Thank you to all students, friends, family and colleagues that attended last nights Sports Awards evening. Congratulations to all the students on their awards and a special thank you to Jeanette Kwakye an ex GB sprinter who joined for the evening and gave an inspirational speech.
The Year 7 residential Quinta trip to Amersham is part of the school’s traditions to introduce the new students to the school and their new friends. Over the last two weeks the Year 7s visited Quinta on either a day trip or a three day residential. They participated in team building activities with the main aim being to promote the school’s ethos of ‘PRIDE’ and School’s motto, ‘Spectemur Agendo’- “being judged by our actions”. Some of the activities included team challenges, archery and bushcraft to name a few. We also taught life skills to those who could not swim or ride a bike. The students behaved immaculately and participated in all activities demonstrating skills such as team work and communication.
Students in Year 7 & 9 are currently receiving swimming lessons at Wembley Leisure Centre as part of the ‘Girls Active Innovation’ Project. Three girls in Year 9 are inspiring their younger peers, who are also unable to swim, by facing their fears and showing a ‘growth mindset’ approach to learning.
Girls Active Innovation is a pilot programme which has been set up by the Youth Sports Trust to try and identify and deliver new approaches to increasing girls’ involvement and participation in PE, school sport, physical activity and leadership.
Our association with Kingsbury School Sports Partnership has allowed us to be one of the first schools to deliver this exciting project.
‘ I’ve come to England in Year 6, so I didn’t have any swimming lessons. It was very important for me to learn this life saving skill. Us three Year 9s, held a meeting with some 7 girls who were also unable to swim. We wanted to be the best role model to them, so although we were a little scared at the beginning, we inspired the Year 7 girls to swim with us.’ (Valentina Gah, Year 9)
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.
On Wednesday 17th June, Kingsbury High School, Year 8, and Woodfield School, Year 7 and 9, students helped to organise and lead a Year 1 family festival. Approximately 120 students from Fryent Primary and St. Robert Southwell Primary Schools attended the festival.
As part of the School Sports Partnership, our festivals are held regularly throughout the year to give the older students a chance to practice their leadership skills whilst also enabling the younger students to develop fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination.
On Tuesday 3rd February School Sports Partnership got together with Sports Leaders UK to deliver a training session at Kingsbury High School.
Newly appointed School Rugby Ambassadors did Kingsbury High School proud on Friday 26th September when they ran a Rugby World Cup 2015 ‘One Year to Go’ event for local primary schools.
The School Rugby Ambassador Programme is being delivered by Kingsbury High School Sports Partnership; with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Youth Sports Trust.
The event which took place at Willesden Sports Centre promoted rugby, the RFU values and the Rugby World Cup 2015. Ambassadors received training on how to successfully carry out a School Rugby Ambassador role; Callum Convery from RFU delivered a practical training session; and with support from local rugby club, Kilburn Cosmos, ambassadors concluded their day by leading a mini rugby festival for primary school students.