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.
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.
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 rafmuseum.org/STAAR. 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.
Thank you to everyone who bought poppies in last year’s Poppy Appeal. We raised over £188 at Kinver High, which is brilliant!
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.
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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!”
Last Tuesday evening our Rotary Youth Speaks team competed in their local heat of the Senior competition at Ellowes Hall. The team comprised Iwo Dokszewicz, our chairperson, James Bruce our proposer and Tegan Hands our opposer. The format of the competition had changed this year, meaning that all students had to speak about our chosen topic for five minutes each.
Our students had chosen to debate whether stereotypes would ever truly disappear from our society. The students worked really hard researching this topic and formulating their speeches ready for the competition. Unfortunately, they did not win on Tuesday but were commended for their hard work and determination in the competition.
Dear community, we need your help!
Could you please spare 5 minutes to complete the following questionnaire? We have already received funding to build a new sports hall which will benefit our students and community, we are now exploring further funding opportunities. The local authority is keen to back our bids and we would love to demonstrate a demand for better facilities, for example, a 3G sports pitch!
Please complete and share with other community members.
Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!
Our Year 11 students received their mock GCSE examination results last week.
Headteacher, Mrs Clifton, said: “We were very pleased with our students’ mock examination performance. The mock results day was an event which will mirror the real experience in the summer. There is a lot of excitement ahead in preparing our students for the real event.
Following the mock results, we launched the Year 11 Plan to Succeed 14 week Step-by-Step Support Programme to aid our students’ learning outside of the classroom and at home. This support programme is running in conjunction with all the additional support from staff in school and beyond the school day, we feel sure that this will enable all of our students to achieve the best in their GCSEs this summer. We wish everyone well in their endeavours this summer.”