On Tuesday 7th July, Year 8 students graduated from the foundation stage of a two year programme entitled the ‘Kingsbury Curriculum’. As part of this curriculum, a series of experiences, called the ‘Kingsbury Guarantee’, were offered to students to allow them to explore their talents and abilities. Students completed extended homework projects and community work, organised events and took part in residential activities. This year, Challenge 271, gave them the opportunity to take part in a number of charity events to help Mr Froy raise money for Kidney Research UK. They documented their progress online and in their ‘Kingsbury Guarantee’ booklet.
On the evening of the graduation invited guests enjoyed canapés in the Quiet Garden whilst they were entertained with musical performances. They were then led to the Tylers Hall where the graduation ceremony took place.
Kingsbury High School’s newly appointed Head Boy and Head Girl opened the ceremony followed by Year 8 students arriving at the stage, through a balloon arch and onto a red carpet, to receive their graduation gift bags and, shortly afterwards, their framed graduation certificate.
The evening culminated in the unveiling of honours boards in the Tylers Hall, provided by a legacy Nigel Jamieson left the school when he retired last summer. Hristu (Andrei) Roman and Duvina Toolsee received the new individual trophies for the most highly praised boy and girl graduates.
Five hundred parents and family members attended.