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Kingsmead Badminton Champions!

Well done to our Girls Junior Badminton Team who are the new Somerset Schools County Champions! The team of four, Meg Mardon (9Le), Ella Varney (9Le), Amber Totterdell (7Fn) and Josie Bryan (9Sh), played in the Finals on Monday 16th January at Strode College in Street. The girls won 13 out of 15 games, playing against other finalists Bishop Fox’s, Sexey’s and Frome College.

Cross Country Championships

Well done to Tom Heal in Year 8 and Charlotte Brown in Year 9 who both represented Somerset in the South West Club & County Cross Country Championships which took place on Sunday 8th January at Exeter Racecourse. Tom finished first in the Boys U13 run and will now go on to take part in the National Cross Country Championships in March and the London Mini-Marathon in April. Good Luck Tom!

Kingsmead Hockey Champions!

Congratulations to our Year 8 Girls Hockey Team who are now Somerset County Champions! The team travelled to Millfield School on Wednesday 14th December to represent the Taunton Deane area in the County Finals. They had 3 matches to play – against Haygrove School in Bridgwater, Sexey’s School in Bruton and The Blue School in Wells. Our Kingsmead Team won all 3 of their matches to become the clear County Champions. A great achievement, well done to all the team.

Rugby County Finals

On Tuesday 13 December our Year 9 and Year 10 Boys Rugby teams travelled to Tor Rugby Club in Glastonbury to play in the Somerset School County Finals. First up were our Year 9 team who played against Haygrove School. The game ended in a draw 10-10, resulting in both teams becoming joint County Champions 2016.

Geography Field Trips

Year 10 Geography students visited Bristol on 28th November and 1st December to carry out field work in support of their GCSE studies. The students first went on a boat trip from Wapping Wharf to investigate the re-development of the docks in the city. They then moved on to the shopping centres at Broadmead and Cabot Circus to carry out field work for the ‘UK People and Places and Dynamic Inner Cities’ unit of their course. They also visited two contrasting residential areas to look at the quality of life throughout the central Bristol area.

Working in Partnership

Head Teachers and Chairs of the Governing Bodies from Cotford St Luke, Milverton, Kingsmead, Lydeard St Lawrence, Oake Bradford & Nynehead and Wiveliscombe Schools have met together to sign a charter of collaboration between the schools who are part of The Tone Valley Partnership (TVP).

‘Open Stage’

Kingsmead students put on an evening of entertainment on Thursday 24 November when they invited family, friends and staff to watch them perform in a variety style show. Every year group was represented on the bill with acts ranging from singing, instrumentals, dancing and a touch of magic!

Boccia & Sporthall Athletics

This week Kingsmead students have been competing against other schools in the area in Boccia and Indoor Athletics. On Wednesday 23 November, 12 students from across the school participated in the Somerset Parallel Games Boccia Competition, held at Robert Blake School in Bridgwater. Playing in teams of 3, all our students had great games and one team will now go forward to compete in the County Finals!

PSHCE lessons

Year 7 students had a visit from the British Transport Police for their PSHCE lesson on Tuesday 22 November. The students listened to an informative presentation on Railway Safety from the visiting Officers and learnt about the serious dangers that exist from walking on or near railway lines and the consequences of not following safety signs and instructions. The students watched a video telling the story of how one girl’s decision to take a short cut across a railway line ended in tragedy and were able to put their own questions to the Officers.

Children in Need 2016

Kingsmead held a number of fundraising activities last week in support of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal. Throughout the week students sold Children in Need merchandise at break and lunchtimes and a Cake Sale was held thanks to the efforts of a number of volunteer bakers.