Year 7 and 9 Evening of Achievement

Last night was our Evening of Achievement and we celebrated 167 year 7 and 9 students achievements. The awards were given out for Personal excellence in subjects, a high number of credits, highest A2L and attendance and lastly personal PRIDE across the school.

Congratulations to all the students for all their hard work and efforts.

The event was photographed by our Year 12 photography students Mukim Mahfuzh, Shamil Bhuttoo and Binisha Varsani.

Girls Active Hula Workshop

Students involved in the ‘Girls Active’ programmes this year were invited to attend a hula hooping workshop with Carla Rose, a qualified HulaFit instructor.

Students learned the basics of how to spin and maintain a hula around the waist and then progressed onto harder tricks and skills throughout the session.The Year 7 students that attended the workshop had just finished completing their ‘activity logs’. These were introduced to try and encourage them to complete the ’60 minutes a day’ target set by the chief medical officer. All of the girls achieved this for the 5 weeks preceding the workshop.

Year 4 Family Festival

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.

7UP Music Project

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.

Lower School Sign Language Success

We have so many fantastic cultures and languages at Kingsbury High School and we are lucky to have a window into deaf culture and be able to see and learn sign language. KHS is the only secondary school in Brent to have a Total Communication Resource (TCR) to support deaf students.
Sarah and Spartakus in Year 7, Max in Year 8 and Yesha in Year 9 are part of the TCR and worked hard to teach and then test sign language during form times and lunch time clubs.
62 students in Years 7,8 and 9 took the opportunity to begin to learn British Sign Language this year. They have all passed Part One of the KHS Sign Language course and have all received certificates.

Young Chef Food Competition

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

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Anti-bullying in KHS

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.