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Year 9 Geography Fieldtrip

In November two Year 9 classes visited Bristol for a Geography fieldtrip. The purpose of the trip was to gather some primary data to help them complete a short project investigating whether the regeneration of Bristol city centre has helped to lower the eco-footprint of the city.

Zambian Exchange

The Zambian Exchange group for 2014/15 have started their fundraising efforts with a personalised Christmas candy cane delivery and cake sale. The group of students and their parents will be doing numerous activities including murder mystery evenings, school discos, Christmas tree disposal over the next two years to raise the funds.

The monies are used to pay for the Zambian and Kingsmead students and teachers to travel and a significant community project that our students will complete during their visit in the summer of 2015. Previous exchange groups have built a toilet block and modernised classrooms in the community school and provided the flooring for the orphanage.

Follow Me Printing

December saw the introduction of a new printing system across the school and the introduction of new printers, some offering colour and network scanning facilities. All users were issued with a proximity card to enable them to print from the new printers which works in the same way as a contactless debit card, so it is very important that students look after their cards and have them with them at all times. Each card is personal to the individual user and can only be used to release print jobs from that user, so that when standing at a printer the only printing coming out is the work that belongs to you

KINGSMEAD IS 60!

To celebrate being open for 60 years, Kingsmead School designed a special day of learning. Students studied the changes that have taken place locally, nationally and internationally since the 1950’s. Each of the six houses concentrated on events from one decade and students dressed up as characters from their decade. Local community radio, 10Radio was on site all day broadcasting live interviews with many ex-students and providing music from the six decades.

Leavers Award Celebration

Kingsmead School Wiveliscombe welcomed returning students and their families for an evening of awards and presentation of GCSE and Duke of Edinburgh Certificates.

Remembrance

Kingsmead School Wiveliscombe held a special Remembrance Assembly on November 11th. Leader of Learning – Humanities Phil Arnold gave a presentation to students about the impact of war and how fatalities and injuries affect both individuals and their families.

Career ‘speed dating’

Year 10 students experienced careers ‘speed dating’ to help them build their knowledge of the wide variety of careers available to them upon leaving education. The school welcomed a number of industry representatives who gave their time to explain both what their employment involves and the training and qualifications needed for entry and success.

Kingsmead Samba Band

Kingsmead Samba Band celebrates their new equipment which was puchased Using a £500 grant from EMI.

Pizza Oven

Kingsmead students had a great couple of days working with Frank Blaker, Mandy and Rosie Johnson using traditional cob building techniques to make a pizza oven. Using materials donated by RGB Building Supplies students mixed the clay and straw by stamping on it with bare feet and got wonderfully messy!

Kingsmead celebrated the opening of the new £2.1m Science Block

Kingsmead celebrated the opening of the new £2.1m Science Block. Head Teacher Mark Griffin welcomed guests including previous Head, Geoff Tinker after whom the science block is named, current and past science teachers, technicians, staff and pupils