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Well Done to Finley Burns!

Congratulations to Finley Burns in Year 10 who was recently placed 2nd in the Somerset County Squash Tournaments. Finley trains and plays as a member of the Wellington Squash and Racquetball Club. Well Done!

Open Stage 2017

Students took to the ‘Open Stage’ on the evenings of Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November when they entertained audiences with their own variety style shows. Every year group was represented on the bill with acts showcasing the amazing talents of our students. There was something for everyone with singing, instrumentals, dancing and magic!

Year 11 Child Development

Students in Year 11, who are studying for their BTEC in Children’s Play Learning and Development, visited The Paddocks Nursery in Wiveliscombe on Wednesday 22nd November. This is one of two visits planned with the nursery and students used the opportunity to observe the young children at play and talk with the nursery staff. Our thanks go to The Paddocks Nursery for their time and help which is greatly appreciated.

Well Done to Reece Cutler!

Congratulations to Reece Cutler in Year 10 who is 4th in the country for National Acrobatic Gymnastics following the Pat Wade Classic held at Fenton Manor in Stoke on Trent on Sunday 19th November. Reece is a member of and competed with the Honiton Gym Club at the event. Well Done!

Children in Need 2017

Kingsmead students and staff have raised £357.76 for Children in Need this year through cake sales, competitions, sales of merchandise and a dress down day during the week 13th-17th November. Special mention goes to:-

Somerset Step into Sport Event

Eight Kingsmead students from Years 8, 9 and 10 were chosen to attend the SASP (Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership) Sports Leaders Course at Westfields Academy in Yeovil on 16th November. The day focussed on developing the students’ leadership skills and inspiring them to lead and volunteer in sport.

Year 7 & 8 Athletics

Congratulations to our Year 7 boys team and Year 8 girls team who are Area Athletics Champions following competition on 1st November against eight other schools in Taunton Deane. As a result they have qualified for the County Finals which will be held in January. Equally amazing were our Year 7 girls and Year 8 boys teams who both came in second place on the day. Well Done.

Kingsmead’s Year 12 Big Reunion

Year 12 students who left Kingsmead this summer were welcomed back to the school for a “Big Reunion” evening on Thursday 9 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. The evening began with music provided by Year 10 GCSE Music students Joseph Middleton and Ferne Hennessy who performed the Adele song “Love in the Dark”. Mara Carey Wood was awarded the Flook Cup for her all round contribution to school life and Emilia Silaste was awarded the Peace Cup for her outstanding language learning as a dual linguist.

Year 11 visit to Poland

28 students from Year 11 spent part of their October half term break on a study visit in Krakow, Poland. The students, who are studying Religious Studies and/or History, spent time at the Galicia Jewish Museum and at Auschwitz. They also met with a lady called Maria who took time to speak with the students about her experiences as a young child with her mother in a concentration camp during the Second World War.

Kingsmead Art Shop

Starting after half term the Art team are very excited to be running an Art shop from room M9 one breaktime a week, primarily for Art students. The shop will sell items such as pens, pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, sketchbooks, paints and a range of other art materials, so we can sell to all students, however GCSE Art students will have priority. We won’t be beaten on prices, as an education we cannot make money from sales, our main focus is for our Art Students to be able to afford the equipment and be able to use them at home. We are very excited about this and will be having a grand opening for the occasion.