A further set of Duke of Edinburgh awards where given out in this morning's assembly. The following students have achieved their awards:
Thomas Mitchell, Abdullah Quraishe and Harmeena Sekhon.
Silver: Charlotte Bassett, Madeleine Collins, Aasta Kendall, Blake Miller, Katrina Penn-Newman, Barnaby Taylor and Eleanor Todd.
Students have been taking part in subject specific Olympiad competitions this term with some good results.
Amongst those students who recently took part in the UK Linguistics Olympiads there were several awards. At Intermediate level, Marrium Chughtai, Iolanta Spanner, Isobel Searles and Sophie Ridley received Bronze awards whilst at Advanced level, Eleanor MacLeod received a Bronze award and David Veres received a Silver award
KES students also performed well in the British Physics Olympiad challenge. Bronze certificates were awarded to Daniel Cheung, Sam Cooper, Sophie Holliday and Alex Liu and Silver went to Patrick Lotery and Tom Mitchell. Kelvin Xie, Chris Lotery and Colin McCann all received a Gold certificate.
Congratulations to Daisy
Sarton who has been awarded a digniora for Theatre Studies.
Mrs Arnold comments that: "Daisy
produced an exceptional costume design project which far exceeded the
expectations at GCSE, spending many hours on the project researching, sketching
and refining her ideas. She even organised her own research trip to the
Imperial War Museum for additional materials. The result was an incredibly
detailed project that demonstrated a real talent for costume design as well as
an admirable devotion to her studies. The refinement and research behind her
designs is clear throughout her portfolio and she gained full marks producing
work of near A level standard.”
Members of the Charities Commission have been selling red-nosed themed merchandise in the run up to Comic Relief and today organised break and lunchtime events in the Crush Hall. Pupils were able to buy red noses, wrist bands and attempt to ‘pin the nose’ on Ed Sheeran! Well done to everyone involved in raising money for this very worthwhile cause.
Scamp Club's literary quest this year took them to Lovaton on Dartmoor. 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and Malcolm Saville’s classic, 'Saucers over the Moor' served as 'maps' which led them to their three key locations: Nun’s Cross Farm, the home of the villain of the piece, Grimspound where Sherlock Holmes made his base and Whiteworks where the source of the saucers over the moor was rumoured to be.