Ex-Cadbury Student inspires budding Birmingham actors

Lauren Crace joined Cadbury Sixth Form College in 2003 to study a GCSE in Drama and Theatre Studies.  She then followed on in 2004 to study Art, Drama and Theatre Studies and Media Studies at A-Level, after which she became a proud member of Stage2 for five years before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.  She recently returned to Stage2 to have a chat with the current students there - she inspired them to continue with their hard work to achieve their ultimate career goals!

"Picking up the Pieces" with Ashram Moseley

On 11th December, Cadbury College welcomed representatives from Ashram Moseley, who form part of the Accord Group.  

The organisation has recently devised and published a “game”, which aims to raise awareness of issues experienced by many; domestic violence, forced marriage and FGM amongst others. 

The conference was delivered in Cadbury College’s 180-seat Bob Michell Performance Theatre to a group of A-Level students and a range of 30 external providers who were invited to attend.  

Celebrating our students' results in preparation for Certificate Day!

Each year, Cadbury Sixth Form College is very fortunate to have a group of students with individual talents, each with their own unique aspirations - 2015 was no exception and our leavers have achieved fantastic results, which will help them reach their goals.

There is, however, so much more to a successful college than just results and statistics.  

At Cadbury College, we are proud to be able to provide outstanding levels of support and care to our students. We are proud to offer a warm and welcoming environment for them to study, learn and grow in.  We are proud to offer extensive opportunities for our students to help them make the most of their time at college and exceed their potential.

We are proud to celebrate a year of successes and hard work of both our students and our staff. 

A-Level students take a weekend trip to the Lake District

Between the 27th and 29th November 2015, our Geography and Travel and Tourism students visited The Lake District to complement their coursework and projects for the A-Level courses.   The students enjoyed a packed, albeit a very soggy, couple of days, making home at the Ambleside Youth Hostel in the evenings.  On the Friday, they visited Grasmere to see Wordsworth Grave and the Gingerbread house.  They celebrated their first day of the trip in the evening with a quiz, where the winning group won a prize!  On the Saturday, the group took a brisk and again, very wet, walk to Osset’s Head above Windermere.  The afternoon saw them enjoy a boat trip to Bowness and the evening brought another exciting quiz night for the group.

Maths Inspiration

Maths Inspiration

First year maths student and student blogger, Maisie Truman, attended the Maths Inspiration event on November 16th.

“When I heard we would be attending a maths inspiration talk at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, I was surprised to say the least. In my experience, maths is not a subject that often has the opportunity to go on school trips, which is unfortunate for those who, like me, are seriously considering maths as a career.” 

Students re-create the Shakespearian classic, Romeo and Juliet

Performing Arts teacher, Ravinder Jhite, said, "This was the first big production that our first year students performed, so it was an important stepping stone for them." ... "I am delighted with the end result. The students worked really well as part of a professional theatre company and the quality of their work was excellent. They exceeded my expectations of what could be achieved in only six weeks of rehearsal."

Adil Hussain, who played the part of Tybalt in the performance, said "I really enjoyed performing and I learnt lots of new skills such as choreographing stage combat sequences. The experience helped the group to work as part of a team."

Courtney Farnsworth, another of the BTEC Performing Arts students, said "I enjoyed developing skills of team work and gaining stage confidence as a performer."

Students organise and play in a competitive Basketball Tournament!

On November 11th 2015, both first and second year students got involved with an exciting and upbeat basketball tournament, held in Cadbury College's Sport's Hall.

The event was organised by Mercy Kosta, Qasim Hurd and Khadria Antrobus, who joined us from Ark Kinds Academy, Solihull Sixth Form College and Selly Park Technology College for Girls respectively. About 50 students took part in the tournament, split into 8 groups.

Each contestant donated £1 per play to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Well done to all involved!

Glenn James delivers workshops for Cadbury students

In November, Cadbury College welcomed writer and storyteller Glenn James to work with students on their writing techniques.  The two workshops he provided were offered to second year Drama and Theatre Studies students, who are working on the devised drama unit of the course, and also to first year Creative Writing students.

Reflecting on the workshops, Glenn James said, "My visit to Cadbury College was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable I can remember, working with the Drama and Creative Writing students.  They questioned me, stretched me, and really thought about what I was saying and doing, exploring the work and my approach.  This is just how it should be, and as a writer I found it a rewarding and a highly creative process.  They were a set of extremely bright young people and it was a privilege to meet them."

Second Year Student selected for West Midlands U18 County Football team!

Cadbury College would like to extend their congratulations to second year student, Akil Scott, who has been selected for the West Midlands U18 county football team.  Akil joined Cadbury College from Bristnall Hall Academy to study A-Levels in Sport and Exercise Science and Media Studies.  After achieving a Distinction* and an A grade in first year, Akil is set to perform well in his second year of study here.

Akil made it to the final squad selection after progressing from the initial football trial in early October. Akil will represent the county football team on Wednesday 28th October against the county of Chesire in Stourbridge.

Well done Akil on making it into the West Midlands squad.

Cadbury College 9 - 1 Aston Manor Academy

Congratulations to the sixth form boys who put in an impressive home display to beat Aston Manor 9-1 to reach the semi-final of the county cup.

After a slow start, Cadbury were awarded 2 penalties inside 10 minutes which were both converted. Having given away a free kick just outside the penalty box area, AMA  scored with a direct shot to make it 2-1.

However, Cadbury playing with a renewed impetus then scored 3 quick well-worked goals to make the score line 5-1 at half-time.

The second half produced wave after wave of attacks by Cadbury and having missed a number of good chances finally scored 4 more goals in a 17 minute period to make the final score 9-1.