Wow! What a fantastic turn out for Year 8! The PE and English homework projects this year were stunning. It was a real challenge to chose winners from such a strong field.
However, after tough deliberations and taking into consideration the votes of all year 8 pupils, the following students are the winners:
Taylah Berry and Hannah Alltoft (joint first) Callum Reed (2nd) Richard Hulks and Ellie Kluibenschall (joint 3rd)
The project involved the pupils working in groups, practising a variety of sports roles in teams for their Sports Leaders programme in PE. In English, they had to write in three different disciplines: Writing to Inform; Writing to Review; and Writing to Report. Students researched and wrote about two sports leader roles, then reviewed their own performance when carrying out these roles. They also wrote a sports report about one of the matches they played.
Well done to you all, and a big well done to the whole year group!
Over the last week in November 9SWD ran assemblies raising awareness for the Caring for Connor Campaign.
Connor is a local boy who suffers from DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). Members of 9SWD sold nearly 300 Caring for Connor Bands in the run up to Colour for Connor and asked all tutor groups for a donation so that they could wear an item of colour. We set ourselves a target of £500 We were absolutely blown away by the response from pupils at King Ethelbert. On Friday 28th November the school was awash with colour! Colourful socks, ties, hairbands, trainers, shoes. Some students and tutor groups also did their own fundraising activities and 23 out of 25 tutor groups donated well over the 50p per person we had suggested. 7JRB raised nearly £100, as did 9SWD. As members of 9SWD counted up the money we were moved to tears.
Students and staff at King Ethelbert had raised over £1060 pounds for Caring for Connor and a donation of £100 from a local company took our total to £1160.
On Friday 5th Connor came into the school with his Mum and Dad to collect the cheque and meet 9SWD, who gave him a Christmas present. He waved at lessons and popped in to see a few too! Thank you so much to all staff, students, parents and family who supported this. It will be a yearly event for us as we try to raise awareness and money to help fight for a cure for DMD.
13 Year 13 students held their Service learning project at Quex Barn on the 23rd November, with raging success they are pleased to say they have so far raised over £200 for the charity Porchlight.
They did this with the creation of “The Great Thanet Cookbook” which was sold at £5 each at the barn. As well as the book launch there was gingerbread men decorating, a raffle and also delicious tasters from the cookbook itself.
The IBCC entitles the students to provide a service to the community and with what was achieved on Sunday they have been able to fulfil their mission statement “Embracing cultural diversity to strengthen community ties whilst inspiring generations through a showcase of what Thanet can accomplish by sharing recipes and stories”,
On Wednesday 19th November King Ethelbert School celebrated the success and achievement of the last academic year at their annual Presentation Afternoon at the Winter Gardens. All students from the school attend this event to celebrate together what King Ethelbert School has achieved. Mrs Willis, the Deputy Headteacher, said “We celebrate success at every level at our school and everybody is part of the school’s continued success”.
Parents, special guests and governors of the school joined the students in what was a very inspiring afternoon. Nick Ware was the guest speaker. Nick is the school’s PiXL associate who supports the school with the continued academic success of the students at King Ethelbert. Nick spoke to the students about ambition, drive and following dreams stating that “hard work will always be rewarded with opportunities and success”.
Written by Senorita Smith Senor Rowland Senorita Wade
What a tremendously fantastic and busy week we had in Salamanca!
Sat 18th October 32 year 10GCSE Spanish students set off for Gatwick for a week of Spanish lessons and activities in the cosmopolitan city of Salamanca in mainland Spain. Students completed an intensive Language course at Academia ISLA, attending 4 hours of lessons a day and we are delighted that the Isla teachers praised our students for being so hard working, enthusiastic and making great progress throughout the week. Every afternoon was filled with cultural activities and we thoroughly enjoyed our city visit, climbing the cathedral tower a photo rally and a treasure hunt for which they interviewed members of the public in Spanish! Our evenings were also filled with fun and food! Students made the most of the opportunity to eat Paella in a typical Spanish restaurant and on another night tasted different local tapas. We also danced Salsa and sang Karaoke! The students were brilliant all week and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We are very proud of them all.