On Wednesday 27th June, the Maths department held its annual Primary Maths Mash Up. Top mathematicians in Year 5 from Kingsbury Green, Roe Green, Oliver Goldsmith and St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary were invited to Kingsbury High School to work on various mathematical challenges. They were put into 5 teams, each named after a notable mathematician; Fibonacci, Einstein, Newton, Pascal and Pythagoras and led by Year 12 mathematics students.
The year 5 students competed in 4 rounds which put to test their ability to think logically to solve worded problems and complete puzzles such as Cross Number. They impressed both the teachers and sixth formers with their quick thinking and mathematical ability, with many of the Year 12 leaders claiming “These Year 5s are better in maths than I am!”.
After an intense 4 hours of mathematical problem solving, team Pascal scored the highest in all four rounds and were announced as the winners. The winners Adeline (Oliver Goldsmith), Colin (Robert Southwell Primary), Mael (Kingsbury Green) and Minisha (Roe Green) were awarded with the Primary Maths Mash Up trophies, KHS Maths badges and certificates handed out by Mr Waxman.
We are looking forward to our production, “Lest we forget”, which commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, the so called “war to end all wars”, the ending of which produced just twenty-one years of peace in Europe despite having cost millions of lives. We will be putting on a short piece of drama devised by one of our staff, Clare Reavey, interspersed with dance pieces and songs from the period.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 12th March and will be available to buy from Heads of Year offices. Visitors to the school can buy their ticket(s) on the door.
For their London 2012 Olympic Legacy, Kingsbury High School’s Year 8 students adopted the theme of courage. Under the campaign banner, Wise Up! Face Up! Stand Up!, the students took up the challenge of supporting the courage of families affected by cancer. Through the school year, they raised money for, and awareness of, St Luke’s Hospice, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Stand up to Cancer, part of Cancer Research UK.
Explaining the motivation behind the campaign, Deputy Year Leader, Helen Snow said “We wanted a campaign that the students could lead and be a part of, not only being courageous within their own surroundings but also understanding and promoting the courage of others.”
Students raised £1,400 for The Teenage Cancer Trust, £1,400 for Stand up to Cancer and £1,480 for St Luke’s Hospice. Students presented cheques to representatives of the three charities at the Watford Colosseum during the school’s inaugural Year 8 Graduation ceremony.
Year 8 student, Chey-Ann McLeod aged 13 said “The experience of us being able to help people with cancer has bonded us as a year group because everyone wanted to get involved. It lets you know that you can do something to help others.”
Kingsbury High School’s Year 9 boys football team went on a five day football tour to Great Yarmouth.
The tour proved to be Kingsbury High School’s most successful to date. In a tournament containing teams from both Years 9 & 10, we came 1st in Year 9 and 2nd overall.
Along with a magnificent trophy for our achievements, we were awarded a trophy for our sporting conduct on and off the pitch. Please congratulate the following boys: Andy Awuku, Amir Masoud, Nikane Robinson, Navic Lokilo, Sadiq Sahal, Shahan Muthakim, Daniel Emmanuel, Yasir Mohammed, Gyasi Femiola, Sami Abraham, Kwame Boateng, Tomi Ibrahim, Nimshi Kongolo, Jordan Traore and Rio Beach.
[text by Mr Sabag; photographs provided by Mr Sabag]
Kingsbury High School’s Year 9 students were successfully crowned Brent Champions for the second consecutive year with a fantastic team performance and positive 4-0 final result. Two goals each from Sami Abraham and Tomi Ibrahim secured a great victory in which the whole squad performed to a level the opponents couldn’t compete with. Defensively the team worked very hard, limited the opponents scoring opportunities and made effective decisions. The whole squad celebrated on the final whistle as the victory crowned a fantastic season for all those involved, congratulations to the whole team.