Faraday Event a huge success
On 20th March Kingsbury School hosted the Faraday event.
Students from Polesworth joined us for the Faraday event sponsored by IET. The event was a huge success and is one we hope to repeat in future years.
Year 7 takes part in National Counties Cross Country finals
Toby Wooton (7MSN) came 44th out of 168 year 7 boys.
Toby Wotton competed for Warwickshire county on Saturday at the National Counties Cross Country final 2018. Around 36 different counties entered and 168 year 7 boys ran. The course was horrific with swamps and puddles. Toby ran his heart out and came 44th overall. He ran through an injury on his achillies. Toby described the experience as one of the worst due to the poor state of the course and the number of boys that ran it. He was also awarded best YDL performer for his performances over the track season last year and received a nice big shield at his presentation night on Friday.
Easter Revision Timetable for Year 11
This years Easter revision timetable for year 11 can be found in the letters section.
Little Shop of Horrors
There will be a full cast rehearsal next Monday 26th and Wednesday 28th March 2018 from 3pm - 5pm.
It is important that anyone with an on stage role, whether that be lead or chorus, is in attendance.
Public Bus 16
Please be aware this bus will leave Water Orton daily at 8.06am. Further details can be obtained on the Diamond bus service website.
Kingsbury to take part in IET Faraday Challenge 2017-18
Students from Kingsbury School are taking part in an IET Faraday Challenge Day (FCD) sponsored by Arconic Foundation.
The students will become real-life engineers for a day when they research, design and build solutions to real engineering problems as part of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Faraday Challenge Day on 20th March 2018.
169 events are taking place across the UK to host 2017-18 IET Faraday Challenge Days. Up to six teams of local school students will compete at each event to find the best solution to an engineering-related challenge. The events will be free of charge and set up by IET staff and volunteers.
This year’s challenge is in association with THORPE PARK Resort but the brief for these young engineers is shrouded in secrecy to avoid unfair preparation and research. Teams must race against the clock to solve a real-life engineering problem, putting their engineering and technology knowledge and skills to the test.
Holly Margerison-Smith, IET Faraday Education Manager, said: “Students who take part in the Faraday Challenge Days this year will experience working as an engineer through hands-on and practical engagement with real-life challenges relating to THORPE PARK Resort. The Challenge Days will give them an insight into the life of a real engineer, the variety a career in engineering can offer and just how exciting and creative engineering is.
“There is huge demand for new engineers and technicians and we’re confident that this will challenge young people’s perceptions of engineers and inspire the next generation.”
Dawn Childs, Merlin Group Engineering Director, said: “Having developed my engineering career in several large organisations, it’s clear that there’s a growing skills gap in roles where education in STEM subjects are vital. I’m pleased to see that Merlin attractions led by THORPE PARK Resort, is inspiring potential future engineers through The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Faraday Challenge. Engineering can be creative, exciting, hands-on or office based; the diversity is amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing how the teams do and I hope this brings the best out of all those involved.”
The events aim to encourage more young people to study and consider exciting and rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by using creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills.
Each team member in the winning group will be awarded a prize and a trophy for their school. The top five teams from across the UK will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the national final at THORPE PARK Resort in 2018 to compete for a cash prize of up to £1,000 for their school.
The Faraday Challenge Days are part of a wider Faraday education programme, made up of a whole host of teaching resources and activities to inspire and attract the engineers of tomorrow.
School Governor Vacancies
Please see the Governors area of the website for details of our current vacancies.
Year 7 wins BMX competition
Lexi Carruthers (7MRT) had a very successful weekend at the HSBC UK BMX National Series in Manchester at the weekend.
Lexi came away taking 1st both days with a clean win all day both Saturday and Sunday. She has to qualify each day with 3 X Motos, semi-finals and then the final winning all races taking a clean sweep on both days.
Lexi is very proud of herself and understands that these results are from all the hard work / training she has put in over the winter months whether it’s been in snow, wind or rain and she will continue to train hard throughout the year to keep achieving her goals.
She is now looking forward to Rounds 3 & 4 of the European cup at Zolder, Belgium on 14th + 15th April also followed by HSBC UK BMX Rounds 3 & 4 at Leicester on 21st & 22nd April 2018.
Well done Lexi.