Former student scoops national prize

cover3Former student and children’s author Sarah Hindmarsh, has won a silver medal for her debut book ‘The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon’ in the prestigious 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

The annual awards are run by People’s Choice Book awards winner Billy Bob Buttons for books published by independent authors and publishers. Finalists are selected by groups of children and teachers and the winners are then picked by a reading group panel. The winners were announced on the 31st of March 2016.

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Raising money for East African Playground

DSCF8010A cheque was presented to Matthew Court for £560 for the ‘East African Playground’ charity.

Matthew is an ex-students who took a gap year in 2012 to travel to the Jinja region of Uganda to work for the charity for a year and help build playgrounds.

He is set to return in the summer of 2015 and needs to raise £700-£1000 for the charity.  He will pay for his own flights, other travel and his accommodation will be school classrooms for four weeks.

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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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