Kinver High Eco Group had its first virtual ‘meet’ yesterday, through the extra sessions platform.
It was well-attended, we even had a few new sign ups. It was really nice to hear about projects students are undertaking at home, with some students creating allotments, upcycling items, creating beeswax wraps and re-purposing plastic bottles.
Geography teacher, Miss Gilhooley has set the task for this week which is to design a logo for the group and upcycle something. The group will share any work when they meet again next week.
We look forward to seeing the logos and upcycling projects!
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Update from Staffordshire Council – Wider Opening of Schools
We Broke the Invictus Record!
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Year 11 EPQ
Free Access to Shakespeare!
Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London is making their full production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ available for free on YouTube until 3rd May. This is a great opportunity to watch a world class performance of Shakespeare’s teenage tragedy for free!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSAlPJ0FG_0 Shakespeare is the one compulsory author on the English National Curriculum so students of all ages will benefit from this
Move Over Joe Wicks!
Joe Wicks move over, participate in the Year 10 circuits session instead!
Move over Joe Wicks, the Kinver High School Year 10 PE group have made a Lockdown Circuit Training Video, check it out!
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British Science Week is the UK’s biggest science celebration and at Kinver High our students have been taking part in a lot of lunchtime activities to celebrate it. These have included a poster competition, sci fi cinema time, crazy experiments and a famous scientist quiz.
There was a heart dissection table, and a table where the children made and demonstrated their own sparklers, there were also some splints dipped in potassium nitrate, copper nitrate, sodium nitrate and strontium nitrate, when placed above the Bunsen burner they produced different coloured flames, this was called ‘the flame test’. They were able to watch a crackle and pop demonstration and the flaming hand by Miss Hodgetts.
There was also a table showing animal skeletons, fossils and some mummified animals. The bottles in the redox reaction were clear but when you shook them they turned blue if left, they turned clear again.
All of our students had a lot of fun!!
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We’d like to share some images of the place settings from last week’s Year 11 DT Food Assessment.
The theme was Valentine’s Day and whilst we aren’t allowed to share photos of the food which was produced by our students, we thought that their place settings were amazing.
DT Food teacher, Mrs Barry, said: “I was delighted by our students and the hard work and endeavour shown on the day. The quality and attention to detail shown in the table decoration was equalled by their food products.”
In Science Club last week, the Year 8 students were given a lot of materials to choose from and then asked to design and make a parachute, or something of that concept, to enable them to transport an egg from a significant fixed height down to the floor without it smashing. The only rule was that we had to be able to see the egg.
Some of the children wrapped them up as much as they could, others made little baskets for the eggs to go into. The students all drew faces on the eggs and gave them names.
After dropping the eggs from the top floor of the school, the Science Club concluded that the eggs with the most protective wrapping actually fell to the floor hardest, as the wrapping actually made the eggs heavier. Less is sometimes more!
Last week we took a group of Year 10 English students to see ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham.
It was a timely new take on the chilling tale, which featured Harriet Jekyll’s investigation into her husband’s mysterious death which took her into a dark and dangerous world – a Gothic world of science, taverns and misogyny that no decent Victorian woman had dared to enter before.
English teacher, Mrs Keane, said: “The students were fantastic! They were so well behaved and asked lots of questions about the play and how it links to the original novel. Overall a fantastic day out.”