WW1 Research Opportunity

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As part of the collaborative WW1 project with Morpeth Antiquarian Society, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for students in all year groups, to join the Research group.

The group will be given the opportunity to work with professionals, to research the lives of the KEVI men and boys who sadly lost their lives during WW1.

As part of your work with the group, you will be given the additional rare opportunity to visit unseen archives at Alnwick Castle Northumberland Fusiliers Museum, as well as an opportunity to research the archives at Woodhorn Museum.

The first meeting for all interested students will take place in B4 from 3.30-4.30pm on Monday 1st December.

Please could any interested students register with Miss Najafi or Miss Sharples.

Charity Ball for Alzheimers Society

Students BallCongratulations to Abigail Neilly, Alex Nicklen, Alice Wade, Beth Laidler, Lauren Spence and Sarah Thompson on organising and running a ball in aid of the Alzheimers Society.

It took place at Linden Hall on Friday 21st November. 115 people attended the event and had a very enjoyable evening which raised £600.

FutureChef Winner!

Ellie Morgan winner with judges Congratulations to Ellie Morgan, Year 9, for winning the FutureChef Local Final at Newcastle College.

Ellie was up against another 11 talented hopefuls, aged between 12 and 16, who took up the challenge to showcase their fantastic cooking skills and battle it out to win their Local Final gaining a place in the Regional Final.

Ellie, 13, reigned supreme, impressing the judges, with her winning menu of Lamb Cutlets with Morrocan Glaze, Crushed Potatoes & Grilled Tomatoes and Strawberry Millefeuille.

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KEVI – Digital Leader Project

IMG_2171Thursday 13th November 2014 was like Christmas day as 50 ICT and Business students gathered in the USH to collect their eagerly awaited Dell Chromebooks.

Current Year 12 ICT and Business Studies students are taking part in the Digital Leader Project for the duration of their Sixth Form studies.  The aim of the project is to provide every student with a Digital Toolkit to enhance their learning, provide access to Cloud Learning opportunities and to develop students as inquisitive E-Learners by providing suitable training and engaging opportunities.

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Young volunteers honoured with Diana Award

Diana logoThe King Edward VI School is delighted to announce that the following KEVI students have been publicly honoured with the National Diana Award. They include Lydia Wendt, Lewis James, Angus Kirk, Amy Scott and Alistair McCubbin, as well as former students Dominic James, Calvin Willis and Freddie Bowles.

The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.

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KEVI Students Visit Rothbury Trenches

Photo 5The joint Morpeth Antiquarian Society and The King Edward VI School heritage lottery funded WW1 project held an extremely successful trip to see the remains of WW1 practice trenches. These are on the moors to the north of Rothbury and as it was on the 11th of November it was an appropriate date.

The project leaders had engaged the services of a leading County Archaeologist Dr Chris Burgess and also a member of the Coquetdale Community Archaeology Group, Chris Butterworth, to accompany the trip.

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas treeChristmas lunch is being served in school on Wednesday 17th December.

The menu is:

Roast Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, seasonal veg or
Veggie option:Vegetable Kiev and a selection of festive desserts.

KEVI Pre-Vet & Animal Care Society

vet2Open to all students and led by Sixth Form students every Wednesday lunchtime in A2. For students interested in becoming vets or working with animals.

If any parents or organisations are interested in giving students any opportunities to develop their interest in this field, please contact Miss Najafi.

Money raised for charities

A non-uniform day that took place on Friday 17th October raised £1,700 which has been split between Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Northumbria Blood Bikes.

Each charity was presented with a cheque of £850 by the Senior Students and year reps.

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Highlights from KEVI Inspires

KEVI Inspires is a careers event for Post-16 students and this year we had over 40 exhibitors including universities, local and national companies and the armed forces.

See highlights from the event