KHS wins School Leadership Academy of the Year 2019 Award

We are very pleased to announce that Kingsbury High School are the Sports Leaders UK’s Regional Winners of the School Leadership Academy of the Year 2019 Award.
During 2018/19 we provided the opportunity for 174 learners to develop their leadership skills through Sports Leaders Qualifications & Awards. This resulted in a minimum total of 2833 hours of recognised volunteering and social action being delivered within our school and the local community.

Leadership academies are those centres which demonstrate best practice in delivering sports leadership. We have been considered as the best centre in London, East & South East Region. 

The Linnean Society visit Science Club

On Thursday 7 November, Year 7 science clubbers participated in a workshop led by members of The Linnean Society of London (the world’s oldest active biological society).

The students learnt about cryptograms – plants and fungi that reproduce using spores rather than seeds. This was then followed by students using the age old textile art of felt-making to create a wool cloth to represent various cryptograms. The resulting work will be entered into the society’s annual competition.

School Concert

We kicked off our concert programme for the year with a Friends and Family concert on Thursday 31st October.

The concert was a delight with no tricks, and a programme of treats from students ranging from Year 8 to Year 11. The concert included solos and small groups with students playing a range of styles of music on a range of instruments.

Our next concert is the Winter Concert on Thursday 5th December 6-7pm in Tylers Hall. Please do come and support our students and join us for the concert.

Year 7 Residential Trip

Eighty nine, Year 7’s have just returned from their Carroty Wood residential.

This took place from Monday 28  to Wednesday 30 October. We visited Carroty Wood for the first time as this venue has replaced the old ‘Quinta’ and ‘Woodrow House’ residentials. The students took part in team building activities such as raft building as well as learning life skills for example being able to swim and ride a bike. 

The students that went had an amazing time and are excited to share their experiences. The students were supported by twelve, Year 12 leaders who were excellent role models to the younger students.

Thank you to all the teachers who supported the trip: Mr Cumbers, Miss McNeil, Mr Froy, Ms Snow, Mr Leyden, Miss Abdi and Miss Vekaria.

Sixth Form Debating Club

With the upcoming General Election our motion was a topical one, ‘The House would make voting compulsory’ arguing for the proposition were Nouh, Umayma and Priya – while on the opposition we had Bill, Devvan and Amal.

In lively debate the proposition argued that compulsory voting would ensure we had governments  that had a greater degree of legitimacy and a fair representation of the people stating that it has worked in Australia and other nations. Whereas the opposition refused to buckle arguing that voting was a civic right not a duty and that it would lay the foundation to give to rise an authoritarian regime. In a packed study room the motion was passed for the proposition.

Co-Creation Workshop

On Wednesday 30 October Mr Mann delivered a co-creation workshop for the Youth Sport Trust with a group of Year 10 students.

The workshop consisted of paired and group discussions to try and gain opinions and find out the problems and challenges that young boys face in today’s society The information that was gathered will be used to develop a new programme which will benefit the mental health and wellbeing of young boys across the UK.

German Careers Fair

15 KHS students of German from Years 11 and 12, accompanied by me and Sandra Kelm-Pillemer, the German Language Assistant, took the Tube to Hyde Park Corner to attend the Careers Fair organised by the German Embassy. 

It was an opportunity for our students to get to know the representatives of German businesses, such as Hugo Boss, Commerzbank, Bayerische Landesbank, BASF, Bosch and Lidl, and find out how German could help them get a job at one of those companies and the students seized the opportunity enthusiastically, asking the business representatives pertinent questions and gathering useful information from them (including some really eco-friendly, German-designed pencils which can be “planted” after they are no longer of any use and they will then flower!!).

They also had the opportunity to design a German CV and take part in a quiz about Germany. An enjoyable and very informative morning was had by all!

Steven Vadgama, Head of German