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“Artists Now” Alumni Show, Private View November 17th

15th November 2016

The King Alfred School Art Department will host an exhibition featuring work by former students. The show runs November 18 to December 9th. Current students, parents, alumni, and members of the school community are invited to a private view of the show November 17th  5:00-7:00 pm. Five Old Alfredians are participating in the show: Jessie Harris…

YR11 & 13 “Vacances” in Lyon Student Review

15th November 2016

    Over the October half term, Year 11 and 13 French students spent their “vacances” in Lyon, also known as the French capital of food. Smaller, cleaner, friendlier (and cheaper!) than Paris, Lyon hosted the King Alfred students for a week while we attended French lessons at Lyon Bleu International language school. The mornings…

Further Reflections on the KASS Annual Conference

25th October 2016

  “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey, 1915    We are living in an age of profound change – automation, globalisation, climate change, to name but three.  “The phones in our pockets are more powerful than the largest computer from 20 years ago. The jobs…

KASS Annual Conference Inspires Progressive Thought in Education

19th October 2016

The King Alfred School Society Annual Conference took place on Saturday 15 October 2016. The theme for this year’s conference was “Breaking the Mould: Progressive ideas in practice.” A keen crowd of educationalists, staff, parents, council members, and guests from visiting schools packed the Phoenix Theatre for an excellent line up of talks exploring progressive…

Old Alfredian Elected to the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences

12th October 2016

    Harry Gilbert, KAS Graduate and Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry at Newcastle University, has recently been appointed to both the Fellowship of the Royal Society and Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. After completing his early education at The King Alfred School from 1957-1971, Professor Gilbert went on to earn a PhD at the University of Southampton, graduating…

KASS Annual Conference: Breaking the Mould

11th October 2016

BREAKING THE MOULD  Progressive ideas in practice A day of presentations and workshops on innovative thinking in education   Saturday 15 October 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 Chaired by Robert Lobatto, Head of The King Alfred School    With speakers David Price, Carl Jarvis, Mark Moorhouse, Ian Morris, Michael McIntyre, and Sanum Khan   The King…

Year 10 &11 Science Students Visit CERN

4th October 2016

  The Science Department organised a once in a lifetime trip for Year 10 & 11 students to CERN, where physicists and engineers from 22 member states are probing the mysteries of the universe. Students visited the main experimental facility near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, which is home to the Hadron Collider, ALICE, ALPHA and other leading particle accelerator and…

Summer Visit to The Kinniya King Alfred Pre-School, Sri Lanka

19th September 2016

Over the Summer, Jeanette S and Nuray took a small group of students from Year 10 and 12 to Sri Lanka. The purpose of our trip was to visit, teach and build a playground in our school in the North East of the country. Kinniya King Alfred Pre-School was established over 10 years ago following…

Reflections on The Village Project 2016

6th June 2016

  The Village Project, which has run each year since 2013, was a great success yet again this term. YR8 students have been preparing for their stay in the village, May 23-27, since before Easter break. The pre-village curriculum included sessions to help build the skills villagers would need to live in their own student-led community….

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