- Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting? They’re always dropping their needles.
- I threw a boomerang a few years ago. I now live in constant fear.
- We got our son a fridge for his birthday. We can’t wait to see his face light up when he opens it.
- What do you call an old snowman? Water
- What do you call a caveman’s fart? A blast from the past.
- A gingerbread man went to the doctor complaining of a sore knee. The doctor said “Have you tried icing it?”
- A bear walks into a bar and says, “Give me a whiskey……… and a cola”. “Why the big pause?” asks the bartender. The bear shrugged. “I’m not sure. I was born with them.”
- Singing in the shower is fun until you get soap in your mouth. Then it’s a soap opera.
- I’m about to enter the KWS tightest hat competition. Just hope I can pull it off.
- Why can’t Cinderella play football? Because she is always running away from the ball!!
On Thursday 9th December, we were lucky enough to host a live presentation and Q & A session with architect, Nicola Rutt. We had 92 students sign up to this event and they listened beautifully while Nicola spoke about her creative background, how she got into the profession and all the different aspects of being an architect.
At the end of the session, students were given the opportunity to ask questions (they had lots!) and the feedback that I have had from Nicola was that the questions that she was asked by KWS students were the best that she’s ever been asked by school students! Nicola has participated in many of these talks, so that is high praise indeed!
We thank Nicola for her time and look forward to hosting many more events of this nature.
Our Super Curricular activities are there to take our students beyond what they have studied in the classroom and provide them with a challenge. The English Super Curriculum provides our students with the opportunity to enhance their learning, with lots of suggestions of activities that they can try outside of their lessons. There are a range of activities to choose from. Students can Read, Write, Listen, Research, Watch and Visit for Extra Learning.
We are incredibly proud of the Super Curricular work our students have produced. Click here to view some of the excellent pieces of work from our year groups.
Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership want to bring to your attention their concerns over the illegal use of privately owned e-scooters.
E-Scooters are readily available to purchase and sales are expected to increase over the festive period. However, it is currently against the law to ride a privately owned e-scooter on a public road, cycle path or pavement. Private e-scooters can only be legally used on private land (with the landowners permission).
Illegal use of e-scooters can lead to a police warning or seizure of the e-scooter. E-scooter use on pavements, cycle paths or roads can lead to serious injury for pedestrians, scooter riders and other road users.
To help educate parents and pupils, please find a short animation at the link below and an image attached.
On Tuesday 7th December, six Year 9 students competed in the 2021/2022 Annual Rotary Youth Speaks Competition. We are so very proud to have been able to take two teams of such a high calibre to a competition.
Students were invited to audition early in the autumn term if they wanted to be part of this exciting competition. Based on making a great first impression, we created the following two teams:
Freddie C, Cuan P, Becky D
Motion: “Lies do more good than harm”
Annabel S, Harry H, Omari W
Motion: “Adults should go back to school”
Students provided excellent arguments, came up with engaging ideas and delivered fantastic performances! They were also humble and made sure they displayed the best standard of behaviour during our visit to Aldwickbury Golf Club.
We are very proud of the students and the performances they delivered. We look forward to competing in 2022/2023. How exciting!
We are delighted to announce that after reading through well-thought and put together applications, we have ourselves our Student Council for the current academic year:
Year 7 have been busy creating fabulous cell models to help explain the differences between plant and animal cells. The students were tasked with showing as many different organelles (little organs) as possible on their model. We had a fantastic array of models submitted: 3D printed cells, carved pumpkins, clay creations, creative cakes and even scientifically accurate pizza models! It has been a pleasure to display these models throughout our science classrooms, not only have they brightened up our rooms but they are also really good learning resources. To everyone that created a model you should be thoroughly proud of yourself.
We had so many brilliant entries that it was hard to choose our favourites. However, a special mention for the following students for simply fantastic cell model homework:
7N – Ruqayya A, Rebecca M and Darci M
7K – Finn B and Harry G
7P – Ben M, Alfie P, Lily V and Flo C
The Science Department
Following on from the last Newsletter update I managed to snap a great shot of Jupiter, Saturn and Venus on my way out of school last week.
Also, thanks very much to Sam J in Year 8 for sending in his photo too. It doesn’t take an expert or an amazing camera to spot and snap them – they’re pretty unmistakable if you look up at the right time! (Look South to South West between 5pm and 6pm on a clear night to catch all three).