Geography Field Trips

Year 10 Geography students visited Bristol on 28th November and 1st December to carry out field work in support of their GCSE studies. The students first went on a boat trip from Wapping Wharf to investigate the re-development of the docks in the city. They then moved on to the shopping centres at Broadmead and Cabot Circus to carry out field work for the ‘UK People and Places and Dynamic Inner Cities’ unit of their course. They also visited two contrasting residential areas to look at the quality of life throughout the central Bristol area.

Working in Partnership

Head Teachers and Chairs of the Governing Bodies from Cotford St Luke, Milverton, Kingsmead, Lydeard St Lawrence, Oake Bradford & Nynehead and Wiveliscombe Schools have met together to sign a charter of collaboration between the schools who are part of The Tone Valley Partnership (TVP).

‘Open Stage’

Kingsmead students put on an evening of entertainment on Thursday 24 November when they invited family, friends and staff to watch them perform in a variety style show. Every year group was represented on the bill with acts ranging from singing, instrumentals, dancing and a touch of magic!

Boccia & Sporthall Athletics

This week Kingsmead students have been competing against other schools in the area in Boccia and Indoor Athletics. On Wednesday 23 November, 12 students from across the school participated in the Somerset Parallel Games Boccia Competition, held at Robert Blake School in Bridgwater. Playing in teams of 3, all our students had great games and one team will now go forward to compete in the County Finals!

PSHCE lessons

Year 7 students had a visit from the British Transport Police for their PSHCE lesson on Tuesday 22 November. The students listened to an informative presentation on Railway Safety from the visiting Officers and learnt about the serious dangers that exist from walking on or near railway lines and the consequences of not following safety signs and instructions. The students watched a video telling the story of how one girl’s decision to take a short cut across a railway line ended in tragedy and were able to put their own questions to the Officers.

Children in Need 2016

Kingsmead held a number of fundraising activities last week in support of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal. Throughout the week students sold Children in Need merchandise at break and lunchtimes and a Cake Sale was held thanks to the efforts of a number of volunteer bakers.

Rugby Successes

Kingsmead’s Year 10 and Year 9 Rugby Teams both had clear wins over their Castle School opponents when they played on 15th November. In fact neither of our teams have lost a game so far this season! Congratulations to our Year 10 team, who having won their Semi-Final game are now through to the County Finals which will take place on 13th December.

Kingsmead’s Year 12 Big Reunion

Year 12 students who left Kingsmead this summer were welcomed back to school for a “Big Reunion” evening on Thursday 10 November. Students were joined by parents, staff and governors to celebrate their individual and collective accomplishments and for the presentation of academic and sporting leadership awards.

Year 8 Hockey Team through to County Finals!

Well done to our Year 8 Girls Hockey Team. Following their game against Castle School on 1st November the team has qualified for the County Finals. We wish them luck - the Finals will take place at Millfield School on Tuesday 13th December.

Thank you Megan!

Megan Wingfield in Year 9 went the extra mile during the October school holiday by setting herself a personal challenge to run 100 miles and raise sponsorship towards new sports equipment for Kingsmead’s PE department.