We collected £360 from the sale of red noses. Thanks to everyone involved especially the Sixth Form for selling them.

Yesterday we took a wonderful group of students on a ‘Fun Field Trip’ to Coventry. We travelled to Coventry on the ‘Avanti’ train service while their PR team filmed and interviewed our students about how exciting their experience was. Once we arrived we had a walking tour from the station to the Herbert Art gallery where we were able to view the exhibition from the artist - Daniel Lismore.

We then had a nice lunch and completed an art task in their learning classroom where the students produced some great work! We also had the opportunity to visit St. Michaels Cathedral on the way back, the students were in awe.

The organisers of the trip from ‘Avanti’ and the Herbert gallery were extremely complimentary of our students – “It was such a brilliant day; as I said to you, the kids were impeccably behaved and were a real credit to you and to the school. They seemed genuinely engaged in the activity and keen to learn.

The company are keen to get more of our students ‘on board’ for future trips! It’s so important that we provide these opportunities for students to improve their cultural capital and enjoying school generally, more than ever ‘post COVID’.

It was wonderful to see so many after school yesterday with the Year 7 students competing to recreate fictional characters for World Book Day with their arts, design and craft skills. The results are as follows:

  • 1st place: Isabelle 7N with Mary Poppins
  • 2nd place: Sophie 7N with The Christmasasaurus Tied
  • 3rd place: Temi 7A; Zachary 7L, Team Tolkien (Isabelle, Karys, Lilly-May, from 7O and Jaedene and Lucy from 7E).

House points:

  • 40 Championship Points – Lloyd
  • 30 Championship Points – Tolkien
  • 20 Championship Points – Parkes
  • 0 Championship Points - Walters

Today we are celebrating World Book Day 2022. The World Book Day Shelfie competition is well underway and students are looking for clues to identify which bookshelf belongs to which staff member.

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    Reading can bring so much pleasure and we actively encourage reading at KESH Academy. For World Book Day we have lots of activities planned.

    • £1 book token.
    • A “Shelfie” competition: guess whose bookshelf is whose. Break and lunchtimes outside the theatre.
    • KS3 Treasure Hunt- guess the book from clues given to characters, one clue each lesson.
    • Year 7 Book Character Collage house competition. After school DT area.

    Today the students had a taste of Chinese food to celebrate Chinese New Year in the canteen.

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      There was much animation and competition happening in the sports hall on Tuesday 15th February as the Houses went head to head with the Year 7 House bench ball competition.

      The winners were as follows:

      • 1st Tolkien (12 points)
      • 2nd Parkes (10 points)
      • Joint 3rd Walters and Lloyd (6 points each)

      The Year 7 students were loving the game and it was great to see them getting really into the game - the energy in the sports hall was great.

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      It was quite the frightful eve at KESH as the sun went down on Wednesday: our wonderful students took to a brass banded and spot light lit stage to immerse ourselves in some terribly torturous tales that came from our students’ minds. The audience screamed for their favourites in a merciless manner and the judges (Miss Dyerbolical, Miss Terryfiying, Mr Toad of Toad Hall Green, and Ms Elchop) cut the wheat from the chaff to find the House Horror Story Slayer of 2021: Aayan of 9D from Tolkien #terriblyterrific #halloweenhorror #childwriters #extracurricular #performance #yeswecan #tweettheterrible

      Miss Terryfying was thoroughly spooked by this year’s House Halloween Horror story contestants. Special shout out to Reehan and Skye for exceedingly terrifying stories. Well done Aayan for seizing first– an exceptional tale with spine-chilling vocabulary. Keep it up!”



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