Family Festival Kingsbury Schools Together

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On Tuesday 17th October, Kingsbury High School hosted the first multi skills festival of the year for primary school students in Year 2. There were 150 pupils in attendance from Oliver Goldsmith, St. Robert Southwell and Kingsbury Green schools. They rotated around a carousel of fun and engaging activities which are designed to improve their fundamental movement skills.

Each activity was led by a Year 10 student, who had planned the activities as part of their Sports leaders UK level one award assessment.

There are another seven festivals planned for the remainder of the school year, providing opportunities for pupils in years 1-5 who are part of the Kingsbury School Sports Partnership.

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Kingsbury Schools Together Carnival

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The carnival was opened with a recycling song “3 is the magic number” from Roe Green Junior School

The Village School then took to the stage to share their project work, followed by Oliver Goldsmith who took to the catwalk to display their recycled fashion made entirely from cardboard.

Kingsbury Green Primary danced their way onto the stage to display their vegetables to represent “grow your own” followed by St Robert Southwell who represented “Save Water” as their theme.

The carnival was closed with an eco dance from Kingsbury High School.

Partners, VEOLIA were present at the carnival as were the Community Police Officers. Music from the steel pans played in the background throughout the carnival reflecting the beautiful sunshine of the day.

All the work will be on display at Brent Civic Centre from 1st July – end September.

Mr Waxman’s Tea party

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5 years ago Mr Waxman was invited to a tea party at Roe Green School, which is part of the Kingsbury Schools Together community, by a group of Year 6 students. This was part of a school project of the students, where he got to meet future KHS students before they joined the school and he was given a handmade card as a thank you note.
Yesterday those students were surprised by Mr Waxman who invited them to a tea party in his office in return, alongside Roe Green’s headteacher Ms Loosemore. The students got to enjoy some refreshments and cake whilst catching up with their old and current headteachers, who thoroughly enjoyed hearing how far the pupils have come and their point of view on various topics. Much to the students’ amusement Mr Waxman still had their card.

“Love Where You Live”

100_0874We are a group of schools in the Kingsbury community who work to support each other and our community. We work within collaborative projects to extend our pupils’ learning beyond the classroom. We are currently working on teaching our pupils about collective responsibility; we are campaigning to clean up our community through a series of litter picking sessions outside our schools. In addition, back in the classroom, we are learning how to reduce, recycle & reuse to reduce our waste. We will all be working to create a range of items to inspire our community to re-think how they manage their waste. We will also be designing leaflets and posters to display within our community libraries & civic centre to further promote the ethos of “Love Where You Live.”

We are endeavouring to engage with our neighbours; to raise awareness that we all need to work together in keeping our community clean. We anticipate having a positive impact and would like to have a “parade/carnival” throughout Kingsbury to showcase our message. We believe it is a very important local issue. By involving school pupils, we believe we will be educating our future local residents; hopefully encouraging local pride.

Here is what the pupils have to say about the project:

‘’We’ve decide to take action, there’s so much litter being dropped by people thinking that someone else can pick it up. We want to set an example to our community and make them realise that we have to work together to clean up our area. Today when we were litter picking during our lunchtime, we met 2 residents who thanked us for caring because they too were upset about the mess.’’  (Andreea- Year 6)

‘’We were litter picking today to tell people in our community that they should put their rubbish in the bin. We want to make sure our community is clean and environmentally friendly.’’ (Maisa – Year 3)

‘’It is important to keep our environment and community tidy because we want to show that Brent is a lovely place to live. People who live here need to make sure they put their litter in the bins – Keep Brent Tidy!’’ (Nevena-Year 4)

‘’For me it was shocking to see that there was way more litter especially caught up in the Schools’ gate.

I think the wind blew the rubbish towards the fence, if the rubbish had been picked up, this wouldn’t happen!’’ (Leena ALJORANI – Year 5)

‘’We need to make our area clean to avoid pollution.

We need to educate our community to pick up their litter, we must work together.’’ (Paba MALAWWETHANTHRI – Year 5)

‘’I was shocked because there was so much rubbish.We must all be more responsible to put our rubbish in the bin so that our community would be so much better. ‘’ (Antonio POP – Year 3)

‘’We were disappointed by how much rubbish there was on our streets. It seems that people in our community are not caring about their environment and how it looks!’’ (Hussainali SACHOO/ Simran JOSHI – Year 6)

Kingsbury Schools Together – Year 4 Family Festival

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On Tuesday 24 January, Kingsbury High School hosted another multi skills festival for primary school students in Year 4. There were 150 pupils in attendance from Roe Green, Fryent, St. Robert Southwell and Kingsbury Green. They rotated around a carousel of fun and engaging activities which helped to improve their fundamental movement skills.

Miss Lamyaa from Kingsbury Green said ‘KHS has offered us incredible support throughout the planning of our visit. We had a last minute request for one of our visual impaired students and KHS re-structured what they needed to in order to accommodate all students. I don’t know who they keep doing it, but KHS really goes the extra mile to make this fun for everyone.’

Each activity was led by a Year 10 student, who had planned the activities as part of their Sports leaders UK level one award assessment.

‘This has been yet another fantastic opportunity for students to get active and enjoy the outdoors. I strongly believe that it is an important part of the school day and allows the students to not only get healthier, but to also gain more confidence when they are outside of the school environment.’ Miss Zoren from Roe Green commented.

Kingsbury Schools Together – Year 3 Family Festival

family_festival_kschools_together_w-43On Tuesday 17th January, Kingsbury High School hosted a multi skills festival for primary school students in Year 3. There were 180 pupils in attendance from Roe Green, Fryent, St. Robert Southwell, Kingsbury Green and Oliver Goldsmith schools. They rotated around a carousel of fun and engaging activities which helped to improve their fundamental movement skills.

Each activity was led by a Year 10 student, who had planned the activities as part of their Sports leaders UK level one award assessment. There are a further 8 festivals planned for this academic Year involving pupils from Years 1-5.