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Poetry Competition Entries Shout Loudly

6th December 2021

The English Department challenged students in Years 7, 8 & 9 to write a poem of no more than 40 lines with the title ‘My Big Mouth’ as part of a national  ISA competition. There were some truly great entries which we wanted to share here to showcase the talented writers we have in the…

Young Sailors Take
To The Water

1st December 2021

After a short hiatus (caused by the departure of Edo and a global pandemic), sailing has returned to Choice on Friday afternoons with Maths teacher Hannah at the helm. Hannah said: “I am keen to promote sailing at KAS as we have the three beautiful boats which were custom designed for the school in the…

Axe Monsters…Rocked!

25th November 2021

The return of live performances is something the Music Department have been waiting a long time for. Axe Monsters is a KAS fixture which always brings out great performances from students across the Year groups. This year they once again had a live audience to perform for and they all rose to the occasion. Thanks…

T-Shirt Designs Show Love of Languages

24th November 2021

The MFL Department recently ran a t-shirt design competition around European Day of Languages. Students in Key Stage 3 were invited to come up with designs which represented what learning different languages means to them. The eventual winner was Y7 student Nathaniel! Congratulations. This is his design, representing Europe and the richness all languages bring….

Creative anti-bullying week responses from Y6

17th November 2021

This week is #antibullyingweek and there have been activities taking place across Lower School. Our Year 6 students were challenged with making items to represent our commitment to kindness and zero tolerance of bullying. Eila explained the project: “This week is anti bullying week it so for home learning we each chose a way to…

Head’s Blog – Considering What Matters in Lower School

16th November 2021

Now, more than ever before, it feels like time to pause and consider both what and how we teach in our schools. We have the responsibility and the privilege to ensure that each child’s school experience goes much deeper than their acquisition of facts and figures; to foster a real joy and understanding of the learning process and to equip them with the tools and strategies that will help…

Vocal Masterclasses for Sixth Form Students

15th November 2021

Sixth Formers singers who are on our UAL Extended Diploma in Performance and Production Arts and those taking Drama and Music were fortunate enough to have Vocal Masterclasses recently. First we had acclaimed opera singers Yvette Bonner, who teaches vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music, and James Cleverton who is currently performing La…

Year 12 Peer Educators Begin Teaching Year 7

11th November 2021

A group of Year 12 students have been training as Peer Educators and today they began delivering lessons on mental health to our Year 7 Crews. The initiative, led by the Mental Health Foundation, was inspired by the idea that young people with mental health problems often feel the best support and advice comes from their…

Language Department Celebrate El Dia De Los Muertos

9th November 2021

In Modern Foreign Languages, students have been learning about the cultural aspects of Dia de los Muertos, a tradition from Latin America (Mexico) which happens every year on the 1st and 2nd of November. In Year 9 & 10 they have researched and reproduced how people celebrate their dead by building an altar, bringing them…

Black History Month At KAS

20th October 2021

The school has been giving serious thought to its approach to diversity and inclusion this half of term. As part of this, Departments have been finding ways to celebrate the spirit of October’s Black History Month. To give you a flavour, the Geography Department has organised a screening of an online theatre production by Complicite…

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