KEVI: National Winners of TeenTech Awards 2016

Winners on stageCongratulations to Year 11 students Alistair McCubbin and Matthew Forster, and Year 10 student William Brown, winners of the Digital Skills category at this year’s TeenTech Awards.

Students look forward to attending prize-giving at Buckingham Palace in the autumn with the Duke of York, as well as their prize of work experience at DELL.
The award was sponsored by DELL and was presented by Shirley Creed from DELL and Gemma Morris from Sky News.

Congratulations to Alistair, Matthew and William. TeenTech had 1400 entries this year, therefore to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement.” – Miss Najafi, Student Voice, Leadership & Enrichment Co-ordinator  

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KEVI Roll of Honour Unveiled

KEVI sends its thanks to Morpeth Antiquarian Society for the unveiling of a ‘Roll of Honour’ on the KEVI School War Memorial on 21 June. Many thanks in particular to Angela and Maurice Teasdale, for their extensive research. Many thanks to KEVI student Alistair McCubbin for the taking of the photographs. 

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KEVI win at the Shine School Media Awards

KEVI are very proud of students who took part in the Shine School Media Awards and congratulate students for winning the following:

  • Joseph Dale – Winner of Most Promising Journalist & Highly Commended for Best Feature Article 
  • Student Review (student-led news publication led by KEVI students) – Highly Commended for Best Magazine Cover (photo attached l-r KEVI students Editor-in-Chief Frances McNaughton, Sarah Larby, Rose McKean & Joseph Dale

Student Voice, Leadership & Enrichment Co-ordinator Miss Najafi said:

“I am absolutely delighted that KEVI students have done so well in the national final of such a prestigious competition, and that their hard work has received such well deserved national recognition. Congratulations in particular to Joseph Dale for his individual success and indeed to current Editor-in-Chief Frances McNaughton, the driving force behind the publication this year.” 

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Summer Activities

There are a number of events happening in the North East over the summer holidays. You might be interested on these:

Young Founders

25 July – 5 August (16 – 18 year olds)

Young people in the North East have the opportunity of a lifetime this summer to kick-start their own business. Young Founders, an innovative free two-week programme for 16-18 year olds is taking place at Campus North in Newcastle for the first time.

Young Founders was established by 18-year-olds Ed Hardy and Kit Logan, who realised that there is a gap in support for entrepreneurial young people when they themselves decided to combine studies with developing their own start up. From their own experience and with the support of a team of mentors and partners, they have created a two-week programme that takes participants from early idea stage to a business that can be pitched to potential investors.

Working with mentors, experts and funders, young people will be able to gain knowledge, advice and first hand experience on the intensive programme.
Newcastle is the only place outside of London where Young Founders is taking place, giving an invaluable opportunity to local 16-18 year olds. The free two-week programme takes place 25 July – 5 August and it’s now open for applications.

Tech for Life Code Camp

15 – 19 August (14 – 18 year olds)

As part of a summer programme, we are running a 5-day programme for 14 – 18 year olds from 15 – 19 August. It will include an input session in the morning on various aspects of coding, each session building upon the previous day’s lesson. Attendees will then work in Campus North for the afternoon, on tasks set during the morning lesson.
Please complete the form to register your interest for the programme. We will be in touch by the end of June to confirm your place.

Raspberry Pi Family Learning

27 August

Bought a Pi and not sure what to do with it? During August’s Coderdojo at the Auditorium in Bunker, we will be running a Raspberry Pi Family day, where children and adults alike can get to grips with the basics of Raspberry Pi. To come along, register through the Coderdojo events page for 27th August -

‘Frame your World’ Photographic Competition

frame-your-idea---milkshake-adHow good a photographer are you? Why not try and see. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter. Entries will be accepted from anybody from The Three Rivers Learning Trust and Collingwood School and Media Arts College.

Aimed at photography enthusiasts, from our community the judges are looking to award the best single shots across five diverse categories, individuals may enter a maximum of three photos in each category. All submitted images must have been taken in either 2015 or 2016.

In each category judges will award 1 winner, 1 runner up and up to 5 commended entries. All group winners of each photo category will be entered in ‘The 2016 Frame your World’ Grand Photography Final where one photograph will be the overall winning entry.

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Ex-Student given Queen’s Birthday Honour

1Former KEVI student Cameron Aylwin has been given the award of Chief of the General Staff Commendation in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Cameron, 21, joined the Army straight after leaving school.

Well done on your achievement!

KEVI nominated as winners in the Shine School Media Awards 2016

logoOn Tuesday 21st June, four students from The King Edward VI School Morpeth will travel to Stationers’ Hall in the City of London to attend the Shine Awards 2016.

As nominees they are hoping to win the prize for Best Feature Article and Best Cover of their school magazine – Student Review. Student Voice, Leadership & Enrichment Co-ordinator Miss Najafi and her team of winning students – Frances McNaughton, Rose Mckean, Joseph Dale and Sarah Larby are looking forward to a special day and returning with the trophies.

Miss Najafi says “I am delighted that KEVI students have once again been shortlisted in the national final. This is the third consecutive year we have been shortlisted. The Student Review team have worked incredibly hard this year, and I am delighted that their achievements have been recognised on a national scale.”

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Talented teenagers show celebs & royals how to make life ‘better, simpler or easier’

83cfced4-6b1a-493b-9f2b-ed34f0bbcd4fTalented teenagers from the across the UK will present their ideas of how technology can be used to make life ‘better, simpler or easier’ at the TeenTech Awards final in London on Monday 20th June. HRH The Duke of York, KG, Patron of TeenTech and The TeenTech Awards will visit the Royal Society to meet the talented young entrepreneurs and hear more about their innovations.

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