Year 10 Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Final

After the recent Excel Day Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge workshops for all of Year 10, a school final was held to select students to represent KHS in the upcoming regional final.
The following Year 10 students participated:
Siraad Elmi, Bashra Mahamed, Yasmin Ball, Bhavni Joshi, Aryan Feda, Jineth Wijesinghe, Mohammad Afridi, Nooralhoda Tillaih, Lujein Idani
The students had to give a 3 minute speech without any notes, and the judges had a difficult task as they all spoke with great passion and emotion on a range of subjects.
Congratulations to all the speakers, in particular to Siraad and Yasmin who have been selected to go through to the Brent final in January. Thanks also to Kamran Shaheen, Katherine Evans and Tahia Jahan for judging the event.
Sandip Das

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

After the recent Excel Day Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge workshops for all of Year 10, a school final was held to select students to represent KHS in the upcoming regional final.

The following Year 10 students participated:
Valentina Gah, Layla Khoudhari, Dijonay Richards, Priya Bharadia, Mia Khoudhari, Jawad Bokhari, Bilal Rehman, Humza Tahir, Ifla Mujeeb.

The students had to give a 3 minute speech without any notes, and the judges had a difficult task as they all spoke with great passion and emotion on a range of subjects.

Congratulations to all the speakers, in particular to Priya, Dijonay and Ifla who have been selected to go through to the Brent final in January. Thanks also to Andrew Mitchell and Sarah Purtill for judging the event, and to Erik Windrich for his technical support.

Step into Dance

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Twelve Kingsbury High School students performed at a borough wide dance event on Tuesday 20th May 2014. The event celebrated the best of North London youth dance and was organised by Step into Dance, which is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Dance and the Jack Petchey Foundation.

The evening, held at Capital City Academy, also acted as auditions for the Step into Dance annual showcase; Step LIVE!, which will take place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Saturday 5th July. Sue Goodman, Step into Dance, Artistic and Programme Director said “There were so many different dance genres on show, and so much talent! I am very proud of them all.”

The Kingsbury High School performers from Years 7 – 9 have been working with Step into Dance choreographer, Maria Ghoumrassi, since October 2013 to create their moving piece entitled ‘Lest We Forget’. In the audience were Brent Councillor, Councillor Bobby Thomas; MP for Brent North, Barry Gardiner; and Deputy Leader of Brent Council, Michael Pavey, who said “Kingsbury High really raised the bar on a fantastic evening of dance. Their performance was not only visually brilliant, but genuinely thought-provoking; absolutely stunning.”

Kingsbury High’s performance follows a school production in March, also entitled, ‘Lest We Forget’, which commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War.