Sixth Form Spinathon

IMG_2789Friday the 13th brought Children in Need and the Sixth Form Spinathon, Year 12 against Year 13, all in support of Lucy Wox a previous Year 11 student who was completing the BBC One Rickshaw Challenge.

So 09:20 came and the Spinathon began. Each year group had different cyclists in each 10 minute slot of the school day. Year 13 took an early lead with some apparently keen cyclists, until a student withdrew with a bout of unexpected sickness. Then along came the Year 12 future Olympian with a burst of 42 mph which took Year 12 into the lead.  While all this was going on the donations were flying in and the total was pushing £2000.

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KEVI Cyclist Strikes Gold

Congratulations to Fiona and Hamish Turnbull for their achievements in cycling. Fiona (11A) has been selected for the North East cycling team to take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester and has also been selected to be part of the North East Teams for both Mountain Biking and Road Cycling Inter Regional Competitions. All while her brother, Hamish Turnbull (Year 12) earned two gold medals at the Sainsbury’s School Games at the weekend, but he says he wont stop there and has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Visit from Lord Terry Burns

IMG_9393On Thursday 9 July, staff and students were delighted to welcome Lord Terry Burns, who until earlier this year was Chairman of Santander UK, to speak to Year 12 students and offer them some advice about how to plan for and enjoy a successful career in whatever they choose to do.

Lord Burns, who spent more than 12 years leading one of the UK’s biggest banks, has also served as Chairman of Marks and Spencer, the National Lottery Commission and The Royal Academy of Music, and remains the Chairman of Channel Four Television.

For much of his career, however, he served as one of the leading civil servants at the heart of Whitehall, advising no less than six Chancellors of the Exchequer as the Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury, Head of the Government Economic Service, and Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

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Sponsored Walk for Teenage Cancer Trust

20141214_132421Students and staff took part in a Charity walk to raise awareness and funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

We have a sixth form student who has recently been diagnosed that we wanted to support and so far over £3,000 has been raised.

The 55 students and 16 staff walked from Blyth to Tynemouth on Sunday 14th December along the 9 mile coastline.

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Cream of the KEVI Crop

Pic 2Three Sixth Form snappers have earned the right to have their pictures exhibited at a popular beverage franchise.

James Currie, Jess Maddison & Katie Dunn came top in a competition to highlight their group’s photographic skills.

This is the second year that the KEVI Photography Department has linked up with coffee house giant Costa to showcase the work of their students.

Almost 50 AS Level Photography students submitted images to the competition as part of a Commercial Product module to demonstrate their knowledge of picture composition and lighting.

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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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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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KEVI Christmas Charity Walk

Teenage Cancer TrustStaff and Year 12 Students are taking part in a sponsored walk to raise money to support a student recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

They will be walking from Blyth to Tynemouth (about 9 miles) in Christmas fancy dress on Sunday 14th December.

We want to see as many Santas, elves, reindeer, christmas trees, presents and decorations joining in as possible. We will also be selling cakes and goodies along our route.

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