School Uniform

Our school uniform provider Emblematic have opened a new self-service shop in Bedlington.

The new Emblematic branch will be open six days a week during the school summer holidays. The second self-service shop will be open from 12pm-5pm Wednesdays and 10am-4pm Saturdays during winter, while extended opening hours will provide much-needed relief on the existing Emblematic store on the North Tyneside Industrial Estate during the busy summer period, improving convenience and reduce waiting times.

Our uniforms can only be purchased through the Bedlington store. You can order online or purchase in-store.

The address of the new store is:
Emblematic (Bedlington)
30 Glebe Road
Bedlington
NE22 6JT

More information can be found on their website.

Making Stuff Matters

1Eighteen months ago a small group of people interested in making things came together at The King Edward VI School for the first time, to learn from each other and experiment.Now, every other Tuesday during term time, everyone meets up to explore and create things from scratch ie using basic materials as much as possible.

The idea is to start with a specific material and explore its possibilities through an identified project.

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Time to say goodbye to cherry laurel

Work in progress by Gardening Matters, a collaboration between KEVI, volunteers and local businesses aiming to develop the school grounds into an attractive environment for school and local community. Parts of the grounds will be developed into open air classrooms for teaching biology.

Former student scoops national prize

cover3Former student and children’s author Sarah Hindmarsh, has won a silver medal for her debut book ‘The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon’ in the prestigious 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

The annual awards are run by People’s Choice Book awards winner Billy Bob Buttons for books published by independent authors and publishers. Finalists are selected by groups of children and teachers and the winners are then picked by a reading group panel. The winners were announced on the 31st of March 2016.

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Sophie Woods

Year of leaving? 

2009

Favourite subject in school and why?

My favourite subject as school was design technology. My teacher was great fun and allowed us to use our creativity! I also used the skills I learnt from this course to support the drama department in making costumes for the productions held

What have you done since leaving KEVI?

Where to start!

Straight out of High School I move to South Africa and lived there for a year as a volunteer teacher. I then went on to work for the charity I went to RSA in Scotland. Based on the Isle of Coll, I worked in the RecruRecruitment supporting others to do what I had.

From there I then moved to Zambia to support the ICS programme with Restless Development as a Team Leader and upon my return went to work for NCS. Now I find myself working with Lattitude Global Volunteering supporting other young people to take up an overseas volunteering opportunity

What has been your biggest achievement in life and how did your experience at KEVI help you to achieve other successes?

My greatest achievement was my Team Leader ICS placement in Zambia. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone living and working in a different country and being responsible for the welfare of volunteers taking up their placement as well. I learnt a lot about effective people management, how to track volunteer learning and also a lot about myself!

What one piece of advice would you give to current students?

Don’t worry about having to know what you want to achieve with your life/ in your career. I still don’t really know – but through experience you can gain an insight into what would work for you

What’s your next big goal?

I am looking to continue my work in the charity sector and manage my own team. Maybe by the end of this year it might be time for a new work adventure

Kiera Dodds

Year of leaving? 

2015

Favourite subject in school and why?

Chemistry. It is a fascinating subject covering many areas of science and providing an intellectual challenge. I particularly enjoyed practical work- handling complex equipment, following procedures and in-depth analysis of results.

What have you done since leaving KEVI?

Started a masters degree in Chemistry at Durham University.

What has been your biggest achievement in life and how did your experience at KEVI help you to achieve other successes?

Achieving 12 A*’s at GCSE. King Edward VI provided me with the skills, ability and knowledge to continue with my academic success and ultimately obtain a place at a prestigious university.

What one piece of advice would you give to current students?

Begin research into potential career options as soon as possible so you can make educated decisions regarding subject choices whether it be at GCSE, AS level or A-Level so you aren’t restricted on applying for certain degrees etc

What’s your next big goal?

Achieve academically to secure a 4th year industrial placement with a world renown company.