Kinver Student Competes in Estonia

Sasha Pardoe, a year 9 student at Kinver High, has recently returned from an all-expenses paid trip and entry in to the ‘Simple Session’, a major international BMX event in Estonia.

She was competing against the top international female professional riders all of them more than 4 years older than her. Unfortunately, it was not her day even though her runs were very clean the seasoned pro competitors had the edge.

Sasha has found the competition as a fantastic learning platform and I’m sure she will use this experience in her favour.

There were 13 riders and Sasha came 11th but she did beat the other British rider. Well done Sasha, it’s all great experience.

Thai Boxing for Kinver Students

Year 8 students from Kinver have teamed up with students from Wombourne High to begin a Thai Boxing Personal Development Programme at Evolution Leisure in Wombourne.

Over the course of the 6 week programme, students will improve their physical fitness, learn new skills and develop their social and emotional well-being. The programme is overseen by local policeman and ex-World, European and British Thai Boxing champion, Peter Crooke.

RAF Cosford seeking STAAR Recruits

The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford is offering young adults aged 14-15 years the chance to become a high-flyer in STEM, as applications are invited for the highly commended Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency (STAAR) programme.

With 60 places up for grabs, the Museum is calling on secondary schools across the UK to nominate students who they feel demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for one or more STEM subjects. Successful STAAR recruits will experience life as an RAF engineering trainee, and over a five-day period they will live, work, learn and solve tasks together.

With exclusive access to real aircraft and engines, this immersive hands-on programme will see recruits exploring aircraft design, gaining an understanding of an aircraft’s needs and test how innovative new materials and technologies are changing the landscape of aviation.

Applications open on 10 February and must be completed by a teacher explaining why their student is suitable.

If you/your child are interested please see our Headteacher, Mrs Clifton.

For more information on the STAAR programme visit The closing date is 24 April, successful applicants will be notified early May.

The class of 2020 will then be invited to attend the RAF Cosford Air Show on 14 June, where they will have the opportunity to meet with fellow recruits, STAAR partners and enjoy a day viewing the very pinnacle of the aerospace industry.

Kinver Poppy Appeal

Thank you to everyone who bought poppies in last year’s Poppy Appeal. We raised over £188 at Kinver High, which is brilliant!

Thank you!

GCSE Orienteering at Himley

As part of their orienteering assessment we took the top 28 students from 9GL to Himley Hall yesterday to complete a route on unfamiliar terrain. Our students were great and all did very well.


Department for Education – Coronavirus Advice for Parents/Carers

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

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Year 9s Re-purpose Plastic for Homework

Our Year 9 geography students have been studying environmental issues as their current topic and the increasing problem of plastic pollution.

The homework task was to create something from a piece of single-use plastic to re-purpose it.

These pictures are from 9 Black and were some of the pieces that the class voted as the best. A special shout out to Kayleigh-Marie Taylor who 9 Black voted as the best for her shampoo bottle piggy bank, plastic bottle plant pot and milk bottle scoop!

Geography teacher, Miss Gilhooley, said: “Our students gave the project a lot of thought and were creative in the ways in which plastic could be re-purposed; I was very pleased with their efforts!”