Year 8 First Give Charity Success

A group of year 8 girls have won a competition and have received £1000 for their charity Future Dreams. Future Dreams is a charity dedicated to raising funds for support, awareness and research for those touched by breast cancer. They were selected by a panel of five judges from all students in the year group as overall winners during a period of two Excel Days and an evening. We were fortunate to be visited by Spencer and Sam from Future Give in assembly on Friday who presented the £1000 cheque to the winning group. Also, the charity have given the school free tickets to take the winners to a charity musical concert at Wembley Arena and will give them some signed memrobilia from their celebrity patrons of the charity. Please congratulate the winners when you see them: Senay, Delsa, Alisha, Sally, Sharunya, Nicola, Anisa, Grace, and Yana

All staff barn dance

On Friday 12 May one of KHS’ PE teachers, Sian High organised an all staff barn dance in order to raise money for the charity CALM. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
This is part of her fundraising campaign during which she is also set to do a 44km walk from Crowley to Brighton.
‘I’m doing this walk in memory of my friend John Nemrova who recently took his own life. It breaks my heart to think that we couldn’t help him and didn’t recognise the signs.’ Sian said. ‘I want to try and raise awareness of the silent epidemic that is male suicide.’
The barn dance raised £180 and if you would like to help her raise money, you can use the link below to donate:

Students vs staff Badminton Tournament

On Friday 28 April 6 staff couples and 12 students couples took on the ‘Students vs staff Badminton Tournament’ in order to raise Money for the St Lukes Hospice in Harrow.

The staff winners were Siew Lee and Kostas, a former science teacher and the student winners were Nakul Hirani and Mahima Vekaria.

Well done everyone for taking part in this fun and charitable Kingsbury event.

5K Run for Cancer Research UK


Kingsbury High School’s Year 8 students, coached by Year 13 mentors, have been organising and participating in extraordinary events, over the course of the school year, to raise money for their chosen charity – Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

After the success of their Christmas fair and their Valentine’s fair, 380 students put on their running shoes on Thursday 11th February to complete a 5K run around the school grounds and surrounds.

Students have already raised £1,830.00 nearing their target amount of £2,500. Their campaign, however, is not all about raising money, but also about raising awareness and collecting donations of which, they have received 57 of their 350 collection bag target!

Representatives from CRUK attended the 5K run where they witnessed for themselves, the determination, motivation and drive of the participating students. Dearbhla Cormacain from CRUK said “The commitment and dedication of your staff, Year 13s organisational skills and the enthusiasm of the Year 8s taking part made for a great atmosphere and an extremely successful day. I loved how much effort had gone into this event, from the beautiful colourful artwork on the gym walls before the event to setting up and decorating the course. The balloons on the gate were a great welcome to us and having the lead runner and marshal points along the route really helped to bring the event to life and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.”

After the run, students wrote about what the campaign means to them on paper feathers to create a beautiful display in the lower school building. The day ended with raffle prize draw with many winners.

Year 8s are now busy planning their next events and are sure they will be able to hit their targets!

Loom Bands for Water Aid UK


Year 7 student Khushi Patel has used her love of making Loom Bands for a good cause. Khushi was inspired by talks at Kingsbury High School given by her teachers and staff about Refugee Week.

Khushi sold the colourful bracelets to her friends and family and made £30.80, which was matched by her father, raising the total to £61.60. Khushi was moved by stories of drought and sanitation so chose to donate the money to Water Aid UK.

Khushi said “All the inspiration that all of the teachers and students gave me during Refugee Week got me thinking that because I have been making so many of these Loom Bands, I should start selling them. I chose Water Aid as my charity because I think it’s really important to do work like that and I really like that charity.”

Quiz Night for the Philippines


On Friday 6th December 2013, Kingsbury High School held a quiz night to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

The quiz night, organised by KS3 Pastoral Curriculum Leader, Ms Sarah Purtill and Sixth Form students, called on the support of local businesses who donated generously.

Members of staff, students, parents and the local community were invited to enjoy the event which, along with the quiz, also included traditional dance and music performances and a raffle prize draw. The most sought after prizes were four tickets to the Saracens versus Harlequins rugby union match at Wembley Stadium, donated by Saracens; a head massage, donated by Aura Centre of Hair and Beauty and a round of golf for four people, donated by Pinner Golf Club.

The event was a huge success and the school raised an impressive £2,112.15 for the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

Ms Purtill said “It was amazing to see our community come together to help support the Philippines. It highlighted to us, as a school, how much we can achieve working together with our Kingsbury community. The atmosphere was one of community spirit and a realisation how together we can make a difference. Our Sixth Form worked tirelessly to ensure the evening was a success and it was great to see their hard work pay such dividends.”

Thank you to former Kingsbury High School teacher, Mr Bruce Viveash, for the photograph.