KEVI Radio On Air Live

William 2A KEVI Radio team of Year 10 students Naomi Kendall, William Brown & Josh Benkhabeb-House (accompanied by curriculum support staff Mr Paterson), provided music & information throughout The King Edward VI School’s Open Evening for this year.

The radio broadcasting event was particularly nerve-racking, as it was their first ever ‘live’ broadcast.

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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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John Muir Award Success

John Muir Award July 2015Well done to Year 10 students Sarah Hipkin, Charlotte Mathewson and Kirsty Famelton, who have been awarded an Explorers Level John Muir Award, and to Jenny Laws, who has been awarded a Discovery Level John Muir Award.

All students have successfully participated in a Naturalists course with Northumberland National Park.

Students have enjoyed numerous sessions including ancient tree surveying, moth trapping, wildflower surveying, habitat creation and management, mammals, river life, birds, trees, woodlands and hedgerows and mini-beasts, with Northumberland National Park Ranger Shaun Hackett.

Sports Day 2015

A massive well done to all students who took part in sports day on Wednesday 8 July.

Despite the disappointing weather the commitment and attitude of all the participants was excellent.

We had a very successful day with Field Events taking place in the morning and Track Events in the afternoon.

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Students show their growing enterprise skills!

Congratulations to Year 10 students Matthew Duggan, Thomas Earl, Nathan Rutter, Thomas Sanderson, Aiden Taylor and Alex Woods, creators of the ‘Northumberland Garden’, the winning entry in the ‘Pop-up Garden’ competition to design a botanical garden which could be planted in the school grounds.

The aim of the activity, led by teachers Sheila Clark and Brenda East and supported by staff from Heighley Gate Garden Centre, was for students to develop and demonstrate their team-working and enterprise skills by fulfilling the design brief to create a garden with a ‘cultural’ theme whilst working within a limited budget. Adrian Drake, General Manager of Heighley Gate and Sarah Tait, their Community Manager, were delighted to take part in this enterprise event and were very impressed at how all the students worked together in their teams.

Heighley Gate have awarded the winning team £100 to help their design become a reality, and the boys have already visited the garden centre for a behind-the-scenes tour and to work with staff on their ideas. With Heighley Gate support, the garden is due to be planted by the end of the summer term. Two other garden designs were also awarded prizes by the ‘Making it’ Group to help them become a reality, and one other is also expected to be built with support from Heighley Gate and Morpeth Town Council.

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Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition Success

routes_into_languagesCongratulations to Year 10 student Isabelle Redmayne, who has been named as Regional KS4 Winner of the Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition.

Mother Tongue Other Tongue is an exciting poetry competition first devised by Routes into Languages North West and colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012. Now in its third year, it enjoys the support of Dame Carol Ann Duffy as a national Laureate Education Project and is currently offered in six different areas across the UK. The competition has been run regionally by Routes into Languages North East since 2013 thanks to generous support from the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal at Newcastle University.

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County Champions!

DSC_0545On Tuesday 28 April the Year 10 footballers played in the Northumberland County Cup final.

Despite a bright start, the KEVI team found themselves one nil down at the break. First half chances were of a premium for both sides.

Into the second half and KEVI soon found themselves level; a smart finish from Harvey Colledge. One one and there looked to be only one winner!  Despite several efforts on goal however the scores somehow remained tied.  Both normal and extra time couldn’t find a winner.

To penalties…13 v 12 the final score! Well done boys on a fantastic season.

National 9/11 Schools Competition

Your chance to win a trip New York in September 2015

9 11 memorialFollowing on from the success of last year’s 9/11 National Schools Competition, SINCE 9/11 is once again offering students the chance to win a trip to New York in September 2015 which will include a visit to the 9/11 Memorial.

One winner and two runners up will be selected from all eligible entries received in each category and all six students will receive a trip to New York.

WW1 Centenary Project: Visit to Woodhorn Museum

MicrofilmWell done to the following KEVI students in years 9-11, who visited Woodhorn Museum on Monday 2nd March, in order to use Northumberland Archives as part of their research in to the former KEVI men and boys who sadly lost their lives during the First World War:

Year 9: Ross Mcdonald, Alex Law, Victoria Richardson, Sadie Lennox, Isabel Webb, Daniel Wright, Jonathan Farooqi, Ethan Howe, Cameron Dick and Jack Armstrong

Year 10: Charlotte Scott, Ruby Wharf, Quinn Gascoigne,Joe Liddell, Cailean Forgie, Kian Brown and Lewis Mason

Year 11: Jamie Hall and Rachael Slassor

The students are part of a larger research group, also composed of sixth form students. Their work will be exhibited as part of a special WW1 exhibition at Morpeth Town Hall in July and September 2015, as part of a collaborative project with Morpeth Antiquarian Trust.

If anybody has any information on the following KEVI men and boys who sadly lost their lives during the First World War, please send any information to the following email address: morpethas2014@gmail.com

There are still a few names remaining, therefore if any staff or students wish to participate in the research project, please contact Miss Najafi. 

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