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HEADTEACHER'S UPDATE

Wednesday 5th May 2021

Year 11 and 13 Leavers Celebrations

 

The challenge of Covid-19 this year has meant that we have had to restrict many of the celebrations and activities that would normally take place at key times of the year.  Last year staff and students were devastated that we were unable to celebrate with our Yr 11 and 13 students as they came to the end of their courses and some left Kingsmeadow to move on to the next stage of their lives.  

This year we are determined not to allow that to happen again.  Year 13 are currently deciding along with their Pastoral staff how they want to celebrate the end of their time at Kingsmeadow, ideas currently being discussed are a possible meal out or some sort of celebration in school.  

The Year 11 leavers celebration will take place on the 28th May.  The school has hired an open sided marquee which will lend the celebrations a special significance.  Unlike previous years we are unable to open this up to family due to the restrictions that we are informed will still be in place at that time.  The celebration will take place during the afternoon which therefore means that students must attend wearing full school uniform. In the morning students will be in normal lessons, working towards their very best possible pieces to be included in their final subject portfolios.  The afternoon event will be an opportunity for staff to celebrate students’ achievements, look back at fond memories and say goodbye and good luck.

 

Although this is a leavers celebration, this is not an official leaving date.  Students will be informed as to whether they are required to attend after the half term break to complete any outstanding assessed portfolio work.

 

Solutions for the Planet Competition

 

Students from Yr 8 are once again taking part in the international competition run by Solutions for the Planet as part of their The Big Ideas Programme!

 

The Big Ideas Programme is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and enterprise programme with a focus on sustainability issues that matter to our young people.  Delivered in secondary schools across the UK and using employee volunteers from the Business Partner Network as mentors, the Big Ideas Programme harnesses creativity, encourages teamwork, develops STEM and wider employability skills, and gives young people a voice in the dialogue around sustainability, linking their ideas to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

 

In 2020 a Kingsmeadow Team made it right through to the finals.  This year there are twelve teams of Yr 8 students who are working on ideas and plans that will change the world.  For last year’s team and their project follow the link HERE.

 

All general updates will be posted on the school website. That should be your first port of call if you have any queries. If you have questions about anything in this latest Headteacher’s Update, please do not hesitate to contact the school.