To celebrate one of the world’s best cultural events and largest funfair, the cafeteria will be serving German food all week next week.

Some of Germany’s most famous songs will also be played in the Upper School Hall during lunchtime.

A Night at the Movies

We are excited to be part of a fantastic musical event at Sage Gateshead, on Tuesday 25th November.

Sage Gateshead

The concert involves schools from across the whole of the Morpeth Partnership including us, all three Middle schools and all First schools.

More details will follow but just to give you a flavour, the students will be performing songs from musicals and films, most of which you’ll probably know very well. all three Middle schools and all First schools.

Tickets are on sale now, direct from Sage Gateshead only. The Ticket Office number is 0191 443 4661 and it’s open from 10am daily.

We hope it’s going to be a showcase for the talent we all produce.

Photo credit: David Tiernan Photography

Students Excel at Outdoor Training Weekend

Hexham 2

Students and Staff attended the World Challenge Expedition Training Weekend at Hexham in preparation for their four week expedition to Madagascar in Summer 2015.

For the 31 students and four teachers it was a great opportunity for the team to continue to develop key skills.

The aims of the 2 day course are to develop their ability to work as a team, explore Expedition team roles, understand how to remain healthy on Expedition, prepare camp food successfully, general camp craft awareness and safety equipment familiarisation.

Hexham 1They undertook a number of interesting tasks, led by a World Challenge Group Leader, over the two days to gain knowledge in all of these areas. They were extremely keen and all found it a worthwhile weekend.

They were a credit to themselves and KEVI. The World Challenge Leaders stated that they were all responsive to information given, looked after each other, learned an awful lot and above all enjoyed themselves. Roll on Madagascar Summer 2015!

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!..

Open Evening

Open eveningOn Thursday 2nd October we are hosting an open evening for the parents of prospective students.

This will give you a chance to visit our school and meet staff and students from 4:30pm – 7pm.

There will also be talks by the Executive Headteacher, Simon Taylor and Head of School, Mark Simpson at 5pm, and repeated at 6pm.

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.”

Old Boy’s Support Recognised

Matt and John

A North East radio personality has recently returned to KEVI as a guest speaker at their recent careers fair and received a special gift in return.

Capital FM’s Matt Bailey addressed groups of Year 11 students interested in radio as a possible future vocation. He enthused about his life in radio and advised as to the path that got him there.

The former Head Boy, 31, delivered his talks in the Graphics Department where the current crop of A Level students’ works were on display.
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