Kineton High School aims to provide all pupils with an international curriculum that will allow them to grow into global citizens.
In February 2018 three Year 13 students participated in a Youth Conference in Uganda. Students from four British and three Ugandan Sixth Forms met to discuss issues including globalization, equality and religion’s place in society. The students took clothing and exercise books which were greatly received by the local children. On their return students expressed that the trip was an experience that they would never forget.
Students from Kineton High School have also supported conservation and community projects in South Africa. Working with Gap Africa students have constructed new children’s playground in Port Elizabeth and Paterson and worked alongside rangers in the Shamwari Game Reserve. The aim of these programmes is to allow students in both countries to understand the similarities and differences in our two cultures and the shared difficulties which globalisation brings to our communities. The hope is that these students and students like them will in the future be able to work together to find solutions to common problems of global, economic, political and environmental change.
Three of our Year 12 students have also recently completed work experience within retail, radio and theatre production in Lille in France.
Year 11 and 12 students had the opportunity to visit New York earlier this year on a 5 day excursion. They visited Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the new World Trade Centre and Ice-skated in Central Park!
Finally every year during Enrichment Week Year 7, 8, and 9 students have the opportunity to visit different countries and experience different cultures. In previous years students have learnt about ocean sustainability during a trip to the Opal Coast in France, visited Europe’s largest aquarium in Valencia and laid a wreath at Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium to honour soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment who lost their lives during World War One.