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Congratulations to Joanne Criddle and Beth Gibbs who are the County Boccia Champions

Congratulations to Joanne Criddle and Beth Gibbs who are the County Boccia Champions following a tough competition at the Somerset School Parallel Games Championships.

School Council Meeting

School Council Representatives welcomed Student Council pupils from their cluster group of primary schools; Lydeard St Lawrence, Wiveliscombe, Milverton, Cotford St Luke, Bishops Lydeard, Oake, Stawley, Crowcombe, Stogumber and Lydeard St Lawrence.

Economic Awareness Day

Students in Year10 learnt about personal finance including banking, budgeting, savings and loans. By using case studies, discussion sessions and quizzes students were able to improve their financial awareness.

Kingsmead Commemorates the First World War

Kingsmead School commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a whole day spent studying life at that time. Workshops were held on the poetry of Wilfred Owen, trench art, the use of propaganda and the Thankful Villages of Somerset. Students also learnt about the advances in science at the time including aviation, sonar and chemical weapons. As well as learning how school children helped in the War students played games including Hopscotch, marbles, dominoes and skipping.

PE Results

A busy but exhilarating term in the PE department! Great success….…the following Kingsmead teams competed in the Somerset School Games at Millfield in December. Under 16 Girls Badminton – County Champions and Gold medalists (the team now progress to the Regional finals)

School Food Standards Poster

View the School Food Standards Poster.

I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here

Once again a group of students from Kingsmead entered into ‘I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here.’ This is a chance for students to ask questions and have a live chat with 5 scientists that work in the field of chemistry. All students that took part asked some really great questions and in return got some detailed and fantastic replies.

Coca Cola

Year 10 Business Studies students have been working towards their presentations for a Coca Cola sponsored national competition. Their task was to create a new ‘healthy soft drink’ for a target market of their choosing. They had to develop the new drink, design its packaging and also take into account sustainability of ingredients and packaging materials.

Marines Visit

Kingsmead were visited by the Royal Marines Visability team on Thursday 27th November. The team consisted of 3 serving Royal Marines, their role being to raise awareness about the Royal Marines and give presentations to students and deliver teamwork/leadership sessions

SASP Grant

Kingsmead have been awarded a grant from the Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) which is being used to train Year 9 PE students to become Young Sports Leaders.