Eurovision has nothing on The Kingsway!
Performing Arts were delighted to host their Summer Showcase on 10th May. The talents of our young people are simply amazing! The audience were treated to an array of acts, including folk songs, contemporary dance and monologues. It was also a chance to see some of the work we do in our clubs and KS4 courses.
We would like to thank all the people that came to support us and look forward to seeing you at our future events.
Last week, students in Years 7 and 8 took part in an interactive session using virtual reality headsets. This is part of a Life Skills programme that students will be studying after half term. ‘Virtual Decisions: Gangs’, which has been produced by the company Round Midnight in collaboration with Manchester Violence Reduction Unit, aims to educate young people aged 10-14 on social issues such as gang culture and knife crime, and aims to reduce youth crime, youth violence and child criminal exploitation. Our students were extremely well behaved and enjoyed these immersive sessions.
The End of an era
Our Year 11 football team finished the season and their time at The Kingsway with an absolute stonker of a game in their League final against Werneth. Unfortunately it did end with a loss 1-0, but the values of our school were seenthrough their tremendous effort and determination. Mr Hulme reminded them all of the importance of ‘dreaming big dreams’ as the end of a five year era closes. Thank you for representing The Kingsway School with such passion and skill.
Good Luck Year 11
We wish our Year 11s all the best as the examination season starts this week. We are so impressed with their dedication and commitment, despite the many pressures that they have faced. This was exemplified on Saturday when over 170 pupils attended an English Supersession on Paper 1 Language and Literature. Thank you to the staff who also gave up their time to deliver such a quality session. Remember whatever the outcome, we are proud of you and wish you all the best for your very bright future.
Our Year 6 transition programme continues, and last week saw Mrs Dyson, KS3 Coordinator for Maths, deliver a workshop on numeracy and supporting your child with Maths. For parents who were unable to attend a copy of our slides can be found here.
The Kingsway Association
Last week The Kingsway Association held a Cheese and Wine evening. This social event was an intimate gathering and allowed new members to see the unique way that parents and carers can contribute to improving the school for each and every child. As part of the evening, current members of TKA explained how they function differently to more traditional PTAs.
As many of you know, over the years TKA have contributed many resources to the school. Since February 2021 alone, their family donations scheme has provided specific resources for the Inclusion and Diversity base, such as Motor Skills United programme, sports equipment and social skills resources; for Science they donated renewable energy kits; Geography received equipment to support the field trips such as tape measures, stop watches and metre rule sticks; Food Technology warmly received a Cricut machine and ingredients and equipment for our very popular Mother’s Day cupcakes; and PE have received four 7-a-side football goals, nets and U pegs. They have also allocated money for our new sensory room, which is under development, as well as additional outdoor seating which was requested by our Head Students on behalf of the wider school body.
These contributions enrich the experiences of all our students, but it can only be realised through the very gratefully received donations. Each family is asked to contribute just £10 a term (regardless of the number of students attending the school). Previously this has been done through a Direct Debit scheme, but we are now able to request this through Parent Pay which you should see if you go to your child’s log in. In addition to this, we also have a donations page that anyone can send donations to without being a registered user. This page will also allow you to donate with gift aid should you be eligible.
If you are interested in becoming a member of The Kingsway Association, who meet three times a year, please contact email@example.com who will pass on your details and someone from TKA will be in contact.
Fund-raising for the Platinum Jubilee
Our House teams are raising money so that we can plant a tree and add a commemorative bench/picnic table next to it on both Foxland and Broadway campuses.
On Tuesday 24th May, all students will have the opportunity to purchase/collect a Krispie Kreme doughnut from their House Team to see which House can raise the most money.
The doughnuts each cost £1 and can be purchased in advance via ParentPay. If students select this pre-purchased option they will have their doughnut delivered to their form during registration on Tuesday morning, if they do not wish to eat it there and then we strongly encourage them to bring a bag to keep it in.
Students who do not manage to purchase via ParentPay will have the option to purchase from one of the stall areas on both Broadway and Foxland. We do expect to sell out, so we strongly advise the students to order via ParentPay and have the doughnut delivered to them. There will be 6 colour coded boxes on each stall so that the money raised can be allocated to the correct House. ParentPay is now live and will close on FRIDAY 20th May.
If you can, please help our appeal for medical supplies for Ukraine:
Have a great week everyone.
Mrs J. Lowe