Kinver Student Performs in Sweeney Todd


Well done to Year 11 Kinver High student, Jas Ruffle, who performed in Sweeney Todd at Stourbridge Town Hall last month.

Jas was in the chorus in Quarry Bank Youth Musical Theatre group’s performance of Sweeney Todd, the infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance.

She has been performing since the age of 7 in musical theatre, and played a Delta Nu in Legally Blonde for KLOS this year, Frenchie in Grease last year as well as playing Wendy in Peter Pan and The artful Dodger in Oliver before that.

She is now having a break from shows to enable her to focus on her GCSEs but will be applying for a place at Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) and other musical theatre courses in order to pursue her dream of a career in musical theatre. She will continue with her dance classes in Stourbridge and hopes to perform with Invoke dance during this year.

Original Artwork at Kinver High Open Evening


Come and visit the Kinver High School Art Department at tonight’s Open Evening to see Vincent Van Gogh style artwork come to life with a large-scale sunflower mural.

Head of Art, Mrs Jarman has been painting flowers all summer, so please come and see oil paintings done in thick impasto technique.

          

Kinver raises funds at Macmillan Coffee Morning


A big thank you to everyone who baked and bought cakes for our Macmillan Coffee Morning last week, which raised £141.

We were delighted by the number of cakes which students had donated for this worthwhile cause and a number of people also made generous cash donations.

One in two of us will face cancer, and the money we raise helps everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can. The first ever Coffee Morning happened in 1990, since then Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan.

Thank you!

     

Kinver Art of the Week


Sixth Former Erin Morrison is a highly accomplished artist who is making a great start in Year 12. Her watercolour pencil drawing of these coke bottles is a vibrant start to her ‘Reflections’  sketchbook. “Well done Erin”, said Head of Art, Mrs Jarman.

Rotary Young Photographer Competition


Calling for entries for this year’s Young Photographer Competition!!!

As the saying goes “A picture paints a thousand words”, the Rotary Young Photographer competition provides an excellent opportunity for our students to do this. The theme this year is ‘Through my eyes’.

Students should enter a portfolio of three photographs in colour or black and white on photographic paper. Each print, should be no larger than A4. If you want to win them it is worth getting photos professionally printed! Students also need to email the photographs to k.jarman@kinverhigh.co.uk. Entry forms can be collected from Kinver Art Department.

All entries should be handed in the first week back after October half term.

Kyle Markey-Thomas in Year 8 has completed his entry already, which is of a very high standard. He has set the bar high for other competitors this year.

For more information check EDGE/i6 as further details are available, or see Head of Art Mrs Jarman at break time.

Here are two of Kyle’s entries

Book Fair at Kinver High


We are holding a Book Fair this week from Thursday 26th September to Wednesday 2nd October.

It is a wonderful week-long reading event, with bookcases packed with the best books available to buy.

Students can choose from over 200 books and as a school, if we sell over £300 of books, we get some free books and resources.

English teacher, Mrs Keane, said: “We are delighted that once again we have the opportunity to encourage our students to read with the Book Fair. It is being run in the library and there are some fantastic offers on new books!”

Students will need to bring in cash to purchase books.

Aspiring Engineers visit Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology


Last Friday 14 lucky Kinver High School students visited Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) in Bridgnorth.

The Year 9 students were invited along to explore the possibility of a future  career in engineering. Our host for the day was none other than former Kinver High School D & T and Science teacher, Mr Heeks; who has been the workshop manager at MCMT for the past 2 years.

Mr Heeks has worked with hundreds of apprentices at the £5 million, truly world class, facility and it was a real privilege and elite experience for our students.

The itinerary for the day consisted of a tour of the facility followed by a short talk on Engineering Apprenticeship opportunities. The talk was excellent and really helped our students understand the endless possibilities….and financial rewards, of a career in engineering!

Following the talk and tour our students went to work, a 3 hour workshop on pneumatics, their brief was to create a simple (then progress to a more…much much more…complicated) circuit that used compressed air to move a cylinder, which is easy now they know how!

Design and Technology teacher, Mr Wilks and the students would like to thank Mr Heeks and the team at The MCMT for their hospitality and wonderful insight, we cannot wait to visit again!

For a full gallery of the day visit our Facebook Page

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Kinver High


We are organising a cake sale at Kinver High for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Wednesday 25th September at morning break.

One in two of us will face cancer, and the money you raise at your Coffee Morning will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can. The first ever Coffee Morning happened in 1990, since then Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan.

We are inviting students and staff to bake and donate cake to sell on the day and also, to bring in some money on the day so that they can purchase cakes and support this worthwhile cause. Any cakes would be very welcome – large or small.

Any cakes that are donated, must be nut free, thank you.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this.

Art of the Week


“Robert Denson has made an excellent start in GCSE Art and has produced a lovely page of observational drawing of apples.

“He has used many drawing techniques like contour hatching, blending and tonal gradient that we have studied so far. Well done Robert I’m sure you will do well.” Mrs Jarman, Head of Art

Kinver Sixth Form’s ALPS Success


All here at Kinver Sixth Form were delighted to discover this week that we had once again been classified as one of the top Sixth Form providers in the country. This year’s ALPS (A-Level Performance System) Report once again classified Kinver’s teaching and learning and our results as a ‘Grade 2’, which equates to an ‘Outstanding’ grade, and places us within the top 5% of Sixth Form providers in the UK for the second year running.

Head of Kinver Sixth Form, Mr Fox, was thrilled with the announcement and remarked “It’s fantastic to see the success of our students result in such a high grading for the second year in a row. Staff and pupils alike worked tremendously hard to achieve such positive progress and results, and getting this highly prestigious accolade is a reward to all for the dedication shown by all parties. Even more pleasingly, this now means that our three-year average also stands at a ‘Grade 2’ overall, which reflects upon the rapid progress we have made as an educational provider at A-level, and proves that students joining Kinver get the very best educational provision around on a consistent basis.”

“With the largest Sixth Form cohort we have had in decades, and the best results within the local area for the second year in a row, we are excited about the future here at Kinver, and we are now looking to push on and achieve an ALPS ‘Grade 1’ which would put us in the top 2% in the UK! Looking at the current students we have on roll in Years 12 and 13, we will all relish the challenge of helping them to achieve the great successes they are all capable of over the next two years, and continuing the great results that students achieve when studying at Kinver Sixth Form.”

If you, or someone you know, is considering joining our Sixth Form, please contact us on 01384 686900.