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House Cup Winners!

Barle House were announced as the winners of this Year’s House Cup during assembly on Friday 15 July with a clear lead over their rivals:-

Sports Day

The weather was glorious and there was a great atmosphere when the whole school turned out to enjoy Sports Day on the afternoon of Thursday 14 July. There was the chance for everyone to get involved with a full programme of competition in track and field plus tug of war, indoor wheelchair basketball and boccia. House Teams supported competitors from the sidelines and some students got the chance to try their hand at commentating and interviewing courtesy of the 10 Radio booth on site. Have a look at these photos which give a taste of the afternoon……

National Track & Field Championships

Many Congratulations to Matt Alvarez from Year 11. Matt competed at the Schools National Track & Field Championships which were held at Gateshead on the weekend of 8-9 July. After qualifying in the heats Matt ran in the 200m Final and achieved 5th place with a time of 22.40s. A brilliant achievement!

Celebration of Achievement Evening

Kingsmead’s annual presentation evening was held on 13 July to celebrate the achievements of students over the past academic year. The event was attended by students, parents, staff and governors and awards were presented for academic subject and sport accomplishments. Guest speaker was Exeter Chiefs Rugby Legend Mr Neil Clark. Also welcomed were our Zambian Exchange Visitors who sang a musical piece to the audience.

Kingsmead welcomes its Zambian Visitors!

We welcome our Zambian Exchange students and teachers who arrived in Wiveliscombe on Friday 8 July! Our guests spent last weekend settling in and getting to know their host families and also sang to the local community at church on Sunday. In school this week they have spent time in lessons working on creative writing and global issues projects as well as taking part in Sports Day. They have also visited Taunton Museum, Vivary Park and meet the mayor!

Year 10 Students go to work

Year 10 students spent the week of 4th to 8th July in Work Experience. The students were tasked at the start of the school year to approach and apply to employers for a placement and their hard work paid off with the whole year group spending the week in their chosen business. These varied from local and national employers in industries ranging from leisure, retail, manufacturing, motor, beauty and more…

Year 7 Okehampton Residential

The Year 7 residential trip took place between 4th and 8th July 2016. Students stayed at an activity centre in Okehampton, Devon and had the opportunity to take part in a range of sport and craft pursuits throughout the week. They were accompanied by their form tutors and Leader of Student Support Mr Porter who described the week as “good fun with loads and loads of activities to keep the students busy.”

Junior Maths Kangaroo 2016

Congratulations to Matthew Bond in Year 8 who scored a very impressive 100 (out of a possible maximum of 135) and gained a Merit in the second round of this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge.

County Cricket Runners Up!

A big Well Done to our Year 7 & 8 Girls Cricket Team who are now the County Runners Up after playing in the Schools’ Cricket County Finals at Bridgwater on 30 June. Pictured with their medals are Rebecca Heard, Hanna Jarvis, Holly Lovell-Fox, Ruby Porter, Belle Timney, Ella Varney, Maeah Baverstock, Millie How, and their PE Teacher Mr Porter.

2016 Spelling Bee Champions

Well done to Parrett House who are the 2016 Spelling Bee Champions. The Spelling Bee Competition took place during lunchtime on 29th June. The atmosphere was tense and the competitors were excellent. After a knock out round one and two timed rounds it went to a sudden death round between Parrett and Otter. The final results were:-