Y12 Ryan Ashforth raced to victory in the Stafford and District Schools' cross country championships for the second year in a row.
Ryan is a steeplechase and 1,500m specialist who has taken the cross country circuit in his stride. In the under-18 race he finished the 4.2k course almost a minute ahead of the pack.
More than 250 runners from 10 schools challenged for titles in four age groups in a chase for a top 10 finish, to earn a chance to represent the district team in the county championships on January 23.
King Edwards Team Results:
Year 7 Boys 3rd
Y8 & Y9 girls 2nd
Y10 & Y11 Boys 1st
Y10 & Y11 Girls 2nd
Other notable King Edwards Individual Results:
In the Y8 & Y9 girls race
2nd Izzie Kelly
In the Y9 & Y10 Girls Race
4th Allegra Soutar
5th Gabby Lufton
In the Y10 & Y11 Boys race
On Wednesday 11th November 2015, KEVI’s SLT presented an assembly in remembrance of those who fought, and in some cases lost their lives in the war. Our focus this year was the Battle of Britain (as this year marks its 75th anniversary) - the battle in which the RAF defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force the Luftwaffe.
Guests at the assembly included several Old Edwardians who were involved in the war, as well Mr Matthew Guymer MBE of Haughton, who has recently been awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur for his involvement in the Liberation of France in the Second World War. Matthew Guymer began service as a Band Boy at only 14 years of age, and went on to be in active service throughout the war. It has been a great honour for the school to have met with him, to show both our respect and gratitude for his amazing life.
After observing a two minutes silence and concluding our assembly, several students from the SLT accompanied the Old Edwardians to the Chetwynd Centre in order to lay a wreath. This was an act of remembrance from both the older and younger generation, who came together on this day to remember the losses Britain suffered all those years ago.
Report by Grace Edge Y13
The 1st ever Sixth Form House Quiz Competition:
On Wednesday 4th November, sixth form organised to have a quiz between the different houses. Each team consisted of 7/8 members but blue team had double the amount!
There were many different rounds of questions ranging from a round about animals, a music round and a round about science.
Green team came 4th, yellow team came 3rd, blue team came second and in first place was Red team. They were very pleased with the outcome having won a bag of celebrations to share!
Report by Pia Dodd Y13
After half term the sixth form hosted a pumpkin carving competition for the school. We saw a large number of outstanding designs and were very impressed with the effort both pupils and teachers had put into this event.
As this was a house competition there were points awarded as prizes for both the best design and the numbers participating in each house. Blue house won points due to having had the most entrants in the competition and the winning design went to Kaitlyn Dolloway in Red house Year 7.
The sixth form would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate all on the effort that was displayed. We look forward to seeing the spooky creations this time next year!
1st Blue House
2nd Red House
3rd Yellow House
4th Green House
Sixth Form hosted an Enrichment day to raise money for Marshlands Christmas Party. Marshlands is a school of about 50 pupils that have a range of special needs. Every year the sixth form like to put on a Christmas party; complete with Santa and gifts for all the students.
The fundraising day, held in the 6th form common room, was made up of an array of different stalls and games, from ping pong and ‘beat the goalie’ to cake and popcorn sales. Along with this, there was the opportunity to challenge your friends to a game of FIFA or balance some money on a floating lemon!
The day was a great success as £114 was raised for Marshlands along with another £39 being raised for Breast Cancer Now and £35 raised for the Young Enterprise group.
Thank you to all who contributed in anyway.
Report by Fran Bishop (Head Girl)
Last Wednesday (13th October), three primary schools were invited to King Edwards for a friendly football festival. Two teams came from Castle Church, two from Woodseaves and a team from Church Eaton. It was a very well organised event and run by Mrs Gibbs, the sports leaders and the Head Boy, Brandon.
The atmosphere was great and the Y5's and Y6's thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone was cheering when a goal was scored and when a goal was saved.
The final results table:
1st- Church Eaton
2nd-Castle Church 2
3rd- Woodseaves 1
Castle Church 1
4th- Woodseaves 2
Everyone went home with a massive smile on their faces. Everyone was involved even some of the parents looked more excited than the children! Overall it was a great turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to all that took part, especially Church Eaton who won and thank you.
Report by Charis Farmer, Charlotte Bradley and Eve Mace Y9
On the 14th October the Sixth Form fundraised for Macmillan Cancer support. We did this through playing rugby and selling cakes on the day. The main attraction was the Year 12’s taking on the Year 13’s, the Year 12’s won. We were very grateful for the support that we received during the lunch break from the lower school and from the sixth form who remained after the end of lunch.
The grand total of the day was £201.35!!
We would like to thank all those who played, baked, bought cakes or helped in any way, including:
Jack Hardy, Liam Walker, Nathan Podmore, Connor Pope, Alex Manley, Archie Perry, Tom Pennack, Brandon Mcelney, George Slater, Will Turner, Todd Dawson, Josh Wilson, James Chadwick, Rhys Williams, Oliver Greenshill, Ross Smith, Charles Clayton, Robbie Thelwell, Jordan Talbot, Mr Abel, Fran Bishop, Pia Dodd and Beckie Pearson.
Report by Joe Harvey Y13
Students, parents and staff came together on Friday 25th September for the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to help raise money for the work of the cancer charity. Staff and students provided coffee and cakes for visitors, selling tickets for a charitable cause.
The morning proved a popular success with many parents and students in attendance throughout the morning. Organiser and Lead Teacher in Technology, Mrs Katabalwa, said “Thank you so much to you all. The donated cakes, tickets bought, raffle and donations totaled up to our school charity contribution of £429.22. Thank you to all the sixth formers and students who helped during the day to host the event. Your support is greatly appreciated.”
Mr Christey added his own thanks to staff, parents and students for their support, saying “It was a memorable morning and very pleasing to see so many members of the local community come together to raise money for such an important cause. Thank you to all those who took part and organised the event.”
So far, over £4.5million has been raised by similar coffee mornings across the country to support the work of Macmillan, a charity who help people affected by cancer and support them in the best way they can in their time of need.
From the 9th to 11th September 2015 King Edward’s new Year 12s and 13s took part in a three-day induction period in order to get to know new students and improve our team building skills. The induction was a great success and it was nice to feel as though Year 12 and 13 were becoming more integrated and supportive of one another.
During the first day, students participated in a bake-off style competition aiming to create a bread product superior to the rest! Ideas included Sammy the Snail bread, Baking Shapes Tetris bread and Alphabread; the overall turnout was very impressive and was definitely a great way to welcome students back to school. After this, the Sixth Form took part in an activities day on the field aimed at bringing us closer together and helping us work as a team. Challenges included building a structure out of just wood and ropes, and it became clear throughout the day that communication was key!
Finally, on Friday 11th, students visited Staffordshire University and took part in a range of activities ranging from talks about university itself, to dramas regarding conflict in school (some of which were extremely creative). The Staff hosted a great day for all involved and everyone went away having learned something new, or having something different to think about. Overall, a productive and helpful induction period was enjoyed by all, and the new Year 12s and 13s have transitioned smoothly into the new and exciting challenges which await them.
Report by Grace Edge Y13
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