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

Girls Active Workshop

Kingsbury High School have been working on the Girls Active Programme for a number of years. We were lucky to have the Youth Sport Trust join us this week to train more leaders from our partner schools to ensure girls across Brent are getting the opportunity to influence and encourage a more active lifestyle for their peers. This is through funded programmes accessed by Kingsbury School Sports Partnership.

In total we trained 42 leaders from primary and secondary school and 10 teachers to support the GA programme at their schools.

The leaders were lucky to be trained by the British tennis player Jade Windley who inspired the girls throughout the session.

Schools have been encouraged to work collaboratively on this programme run by YST and SSP, to aid transition for pupils from primary to secondary school. 

Cambridge Union Debating Workshop

Kingsbury High School hosted a debating workshop run by the Cambridge Union for Year 7 and Year 8 students. Cambridge Union is the oldest debating and speaking society in the world and is renowned for its student debating competitions and public speaking workshops.  An important element of the workshop was to introduce students to the British Parliamentary format for debating. Sara Dehvari, a former Head Girl at Kingsbury High School, and Abhiram Bibekar who study History and Physics respectively at Cambridge University highlighted the merits of debating and how it helped them develop into critical thinkers. There were light-hearted debates on whether Jaffa cakes were cakes or biscuits and more serious topics like if the consumption of meat should be limited. The event culminated in a lively formal debate on whether social media should be banned – Yusuf Yusuf from Year 7 as the Prime Minister proposed the motion to ban social media stating it would lead to a fall in cyberbullying and was opposed by Dhruvshaal Gopal from Year 8 acting as the Leader of the Opposition who argued it would limit our means of communication. 

Lower School Debating Club will be starting soon!

The following students attended the workshop we look forward to see them develop into Kingsbury High School debaters: Laureta Krasniqi, Dhruvshaal Gopal, Paba Malawwethanthri, Sahanaa Krishnakumar, Bilqees Mahamed, Kelisa Anderson, Parth Varsani, Narges Amini, Safa Sajjad, Jiya Chandnani, Nakisha Bhanderi, Rhea Hirani, Bilal Ahmad, Amanda Fernando, Damaris Palagheanu, Bridie Wells, Jathushan Vivekananthan, Daniel Teleaga, Emira Sirer, Sebastian Sorescu, Sahar Khan, Gracie Gribbin, Jaafar Jaafar, Larsa Jabar, Mustafa Al Hayawi, Hassan Khan, Yusuf Yusuf, Agri Somasundaram, Garry Muslimov, Prasamsa Kandel, Yasmin Ibrahim, James Gribbin and Ines Ben Nasr.