The Accelerated Reader Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday 18th July, a group of forty Year 8 Accelerated Readers (AR) were invited to their Awards Ceremony to celebrate their fantastic achievement in reading. Collectively, during this academic year, our students have read 1 696 155 words and they have passed 330 quizzes. Also, according to the student voice survey, they have developed a real passion for reading and they feel more confident about their reading skills.

Well done to all AR students!!!!

A big thank you to Marcia Vernon and Tracey Fidalgo for running and supporting inspiring reading sessions and all members of staff who have assisted us during this academic year.

British Heart Foundation Fundraising Day

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!

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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Year 8 First Give Charity Success

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

J-Sol visits KHS

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.

Mr Sabag

Young Writers success for KHS

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.