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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Trip to Durham Light Infantry

6Year 9 paid a visit to the Durham Light Infantry. Find out what they thought…

The History visit to the Durham Light Infantry Museum was very beneficial, educational and ‘great banta’ (Kelland Nellis).

The trip started off with a short bus journey to Durham. Once we arrived, we were taken to a room filled with personal information on past members of the DLI. We were given their names and after half an hour of detailed research, we were instructed to present their personal stories to the rest of the group.

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‘The Imitation Game’ Cryptography Competition

CaptureManchester University are running a competition to celebrate the forthcoming film The Imitation Game, starring Manchester Alumnus Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing.

The School of Mathematics will be running a one-off cryptography competition. The competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom.

There’s lots of prizes, including: signed film posters, books, DVD bundles from StudioCanal, soundtracks, day passes for Bletchley Park.

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Are you a keen budding chef?


The school heat of the National Future Chef competition, will be held on Monday 20th October 2014, at 3:30pm in A19.

The challenge is plan and cook a one course meal for two people on a budget of £5.

Two winners will progress to the local final held at Newcastle University.

See Mrs Calder to sign up and get more details.

Five Star KEVI


After enjoying a 2013-2014 season in which they remained unbeaten, the Year 10 footballers were entered into both the ESFA National Cup and Northumberland County Cup competitions.

Drawn against St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, a school famed for its footballing achievements, their first round draw in the County Cup could not have been much tougher.

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