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.

Road to Rio

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Year 5 primary school students participated in a Road to Rio festival at Kingsbury High School on Tuesday 7th June.

Students from Fryent, Kingsbury Green and Oliver Goldsmith primary schools had the chance to try Tennis, Golf and Seated Volleyball – sports which will all feature in this year’s Olympic and Paralympic games.

The festival was led fantastically by Kingsbury High School’s Year 9 & 10 Sports Leaders who rotated participants through each activity explaining the rules as they went to ensure the event was a success.

The Olympic games begin on Friday 5th August and finish on Sunday 21st August. The Paralympic games run from Wednesday 7th September to Sunday 18th September.

Year 6 & 7 Transition Club

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On Wednesday 25th May, Year 6 students from Kingsbury High’s local primary schools, alongside Year 7 students from Kingsbury High School, received leadership training in music, dance and sporting activities.

As a result of this training the students will be leading these activities to Year 5 students at an after school club.

The club is open to Year 5 students from Kingsbury High’s feeder primary schools and will take place at Kingsbury High School from 4-5pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 15th June
Wednesday 22nd June
Wednesday 29th June
Wednesday 6th July

Students perform at 343 Stag Lane

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On Friday 13th May Kingsbury High School students performed in front of members of the local community at the Opening Ceremony of the Willow Tree Doctors Surgery’s new site: 343 Stag Lane.

The students performed acoustically and were received warmly by visitors to the centre. Their pieces were followed by performances from staff and students at The Village School.

Dr. Meeta Dodhia, MD, CCFP, MRCGP said “We would like to thank the Kingsbury High School students for starting the opening ceremony of our new surgery. They performed marvellously and some members of the audience really got involved by clapping and swaying to the rhythm. The guitarist is very talented and the vocalist sang a very popular song. The Dhol player wowed the crowd and some guests started doing bhangra moves when he played.”

Beyond the Baseline Mini Tennis Festival

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Kingsbury High School hosted a mini tennis festival for local primary school students as part of the Beyond the Baseline programme.

Beyond the Baseline is an initiative brought to schools by The Tennis Foundation and Youth Sports Trust. The programme uses tennis and inspirational tennis mentors to nurture students’ aspirations and put them on the path to achieving them.

This is the second year that Kingsbury High School has been involved in the programme. This year saw, Tennis Mentor, Jessica Weeks pay three visits to the school to inspire and coach Year 9 students.

By the end of the three sessions the students, along with last year’s mentees, were ready to lead the tennis festival which took place on Friday 6th of May.

Kingsbury High’s School Sports Co-ordinator, Ashley Dunne-Watts said “It was refreshing to see Year 10 and Year 9 Kingsbury High School students work together to create a successful mini tennis festival. The smooth running of the competition would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the Beyond the Baseline Programme.

“We would like to that the staff and Year 3 & 4 students of the primary schools for attending the event.”

The following schools were in attendance: Byron Court Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St. Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Sudbury Primary School, Preston Park Primary School and Uxendon Manor Primary School.

The Panathlon Challenge Training

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During the February Half Term, a number of Kingsbury High School’s Sixth Form students received training from a representative from an organisation called The Panathlon Challenge. The Panathlon Challenge is a national charity that provides sporting opportunities for disabled young people through a number of sporting competitions and events.

The idea of the training was to coach Sixth Formers to act as sports officials for upcoming Panathlon competitions, which will take place in March and April. These competitions will welcome large numbers of primary school students to various venues where they will get the chance to experience and compete in inclusive sporting activities.