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 Students Visit Rothbury Trenches

Photo 5The joint Morpeth Antiquarian Society and The King Edward VI School heritage lottery funded WW1 project held an extremely successful trip to see the remains of WW1 practice trenches. These are on the moors to the north of Rothbury and as it was on the 11th of November it was an appropriate date.

The project leaders had engaged the services of a leading County Archaeologist Dr Chris Burgess and also a member of the Coquetdale Community Archaeology Group, Chris Butterworth, to accompany the trip.

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KEVI Pre-Vet & Animal Care Society

vet2Open to all students and led by Sixth Form students every Wednesday lunchtime in A2. For students interested in becoming vets or working with animals.

If any parents or organisations are interested in giving students any opportunities to develop their interest in this field, please contact Miss Najafi.

KEVI Contributes to Make Your Mark Ballot

BYCThe British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament are delighted to announce a record turnout in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, which saw over 865,000 votes cast by 11-18 year olds across the country. Many thanks to KEVI students who voted! 

The figure marks an 81% increase on the 478,000 votes cast in the ballot in 2013, and cements Make Your Mark’s position as the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK. None of which would have been possible without the support of schools and teachers across the country, a huge thank you!

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KEVI Naturalists

Well done to year 10 students Sarah Hipkin, Charlotte Mathewson and Kirsty Famelton, who are all completing a Naturalists course with Northumberland National Park, to achieve a John Muir Award.
Their recent session was learning about bogs and their depth, as well as spiders!..

Summer Volunteering

Go Run for Fun LogoWell done to Year 11 student Damian Adamson who spent a day of his Summer Holiday volunteering at the GO Run For Fun event at Chantry Middle School.

We received a lovely email from the event organisers, Nova International, to say thank you for his hard work on the day.

Damian marshalled the site and course, helped with registration and even dressed up as their mascot!

Brittany Pouresmaeilieh, Special Projects Assistant at Nova International said: “Damian was a credit to your school and on behalf of the whole GO Run For Fun team at Nova International we would like to thank him.”

Bridget Donaldson Receives Dacre Brooch

Congratulation to Year 13 student Bridget Donaldson, who has been chosen as the Dacre Brooch winner for 2014, in her role as a Morpeth Air Cadet. 

Bridget Donaldson

The Dacre Brooch is the highest award any female Air Cadet can achieve. In 1979, Mrs Elizabeth Dacre MBE TD JP presented to the Air Training Corps the dress sword of her late husband, Air Commodore G B Dacre CBE DSO DL RAF to be presented to the “ATC Cadet of the Year.” 

With the advent of girls in 1982, Mrs Dacre presented the Corps with a diamond brooch mounted on a sash, for presentation to the best female cadet. The very first winner of the Dacre Brooch was CWO Fiona Brown also from 404 Morpeth Sqn. Since 1983, the Dacre Sword and the Dacre Brooch have been awarded annually, with selection being based on the all-round performance of the cadets nominated firstly by their Sqns, Wing Headquarters, and, then by their Regional Commandants. 

Bridget is also a staff member of 645 VGS where she instructs cadets on their Gliding Induction courses. The award will be presented to Bridget by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR when she visits the Sqn in the coming months.

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