Dusk Till Dawn
- Created: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:31
- Written by Mr N Knight
As dusk fell over King Ethelbert School in Birchington on Friday 16th June, 45 students from Eagles House and 6 members of staff began a marathon 12 hour ‘stay awake and lock-in’ challenge in the sports hall from 8pm until 8am the following morning. Following the overwhelming success of their KES to Paris exploits last year, students signed up once again for a physical and mental challenge, raising money through sponsorship for both Barnardo’s Children’s Charity and also in-school projects being undertaken by Eagles House in the future. During the twelve hours the students, who had been divided into four groups rotated every 15 minute periods through four zones in the sports hall consisting of trampolining, dodgeball, basketball and a mind/rest zone where they could complete brain-training activities or simply eat, drink and catch a bit sleep. As dusk become night the initial energy burst soon became a gruelling task as the children and staff pushed on through the night, and even the delight of reaching the half-way point was still met with the reality that it was still only 2am! Tiredness kicked in for some from 5am onwards on Saturday morning and eventually sleep for a few was inevitable, but overall the children did exceptionally well and were greeted by glorious sunshine as they left with parents escorting them home for some well deserved sleep and rest. Sponsor money is still being collected but it is hoped that Eagles House will easily exceed its fundraising target of £500. Anyone wishing to donate to this cause can do so by visitingwww.justgiving.com/fundraising/kes-eagles.
KES Picnic Area
- Created: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:10
- Written by Mr A Solly
We are pleased to announce that the Hawks House have successfully completed the first part of their project. The idea of creating some picnic areas was first brought about by the students, through the Hawks school council and then approved at the senior school council meeting. From there the students have planned every step of the way to get what they want. The benches were sourced and donated by Kentish Projects Ltd, the students then got someone to fix them and finally they painted them. Furthermore, they have also sourced a giant outdoors umbrella, again from Kentish Projects Ltd, that will now be fixed into the ground over the summer holidays. The school would like to thank Kentish Projects Ltd for all of their help. A great success for the students, the house and the school. Well done Hawks house.
May /June Revision 2017
- Created: Thursday, 25 May 2017 15:23
- Written by Maureen Igoe
- Created: Friday, 31 March 2017 15:39
- Written by Ms J Smith
We have been lucky to work closely with the London House School of English over the past term, with Spanish students visiting year 9 and 10 classes for cultural and language exchange.
Students of all year groups have also had the opportunity to join spanish students for a variety of sports activities on a Tuesday after school. Students from years 7 8 and 9 have taken up this opportunity to mix with Spanish students for a fun game of football or badminton.
Year 10 students have been making the most of the opportunity to practise their spoken Spanish as well as enjoying meeting new people and making new friends.
Duke of Edinburgh Presentation Evening
- Created: Friday, 31 March 2017 15:32
- Written by Mr A Jackson
Thursday 23 March 2017, Winter Gardens
This annual event is all about celebrating the success of students across Thanet achieving their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Along with students from mainly Dane Court,Ursuline and ourselves, the picture shows our students after having received their Bronze certificates and bronze badges — well done to all and many thanks to the parents or guardians for their support! Also, a big thank you and Easter Egg to Lydia Hames Year 9 who sang ‘Flashlight’ brilliantly as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Next year it will be the turn of the current Year 10 D of E participants to receive their awards and, hopefully, a Silver group from the current Year 12
Mr Jackson (unit leader)
Year 7 Exams Information
- Created: Friday, 31 March 2017 15:14
- Written by Ms C Rouse