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

American Gods

514BzvkfaqLThis week’s book recommendation is from Miss Grayson:

‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman is like nothing I’ve read before; the writing is gripping from the beginning and I really got involved in the world of make believe that Gaiman portrays. I would describe it as a fairy tale for adults but it seems strangely current. If I tried to describe the book or what happens it would sound ridiculous so just give it a go. The book is currently being made into a film and it will be interesting to see what they can do with it. I loved the book and have read it twice since I was given it as a gift (last Christmas). I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading and wants to try something different but amazing.

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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Current and former KEVI students collect ECB U19 Team of the Year award

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: James Anderson and Phil Northey, NatWest Managing Director present Blagdon Park Young Bulls with the Natwest u19 Club T20 Club of the Year Award during the 2016 NatWest OSCAs at Lords on October 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

James Anderson and Phil Northey, NatWest Managing Director present Blagdon Park Young Bulls with the Natwest u19 Club T20 Club of the Year Award during the 2016 NatWest OSCAs at Lords (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

On Tuesday 4th October, members of the U19 squad from Blagdon Park Cricket Club traveled to Lords Cricket Ground as part of the Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards hosted by the England & Wales Cricket Board. The day saw a host of current and former England Internationals recognise and reward the contributions of volunteers across the Country at all levels of the game.

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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!

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

narrowroadHistory teacher Mr Carr suggests that we all read, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan because: “It is a book centered around the author’s own father and looks in to his experience as an Australian POW on the Burmese Railway…it is a book that stayed with me for a long time after I read it.”
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Bounce

BounceThis weeks book recomendation comes from PE teacher Mr. Quinlan.

“One of my favourite books is ‘Bounce’ by Matthew Syed. The book looks into how individuals from all backgrounds achieve excellence through practice and quality feedback. He rejects the myth that people are naturally gifted or talented. There’s an assertion that it takes 10,000 hours of purposeful practice in your craft in order to achieve excellence.  He illustrates this concept by using examples from all walks of life, including sport, the arts and business. I’ve also read the follow up to this book, ‘Black Box Thinking’, which is also worth a read.”

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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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.