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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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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A Level Celebrations

A20Students at KEVI are celebrating another fantastic year of A level success.

There were 659 exam entries from 215 students across 33 subjects, representing one of the largest Sixth Form cohorts across the region.

Almost 50% of all grades were at A* – B grades, and there are many wonderful success stories across the whole year group.

Congratulations and best wishes to all students for their future, from all the staff at KEVI.

Lessons from Auschwitz 2015

The Holocaust Educational Trust and The King Edward VI High School are delighted to offer the opportunity for two Sixth Form students to participate in the upcoming  Lessons from Auschwitz Project – an innovative four-part course which gives students the opportunity to visit the Nazi death and concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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There are only 2 places available. These shall be offered to Year 13 History students studying the Holocaust for their Personal Studies or those wishing to apply to study History at University.

In order to secure a place write a one-page essay on the Importance of Remembering the Holocaust to be submitted to Ms Sharples (B2) by Wednesday 16th September.

We also ask that participants contribute £25 towards the cost of the trip (the rest is financed by the school and the HET).

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Gold CREST Award

Congratulations to some of our Year 13 students who have been awarded the Gold CREST Award.

The students have worked in a team on an 18 month project to design areas of a prototype for a robotic cleaning machine whilst investigating the following structure, electronic control systems and manufacturing.

The succPHOTO DAY-TOM-144essful students are:

  • Alexander Bailey
  • Ella Brookes
  • Andrew Charlton
  • Mathew Connell
  • Daniel Haxell
  • Adrian Jonas
  • Daniel Pearce
  • Tom Robbins
  • Ben Steel

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Race Night raises money for charity

IMG_0892Congratulations to a Tom Rolt, Joe White, Tim Graham, Lola Priest, David Thompson, Natalie Newton, Leigh Stappard (pictured with Lucy Smith from St Oswald’s Hospice) on organising and running a race night on Thursday 27th November at Stannington Village Hall.

The event was attended by 60 people and the group have raised £750 for St Oswald’s.

King Edward’s Inspires… Year 11 and Year 12

DSC_0735 croppedKing Edward’s was buzzing on the evening of November 6 with students and parents from Years 11 and 12, who were attending the first annual King Edward’s Inspires… careers event.

They came to see over 45 employers, education establishments and training providers including; Oxford and Cambridge Universities, local universities and FE colleges, Deliotte, Arup, the NHS, Carillion and Northern Powergrid plus a whole host of other sectors were represented. The event was a huge success for the delegates, students and parents.

We are proud to have been able to provide this unique and invaluable opportunity for our students and parents to speak directly to employers about their future plans.

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