Mychainreaction Project

MyChainReaction Project

On Friday, a group of twenty year ten and eleven students took part in the University of Warwick’s mychainreaction project which will deliver two artistic commissions to help raise public awareness as to the scale, scope and complexity of supply chains.

Working with Pangea Poetry, the students created three poems to explore the concept of supply chain, and the way it contributes to our everyday lives.  The workshops equipped our students with an awareness of the way that poetry, beats and DJing can be used to express meaning.

We are very proud of the work they produced which will shortly be available to hear on Pangea’s  sound cloud.  This was certainly an example of the Academy’s ethos of ‘creating, doing, designing’.

Autumn Term Taster Days

We are delighted to invite you to this terms taster events which will take place on Saturday 19 September at the North Solihull Leisure Centre, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm and Saturday 10 October, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm at the WMG Academy, Coventry (our sister academy).
These taster days will provide you with the ideal opportunity to view the plans of the academy building, meet our employer partners and enjoy the interactive exhibitions.  Our Associate Principal, Stewart Tait will be available to answer your questions and some of our first student cohort from our sister academy in Coventry will be on-hand to share with you their first-hand view of what it’s really like to be a young engineer.
Whilst it is not essential for you to register for these events, we do find it very useful to have an idea of the number of people we expect to attend and therefore would be grateful for you to complete the online form by clicking here……..
NB  If you are attending any of our events and require any special arrangements to be made on account of a disability or other health-related condition, please call 02476 464 661

Cummins Diesel Power

“Cummins Engine Company, for its namesake Clessie Lyle Cummins, the fledgling firm was among the first to see the commercial potential of an unproven engine technology invented two decades earlier by Rudolph Diesel.”

Cummins DeliveryCummins are now the largest manufacturer of Diesel Engines in the world, delivering industrial grade engines for applications in Mining, Generation and Marine use.
WMG Academy are delighted to have secured a partnership with Cummins UK and took delivery of their QSK45 show engine earlier this week.  The Cummins team were diligent in their planning and execution of the delivery of the 5 tonne exhibit, which created immediate interest with the student audience.
The engine is on loan to the Academy and demonstrates the sort of commitment our business partners are showing and the interest they are taking in future engineers.
Cummins Showcase

Fundraising Raffle

2015 Raffle
The Student Learner Forum and Friends of WMG Academy are working together to try and raise funds for the students to spend on recreational items to be in place for the new academic year. All students have been issued with raffle tickets within the last week and we would appreciate all the support we can get! Please return all tickets, sold or unsold to the box on Reception ASAP but by 20th July at the latest!
Thank you all. Ethan Harries, SLF Director

WMG Academy meets Martin; Aston Martin

Aston Martin is the home of the iconic James Bond super cars.  A group of students were lucky enough to visit their HQ.

Aston Martin visit July 2015Y10 and Y12 students enjoyed a great day out at Aston Martin to plan our partnership which has been supported by a grant application to Warwickshire County Council. Students visited the design studio, met the Head of Body Engineering and Structures, had a tour of the production line and even visited the VIP lounge!

WMG Academy Goes Green(power)

Lining Up on the GridWith track temperatures reaching nearly 40°c and the largest ever regional Greenpower round it was always going to be an interesting day for the debut for not only WMGA 1 but also WMG Academy Greenpower Racing Team. The first ever laps taken by WMGA 1 in practice where steady as the drivers soon picked up speed, until the practice ending contact with the rear wheel. The team soon got the wheel replaced and checked over ready to go out for Race 1. Consistent and carefully managed speeds form the three driver stints helped us to secure a very respectable position in are first race, but crucially 2nd in the best newcomers category. Racing at RockinghamFrom the timings and battery data are three remaining drivers where really able to push on in the final race, with are team becoming more efficient we started to claw back time in the best newcomer’s category and move up the standings. We improved on are previous result but most importantly claimed enough time back to go away with the best newcomer award.

Team and Car 2015

WMGA GreenPower Racing Team 2015.  Back L-R Caner Shefik, Robyn Danby, Katie Anderton, Tom Moore, Owen Jones,  Ewan Carter; Front L-R Ben Austin, Chris Nix. Ewan Carter.


Article by Chris Nix.


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Friday 3rd July IGGY launch.  Most able students were introduced to the resources available to them by IGGY based at the University of Warwick.  Several students also had the opportunity to see Brian Cox and Michael Scott at the Warwick Arts Centre last month and more opportunities will be coming leading up to the end of term.

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WMG Academy Taster Day

WMG Academy hosted a taster day on behalf of their soon to be built sister Academy, in Solihull.

The day consisted of rolling presentations by senior staff, demonstrations by employer partners, as well as activities by Academy Staff designed to give an insight as to hew students will learn at the new Academy, which opens in September 2016.

Here are just a few of the pictures below…….


F1 at St Oswald’s Summer School

F1 Summer SchoolOur students have recently been introducing the fun of engineering to children from St Oswald’s church. St Oswald’s regularly runs activities for young children during the school holidays and, hearing of our success at the F1 in School  competition, invited us to go along and help for a morning.

Somer, Josh and Eddie prepared a presentation about the F1 in Schools competition and their success at the National Finals, and then helped everyone make a cardboard version of an F1 in Schools car. This was then raced along the church isle, which had been converted into a race track, complete with timing equipment.

Our thanks to JLR, who kindly provided the material for the cars