KHS Open a New Sculpture Garden

On Monday 24th September, students and staff at Kingsbury High School attended the unveiling of a new sculpture garden situated at the entrance of the Lower School building in Bacon Lane. The garden was designed by members of the school’s Art Department, and put together by staff in the wider school community, including the Art Technician and Caretaking staff.

The sculpture, which is the main feature of the garden, was designed by local artist, Randy Klein together with Kingsbury High School AS and A Level Art students.

Randy held workshops with the students in which they collectively drew up a design for the sculpture. The design was sent to a foundry, cast in steel and, upon its arrival, students painted the 2.25 metre high structure before it was placed in the garden.

Randy said “It was a great pleasure to work with Kingsbury High School AS and A Level Art students, developing ideas for the garden and sculpture. The diversity and creativity of the students’ designs was an inspiration. It has been a very rewarding experience to see the fruits of our labours turned into permanent improvements to the school entrance.

Seeing their own designs become a permanent feature of the school will be a memorable and empowering experience. The art students have left a legacy which can be enjoyed over the years by future students and staff at the school.”

The sculpture garden was funded using the prize money awarded to the school through an art competition run by Viking last year. Art student, Shawna-Lee Lewin, won £10,000 for the school with her drawing which ‘reflected what students like about their school’. Shawna-Lee’s entry beat over 3,000 entries from schools across the UK and was featured in on the front cover of the 2012 Viking for Schools calendar.

Shawna-Lee, who achieved A*, A*, A, A, B in her A Levels and has been offered an unconditional offer at the University of Exeter to study Psychology, came back for the unveiling and said, “It’s amazing to think how far my original ideas have travelled – it’s brought so many creative people together and I’m very proud to be part of Kingsbury High School’s legacy!”

[Text by Camille; Photographs by Steve and Cliff]

Let Them Buy Cake!

On the 21st of September 2012, Year 11 students; Krupa Gaglani, Chantay Louis, Shriya Gadher, Abigail Brown, Lora Abagero, Abrar Ali, Naren Kondhia, Tara Neli, Oula, Yousaf, Zoe Yerolemou, Radhika Parmar and Shadia Bakar; along with their Heads of Year, Ms Day and Ms Prince, held a charity cake sale in aid of cancer research.

At the lunchtime event, we managed to raise more than £350. This was helped especially by Head Teacher, Mr Waxman, who bought a number of cakes and then handed them out to students!

We chose cancer research as our charity because it is extremely close to our hearts
and we believe that supporting the research of cancer is an important trust. Statistics show
that in 2008, 7.6 million people died of cancer – 13% of all deaths worldwide. This had a
major impact on all of our lives. It has been an eye opener and has taught us how to value
our lives, especially considering that many of us have had close friends and even family that have gone through this traumatic experience.

Special thanks should go to fellow student, Kavi Bhatt for contributing £10.00 towards this cause.

By Chantay Louis and Krupa Gaglani – Year 11

[Text by Chantay Louis and Krupa Gaglani – Year 11; Photography by Steve]

A Level Results Day 2012

 

Commenting on the school’s A Level success, Head Teacher, Jeremy Waxman, said: “There were many happy faces at Kingsbury High this morning as students arrived to collect their A level results. The vast majority made the grades required to meet their university offers and there were a number of outstanding performances  The results are a tribute to the commitment of our staff, the hard work of our students and the support of their parents.

Our students have worked incredibly hard and thoroughly deserve their successes. And with a sixth form already rated outstanding by Ofsted, these results show that teachers at Kingsbury High are continuing to prepare our students to obtain high quality higher education places in an increasingly competitive environment.”

[images by Steve; text by Mr Waxman]