The Kings School Partnerships

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  1. Protecting our NHS colleagues – a plea for help!

    We all applauded the NHS last night but are busy trying to help in a small but practical way too: making face masks to help protect them from Covid-19.  These are desperately needed by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, care home workers and many more. Our Head of DT, Matthew Rolison, has adapted a design shared by…

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  2. Keep calm…and be kind

    Running a busy programme of partnership projects at a school is a bit strange at the moment – and changing by the hour.  Our work is all about bringing people together, with pupils and colleagues learning from each other and volunteering in the wider Canterbury community – not easy in the current situation! Breaking down…

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  3. Fossil Fun at King’s

    We were delighted to welcome 32 year 2 children from Sheldwich Primary School to the King’s school for an afternoon of fossil fun. The children visited our geology labs and were shown an amazing array of fantastic fossils and facts about dinosaurs by our Head of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mike Mawby. They really enjoyed…

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  4. Kent SENDCo Group Day A Huge Success

    On 29th November The King’s School Centre for Learning Enhancement hosted a Kent SENDCo Group day at The King’s School, Canterbury. We welcomed over 50 SENDCos and Exam Officers from 29 schools across the south east to a morning presentation from Nick Lait from JCQ who spoke about changes and updates to JCQ access arrangements.…

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  5. Celebrating 5 years of Minilympics

     More than 150 Year 5 pupils from 10 local primary schools were treated to a day of team sports at the end of September at The King’s School playing fields to encourage active and healthy lifestyles. Postponed from June due to torrential rain we were rewarded with a bright sunny day for our Minilympics event…

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  6. Student Philosophy Conference A Huge Success

    We were delighted to host our second student philosophy conference and teacher CPD in October in conjunction with the University of Kent Philosophy department. We welcomed 90 A level philosophy and RS students from across 7 local schools to join our philosophy students in a busy day of talks and discussion groups. Topics covered by…

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  7. Sounding Out: sharing the joy of music

    Our Head of Partnerships, Christina Astin, writes: Music partnership projects are on the increase, with some wonderful joint workshops and performances organised across schools.  These are fantastic opportunities for young instrumentalists to link with others and make music together. These projects are great for those who can already play an instrument.  But what about the…

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  8. Celebrating 7 Years Of Saturday Smarties

    We were delighted to welcome 44 local year 5 and 6 pupils to our first two Saturday Smarties Session this year. Saturday Smarties is our annual series of science masterclasses at The King’s School with 3 sessions of science fun across the year. Each class is taught by our science staff supported by 12 student volunteers.…

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  9. Taking part in the Big Explore

    Pupil Harry Cordeaux tells us of his first experience of attending an EKST event: On the 12thNovember, me and 12 other Shells ( year 9s) travelled to the Pines Calyx near Dover to take part in the East Kent Schools Together’s first ever Big Explore. We were split into four teams, together with students from St.…

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  10. Sounding Out launches

    Sounding Out, the new King’s School partnership initiative to bring instrumental tuition to children in Canterbury, launched on Saturday. Fifteen excited children and their parents arrived at the Music School ready to be issued with a brand new instrument and music case and were met by their teachers.  After a short introduction from Julie Evans,…

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