KEVI Invited to Buckingham Palace

TeenTech_The_King_Edward_VI_School_01KEVI students Alistair McCubbin, Tom Lawrence and Jack Belisle, were invited to attend a Winners Reception along with Miss Najafi and Mr Tuck, with The Duke of York KG, at Buckingham Palace on 4th November, as this year’s National Teen Tech Winners, in the International Collaboration Category.

Students presented infront of HRH, as well as Founder of the Teen Tech Awards, former Tomorrow’s World Presenter Maggie Philbin.

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Lessons from Auschwitz Project

auschwitz-webCongratulations to Year 13 students Molly Elliott and Aggi Yates who have secured themselves a place on this year’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project, Molly and Aggi shall be joining students from across the region to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and become Ambassadors for the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’, this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The LFA Project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.

The visits to the former Nazi extermination and concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau are preceded and followed by half-day seminars in order to ensure an exceptional educational experience.

You can read Molly and Aggi’s essay’s on ‘The Importance of Remembering the Holocaust’ below.

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World Challenge

Over the summer holidays, 32 students, 4 staff and 2 expedition leaders embarked on a month long adventure to Madagascar with World Challenge.

Students had spent the previous 2 years hosting a whole range of events to fund their once in a lifetime expedition.

The teams departed from Newcastle to make the 28 hour journey to the Madagascan Capital, Antananarivo. As they made their way down the country the challengers
experienced the unique culture and wildlife that Madagascar has famously become known for.

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Trip to Durham Light Infantry

6Year 9 paid a visit to the Durham Light Infantry. Find out what they thought…

The History visit to the Durham Light Infantry Museum was very beneficial, educational and ‘great banta’ (Kelland Nellis).

The trip started off with a short bus journey to Durham. Once we arrived, we were taken to a room filled with personal information on past members of the DLI. We were given their names and after half an hour of detailed research, we were instructed to present their personal stories to the rest of the group.

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Open Evening

Open eveningOn Thursday 2nd October we are hosting an open evening for the parents of prospective students.

This will give you a chance to visit our school and meet staff and students from 4:30pm – 7pm.

There will also be talks by the Executive Headteacher, Simon Taylor and Head of School, Mark Simpson at 5pm, and repeated at 6pm.