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Athletics Championships

This June Kingsmead athletes have competed at the County and at the South West Schools Athletics Championships. First were the County Championships, held on 9th June in Yeovil, where there were some amazing results for Kingsmead, with five students becoming a County Champion and winning gold, several more winning silver/bronze and seven students qualifying for the South West Championships.

Maths Challenges for Year 6 students

Year 6 mathematicians from our feeder primary schools visited Kingsmead on Monday 11th June for a half day of Maths Challenges. The Year 6 children first spent time working in small mixed school teams on a challenge to construct a self-supporting tower. They then competed in a Relay Race in their school teams answering Maths questions. The day was a great chance for Year 6 children to visit Kingsmead prior to joining Year 7 this September.

Doing the Prom…

Kingsmead’s Year 11 students celebrated in style at their Prom night on Friday 15 June, held at Oake Manor Golf Club. The students made their grand entrances to the cheers of family and friends, arriving in a variety of styles including Limos, Cadillacs and Rolls-Royces to tractors, campervans, on horseback and even on stilts! After photos on the red carpet the students went on to enjoy a 3-course meal and disco inside the venue with their classmates and teachers. It was a super evening for the year group and a fitting finale to their final year at school.

Fantastic Futsal Champions!

Kingsmead’s Year 7 boys’ futsal team go from strength to strength. A big well done to the boys who became South West Regional Champions following competition on Sunday 17 June at the Regional Finals held in Paignton. The team played five games in the tournament; winning four and drawing one to secure the trophy. The boys will now play in the National Finals next weekend in Birmingham and we wish them every success.

Year 7 Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 13th June twelve Year 7 students visited Taunton School to take part in a day of maths challenges. The students worked as two teams, competing against other local schools in a series of tasks. These included a treasure hunt and a relay race which involved mathematical problem solving, plus a Sudoku game with a food theme (named ‘Fodoku’).

Besucher aus Deutschland (Visitors from Germany)

Kingsmead welcomed students and teachers from Plettenberg, Germany into school last week. The group, from the school Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, spent two days with us as part of their study visit to the area. In school they joined Kingsmead students in lessons to find out what life is like in an English school. Miss Whitcombe's Year 9 German class were paired up with the German students to show them around and complete a joint piece of work which will be on display in the language block. Our visitors took part in PE and Catering lessons, developing their cricket skills and baking scones. They also visited Lynton, Lynmouth and Minehead while in the UK on their 4 day trip.

Student Council trip to London

On Monday 4th June members of our Student Council in Years 7 to 10 travelled to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. The students first enjoyed a flight on the London Eye before walking across to the Parliament buildings where they took part in a Representation and Voting workshop and tour at the Palace of Westminster. Kingsmead Student Council members work hard in school to ensure the student view is heard and it is hoped this trip will give them further inspiration to continue with their excellent work.

Establishment Reward Lunch

Fifty two students from years 7 and 8 were invited to join their form tutors and phase staff for a reward lunch on Thursday 24 May. The students enjoyed a picnic lunch in recognition of their consistently great attitude to learning over the course of the school year. The students tucked into pizzas, fruit and cake during their lunch break as a well-deserved treat for all their hard work. Well done.

Junior Maths Challenge 2018

The results from this year's Junior Maths Challenge, held 26 April are in, and make for impressive reading. Best in year 8 was Huxley Smy (scoring 85), with Louis Welch (84), Marlon Hennessy (84), Abi Littlewood (84) and Chris Lyndsay (82) all also scoring high enough to be invited to the next National round - the Maths Kangaroo to be held on Tuesday 12th June.

Forest School - John Muir Award

Congratulations to our eight Kingsmead students who have achieved the Discovery Level of the John Muir Award. The students, from Years 7, 9 and 10, will be presented with their certificates at Fyne Court during the last week of term by our very supportive National Trust rangers.