Firstly a huge thank you to you all for contributions you made last week to our Ukraine appeal. Mr Pare, a parent who has family and links in the Ukraine wanted us to pass on his thanks. He organised the transporting of your donations of clothes, candles, nappies and blankets and shared this video with us of all the donations being unloaded and carried into a warehouse for distribution throughout Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/100001686886737/videos/368410395143107/
Years 7 and 8 students have also learnt more about the situation in the Ukraine in a PSHE lesson specially written by Mr Shivas. It helped students understand the situation but at the same time focused on how we manage our own emotions when we are faced with difficult news stories that affect us in different ways.
Parents and carers were also generous in their donations to the Ukraine during the interval of the wonderful ‘Alice in Wonderland’ production this week. Do read on below.
The KSHS school hall was a jamboree of colour, sound and imagination on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week. Playing to over 300 guests ‘Alice in Wonderland’, our first whole school production for 3 years, entertained the audience as over 100 students in Years 7-12 came together to celebrate a brilliant collaboration.
With different students playing some of the lead roles on each night over 100 students had a chance to tread the boards or help out backstage. Highlights of course included the Mad Hatter's Tea Party with brilliant performances from Alice and Lola on Tuesday and Erin and Penny on Wednesday. Nancy was a suitably domineering Queen and Lilly Rose stole the show as the hedgehog croquet ball! What was most heart-warming was to see students in different year groups working together towards a common goal in a way that has been so difficult to achieve over past months. My thanks go to Mrs Thomas Subject Leader of Drama and her dedicated team of staff supporters.
Staff are invited to nominate students who have demonstrated a Growth Mindset in the past few weeks. This might have been in lessons, in clubs, in tutor time or simply around school. Please note we already award bi-annual subject badges and merits for good academic work, effort and improvement...
Students from Years 7-10 and 12 spent a busy day on Monday 7 March working with London-based installation artist Helena Doyle, making willow lanterns that will adorn the bridges of Sleaford during the Riverlight Festival which takes place on the 19 March.
The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK. 142 pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 participated in this year's competition online as a homework task in February and can now access their results by logging in to challenges.uk...
This week we have been surveying students as we are very keen to seek their views on how we move forward with our wellbeing agenda. We have certainly seen lots of change since the last survey in October 2021. Thanks to all students who had the opportunity to complete the survey during form time, we are genuinely looking forward to hearing their views.
What Parents Need to Know About Online Grooming
Please have a read of the online safety guide on online grooming. Online Grooming is when someone befriends and builds an emotional relationship with a child and communicates with them through the internet with the intent to commit a sexual offence. This type of victimisation can take place across any platform, from social media and messaging apps to online gaming and live-streaming. Often it involves young people being tricked, forced or pressured into doing something they wouldn’t normally do and often the groomer’s goal is to meet the victim in a controlled setting to sexually or physically abuse them. In the guide below, you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as strangers online, closed messaging and emotional attachments. This is part of our Online Relationships work with partners and parents/carers.
Get to know the signs of child exploitation and how to report it through the #LookCloser campaign with the British Transport Police and National County Lines Coordination Centre. For more information follow this link to their campaign:
Primary Schools Dance Festival – Friday 11 March 2022
Sports leaders from Years 9, 10 and 11 ran a very successful primary schools Dance festival here at the High School throughout the afternoon.
Primary teachers and outreach staff were very complimentary regarding the confidence and nature of the leaders’ delivery to their students. They were inspiring, were fantastic communicators and made the afternoon thoroughly enjoyable for all.
Our fantastic team of readers are busy practising for the National Reading Champions Quiz. The East Midlands heat will take place on Monday 21st March- Good luck to our team