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Democracy in Action!

During the first week of October six Year 11 students stood for election as Senior Student and presented their candidate speeches at Phase Assemblies. All students and staff were able to cast a vote for their choice of one boy and one girl to be Kingsmead’s Senior Students for the year.

National Poetry Day 2016

Kingsmead students recognised National Poetry Day on Thursday 6 October in a variety of ways across their curriculum subjects using this year’s theme of ‘Messages’. In Science students studying Food and Nutrition showed their understanding of the topic through poetry messages and Year 7 Food Tech students listened to poetry by Michael Rosen about hot food and washing up. In MFL lessons students recited poetry in Spanish and French.

Women’s Sports Week

This week (3rd–10th October) is Women’s Sports Week and Kingsmead PE Department are celebrating by offering opportunities for all students to try something new! A variety of different lunchtime clubs/practices are on offer during the week with the aim to get more girls physically active and playing sport. So far this week volleyball, lacrosse, netball and hockey have been on offer.

PSHCE lessons

Year 7 and 8 students were visited by the ‘Bin It’ Roadshow on Monday 3rd October for their PSHCE lesson. The fun interactive show acted as a reminder to the year groups of the importance of disposing of waste in the right way and of the benefits to our surroundings.

Well Done Dylan!

Dylan Gallagher in Year 9 has been selected to be part of the Swim Wales National Squad for the 2016-17 season. A brilliant achievement, Well Done Dylan.

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages is celebrated all across Europe on 26th September every year and this year marks the 15th anniversary. To celebrate, Kingsmead held its very own Eurovision song contest with students in Year 7 performing a song in either French, German or Spanish. Competition was fierce and a huge amount of effort was put into the skills of pronunciation, which is fundamental in language learning and also memory, an essential lifelong learning skill.

New Art Mural goes on display

The outside of Kingsmead’s South Block building has been enhanced this week with a fabulous piece of artwork created by students and staff. The large 8ft x 20ft mural was constructed, drawn and painted by students and the Art Department during Challenge Week in July this year.

World Peace Day

Students and staff took part in World Peace Day on Wednesday 21 September 2016. The day is recognised and observed around the world with a view to strengthening the ideals of peace, bringing about an annual day of global unity and intercultural co-operation.

Supporting your child to be successful in Year 11 evening

On Thursday 15th September students and their parents attended the annual ‘Supporting Your Child to be Successful in Year 11’ evening. During the evening presentations were given regarding all aspects of school life, from pastoral care to post-16 options.

Kingsmead celebrate another excellent set of results

Governors, staff and students at Kingsmead School, Wiveliscombe, are delighted with this summer’s GCSE results. 62% of students achieved the government’s benchmark measure of A* - C grades in both English and Maths, 70% achieved five or more GCSEs at grade C or above and 98% achieved five A* - G grades.