It was a busy week last week for the members of our Prince’s Trust XL Club.

On Tuesday the twelve students from Year 10 attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshop. We looked at speed and velocity in cars and the students were able to build and race their own rocket propelled cars from K-NEX. It was a great team building exercise and gave pupils the chance to work on their maths, science and technology skills. On Wednesday, after a six week training programme with a British Davis Cup coach the students took part in a day long tennis tournament. They pit their wits in team games to score points against two local schools, Walsall Academy and St Peter’s, Wolverhampton.

After a tense morning, the scores were extremely close as we went into the afternoon’s tennis matches. The students’ hard work during their coaching sessions really paid off and were crowned champions! Their prize – a tennis racket, set of tennis balls and a medal each, plus a day at Wimbledon to watch how the professionals do it! – all courtesy of the Prince’s Trust. We are extremely proud of how well the students played and especially how well they represented both the school and Prince’s Trust.