Over February half term students from Kineton High School travelled to the winter sports resort of Natz in the Alps on the Italian and Austrian border to go skiing. The group were all complete beginners but everybody enjoyed their week and made great progress, by the end of the trip they could all competently ski down a red run. It was a fun filled and busy time, every morning and afternoon the group had ski lessons then in the evenings the students also got to go ice skating, bowling and participate in challenges such as quizzes. Mrs Green the ski trip leader was very proud of the group, saying ‘It was a superb week, the students were impeccably behaved and were great ambassadors for the school.’
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Over the half term holidays Kineton students were travelling the world visiting different countries in trips that took them across the globe.
A group of 21 Sixth Form and Year 11 students jetted off for a five day cultural trip to New York. They visited many of the sights including the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial Park and the One World Trade Centre Observatory. They also took in a show on Broadway, saw the New Jersey Devils play and the Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Gardens. They even had the chance to go ice skating in Central Park and to have lunch at the Hard Rock Café.
It was an utterly memorable experience in the magical Big Apple.
Just before half term 150 Kineton High School students received emergency life support skills training from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue staff.
The Heart Shield Project is a new initiative that offers secondary school students the chance to be trained in skills such as CPR and in how to use a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD/AED). The initiative funded by Public Health Warwickshire aims to help address the UK’s low level of bystander CPR – at 30% it lags behind many other countries where CPR skills are more routinely taught in schools.
The training session started with a short presentation and DVD and then moved quickly onto hands on sessions using practice dummies and AED units.
Kineton High School is the first in the south of the County to receive this training which has been incorporated into one of our termly off timetable enrichment days.
Pictured here are some of the Year 9 students with Fire Service staff and of course their practice dummies.
Inter-house competitions are a regular part of life at Kineton High and this half term saw the return of The Race – an indoor athletics competition run at lunch times.
After a week of knockout heats yesterday saw the four remaining teams, ADL/DM, HOY/NH, AIN/MJS and ADL/JST, competing in the final. It was a very exciting and hotly contested event. The teams had lots of support cheering on from the side-lines, you could probably hear the shouts resounding round the sports hall.
Many congratulations to the winners this year ADL/JST and well done to all the participants who took part and represented their form groups.