National Karate Championships

Congratulations to Chloe Chapple and Danielle Hardy, both in Year 11. On 13 January they competed at the EKF KYU National Karate Championships in Leicester and both won a bronze medal! A great achievement for both and the first time they have competed at this level. The girls participated as members of Wiveliscombe Karate Club and while at the Championships also got to meet the England Under 21 Coach Aimee Sell.

Somerset Youth Parliament

Congratulations to Jago Yelland in Year 9 who has recently been offered and has accepted the post as Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for Taunton Deane & West Somerset. Jago has been a member of Somerset’s Youth Parliament Advisory Group for the last year and will commence his new role in February 2018. Jago’s new role will include attending meetings with other MYPs, campaigning for his manifesto a 'curriculum for life', attending conferences and the annual MYP Sitting residential and visiting the House of Commons.

Swimming Success

Dylan Gallagher in Year 10 competed in the Welsh National Winter Swimming Championships in Swansea over the first weekend in December. Over the 3 day event he won an amazing 8 medals! 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze. Well done Dylan.

Year 9 Careers Day

Year 9 students had their Careers Day on Tuesday 28th November. They spent the day taking part in 30 minute careers-taster sessions learning about industries ranging from the RAF, Navy, Construction and Transport, to Engineering, Environment, PR and Sport. Visitors provided detailed overviews on the sorts of careers available in that sector, what sort of person they would suit and qualifications required. Some students also had to solve the riddle of the mystery guest by asking key questions to work out what he did for a living.

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.