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Dusk Till Dawn

EDITED BLUR 200As dusk fell over King Ethel­bert School in Birch­ing­ton on Fri­day 16th June, 45 stu­dents from Eagles House and 6 mem­bers of staff began a marathon 12 hour ‘stay awake and lock-​in’ chal­lenge in the sports hall from 8pm until 8am the fol­low­ing morn­ing. Fol­low­ing the over­whelm­ing suc­cess of their KES to Paris exploits last year, stu­dents signed up once again for a phys­i­cal and men­tal chal­lenge, rais­ing money through spon­sor­ship for both Barnardo’s Children’s Char­ity and also in-​school projects being under­taken by Eagles House in the future. Dur­ing the twelve hours the stu­dents, who had been divided into four groups rotated every 15 minute peri­ods through four zones in the sports hall con­sist­ing of tram­polin­ing, dodge­ball, bas­ket­ball and a mind/​rest zone where they could com­plete brain-​training activ­i­ties or sim­ply eat, drink and catch a bit sleep. As dusk become night the ini­tial energy burst soon became a gru­elling task as the chil­dren and staff pushed on through the night, and even the delight of reach­ing the half-​way point was still met with the real­ity that it was still only 2am! Tired­ness kicked in for some from 5am onwards on Sat­ur­day morn­ing and even­tu­ally sleep for a few was inevitable, but over­all the chil­dren did excep­tion­ally well and were greeted by glo­ri­ous sun­shine as they left with par­ents escort­ing them home for some well deserved sleep and rest. Spon­sor money is still being col­lected but it is hoped that Eagles House will eas­ily exceed its fundrais­ing tar­get of £500. Any­one wish­ing to donate to this cause can do so by vis­it­ingwww​.just​giv​ing​.com/​f​u​n​d​r​a​i​s​i​n​g​/​k​e​s​-​e​a​g​l​e​s.

KES Pic­nic Area

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We are pleased to announce that the Hawks House have suc­cess­fully com­pleted the first part of their project. The idea of cre­at­ing some pic­nic areas was first brought about by the stu­dents, through the Hawks school coun­cil and then approved at the senior school coun­cil meet­ing. From there the stu­dents have planned every step of the way to get what they want. The benches were sourced and donated by Ken­tish Projects Ltd, the stu­dents then got some­one to fix them and finally they painted them. Fur­ther­more, they have also sourced a giant out­doors umbrella, again from Ken­tish Projects Ltd, that will now be fixed into the ground over the sum­mer hol­i­days. The school would like to thank Ken­tish Projects Ltd for all of their help. A great suc­cess for the stu­dents, the house and the school. Well done Hawks house.

May /​June Revi­sion 2017

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Span­ish Visitors

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We have been lucky to work closely with the Lon­don House School of Eng­lish over the past term, with Span­ish stu­dents vis­it­ing year 9 and 10 classes for cul­tural and lan­guage exchange.

Stu­dents of all year groups have also had the oppor­tu­nity to join span­ish stu­dents for a vari­ety of sports activ­i­ties on a Tues­day after school. Stu­dents from years 7 8 and 9 have taken up this oppor­tu­nity to mix with Span­ish stu­dents for a fun game of foot­ball or badminton.

Year 10 stu­dents have been mak­ing the most of the oppor­tu­nity to prac­tise their spo­ken Span­ish as well as enjoy­ing meet­ing new peo­ple and mak­ing new friends.

Duke of Edin­burgh Pre­sen­ta­tion Evening

cydand harrietThurs­day 23 March 2017, Win­ter Gardens

This annual event is all about cel­e­brat­ing the suc­cess of stu­dents across Thanet achiev­ing their Bronze, Sil­ver or Gold Duke of Edin­burgh Awards. Along with stu­dents from mainly Dane Court,Ursuline and our­selves, the pic­ture shows our stu­dents after hav­ing received their Bronze cer­tifi­cates and bronze badges — well done to all and many thanks to the par­ents or guardians for their sup­port! Also, a big thank you and Easter Egg to Lydia Hames Year 9 who sang ‘Flash­light’ bril­liantly as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Next year it will be the turn of the cur­rent Year 10 D of E par­tic­i­pants to receive their awards and, hope­fully, a Sil­ver group from the cur­rent Year 12
Mr Jack­son (unit leader)

Year 7 Exams Information

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