Windsor Academy Trust, Trinity Point, High St, Halesowen B63 3HY

Celebrating the Official Opening of Windsor Olympus Academy with Baroness Campbell of Loughborough, DBE

11th July 2024

On Thursday, July 11th, Windsor Olympus Academy celebrated its official opening, marking a significant milestone in our journey since welcoming our first students in September 2023. This momentous occasion was graced by the presence of Baroness Campbell of Loughborough, DBE, whose support and encouragement were instrumental in making this day truly special.

A Warm Welcome

The day began with a warm welcome in the Laurel, where guests were greeted with refreshments, setting a celebratory tone for the event. The excitement was palpable as students performed the inspiring "Aspire" song, embodying the spirit and aspirations of Windsor Olympus Academy.

Inspiring Speeches and Presentations

The morning continued with speeches and presentations that highlighted the school’'s vision, and purpose. Dawn Haywood, Windsor Academy Trust CEO,  delivered a heartfelt welcome address, followed by an insightful presentation by Headteacher Sally-Jo Wilkinson, who shared the school's educational ethos, state-of-the-art facilities and wonderful work within the community. Hearing from our students, Seanna and Alexander, added a personal touch, as they passionately shared their experiences and hopes for the future. A parent, Mrs Warren also spoke, providing an affective perspective on the school's impact on her child's life.

The Official Opening

The highlight of the event was the official opening ceremony in the Arena. Dawn Haywood introduced Baroness Campbell, whose inspiring words resonated deeply with everyone present. With great pride, Baroness Campbell officially opened Windsor Olympus Academy, marking the beginning of a new chapter in our educational journey.

Exploring the Academy

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to join guided tours of Olympus, showcasing our exceptional facilities and diverse activities. From a basketball demonstration by the Birmingham Rockets to interactive sessions in cooking, dance, and music, the tours highlighted the vibrant community within Windsor Olympus Academy. Visitors also explored our Community Hub, learning about its pivotal role in serving the neighbourhood of Winson Green.

Lunch Together

The event concluded with a delightful buffet lunch in the Learning Resource Centre, where everyone gathered to enjoy a meal together. The atmosphere was filled with lively conversations as guests discussed the amazing things they had seen and experienced throughout the day. It was a perfect end to a day of celebration, bringing together students, staff, parents, and dignitaries in a shared moment of reflection and excitement for the future.

Looking Forward

The official opening of Windsor Olympus Academy with Baroness Campbell of Loughborough, DBE, was a resounding success, filled with joy, inspiration, and a shared vision for the future. We look forward to continuing our mission to unlock academic and personal potential, driving educational excellence, creating a lasting impact on our students and the wider community and thriving, together.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on this special day, see the highlights from the day in the video and photo gallery below: