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Sixth Form Charity Auction Lots

Thursday 13th February 7pm at Kineton High School

Teams of 6 – £5 a player including a hot meal – Donations bar and raffle also available.

Raising money for The Shakespeare Hospice, Myton Hospice and Warwickshire & Northampton Air Ambulance.

 

Lots include:

2 Global Gathering Tickets

Flying Lesson

2 free entries into Stratford Race Course including free parking

5 Paintball vouchers with the value of £100 each

007 electronic car donated by Aston Martin

6 bottles of Underwood’s Wine

1 adult and 1 child free entry to Cotswold Wildlife Park

Mr Karting vouchers

Battlefield Live Laser Games voucher

2 Adults and 2 children free entry to the Butterfly Farm

2 free entries into Hatton World

One month’s free membership to Spiceball Leisure Centre, Banbury

 

For tables or enquiries please contact the school office on 01926 640465 or enquiries@kinetonhighschool.org.uk

 

 

Community Defibrillator at Kineton

Kineton High School now has a community public access defibrillator(CPAD), thanks to the efforts of five Kineton students, Stephanie Clifford, Hetty James, Molly Bayliss, Dai Allen & Harry Endersbee, who coordinated the fundraising for the device as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

The CPAD is sited in a box on the outside wall of the Youth Centre, at the front of the school, on Banbury Road in Kineton. It is easily accessed by anyone and can be operated by any member of the public. Community defibrillators have a track record of saving people’s lives by providing help on the doorstep before the paramedics arrive. The use of a defibrillator – which shocks the heart back into a normal rhythm – can increase the survival chances of a person who has suffered sudden cardiac arrest by as much as 50%. The machine guides the user, even a layman, on what to do.

The potential for saving a life is dependent on time; the faster help is administered the better the chance of survival and that is why CPADs are so important to rural communities. This new device sited at the school will serve the south of Kineton community and joins two other CPADs situated in the centre of Kineton at The Swan Hotel and the north of Kineton at Kineton Surgery.

 

Kineton Students Participate in Special Sports Relief Songs of Praise

Yesterday Monday 27th January, 21 KHS students went up to St Peter’s church to take part in a Songs of Praise/Sport Relief 2014 event alongside pupils from the primary school and older residents from Kineton.

The afternoon was run by the BBC and filmed for a special Songs of Praise/Sports Relief programme to be aired on Sunday 9th March.  The students and residents were mixed up to create 10 teams and they then competed in 5 activities where they won points for their team….it should be noted all of these practical challenges took place inside the church,  it was brilliant fun!  The challenges included kneeling cushion tower building (blindfolded), Wii downhill ski challenge,  snowball target shooting (not real snowballs!),  indoor curling (led by the British champion!) and bell ringing!  The competition was titled the Edgehill Winter Olympics.  The afternoon was hosted by celebrity sports presenter Dan Walker who will also be the host of the Songs of Praise programme on the 9th March.

Not only did the students take part in the activities but they were also interviewed by the producer. We had a great afternoon, the students were fantastic and brilliant ambassadors for KHS, we look forward to seeing which clips are used on the 9th March.

bell ringing

grace & tommy

Stratford District Sports Awards

Kineton High School had students past and present as finalists at the Stratford District Sports Awards on Friday 24th January 2014.   Freya Bignell – Equestrian Vaulting (Alternative Sport Category),  Tom McKenzie – Taekwondo (Junior Sports Person),  Joshua Newman – Triathlon &  Tom Price – Rugby (both for Senior Sports Person).  Joshua won his category with all of the others receiving runners up certificates.  It was a lovely evening and included Olympians – Paul Brain, Chris Arrowsmith (another ex-Kineton student), David Moorcroft, Glen Smith and James Roe MBE  who presented the prizes.

We were very proud of our students, current and former, it was fantastic to have such great representation from KHS.

 

Cluster Conference at Kineton High School

200 teachers, from nine schools in the Kineton Learning Community Cluster, working with children and young people from the age of 3 to 18, came together on the 6th January 2014 for a shared training and development conference. Hosted at Kineton High School, the day started with a key note speaker, BAFTA award winning writer, Geoff Thompson, who inspired everyone to strive for success even against the toughest odds. This opening was followed by a series of workshops on a whole range of different subjects including assertiveness, engaging boys, strategies for reading, leadership, nurturing schools, the use of iPads, taking learning outdoors, teaching level 6 Maths, spelling punctuation and grammar and making the best use of Teaching Assistants.

Kineton High School was buzzing all day with professionals sharing best practice, ideas and tips to improve the experience of learners across the Cluster. Feedback included comments such as

“Thank you for the brilliant conference yesterday. It was stimulating, thought provoking and had a great atmosphere.” Kelly Ford of Moreton Morrell Primary School

And from one of the external speakers, Gail Allan – Family Links

“This is just to say thank you for including me in your very successful conference yesterday. I attend a lot of these events and yours had a particularly strong energy and engagement level.”

The headteachers and governors of the Cluster schools have a well-established and strong working relationship. “We are committed to working closely together across the age range of learners in our local area to ensure the highest quality of education and smooth transitions for all those in the community we serve.” Julia Morris Headteacher Kineton High School.

The schools involved in the day were : Kineton High School, Ettington Primary School, Kineton Primary School, Lighthorne Heath Primary School, Moreton Morrell Primary School, Temple Herdewyke Primary School, The Dassett Primary School, Tysoe Primary School and Wellesbourne Primary School.