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Experiencing British History

Our Peruvian short-term immersion students are enjoying experiencing British history and culture, including trips to Oxford and Christ Church with its famous 'Harry Potter' dining hall and the wonderful Warwick Castle #BritishCulture #BritishHistory #KCSMCommunity
 




Drugs in Sport

Sixth form students attended a lecture at Birmingham University for what was one of a series of talks extending knowledge outside the syllabus and putting learning in a relevant context. This talk was on a high topical subject particularly in this Olympic Year: drugs in sport... What are they? What do they do? Do they have side-effects? How are they detected? The talk was given by Dr Simon Cotton, of University of Birmingham. At the end of the lecture Raymond won the draw to win a book about the Periodic Table!
 




Breathing Life into Learning

Biology students enjoyed breathing new life into their biology lesson this week with a practical lung function test!    #anatomy #practicallearning #scienceisfun
 




A Mix of Spice in Cooking Club

For Wednesday Cooking Club, students enjoyed making Fajita’s, with lots of amazing smells and smoke!   Lead by Head Chef, the keen cooks skinned and chopped up their chicken and vegetables before frying it all off with seasoning and Fajita spices, before rolling warmed tortilla wraps filled with salsa, sour cream and the chicken vegetable mix.  #delicious! #skillsforlife #BritishEducation
 




Historic Ludlow Castle

The sun shone for our cultural visit to Ludlow and its historic Castle on 19th January.  Celebrated as one of the finest medieval ruins in England, students enjoyed exploring the Castle grounds to see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility and even managed to find a dragon!  The tour was followed by a bargain hunt around Ludlow market and a traditional English cream tea.
 




Europa League

Students enjoyed a trip to Old Trafford football ground to watch a Europa league match.  #Footballfans #Inthegame #goal!
 




Prefect Dinner

As a 'thank you' for their hard work and support this term, The Prefect Team were treated to dinner at The Beefy Boys restaurant, Hereford, this week.  Great fun was had by all!
 




Enrichment STEM Day

This term's Enrichment Day was a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activity.  Teams were challenged to design and build a bridge which gave maximum strength from minimum resources. There were prizes for the best designs, strongest bridges and best teamwork.
 




Christmas Lunch at KCSM

Students and staff enjoyed a Christmas festive lunch today in our beautiful dining hall.  As always, our catering team provided us with a wonderful feast!
 




Chemistry Lecture at The University of Birmingham

In celebration of 150 years of the Periodic Table, Chemistry students were very excited to attend a lecture at Birmingham University, lead by Sir Martyn Poliakoff who is a Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, where he teachers green chemistry.  Sir Martyn has researched many different areas and his published work involves more than 50 different elements!  In recent years, Sir Martyn has become well known for his collaboration with videomaker Brady Haran, making the Periodic Table of Videos on YouTube www.periodicvideos.com The tour included aspect of Sir Martyn's reseach on green chemistry and discussion on why some elements are in danger of 'running out.  He also explained why he decided to turn the Periodic Table upside down!  #legend #periodictable #BritishCurriculum
 
 
 
 




Ping Pong: Let's Bounce!

A team of boys and girls took part in a very high standard table tennis competition this week.  Everyone played really well and with excellent effort and focus, resulting in a silver medal win - well done team!  #teamspirit #pingpong #competition
 




Lessons on Climate Change

Year 11 Geography students were given the task of ruling a country in their lesson this week.  With this new found power, learners were asked to consider what actions and steps they would take to help reduce climate change.  Through this task, students discussed the causes of climate change and evidence of its impact on the planet.  #BritishCurriculum #ClimateChange
 
 

 




Snow Much Fun!

Students enjoyed some winter fun last weekend, with ice-skating and snowboarding/skiing options at The Tamworth Snow Dome https://www.snowdome.co.uk/!  There were some impressive skills on show and quite alot of falling over too!
 




Visit to Historic Bath

As part of our weekend calendar of excursions, students visited historic Bath - the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, and best known for its Roman-built baths.  As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, Students had the opportunity to explore the city whilst also taking time to relax with some shopping and food!
 




House Football Competition

We had a great turn out for the interhouse football competition and excellent play was seen by all.  The results were:  4th Scott, 3rd Cook, 2nd Kingsley, 1st Drake.  Well done all!
 




Talent Showcase

A group of students took part in a local talent show recently and enjoyed demonstrating their musical talents to a local audience.  The students received lovely feedback and it was a pleasure to show the community a different perspective of our community here at KCSM.
 




Team Players

Teamwork and sportsmanship are key attributes to the school's sports teams.  Students are encouraging to join and supporting in developing their skills.  This term the teams are enjoying participating in a range of friendly competitions against schools in the local area.  We are always proud of their team spirit and the efforts they put in to making every game count!
 




Thorpe Park Adrenaline Time!

Thrill seeking students enjoyed a visit to Thorpe Park this term for some action packed fun and adrenaline pumping rides!  Featuring some of the UK's most popular roller coasters, Thorpe Park is always eagerly anticpated!
 




Visit to The University of Birmingham

This week the upper school visited the University of Birmingham for a STEM day.  This gave them the opportunity to engage in workshops and practical demonstrations, go on lab tours and listen to bite size lectures from some of the leading academics on research projects that have a global impact. The students were then given a campus and accommodation tour, returning to the coach with a greater understanding of what university life is going to be like when they leave us to go onto their future studies at one of the top universities. 
 




Halloween Fun!

Students enjoyed some Halloween fun, carving pumpkins and dressing up for our Halloween party.  There were some great costumes and efforts at some really scary face painting!
 




English Learning at KCSM

As an international college with over 35 different nationalities attending, the English language support we provide our students is essential in ensuring they are able to access course content and progress to their potential.  English learning is incorporated into every student's timetable and support tailored to individual need and learning requirements.  Students have been working hard this week in their English support classes, learning content for both additional language and subject specific purposes.
 
 




Football Champions

Today the football team took on visitors Pitsford School, Northamptonshire, on home ground.  Our students played a great game and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and teamwork to achieve an impressive 4-1 win.  Man of the match was Alex, scoring two goals, with stunning goals also from Armanni and Martin.  Well done team!

PSHE Day

We have held another successful PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) day here at King’s College Saint Michaels. The students took part in activities including a Basic First Aid Course, Sex and Relationships Session, Fitness and Nutrition, and Mindfulness and Mental Health Awareness. The first aid session introduced the students to the importance of CPR,…

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Canoe Trip

Last week, our Academic Prep course went on an activity week where they explored the surrounding area and further afield to learn about British culture and heritage. On Monday we went canoeing down the beautiful river Wye from Hay-on-Wye, known as the town of books, to Whitney-on-Wye, a journey of some three miles! Although there…

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Fun in the sun

Last week, our students made the most of the hot weather by enjoying some fun in the sun! After a very hot afternoon of sports, some students took the opportunity to cool off in the pool. And to celebrate the end of term, the students enjoyed a lovely sunny day at Barry Island, Wales. Some…

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Science Department Events

The latest experiment that was organized by our students was the investigating iron tablets. Haemoglobin, in red blood cells, has haem groups containing Iron, which bond to oxygen and transport it around the body. When there is a lack of iron in the organism (iron deficiency) it can cause serious problems as oxygen intake decreases.…

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Monday Assembly

Monday morning assemblies have a sense of sparkle about them these days.  On a cold winter morning it could be a moment to set our pupils up for the week.  Inspiring models of behaviour are the watchwords here and the other week our pupil Nashm prepared a poem to read to the assembled school.  It…

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Peruvian Students

We have been fortunate to welcome a group of Peruvians students to King’s College Saint Michaels this term. They were a great addition to the school joining in lessons whilst improving their English. An impressive programme of weekend visits took them far and wide including a trip to Oxford, watching a Manchester United match at…

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