Thursday 16 November sees the return of our annual King Edward’s Inspires event. The event is designed to inform and inspire our young people and their parents/carers of the possibilities and prospects beyond the confines of school.
In its fourth year the event has gone from strength to strength with even more delegates in attendance. The event has attracted over 60 organisations from the worlds of Further and Higher Education, Apprenticeship and Training Providers as well as high-level employers. As ever, the event is well supported by our alumni, who were in the same position not too long ago.
King Edward’s Inspires is a mix of the traditional careers fair, with a supplementary programme of talks and workshops, designed to give that little bit more detail on a particular area. We are delighted that the North East Local Enterprise Partnership will be in attendance to give us the latest and most up to date information on the state of the region’s job market, and provide a glimpse of where exactly the jobs are in terms of sector. We are lucky enough, particularly for our Sixth Form students and parents/carers, to have Student Finance England at the event to give the full overview of the finance options for university and the application process. There are a whole host of organisation supporting the event, and we could not be more grateful to them for their time. A full overview of the event can be found via this link.
From the work we have been involved in with the North East LEP and the Gatsby charitable foundation on the National Pilot for Good Career Guidance, we are thrilled our colleagues from Berwick Academy and the Northumberland Church of England Academy.
We hope the event will be a real success, for students and their parents. This is one step on their journey to becoming accomplished young adults, being ready for the workplace and the challenges that will bring. Parents/carers, we are sure, will be delighted at the huge range of opportunities available to their son/daughter and will relish the opportunity to become more informed.
Folow events on the evening via twitter using #KEVIinspires
There was some fantastic results from Saturday 11th November’s regional Cross Country Championships at Stewart park, Middlesbrough.
The boys intermediate team (Year 9 + 10) finished 2nd and now qualify for the National championships at Sevenoaks school, Kent on Saturday 25th November.
The team finished with 37 points which included the following runners:
Euan Duffin year 9
Dylan Davies year 9
Ben Walker year 9
Dylan Gooding year 9
Ben Waterfield year 9
Thomas Cunningham year 10
The girls team ran really well also. They missed out on qualifying but were excellent on the day. Students involved were:
Holly Peck (2nd place)
Lily Heaton (11th place)
Rebecca Bradley (35)
Casey Dixon (70)
The students were a credit to the school and it was a pleasure to take them down and see the passion they have to compete and run well!
Today the school held its annual Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on the school grounds.
The service was led by Simon Taylor (CEO) and Nick Rowark (School Chaplain), who were joined by Mark Simpson (Head of School), guests, members of the school cadets and representatives from the School Council.
Wreaths were laid by Bernard Scott (Edwardian), Paul Carvin (Chair of the Board of Directors), Jack Gebhard (Deputy Mayor), Cassidy (Y11 Cadet) and Thomas & Layla (Head Boy and Head Girl).
Other guests included Mrs Hogg, Dave Hogg, Ted Gascoigne and Roger Vaughan.
We came together to remember all who served in wars, but also 58 Old Boys and one member of staff who died in WW1, 58 Old Boys and two members of staff who perished in the Second World War and one Old Boy who died in the Korean War of 1953.
Roan (Y9) read Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, verses 1-12 and Mark Simpson read “Pride of the Poppy” by Albert Gormley.
This week, form groups have shown incredible kindness by putting together over one hundred Christmas presents for elderly people and families who live in poor communities across Eastern Europe.
The charity, Link to Hope, was established in 1991 in response to the devastating television pictures of the appalling conditions in the orphanages in Romania. It began with a small group of charity workers driving to Romania with a van full of basic necessities to provide aid and support for the social, education and healthcare of marginalised and deprived communities.
The Family & Elderly Shoebox Appeal is their biggest campaign. Due to the success in recent years they now send over 40,000 gifts to Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.
Miss Camsell, who with the help of senior students facilitated the campaign, would like to thank KEVI staff and students for their generosity, enthusiasm and support.
Certificates have now arrived in school. For those of you who have paid for postage, your certificates will be sent out week beginning Monday 13 November.
For those who did not, certificates can be signed for and collected from the Exams Office. If you are no longer a student at King Edward VI School, you will need to provide photo identification before certificates can be collected.
Can you please check all details on your certificates are correct as the exam board deadline for amendments is 30 November 2017. After this date charges will apply for any amendments needed.
An opportunity to see the extent of the talent we have here at KEVI!
Be prepared for an exciting evening of entertainment and see the students brave the bright lights of the big stage in dance, drama and music mediums. Every single year group will be represented during this evening, and the breadth of the arts will all be shown at their finest.
This is a chance to share in the talent we foster here at the High School – this is indeed, their ‘Time to Shine’.
Time to Shine will take place on Tuesday November 14th at 7pm in the Lower School Hall (LSH). Tickets are available for £4 and will be sold on the door.
Our annual Remembrance Service will take place on Monday at 9.00 at our War Memorial.
We have invited a number of guests and alumni to the service to join our student cadets, Y9 Form Reps, Year Reps and senior students to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
We encourage all students to wear poppies if they wish, whether they choose the traditional red poppies or white poppies, designed to promote peace whilst still remembering all of those effected by war.
Poppies are being sold during tutor period each day this week and also at break time in the hall. We encourage students to support the school in remembering those who have sacrificed their lives for their country or lost loved ones in war.