Once again KC families were extremely generous with their donations for our Harvest Festival this year. All of this food was collected on Monday and will be donated to Nourish Community Food Bank. Thank you all!
National Poetry Day
Friday 6th October is National Poetry Day. Many students from all year groups have been enjoying looking at poetry books in the library. The theme this year was ‘Refuge’ and having chosen a poem or written one of their own, they copied it for our display.
Additionally we were joined today by Phil Wilcox, a performance poet, who has been giving a presentation to Years 7-9 and holding workshops for AIMS and Upper Sixth English students today. Click here for more information about Phil Wilcox.
Soroptimist Litter Pick
The Soroptimist Club were out this week on a litter pick around the school. The timing couldn't be better as now the site is looking fantastic ahead of our Open Morning on Saturday.
Music Trip to ENO
On October 13th, Music pupils are going on a trip to see Iolanthe at English National Opera. This week, ahead of the visit, those attending the trip were able to chat to Sam Price, the mezzo soprano playing Iolanthe, asking her questions about her career.
“We found the Zoom call with Sam Price very inspiring as young musicians looking to get into the industry. She shared stories and tips which gave us a useful insight to what life is like as a professional opera singer. We found it particularly interesting to hear how she took an unconventional route to becoming an opera singer. Finding the use of her language and speech training in her job now was very eye opening and showed there are many different ways to get into the industry”. Lexi and Bea, Sixth Form
Everyone is very excited about the trip and Sam has promised to meet them at the stage door after the show for autographs!
Lower Sixth Art
Lower Sixth Art pupils have made a great start to the year with their Portraiture project. Next week they are going to visit the newly refurbished National Portrait Gallery. We can't wait to see what inspiration they take from their visit.
This week our U14 hockey team came second in their county tournament. Well done to them!
The Equestrian team did really well in their competitions last week. Eliza, Mia and April came 7th as team in the 70, which means they have qualified for the plate championships in October. On Sunday Zara came 13th in the preliminary round and Beth came 13th in the 70. Well done to you all.
Year 8's Sienna came second in Somerhill's cross country competition. Congratulations!
The PE department completed their National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) qualification. This is a supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as a swimming lesson. They all passed with flying colours!
Year 11 Geography Trip
On Thursday 28th September the Year 11 Geographers caught the train from Tonbridge to Stratford to conduct their final piece of field work. The focus of the trip was regeneration and sustainability in the area. They explored original parts of Stratford yet to be developed and compared these areas to the Olympic Park and East Village. They identified how the new areas are sustainable and discussed the ongoing challenges experienced by those people living and working here.