy was delighted that students, parents and carers donated over 2000 tins of food to help the homeless and those in need this Christmas. The generous collection will be given to Helping Hands, a Solihull-based charity that delivers food parcels to around 3000 parents and children every year, and Birmingham City Mission that has…
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Solihull Community Choir Performs Stunning Nativity With Students

    Solihull’s Grace Community Choir joined local students for the first time, to perform a stunning evening of festive music and drama in a theatrical adaptation of the traditional Christmas story. Grace Community Choir, which is open to new members, sang a feast of Christmas favourites with students from Grace Academy Solihull, in an…
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Mountain-Biking Challenge Promotes Healthy Travel

Students have tackled ramps, balancing beams and see-saws in cycling skills training designed to promote healthy travel. Students from Grace Academy Solihull pitted their wits against a variety of challenges on a mountain-biking obstacle course organised by Centro, the West Midlands public transport co-ordinator. Centro is promoting cycling in schools across the West Midlands, encouraging…
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Chelmsley Residents Serenaded For Remembrance

Eighty one year old evacuee, Beryl Keating from Chelmsley Wood, joined other senior citizens and Grace Academy students at a musical tea party to commemorate Remembrance Day. Beryl Keating, whose father was in a bomb disposal unit during the war, joined other guests to be serenaded over tea and cake by West End performer and…
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