Well done to all the teams who took part in this week’s Key Stage 3 Glider Challenge at RAF Museum Cosford.
Kinver High School joined 9 other schools in the regional finals. Students spent weeks researching and developing their glider design in the classroom, ready to compete against other schools in the final. But there could only be one winner…congratulations to Leasowes High School who were the overall winners on the day! We hope all of the students had fun and we hope to see lots of schools returning again next year for the KS3 Glider Challenge 2020!
Overall Winner: Leasowes High School – Team Nitro
Research and Design Winner: Walton High School – Team WHF-02
Presentation and Pitch Winner: Kinver High School – Team “We’re Going to Wing It!”
Furthest Flight Winner: Aldersley High School – Team Girl Power
Last Friday our Year 11 History students visited Coalbrookdale. They were able to visit a number of key sites within the towns of both Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge in order to help them prepare for their Local Site Study GCSE exam in History.
The day allowed them to have a greater appreciation of the environments created by the Darby family, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the significance of Coalbrookdale in regards to shaping the world we live in today.
History teacher, Mr Fox, said: “Our students represented the school wonderfully. We were very proud of both their conduct and the way they approached the different tasks that they were set for each of the 14 different sites that we visited throughout the day. Hopefully the work conducted on this trip goes some way towards helping them with their summer examinations, and also continuing the excellent successes of the History department here at Kinver High School.”
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Here are the final group semi-finalists and winners in our Kinver High Bake-Off Competition. Our Year 11 students produced some amazing baking for the competition final earlier this week.
Well done to everyone in all year groups who took part, the baking was amazing!
Congratulations to Somery House who won the whole Bake Off Competition.
Congratulations to our Invictus Rugby team who played brilliantly against Prince Henry’s of Evesham yesterday and won 36-0.
Head of PE, Mr Wilkes, said: “Prince Henry’s High School are traditionally a very good rugby school and the last time we played them we lost 50-0. We were 31-0 up at half time and cruising so I made a few changes to even the game up. During the second half we took a bit of a battering but managed to stand our ground and keep a clean sheet. This gave us our second clean sheet in a row, which is quite unheard of in the rugby world.
“The lads have done really well this year and are making a crazy amount of progress in terms of their ability and their attitude. The Year 11 boys have stepped up and really held their own.”
Well done to everyone who played!
Thank you to all the students who bought books at the recent Kinver High School Book Fair. We raised £274.87, unfortunately not quite enough to gain free books for the school, but it was still a great success as so many students bought books.
According to studies conducted by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), teenagers who read often, and those who had access to plenty of books, were more likely to develop a better vocabulary than their peers, knowing 26% more words than those who never read.
English teacher, Mrs Keane, said: “The week-long Book Fair encourages our students to read and is a great opportunity for them to purchase books at a good price. It links well with English lessons in years 7 and 8 as they have to read at the beginning of every lesson. Also, students in year 8 are completing a speaking and listening Invictus qualification based on what they read.”
Well done to former Kinver High School student, Niamh Slater, who starred in last week’s performance of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Brierley Hill Civic Hall.
Jekyll and Hyde is a well-documented story featuring the scientist who strived to do good by ridding the world of evil by splitting the ‘bad’ side of a person from its ‘good’. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn.
Niamh, who has recently started her training at the Birmingham School of Theatre Excellence studying musical theatre, presented an exceptionally professional performance as Dr. Jekyll’s fiancée Emma. A review stated, ‘her voice is certainly one that wouldn’t be out of place on a West End stage. One to watch.’
Year 8 students had a fantastic afternoon yesterday on our English trip to see a production of Frankenstein at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.
Head of English, Miss Felton, said: “We were all gripped by the interesting and quite ‘jumpy’ performance! Seeing this play will certainly help students with their understanding of the gothic genre throughout our autumn term Year 8 scheme of work.”
Here are the latest winners in our Kinver High Bake-Off Competition. Our Year 7 and 8 students produced some amazing baking for the competition final on Friday.
Here are our Year 7 and Year 8 semi-finalists and the winners from both year groups! Well done to everyone who has taken part.
There is one more final to go with Year 11 baking on Tuesday next week. It is very close at the moment so all to play, or bake for!
Our Year 10 and 11 English students enjoyed a theatre trip to Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury last week. They saw Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller ‘An Inspector Calls’, which returned after a sell-out London season and American tour.
English teacher, Mrs Keane, said: “The students were perfectly behaved and were a credit to the school. Seeing the show was a great revision tool for our Year 11 and a fantastic learning opportunity for Year 10 students who are currently studying it. Overall a fantastic trip with our wonderful students.”