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Dignissimas awarded

This morning's assembly saw six dignissimas awarded.

Three students received the award for their Extended Studies projects.

Harriet Crompton received her award for her Extended Project dissertation. Mrs Costello-Kelly comments; 'Harriet completed an inspiring and strikingly original piece of work focused on her dance performance ‘The Struggle for Survival’. She worked independently throughout and in putting together this piece she demonstrated imagination, dedication, superb time management and organisational skills as well as developing her choreography. The accompanying write up and presentation were also completed to a very high standard.’

Tom Smart also received a dignissima for his dissertation on the subject of Tau proteins and their role in the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Mrs Costello-Kelly notes: 'Tom worked in a highly independent manner to produce a piece of work which was well-structured, meticulously researched and discussed biochemical concepts which were of a high undergraduate level.’

Understanding adolescent girls

King Edward’s is pleased to welcome back Lorraine Lee tomorrow evening to give the second of this term’s presentations entitled ‘Understanding adolescent girls’. With three children herself and a background in Child Psychology, Positive Parenting Training and Child Development, Lorraine is passionate about informing, equipping and supporting everyone who has a role in the lives of children and young people. Training offers dynamic and inspirational training for parents, teachers, practitioners, children and young people from early years right through to college. The event is open to all current parents and will be held in the Hospitality Suite at 7.00pm.

KES welcomes back evacuees

During the war years, pupils from King Edward's were evacuated to Poole Grammar School to continue their education.  On Sunday a group of these former pupils met for their 19th reunion lunch enjoying their time together to reminisce about their school days.

Bienvenue à KES

KES Third and Fourth Year French students welcomed a group of 40 pupils from Sherborne House this week and helped them to practise their spoken French. After a quick introduction to the theme of shopping, pupils had a go at buying the correct food for an imaginary picnic. They had to ask for the required item and work out the correct amount that they had to pay. Everyone had a good time and French was spoken by all!

Welcome to Gedanken

The new ‘sciency musical’ Welcome to Gedanken is being performed by members of the school on 26th and 27th June at the Theatre Royal in Winchester.

The show involves about 50 pupils and staff and is very much in the tradition of the previous shows we have taken to Winchester and the Nuffield Theatre. The play, once again, is a farce with songs and science and is suitable for all ages. The action takes place, in part, in the fictional country of Gedanken – think Vulgaria in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.

Digniora awarded

Congratulations to Amelia Harris who has been awarded a digniora for Religious Studies.

Mrs Searles notes: "Amelia produced an exceptional piece of work about the role of marriage and families within society today. There was much more detail and depth than would be expected at this level. It was a very mature and sophisticated piece of work."

Junior Maths Challenge 2017

Thirty-five pupils from the First and Second Year entered this year's competition gaining an impressive fourteen Gold Certificates, nine Silver and four Bronze.

Congratulations go to Theeran Ramanan and Barnaby Saer who both scored very highly and have been invited to sit the Junior Olympiad paper in June. Samuel Mcilroy, Catherine Shore, Daniel Houston-Robb, Abigail McCarthy, Tasmiah Safat-e-Jannat, James Jellett and Anna Aksenova have all qualified for the Junior Kangaroo follow-on competition.

KES athletes take home titles

KES athletes have been particularly successful over the past week.

First Year pupil, Billy Goodridge, competed in the county track and field championships, winning the High Jump, with a new championship record, and also the 75m hurdle event. His performances place him in the national top 10. 

Sixth Form athlete, Sophie Ridley, has also been successful in the county athletics championships winning the Gold medal in the U20 womens 100m hurdles.

Congratulations to both students on outstanding performances.

First Year athletics competition

Last week the First Year athletics teams were in action in the county track knock-out competition. The girls worked hard to finish in 4th place but the boys did even better to finish in equal 1st with Wildern School to progress to the next round.  Well done to all those who took part.

KES hockey players become national club champions

Five KES U14 hockey players competed in the National Clubs U14 Hockey Championships playing for Winchester Hockey Club at the weekend. They played really well all day and beat Surbiton Hockey Club 2-0 in the final to become national champions; an amazing achievement.