- Written by Miss G Jones
Every day, our students do something to impress us, either helping another student or cheering someone (staff or another student) up when they are fit to burst or defusing a situation. Generally going the extra mile to help someone.
The ThumbsUp Award will be used to recognise these students. Their names will go on the School Website and they will receive a certificate.
Thumbs up to Callum Simpson — voluntarily picking up litter from the Hawks House area and putting it into the rubbish bags on Sports Day & Owen Sherred who helped all the other finalists present their project smoothly even though he was competing against them and finally thumbs up to Elliot Brunskill for finding and handing in some money today!
Year 11 have been a phenomenal year group throughout their time at KES and they will be sadly missed by teachers and younger pupils alike. Headed by Gail Soal, they have been consistent in their approach to their studies achieving success academically and vocationally. This is a credit to them fundamentally and to all the KES staff who have supported them along their journey.
On Tuesday 24th June Year 11 attended their Leavers Prom at Boughton Golf Club. The boys looked smart and the girls beautiful. The students enjoyed themselves immensely, fine dining and the girls dancing the night away in challenging footwear. The feedback from the venue was glowing and it has to be said that the students were a credit to themselves and the school.
Then on Thursday 26th June, pupils arrived at the school in various modes of transport ranging from a Military Tank to a Lorry. Once again the pupils were dressed smartly and elegantly in preparation for their Leavers Assembly. It would be the last time the pupils would sit in the hall together as a Year Group.
The pupils enjoyed and appreciated the efforts made by their tutors who delivered entertaining presentations to them. There were poems, embarrassing photos and ‘most likely to medals’. There were laughs, hugs, thank you’s and tears. But most obvious was the bond between the pupils and their teachers and the understanding that they will always be a part of the KES family no matter how much time may pass.
So this is definitely not a goodbye class of 2014 but a see you later!
On Wednesday 25th June, students from year 7 and 9 went to visit Shakespeare’s Globe, London.
The day included multiple activities such as: a Macbeth workshop, a live sword fighting demonstration and a guided tour of the stage.
During the workshop we spent time taking part in activities about Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Even Miss and Sir took part!! We did role play and overall it was really fun.
The sword fighting was amazing; they would rehearse the fights like a dance. They used many different skills whilst demonstrating! They used a rapier and a dagger during one demonstration, a long sword in another and finally used long poles with knives on the end. Within the exhibition there was a display which showed what men wore (as women characters) in the Shakespearean times and we were able to look at these closely and understand how it would have felt underneath all those layers!
We all enjoyed the trip and would definitely go again!
2014 is the 20th anniversary of the Try Angle Awards. These awards were introduced in 1994 to raise the profile of young people in the community who really try, often with little recognition, to do their best!
Yasmin Shaw won the district Award for ‘Positive Intervention’
Well Done Yasmin!
A number of King Ethelbert students were nominated and received certificates. They are:
‘Personal Achievement in Sport and Outdoor Activities’
Year 10 Citizenship Class
’Contribution made to Community Action’
’Special Achievement in Personal Development’
’Recognising Acts of Courage’
Congratulations to you all.