Several King Edward’s Students found out about the range of post-16 options available to them at the inclusive My Future Options Careers Event.
The event is exclusively for young people with additional needs including those with special educational needs and was set up specifically for young people in the county to support them in their journey into post-16 education, employment and training.
Thank you to all parents, carers and students who attended this event. If you would like to review the presentations for English, Maths and Science, please visit our KS4 Exam Preparation website here where you will find the presentation from the evening, important dates for Year 11 as well as curriculum overviews for all subjects to support revision.
Congratulations to our Year 10 student Ollie Calvert who came first in the Under 15 Junior Great North Run in September. We are very proud of his success and well done to all students, staff, parents and carers who took part in this event earlier in the term.
Reverend Paul Rusby led our Remembrance Service on Tuesday. Year 9 form representatives and cadets were in attendance and our Senior Students laid wreaths on behalf of the school, the Edwardian’s Association and the Foundation Governors in remembrance and tribute to all who suffered or died in war.
In World War One, 58 Old Boys and one member of staff paid the supreme sacrifice. Most of them found their last place of rest far from home: in Belgium, in France, in Gallipoli, in Poland, at sea; many of them have no known graves.
In the Second World War, by a strange coincidence, yet another 58 Old Boys perished in War – this time together with two members of staff. Only a few of them are buried in the UK. The remainder lie in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany, in Iceland and Italy, in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, in Burma and in Singapore. Again, many have no known grave but the sea.
In the Korean War of 1953, one Old Boy was killed while fighting for the United Nations in the cause of world peace.
In gratitude for the service and sacrifice of all these young men – their average age was only 24 – Anya Dunphy took the reading and Mr Tedder read The Pride of the Poppy.
The service ended with the Last Post played on trumpet by Matthew Turner and Will Straughan supported by Ms Waterhouse.
Congratulations to Tom Nugent and Rebecca Murray in Year 11 who competed in the National Lifesaving Championships this weekend in the senior pairs.
They won two of the four individual events, aquatic and dry initiative, finishing first overall making them National Champions.
An amazing achievement. Well done to them both!