On Wednesday 4 December we opened our doors to host the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Approximately 70 visitors attended the event from various elderly care homes, church groups and charity organisations from the local area. Every year this event is organised and run by our Year 13 Level 3 Sports Leaders.
The entertainment included a quiz, bingo and carol singing. The guests were also served food and drinks by our students.
Thank you to Valerie Pope who, every year, helps to run activities on the day. A huge thank you also to our amazing students who not only organised the party, helped to make sure that the visitors arrive safely at our school, but have also been volunteering their time to help organise activities for the elderly preceding this event.
We received a card thanking all staff and students at Kingsbury High School from one of our guests:
‘It is very considerate to think of the elderly at this time of the year, especially as so many of us live alone.
The invitation to join you today is very much appreciated.
Sincere thanks to you all, and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.’
On Tuesday 26 March a group of our Year 13 students ran an inclusive festival as part of their assessment for their Sports Leaders UK level three course.
Pupils from The Village School worked in teams alongside KHS students from year 8 and they rotated around a variety of different activities including boccia, seated volleyball & bench hockey.
A member of staff from The Village School, Oscar Ayyadi, commented:
“The session highlighted the ongoing partnership between TVS and KHS and gives TVS pupils valuable experience interacting with their mainstream peers. The teamwork, interaction and competitiveness shown by all pupils are key life skills that will help the students develop into adult life.”
Thank you to all staff particularly those that ran an event. We had a great turn out and the weather was fantastic, the students showed great determination in the heat to perform to the best of their ability. The winners for each year group were:
Yr 7 – B
Yr 8 – Y
Yr 9 – Y
Yr 10 – S
These scores will be put together with their interform scores to determine our best sporting form group in each year, a trophy will be presented to each winning form during the first week back in September.
A few of the Year 13 HSLA students (more commonly referred to as red shirt) thought that it would be lovely to invite some student from the Village school to Kingsbury High to participate in several sporting activities. Some of our Year 7 students wanted to join and were thrilled that they were given this opportunity. This event aims to bring both schools together through sport. One of the teachers from the Village School said “this was a fantastic opportunity for 18 students from the Village School to participate in a fully inclusive festival. It was extremely well organised and so much fun. The activities were so well planned – hope that we can repeat the experience again. – Mary Blake
We were extremely happy to hear these words as it shows that our hard work in planning the event has paid off. – Anika Patel Year 13
On Friday 23rd March the Year 13 sports leaders organised the Sport Relief ‘mile’ run for all year groups on both ‘T’ and ‘K’ sites. Pupils were allowed to wear their PE kit for the day and had the opportunity to ‘red up’ their uniform by paying £1 to the Sport Relief charity.
The leaders also organised cake sales, Staff v 6th form tournaments in badminton and football and a ‘PE teacher in fancy dress’ competition in the lead up to the day, all to raise extra funds for the charity.
As a school we raised £1225.27
Thank you to all of those that contributed – this money will go towards tackling critical issues affecting people across the UK and the world.
On Wednesday 6th December Kingsbury High School hosted the annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas party, which was organised by the Year 12 & 13 ‘red shirts’. Approximately 70 visitors came from Roe Green Village, Magnolia Court, Ashton Lodge, Harrod Court, Preston Lodge, Abbey Field and local church groups.
The entertainment included a quiz down memory lane, boccia, and various singing performances from staff and students. There was also the opportunity for all to get involved in crocheting a blanket to donate to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
One visitor had some advise for the students ‘young kids, you need to have dreams and hopes then build your strong foundations and you will see you will rise’
Thank you to Valerie Pope, Rose Peacock & all other ex staff who also helped to contribute to it’s success.
Many congratulations to both Maria Cociorvei & Vrinda Parekh for their outstanding home learning project. Maria & Vrinda recreated scenes based on their recent Quinta visit. Both girls have clearly demonstrated the Kingsbury PRIDE values, in particular inspiration and determination – a big well done to both of them.Both girls said the trip was very inspirational, that their favourite part of the trip was meeting the older students and they hope to one day become Red Shirts leaders.