Year 9 Students visit Sea Life Centre

On Wednesday Year 9 Humanities students caught the train to Birmingham where we spent the morning visiting the Sea Life Centre.

Geography teacher, Miss Gilhooley, said: “We watched the penguin and shark feeding and some students had the opportunity to stroke a star fish.

“After a picnic lunch by St Philip’s Cathedral we then headed to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery where students explored both local and international exhibits.”

Another lovely day!


Students enjoy Trip to see Aladdin

Some of our Year 9 students enjoyed a lovely day yesterday as they went on a trip to see Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. They then tried to fit as many into to a phone box as they could. Not quite a record breaker!


Year 7 and 8 Students Design a Science Project

Over the last four weeks Year 7 and 8 students were set a homework task to design a science project. The task was completely open-ended and students were then asked to do a ‘show and tell’ last week to present and talk about their projects.

Head of Science, Miss Hodgetts, said: “We had some fantastic projects across both year groups. We hope to make this even bigger next year. Well done year 7 and 8!”

Here are a few examples of their work. Well done everyone!


Students enjoy Trip to The Black Country Living Museum

On Tuesday our Year 9 Humanities group spent the day at the Black Country Living Museum.

Again, the weather was perfect and everyone had a great day exploring the Victorian houses, playing Victorian street games, experiencing a Victorian classroom and taking a tour around the coal mines. Becky our guide said that the group were the best she had ever taken around the museum, so well done to the students!



Year 9 enjoy Humanities Activity

Some of our Year 9 students enjoyed a lovely day yesterday doing a Humanities activity.

They spent the morning in school planning and preparing for the week. Students participated in some team building and then created a programme for the week incorporating digital maps both modern and historical of the different locations we will visit over the week.

During the afternoon the weather was perfect for a stroll up to Kinver Edge where we were met by Mary and Marion who volunteer for the National Trust. They gave us a detailed tour around the Rock Houses and Kinver Edge and were happy to answer all the students’ great questions about the history and geography of the area. A delightful first day!


Year 7 Build Castles for History Competition

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Year 7 Castle Competition. Students displayed amazing creative prowess with some wonderful entries. They were required to construct a medieval style castle as part of a history homework competition.

1st places for: Sophia Ball, Emily Halliburton & Poppy Lyndon, Oscar McConnell, Mahaan Chahal

2nd places for: Chloe Wall-Jewkes, Evie Williams, Isabel Plant & Evie Darby, Neve Pinches

3rd places for: Eve Jelley, Matilda Gennard & Georgia Fellows, Izzie Paston-Dodsworth, Jordan Yates

Winning students received a certificate and prize. History teacher, Mr Davies, said: “I was delighted by this year’s entries to the competition. The quality of the castles is a testament to the imagination and creative talents of Kinver High School students. It was a difficult task to judge them.

“Well done to everyone involved.”

The students shown are Emily Halliburton & Poppy Lyndon, Eve Jelley, Neve Pinches



Foley Infant students enjoy Kinver Cavalcade

We had a lovely time last Wednesday welcoming students from Foley Infant School to our Cavalcade Sports Day. Then on Friday some of our Year 10 students went to Foley to help with their Fun on the Field sports event.

On both occasions our students loved working with the students and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining them.

Mrs Jones from Foley Infant School, said: “A massive thank you to you and your students for last week. On Wednesday, we all came up to Kinver High for a well organised, welcoming, inclusive event enjoyed by everyone.  Staff commented on how well it was organised and how well the students interacted with our children.

“Then on Friday, you came down to us with more willing student volunteers to help with our Fun on the Field event.  They were great with the little ones, helping and guiding where appropriate.  They were polite with our staff and other adults.  I hope that they enjoyed it as much as the Foley children did.  The highlight was to see some Kinver High compete in a sprint race – the Foley children were still talking about how fast they all were during lunchtime!

“Your students were a real credit to you and the school, they should be very proud of how well they conducted themselves!”

Thank you to everyone who helped. We all hope that we can do the same again next year!



Students invited to send in Summer Postcards

Our Geography Department are inviting postcards from our students (and staff) during their summer holiday.

We plan to produce a display in the autumn highlighting the places our students visited during the summer, whether it is a holiday abroad or a day trip locally. We look forward to seeing the postbag when we return!

Thank you in advance