30 Year 7 students got their first taste of Kingsbury Leadership this Tuesday, they spent the morning learning leadership skills with Ms High. They were then joined by 210 Year 4’s from Kingsbury Green, Oliver Goldsmith, Roe Green, Fryent and St Robert Southwell. The leaders put on a number of engaging and fun activities, getting the young people active whilst working on their physical literacy.
The year 7’s have embarked on a really exciting project with James Redwood, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brent Music Service that is taking place during the Summer term.
Students attended launch events on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th April which involved starting to learn the project song and body percussion and listening to an octet of musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
James Redwood returned to school with some of the musicians on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th April to lead workshops with 6 of the year 7 forms. The project has a theme of Romeo and Juliet/West Side Story. During the project students will learn and perform the project song Star crossed lovers, body percussion for the piece Mambo Time and each class will undertake a creative composition project. The classes will perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra musicians later on in the term.
Samiya Hamel 8S and Laura Cretu 7B were among the five students that participated in the school’s heat of the Young Chef Rotary competition In January. As the winner and the runner up respectively, both students represented KHS in the area heat. Although Laura stopped at the area heat she had this to say about her experience:
“The rotary cooking competition was a great experience for me. I met many wonderful and experienced people, who helped me with my cooking skills.I became more interested in food nutrition….” Laura Cretu 7B
Samiya’s performance in the area heat landed her a place in the district heat.There, her freshly made Alfredo pasta dish was described by one of the distinguished judges as “the best pasta dish” in the competition.
“The young chef competition had been a fantastic experience……..” Samiya Hamel 8S
Samiya’s passion and commitment to cooking have given her the opportunity to cook in large industrial kitchens as shown in the videos attached and I wish her the best in the future.
I would like to commend Laura and other students in our school who take on opportunities like cooking competitions to challenge themselves.
Special thanks to Lucy, Gary, Tamara, Gopi, Jenny, Pravina and members of the PEEL department for their support and hard work with the competitions.The students couldnt have done it without all the support from their parents and carers.
Uchenna Omale for PEEL Department
Our Year 7 students took part in a whole day workshop based on anti-bullying.
First they watched a performance by the Tip of the Iceberg Theatre group (www.tipoftheiceberg.biz). The play covered a range of themes including Internet safety and awareness, identity, life changes, self-esteem, body image, pressure & stress, communication, drugs, and the media. This session was then followed by workshops and thinking about practical ways we can stop bullying at KHS.
During the annual “hour of code” week, KHS Year 7 and Year 8 students worked with Tanners Wood School in Watford. Students were encouraged to try computer programming for one hour, by working together using edmodo to share resources and work in groups to solve Scratch programming challenges and using Skype to video conference. Students consulted via Skype and got together in their teams to plan and discuss tasks, split workload and share their findings.
One Year 7 student commented ‘I found this very exciting to see how I can work with another student who is far away and solve the tasks. It was really fun.’
On Monday 4th December Year 7 and Year 8 were fortunate to experience a visit from performing artist J-Sol. He performed to the students some of his songs and dances. As well as inspiring our students, he passed on the message that ‘dreams can come true with hard work’. He also shared his experiences about his background and how our students could be successful in their future careers. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring day for our students. Thank you J-Sol for coming to visit our school.