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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GCSE Success

IMG_9606Congratulations to the class of 2015 for a superb set of GCSE results.

The students worked extremely hard to achieve results well above the national averages across the whole curriculum.

This year an amazing 20% of the cohort received 7 of more A* – A grades, with 70% of students achieving five or more A* – C grades including English and maths.

Good luck to those students who are leaving KEVI to pursue apprenticeships and courses elsewhere, and we look forward to welcoming our new Sixth Form cohort in September.

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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KEVI Students Exhibit in the Sanderson Arcade

Congratulations to Kristen Barwick in Year 11 who has designed banners whichare currently exhibited at The Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth. The designs feature a WW1 theme, as the school is currently participating in a collaborative WW1 project with Morpeth Antiquarian Society.Ahead of a WW1 exhibition in Morpeth Town Hall in July, Design Technology Teacher Miss Percival said “following on from the poster designs, we are continuing this work during a Year 10 project, where we hope to have some WW1 creations to exhibit and display. This will be a great opportunity for the community and our pupils to be involved in such a commemorative event.”

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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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The Clothes Show Visit

Clothes Show 1Pupils from Year 10 and 11 enjoyed a day visit to ‘The Clothes Show Live’ on Friday 5th December at Birmingham NEC.

Pupils gained a valuable insight into Fashion and Textiles and were inspired by the graduate work and exhibition stands on show from Universities from around the country.

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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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