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.
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.
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.