Girls U15 Rugby Team

Congratulations to the Year 9 & 10 girls who played in a rugby tournament on Tuesday. They played really well, winning all their games and only conceding one try.

They beat Excelsior, Gosforth, St Benet Biscop and NCEA making them champions for the day.

Team: N.Howard, L.Moat, K.Halliford, K.Tomlin, E.Fenwick, D.McGee, P.Gammer, A.Thompson and E.Saunders

School Training for Costa Rica

Team 1Thirty seven students and five teachers from KEVI have recently attended a World Challenge Training Weekend at a remote Northumberland location near to Hadrian’s Wall in preparation for their upcoming four week expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Summer 2017.

As soon as they all arrived early Saturday morning, yawning away, they were split into their two teams and were set a number of tasks. These tasks, which continued over the whole two days were designed to allow the students to understand what it is like to work as a team without the creature comforts of home life and, shock horror, without a mobile phone (how would they survive without access to Instagram and Facebook!)

They had to endure the extremely cold and freezing temperature that Northern England has this time of year as well as the rather slippy terrain. No hurricanes, volcanoes or tarantulas but icy winds, wet boggy hills and grumpy cattle were all successfully tackled.

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KEVI U15 cricket team Chance to Shine runners up

KEVI U15 cricket teamAfter being victorious in the previous three qualifying rounds The King Edward VI Under 15 cricket team won the right to represent Northumberland and the North of England in the Chance to Shine U15 National Softball Cricket finals.

After winning their semi final against Cambourne School, Cambridge, rather dramatically in the last over of the match The King Edward’s side encountered Hayes School, London in the final. An admittedly under par performance saw the boys finish runners up but ultimately second in the country – a fantastic achievement.

A brilliant experience despite having to switch to an indoor competition format because of the weather. Huge congratulations to all involved!

KEVI Inspires

KEVI Inspires is our annual flagship careers event that brings together top employers, HE and FE providers and well as apprenticeship and training providers. The theme of the evening is to ‘be inspired’ and research future goals and aspirations. The event provides up to date industry-based perspectives to both students and their parents, as well as providing practical advice on interviews, applications, personal statements and student finance.

One of the proudest achievements of King Edward’s Inspires is the number of alumni that come back into school and support the event. This year we welcomed back more former students that ever before from a range of fields such as finance, accounting, architecture and retail. As well, as some student and graduate ambassadors for Higher Education institutions.

Year on year the event has grown, both in terms of attendance and the scope and breadth of the organisations present. We are extremely proud of this event, and aim to make it bigger and better next year, to inspire and inform our next generation of alumni.

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Morpeth Town Christmas Lights Switch-on

Morpeth Town Council would like to invite you to the Christmas Lights Switch-on event taking place on Saturday 26 November.

The day begins at 11am with the Mistletoe Fair in the Town Hall, a variety of craft stall will be found both in the Corn Exchange and the Ballroom, running right through to 5:30pm. Tea, coffee, soup and mulled wine will be served all day in the Town Hall with all proceeds being donated to the chosen charity for the year, Contact Morpeth Mental Health Group. There will also be a very special guest in the Town Hall, Father Christmas will be visiting and the grotto will be open from 1pm until 4pm.

There will be a kiddies ride on the Market Place along with Ellington Colliery Band to accompany the carol singing from 4:10pm, with the lights being switched on at 4:55pm.

National Winners of TeenTech Awards

023TT_BuckPalace101016_bigTimagesCongratulations to Alistair McCubbin and Matthew Forester in Year 12 and William Brown in Year 11 who won a Teen Tech Award in the wearable technology category.

TeenTech sees students search for scientific and technological solutions to real problems across a range of categories that are linked to relevant industries such as energy, environment, transport, healthcare, construction, education, and wearabletech.

The Eagles Have Landed – KEVI staff running group take on 10k challenge

10k ChallengeThe Tuesday night staff runners, Mark Tait, Alastair Findlayson, Duncan Carr and Sam Connor came up with the brill idea of beating Coach’s, Ella Brown, 10k PB set in the Morpeth 10K in August of this year.

Taking on 6 x 400m each the relay challenge got underway.Complete with team vests (hand printed in the Art Department) and authentic baton they got off to a flying start achieving a sub 5 minute first mile. Seamless baton changes kept them well ahead and they smashed their coach’s 37.38 time by over 2.5 minutes! The continuous 10,000m run was completed in an impressive 34.56.

The whole team completed the final 400m passing the baton to Coach in the hope she’d be more proficient on the track than timing and calculating distance.

Ella’s Eagles now lay down the sub 35 minute 10k challenge to other staff and students to encourage all to get running and feel better for it!

KEVI student is Swim Serpentine champion

SwimSerpentine2016Laura Cook in Y9 recently became the Swim Serpentine British Open Water Swimming champion for the 13/14 yrs age group.

She swam 1.66km to win convincingly, beating the second placed swimmer by 17 seconds.

Congratulations and well done to Laura!