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Fantastic Futsal Champions!

Kingsmead’s Year 7 boys’ futsal team go from strength to strength. A big well done to the boys who became South West Regional Champions following competition on Sunday 17 June at the Regional Finals held in Paignton. The team played five games in the tournament; winning four and drawing one to secure the trophy. The boys will now play in the National Finals next weekend in Birmingham and we wish them every success.

Year 7 Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 13th June twelve Year 7 students visited Taunton School to take part in a day of maths challenges. The students worked as two teams, competing against other local schools in a series of tasks. These included a treasure hunt and a relay race which involved mathematical problem solving, plus a Sudoku game with a food theme (named ‘Fodoku’).

Besucher aus Deutschland (Visitors from Germany)

Kingsmead welcomed students and teachers from Plettenberg, Germany into school last week. The group, from the school Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, spent two days with us as part of their study visit to the area. In school they joined Kingsmead students in lessons to find out what life is like in an English school. Miss Whitcombe's Year 9 German class were paired up with the German students to show them around and complete a joint piece of work which will be on display in the language block. Our visitors took part in PE and Catering lessons, developing their cricket skills and baking scones. They also visited Lynton, Lynmouth and Minehead while in the UK on their 4 day trip.

Student Council trip to London

On Monday 4th June members of our Student Council in Years 7 to 10 travelled to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. The students first enjoyed a flight on the London Eye before walking across to the Parliament buildings where they took part in a Representation and Voting workshop and tour at the Palace of Westminster. Kingsmead Student Council members work hard in school to ensure the student view is heard and it is hoped this trip will give them further inspiration to continue with their excellent work.

Establishment Reward Lunch

Fifty two students from years 7 and 8 were invited to join their form tutors and phase staff for a reward lunch on Thursday 24 May. The students enjoyed a picnic lunch in recognition of their consistently great attitude to learning over the course of the school year. The students tucked into pizzas, fruit and cake during their lunch break as a well-deserved treat for all their hard work. Well done.

Junior Maths Challenge 2018

The results from this year's Junior Maths Challenge, held 26 April are in, and make for impressive reading. Best in year 8 was Huxley Smy (scoring 85), with Louis Welch (84), Marlon Hennessy (84), Abi Littlewood (84) and Chris Lyndsay (82) all also scoring high enough to be invited to the next National round - the Maths Kangaroo to be held on Tuesday 12th June.

Forest School - John Muir Award

Congratulations to our eight Kingsmead students who have achieved the Discovery Level of the John Muir Award. The students, from Years 7, 9 and 10, will be presented with their certificates at Fyne Court during the last week of term by our very supportive National Trust rangers.

SASP Parallel Athletics Championships

Twelve students represented Kingsmead at the Parallel Athletics Championships held at Yeovil Athletics Club on Tuesday 15 May. Well done to all the students involved who were a total credit to the school and obtained some brilliant results in each of their races and events:-

Netball update

Kingsmead students from years 9, 10 and 11 recently won the SASP adult Netball spring league. The girls took part in competition at Taunton Vale at the end of April and are to be congratulated on their achievement. Well done!

Zambia Exchange 2017-19

Our Zambian Exchange Programme links Kingsmead School with Mukuba Boys’ and Helen Kaunda Girls’ Schools in Kitwe, Zambia. The programme follows a two year cycle where both students and teachers make reciprocal exchange visits. The first exchange took place in 2000-2001 and since then more than 250 students and numerous staff from the three schools have taken part in this experience.