As part of the Excel day, Year 8 students took part in the BHF All Star Games. Three main sporting events ran throughout the day; dodge ball, skipping and ping pong cup challenge.
Well done to all the students who took part, despite the freezing conditions outside!
Huge thanks to all the students and their families/friends who sponsored the event which raised over £300 in total. 20% of the funds raised will go towards 3 legged ties which are going to be used for the school’s Sports Relief and Sports Day events this year. More information about BHF All Star Games can be found on https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/schools-events/allstars
Special thanks and well done to all the Year 10 students who ran the events!
If you are interested in running a fundraising event at the school, or would like to help volunteer at any of the up and coming fundraising events, please speak to a member of faculty or to Tara Randall. All school fundraising ideas welcome!
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
A group of year 8 girls have won a competition and have received £1000 for their charity Future Dreams. Future Dreams is a charity dedicated to raising funds for support, awareness and research for those touched by breast cancer. They were selected by a panel of five judges from all students in the year group as overall winners during a period of two Excel Days and an evening. We were fortunate to be visited by Spencer and Sam from Future Give in assembly on Friday who presented the £1000 cheque to the winning group. Also, the charity have given the school free tickets to take the winners to a charity musical concert at Wembley Arena and will give them some signed memrobilia from their celebrity patrons of the charity. Please congratulate the winners when you see them: Senay, Delsa, Alisha, Sally, Sharunya, Nicola, Anisa, Grace, and Yana
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.
The Young Writers Association held the ‘Busta Rhyme’ competition which is run in order to encourage children to read, write and enjoy poetry and creative writing. The students’ task was to create a poem based on absolutely anything. All KHS students that entered have been published into the ‘Busta Rhyme’ poetry book. They beat almost 25,000 other students who entered and managed to get their poems published.
The students came to the library to receive their copies of the book and celebrate their suc
cess last Friday.
On Tuesday 11th July, Year 8 students graduated from the foundation stage of a two year programme entitled the ‘Kingsbury Curriculum’. As part of this curriculum, a series of experiences, called the ‘Kingsbury Guarantee’, were offered to students to allow them to explore their talents and abilities. Students completed extended homework projects and community work, organised events and took part in residential activities.
On the evening of the graduation guests were invited to view a short film with clips showing scenes and photos from the various projects in the Tyler’s Hall followed by the graduation ceremony.
The Co-Headteachers opened the ceremony welcoming parents, family, friends and carers to the school. Then the Head Boy and Head Girl hosted the ceremony introducing the form tutors who announced the students and their grades. The Year 8 students arrived on stage from a red carpet, to receive their graduation gift bags and, shortly afterwards, their framed graduation certificate.
Guests were treated to three performances from our exceptionally talented students, Khalid and Lujein and their touching performance of Hallelujah, Xane (Miles) and his thoughtful poet and finally our energetic dancers Ruxandra, Ariana, Denisa and Bianca.
The evening culminated in the unveiling of the 2017 honours board in the Tylers Hall. Jay Parekh and Abhishna Yogarajan.received the trophies for the most highly praised boy and girl graduates.
Kingsbury High School’s Year 8 students, coached by Year 13 mentors, have been organising and participating in extraordinary events, over the course of the school year, to raise money for their chosen charity – Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
After the success of their Christmas fair and their Valentine’s fair, 380 students put on their running shoes on Thursday 11th February to complete a 5K run around the school grounds and surrounds.
Students have already raised £1,830.00 nearing their target amount of £2,500. Their campaign, however, is not all about raising money, but also about raising awareness and collecting donations of which, they have received 57 of their 350 collection bag target!
Representatives from CRUK attended the 5K run where they witnessed for themselves, the determination, motivation and drive of the participating students. Dearbhla Cormacain from CRUK said “The commitment and dedication of your staff, Year 13s organisational skills and the enthusiasm of the Year 8s taking part made for a great atmosphere and an extremely successful day. I loved how much effort had gone into this event, from the beautiful colourful artwork on the gym walls before the event to setting up and decorating the course. The balloons on the gate were a great welcome to us and having the lead runner and marshal points along the route really helped to bring the event to life and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.”
After the run, students wrote about what the campaign means to them on paper feathers to create a beautiful display in the lower school building. The day ended with raffle prize draw with many winners.
Year 8s are now busy planning their next events and are sure they will be able to hit their targets!