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We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold Award, that recognises our commitment and practice in preparing our students for life beyond school. The award acknowledges the vision and ethos of the Learning Trust as a whole, with specific recognition of the work King Edward’s have developed over the past three years.
Paul Carvin, Chair of The Three Rivers Learning Trust said “The Gold Status Award is wonderful news for the school. It reflects the huge amount of effort and dedication that the staff at the school have put into ensuring that all students get outstanding information, advice and guidance about their future careers. The Three Rivers Learning Trust, of which King Edward’s is a part, places a very high regard on ensuring that students are really well prepared for life when they leave formal learning and venture into the world of work. It is important that the school works with a range of employers and other partners to give students the best possible support as they move into employment – this award show that we do just that. I would like to congratulate colleagues at King Edwards for the excellent work that they do. They should be really delighted with the Award”.
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The Y9 netball team recently won the Northumberland U14 Netball League. This win completes a fantastic season for the squad which saw more than 30 girls represent KEVI at netball. Congratulations girls! Netball practice resumes in September – existing and new players welcome.
The Y10 Netball team have won the U15 Northumberland Netball League, which means they have ‘done the double’ after winning the U15 Northumberland Netball Tournament earlier in the season. There has been great commitment and team spirit from the squad which is made up of 16 girls. Congratulations to you all!
We’re excited to announce that The Three Rivers Learning Trust brand has had a transformation to give it a more modern feel. Over the coming months you’ll see this logo replace the existing one on letterheads and other documentation.
There will also be a new website, containing all of the information about the Trust and the schools who are part of it.
Thirty seven students and five teachers from KEVI have recently attended a World Challenge Training Weekend at a remote Northumberland location near to Hadrian’s Wall in preparation for their upcoming four week expedition to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Summer 2017.
As soon as they all arrived early Saturday morning, yawning away, they were split into their two teams and were set a number of tasks. These tasks, which continued over the whole two days were designed to allow the students to understand what it is like to work as a team without the creature comforts of home life and, shock horror, without a mobile phone (how would they survive without access to Instagram and Facebook!)
They had to endure the extremely cold and freezing temperature that Northern England has this time of year as well as the rather slippy terrain. No hurricanes, volcanoes or tarantulas but icy winds, wet boggy hills and grumpy cattle were all successfully tackled.
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On Tuesday 4th October, members of the U19 squad from Blagdon Park Cricket Club traveled to Lords Cricket Ground as part of the Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards hosted by the England & Wales Cricket Board. The day saw a host of current and former England Internationals recognise and reward the contributions of volunteers across the Country at all levels of the game.
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After being victorious in the previous three qualifying rounds The King Edward VI Under 15 cricket team won the right to represent Northumberland and the North of England in the Chance to Shine U15 National Softball Cricket finals.
After winning their semi final against Cambourne School, Cambridge, rather dramatically in the last over of the match The King Edward’s side encountered Hayes School, London in the final. An admittedly under par performance saw the boys finish runners up but ultimately second in the country – a fantastic achievement.
A brilliant experience despite having to switch to an indoor competition format because of the weather. Huge congratulations to all involved!
History teacher Mr Carr suggests that we all read, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan because: “It is a book centered around the author’s own father and looks in to his experience as an Australian POW on the Burmese Railway…it is a book that stayed with me for a long time after I read it.”
Check out our twitter @KEVIMorpeth for weekly book recommendations.
KEVI Inspires is our annual flagship careers event that brings together top employers, HE and FE providers and well as apprenticeship and training providers. The theme of the evening is to ‘be inspired’ and research future goals and aspirations. The event provides up to date industry-based perspectives to both students and their parents, as well as providing practical advice on interviews, applications, personal statements and student finance.
One of the proudest achievements of King Edward’s Inspires is the number of alumni that come back into school and support the event. This year we welcomed back more former students that ever before from a range of fields such as finance, accounting, architecture and retail. As well, as some student and graduate ambassadors for Higher Education institutions.
Year on year the event has grown, both in terms of attendance and the scope and breadth of the organisations present. We are extremely proud of this event, and aim to make it bigger and better next year, to inspire and inform our next generation of alumni.
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Congratulations to Alistair McCubbin and Matthew Forester in Year 12 and William Brown in Year 11 who won a Teen Tech Award in the wearable technology category.
TeenTech sees students search for scientific and technological solutions to real problems across a range of categories that are linked to relevant industries such as energy, environment, transport, healthcare, construction, education, and wearabletech.