Inclusive Futures

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On Wednesday 15th June 2016, Kingsbury High School’s Year 9 & 10 students took part in a Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Programme. The event was organised by former student, Denzel Manyande, Volunteer Coordinator for Inclusive Futures which is part of the Youth Sports Trust; and was led by Sports Coach UK Tutor, George Timotheou.

Students were taught to lead a number of inclusive sports through the Play Unified movement, aimed at ending the injustice, intolerance and inactivity of young people with intellectual disabilities, by building a unified generation through sport.

Students took turns to form human nets in order to play volleyball and seated volleyball.

George said “Once again I was invited back to Kingsbury High School to deliver a session. I always enjoy visiting Brent & Harrow as it’s where I grew up. The staff and students welcome you with a smile and support the delivery so I feel part of the Physical Education team.

“The school has an excellent leadership programme and always fill their courses. The students engage in all activities, one of the students even sang at my request (that’s never happened before).

“The partnership work between Kingsbury High, Denzel and Sports Coach UK is an example for all other organisations to follow.”

The participating students will be using the skills acquired from the workshop to lead an inclusive sports day for students from special need schools in the local area.

Kingsbury High School Mock EU Referendum

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Students at Kingsbury High School had the opportunity to think about how they would vote this morning (Thursday 23rd June) in the ‘Kingsbury High School Mock EU Referendum’. Polling stations were set up in classrooms during form time where students had a short discussion with their form tutor and then placed their vote.

The results are as follows:

The Returning officer for the Kingsbury High School EU Referendum can confirm the following votes were cast in the EU Referendum. The number of students who voted was 1,216

The number of votes cast to Remain in the EU was 833

The number of votes to Leave the EU was: 376

The number of spoilt votes was: 9

We hereby declare that Kingsbury High School has voted to Remain in the EU.

Below is the breakdown of each of the Year constituencies:

Year 7 – The number of votes cast was 296 votes.
The number of votes cast to remain in the EU was 169
The number of votes to leave the EU was 125
The number of spoilt votes was 2.
We declare Year 7 voted to remain in the EU

Year 8 – The number of votes cast was 285 votes.
The number of votes cast to remain in the EU was 185
The number of votes to leave the EU was 99
The number of spoilt votes was 1.
We declare Year 8 voted to remain in the EU.

Year 9 – The number of votes cast was 264 votes.
The number of votes cast to remain in the EU was 204
The number of votes to leave the EU was 60
The number of spoilt votes was 1
We declare Year 9 voted to remain in the EU

Year 10 – The number of votes cast was 273 votes.
The number of votes cast to remain in the EU was 209
The number of votes to leave the EU was 61
The number of spoilt votes were 3
We declare Year 10 voted to remain in the EU.

Sixth Form – The number of votes cast 98.
The number of votes cast to remain in the EU was 66
The number of votes to leave the EU was 31
The number of spoilt votes was 2.
The Sixth form voted to remain in the EU

The votes have been verified on 23 June 2016

Memorial Bench in Memory of, Much-Loved Teacher, Mr Humble

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On Monday 20th June 2016 students held an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony, in the school’s ‘quiet’ garden, to unveil a memorial bench in memory of their much-loved teacher, Mr Humble.

The students, who had Mr Humble as their form tutor, raised money for the bench through bake sales and donations.

During the ceremony, student, Atrin Golesorkhi, gave a heart-felt speech in which he said “I had the pleasure of having Mr Humble as a form tutor. He was a very encouraging person and always wanted the best for our form group. We were all devastated when we received the news of Mr Humble’s passing.”

Atrin went on to say “It was lovely to see his family there so that we could give our condolences in person. We hope we made them proud.”

The English National Opera

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The English National Opera (ENO) continued their relationship with Kingsbury High School by delivering a workshop about their upcoming production of ‘Jenufa’.

Students were taken out of their comfort zone with various performance techniques and exercises. They learnt the story of ‘Jenufa’ and the themes of love, betrayal and jealousy depicted in the opera.

The ENO are running a week long project during the summer holidays where students can be involved in putting on an Opera and many students have shown an interest in taking part which is fantastic.