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Duke of Edinburgh Weekend Expedition

Year 10 students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award undertook their Assessed Expedition on the weekend of 11-12 June. The eight teams of students taking part were required to walk their own planned route over two days carrying all their equipment required for an overnight camp on Exmoor. In preparation for the weekend the students had spent a number of months planning, preparing and practising; they had a practice expedition in April and spent time learning essential skills such as map reading, camping skills and first aid.

Great Results at Area Athletics Championships

Kingsmead students had a great day on Tuesday 14 June competing at the Area Athletics finals which were held at Danesfield School in Williton. Results of the day were:- 1st place for our Year 7 Girls Team, Year 7 Boys Team and Year 8 Boys Team

Carnegie Shadowing Programme

The CILIP Carnegie medal is one of the most prestigious children's book awards and is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.

Rounders Teams through to County Finals!

Well done to our Year 9 and Year 10 Girls Rounders Teams. Following winning games this week (Year 9s played on 26th May and Year 10s on 24th May), both teams have now qualified for the County Finals which will take place at Millfield School in July.

Year 10 Reward Lunch

60 students from Year 10 were invited to join their tutors for a reward lunch at the Recreation Ground in Wiveliscombe on Wednesday 25 May. They were nominated by their tutors as students who consistently display a positive attitude and commitment to making progress in school. The students enjoyed pizzas and the weather stayed dry for this well-deserved alfresco lunch.

New Prefects in Place

Kingsmead’s Year 10 prefects have now taken over in their new roles. They have gone through a rigorous selection process and trial period. Well done to all of our new prefects!

Winners at Salters’ Festival of Chemistry

Year 8 students Ella Varney, Ava Blandford, Mitchell Whitlam and Deiniol Brown journeyed to Bristol University to represent Kingsmead in the Annual Regional Salters’ Festival on Wednesday 11 May 2016. The students took part in two competitions during the day, pitching their skills and scientific knowledge against 14 other schools from the South West. Our team worked hard within the 'Chemlabs’ (the University's state of the art laboratories) under the supervision and judgement of the research staff, where they had to demonstrate their team work, safety awareness, practical skills and scientific knowledge to tackle the two challenges set for them; to solve a forensic murder mystery and to use a chemical reaction as a clock.

Art Medal Congress

Nicola Kerslake, our Art and Design Technology Technician, has been given an exciting opportunity to attend the prestigious International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) Congress in Belgium after receiving a scholarship. Nicola will not only attend the bi-annual congress in Ghent this September but will also receive tuition from the UK renowned medal artist Ron Dutton as part of the scholarship.

Year 9 Careers Day

Year 9 students had their Careers Day on Wednesday 4th May. They spent the day taking part in 30 minute careers-taster sessions learning about industries ranging from Construction, Retail, the Army and the Government and Environment. Presentations were also given on Post-16 options from College and University Representatives. Visitors provided detailed overviews which will help students in making better informed career decisions.

10 Radio Lunchtime Club

An increasing number of students are being introduced to the world of broadcasting thanks to Kingsmead’s close ties with 10 Radio. In fact there is a growing list of students who wish to present their programme, live on 10 Radio (105.3 FM), between 1.30-2.00pm every Wednesday.