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Thursday
Feb142019

Kinver Students try Clay Pigeon Shooting

On Tuesday, four of our Year 8 students were selected for a day of Clay Pigeon shooting at Millride Country Sports in Essington.

Students from six of the Invictus schools came together to learn more about shooting and the history of the sport.

The BASC registered coaches for the day, Gwyn and Stella, were fantastic. They really put our students at ease and ensured that they all experienced success by hitting the targets a number of times! The coaches covered gun safety, laws and body position. All of the students managed to be successful in shooting, so much so, some have booked into more sessions and even want to be part of a club!

Mr Wilkes, Head of PE, said: “This was an excellent opportunity for our students, all of whom behaved impeccably. The weather was perfect and they all said how much they enjoyed the day. Thank you to everyone involved in the day. ”

Wednesday
Feb132019

Science students meet Lord Robert Winston

In early February, a group of our GCSE science students attended a talk by Lord Robert Winston, a leading international scientist on embryology and genetics. The talk, held at Ellowes Hall and attended by students from all the other schools within the Invictus Education Trust, was extremely interesting. He spoke about the pace of scientific advancement, stating that it is hard to predict where science is going because of the speed of discovery.

Lord Winston, who is a renowned surgeon, television presenter and politician, discussed the ever-changing world of Science, the unpredictable future and man’s most important discoveries over thousands of years.

In the words of two of our students:

“Sir Robert Winston is a renowned scientist who researches ways to improve fertility and helps couples who are having difficulties conceiving, to have children. He is a professor at Imperial College London. My school and I, had the privilege of meeting Sir Robert Winston and listening to his views about how science has changed the development of the world. It was an inspiring experience.” Channan Randhawa

“On 4th February, there was an opportunity to see Sir Robert Winston for all members of the Invictus Trust. He gave an inspiring talk about the evolution of science and technology, from our early homo-sapiens ancestors crafting weapons and tools from rocks to hunt for food and survive, to modern high-power lasers, which are used throughout medical science and even to map out space! At the end, he addressed people’s questions, which was also very interesting, as he spoke of more incredible developments in science and how it may change the future. This opportunity to learn more about science was incredible, and Sir Robert Winston is inspirational.” Alicia Rawson

Science teacher, Miss Hall, said: “Our students enjoyed the dynamic discussion and were asking numerous questions about his research and what he intends to work on in the future.”

Thursday
Feb072019

School 'Read for Good' Readathon

At Kinver High School and across Invictus Education Trust (MAT) we are hosting a ‘Read for Good’ Readathon. It has been proven that children who read for pleasure are more likely to be successful and happy throughout their lives (OECD).

We are working with the charity ‘Read for Good’, which encourages children to read through its unique motivational approach inspiring reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely.

With a view to encouraging reading, throughout February and until World Book Day on 7 March, students are being sponsored to read.

Students can choose whatever they want to read and set their own rules in relation to how people sponsor them e.g. time elapsed reading, paragraphs/chapters/books read. They can choose to read their own books, books from any English room or the library, comics, newspapers and blogs etc, they are not being assessed, it is reading for fun and promoting reading in all its forms. They might even be inspired by the posters in the classrooms stating what each individual teacher is currently reading.

As a parent/guardian we ask that you take a look at what they plan to read or help them complete their list of books to read. Remember they can read whatever they want. Sharing books is fine too (in fact recommended!) as well as listening to audio books. Plus, you can help your child find sponsors among family and friends.

Students are also being encouraged to complete a review of their favourite book and submit it for a competition in order to win a mystery prize.

Please support your child’s sponsored read as much as you can. As well as helping the child themselves, the money raised will be helping to provide new books for children in hospital. Our school will also receive free books for our library worth 20% of our grand sponsorship total – so there really is something in it for everyone.

Prizes:

·         There will be a cinema voucher for whoever raises the most money for charity in each Invictus school.

·         There will be a mystery prize for whoever writes the best book review across the MAT.

·         The winning MAT school will be announced based on how many students took part and how much was raised.

·         Everyone will get a certificate for taking part.

The winners of the competitions will be announced on World Book day on Thursday 7th March

Happy reading!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2vUPYpaZK4&feature=youtu.be

Monday
Feb042019

Charity Head Shave raises £5,278

Well done to everyone who took part in the charity head shave, which took place yesterday at Stourbridge Rugby Club.

Here are three of the lads having their heads shaved in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital and Cancer Research. The event was a fund raising tribute to their friend Tom Mole, who died last April, and for the mother of one of their friends, Sally Taylor, who is battling cancer for the second time and is currently very poorly in hospital.

To date, £5,278 has been raised which is phenomenal. A big thank you to everyone who has donated already.

If you wish, it is still possible to donate to this excellent cause.

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tommoleandcancerresearchtrust?utm_term=mqjZYVwMY