Rewards and Achievements
 

Students at The King's School work hard and are rewarded for their efforts and success. There are many talented young people at the school who achieve great things both in school and in their own time.

Here are some of the achievements from pupils across the school.

The King's School Donates 135 Eggs to the Newcastle Foodbank

Students and staff at The King's were asked to donate eggs to the local Foodbank.  We are immensely proud as our school community donated 135 eggs to the local foodbank.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

 



Rewarding Students for Excellent Attendance

We know that students can only make good progress if they attend school.  Any student who attends school for 98% of the Easter term will be allowed to go on the "Year Group Trip" at the end of the academic year - information about destinations will be shared here very soon.  

If a student misses more than 2 days of their education, or is late on more than 5 occasions (whether that lateness is one minute or one hour), then they will not be allowed to participate in this trip.

We want to ensure that learning is at the centre of what we do.
 

Joan Walley MP Visits School to Receive the Red Hands in Support of the Plight of Child Soldiers

 

On February 12th, it was UN Red Hand Day - on this day, we thought about the plight of child soldiers.  Students learned about the difficulties that face children across the globe and they learned about how so many countries contravene the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  We thanked God that we were fortunate enough to be brought up in the UK and we prayed not only for the protection of those children who are forced into war, but also for the humanitarian workers.

On 24th March, Joan Walley MP came into school to receive the red hands that our students had prepared as part of the UN's mission to eradicate child soldiers.  During the assembly, Joan explained that she would hand our red hands to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to show that we do not support child soldiers.  She asked that we all join hands to symbolise our solidarity with these children across the globe.

 

We received a letter into school on 26th March, in which Joan Walley MP said:

"I want to say a huge thank you to you all for inviting me to your assembly.  It was clear to me that the students were well-informed and passionate about the issues that are affecting children being used as soldiers in other countries.

"This problem is clearly getting worse with child soldiers on the increase and it is estimated that there are 300,000 child soldiers worldwide.  As you know this is a great concern of mine.

...

"It was a gratifying experience to be a part of your assembly and to see the work you have done.  Receiving so many red paper hands really touched me. It was interesting to see democracy, art and creativity working together and the commitment to do even more.

Once again a big thank you to the school and a special thank you to all of the pupils who designed and produced the red hands."

Year 10 Students French café Afternoon at St Saviour's CE Primary School

Six Year 10 students from The King's spent an afternoon with the Year 6 children at St Saviour's.  They supported them as they ran a francophone café as the culmination of the school's 'French Day'.  It was  fabulous to see the Year 10 students looking after and supporting the younger students as they spoken French to their parents and families.  Language in action - often difficult to experience in Kidsgrove

Science Week - Children from St Thomas CE Primary School visit The King's

The King's welcomed Year 5 students from St Thomas' during "Science Week" this year.  It was exciting for the children to experience lessons in a real working Science lab! 

The King's Students Support the Work of Comic Relief

Like so many across the country, our students supported the fundraising for Comic Relief this spring. Students and staff collectively raised £437.10 towards this worthwhile cause. Led by the school's fundraising committee, students held bake sales and attended out of uniform. Some students took part in a sponsored silence in order to boost the fundraising.

Spring Showcase

Oh what a night!

On 19th March, students wowed a fabulous audience with their performances in the performing arts extravaganza. Staff and students worked together to create superb performances which really set the bar high for all future King's School performances.  There was drama, musical theatre, solo performances, songs, orchestral works and dance.  There were performances from Oliver as well as songs from the charts; the orchestra performed Amazing Grace and the theme from Star Wars.  The pièce de résistance was the dance spectacular from Bugsy Malone's Bad Guys.  It was lovely to students from all Year 7 to 11 on stage throughout the evening.

Congratulations to all students and staff involved!

 

 

 

Douglas Macmillan Hospice Fundraising

So many of us have experience of someone battling cancer.  The work of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent is admired by all.  Our students have chosen to support the work of the hospice this academic year.  In December, the whole school community came together to raise £457.13 - what a fabulous achievement!

The Douglas Macmillan Hospice offers free end of life care.  The money raised will be put to excellent use.  As an example:

  • £30 funds one hour of Hospice at Home care;
  • £20 funds a patient's therapy session;
  • £10 funds one hour of in-patient care;
  • £5 funds meals and refreshments for one patient, for one day.