As part of the latest efforts to promote reading at KEVI, Miss Lambe and the English Department have unveiled the “Extreme Reading Competition”. We interviewed Miss Lambe about the benefits of this initiative and how to get involved.
On Friday 10th November 2017, the school held its annual Remembrance Service to remember the people that fought, or are fighting, for us in war and the people that gave their lives to protect their country.
The school invites ‘Old Edwardians’ every year to its Remembrance Service. The ‘Old Edwardians’ are ex-students of King Edward VI High School, and they are people who have experienced war or had close family or friends fight in war.
Two students from King Edward VI High School interviewed the ‘Edwardians’, to learn about what their experience of the war was. When one of the ‘Edwardians’, who was 85 years of age, was interviewed, we were told that: school life was enjoyable and he was seven years of age when the Second World War (WW2) broke out, and that he had two brothers and one sister. He also told us that they were never short of food as his family had an allotment, so they grew their own food. He then told that his first job after he left school was a shop in Stafford. The former student also told us that his father fought in both World Wars. He also told us that he became a Royal Air Force (RAF) jet engineer after the Second World War and that he had a brother, Sergeant A.H. Dingley, who was his older brother that was pilot. Unfortunately, his brother passed away fighting for his country. This is why the student that we interviewed, was very thankful to our school for holding this memorial service; to thank the people that have died, have suffered or have been injured from wars.
Report by Matthew Arthur and James Tincknell
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On Friday 29th September, Miss Mouat and the KEVI Food Tech department raised £804 for cancer support charity Macmillan as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – the UK’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.
Available was a selection of cakes, coffee and other drinks which were enjoyed by the many in attendance, with timed slots throughout the day to ensure that all who wished to could enjoy what was on offer. Also held was a raffle, in which both students, teachers and parents alike could enter to win a selection of prizes.
Well done to all involved, both those who attended and the members of staff and pupils that helped to host – thank you for giving up your time to help others in need. Hopefully even more money will be raised for this great cause next year.
Christopher Austin and Joel Lufton, Y10
The school will be running another WW1 Battlefields Tour in 2018 to visit France and Belgium. Please visit the tour page to download a letter and for further details.
Staffordshire County Council have updated their information regarding penalty notices. Please see the download below.
Please see below information regarding the School Clubs on offer this term. More clubs may be added throughout the year, so please check back next term.
School finishes on Friday 21st July at 12.40pm when the school breaks up for the Summer Holidays. The day will also be a Mufti Day with £1 donations going to charity. The school will reopen for all students on Wednesday 6th September 2017. Wishing you all a restful and enjoyable break!
Perkins Tennis Ball Launcher Competition with multi-armed trebuchet, a brilliant feat of engineering from Mr S Bradbury. Longest distance WINNERS for the second year in a row.
Mr Christey has praised pupils for their performance in the national Young Enterprise competition. Team Orbit from King Edward VI High School achieved third place and also won a special award for innovation at the event.
The team created the interactive book Columbii after being challenged to create a product and run a business as part of the Young Enterprise competition.
The team, including Ellie Wright, Niles Butler and Henry Lapworth, achieved victory in various rounds at county and regional level, to be one of the top 14 in the country chosen to go through to the national final.
Headteacher Mr Christey said: "We are incredibly proud of these amazing and talented young people.
"Ellie, Henry and Niles have worked very hard to get as far as they did and they have set a shining example to the rest of the school, for other young people to follow.
"They have shown to younger pupils what can be achieved with hard work and dedication and have had the opportunity to share their talent with the rest of the country. They all have very promising careers ahead of them. Well done! We are very proud of you all."