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Sustainability Question

During their Environmental Management Studies lesson, students were given 5 minutes to write down how they would make their own country more sustainable.  Learners then went on to look at specific case studies on how places such as the UK and China are responding to the issues of global warming and climate change.  #climatechange #sustainability #oneworld
 




Sports Challenge

Students took to the low ropes challenge at Oakerwood Leisure for Wednesday sports. The activities combine physical obstacles and mental challenges requiring team work and support. #teamwork #fearless #HealthForAll




A Sweet Visit to Cadbury World!

On Saturday 25th January, students enjoyed a visit to Cadbury World in Birmingham, where they were able to learn about the origins of the famous chocolate whilst trying their hand at tempering chocolate and (most importantly) had the opportunity to sample the chocolate for themselves! #BritishCulture #CadburyWorld #DayTrip
 
 
 




Chemistry Investigation

In this activity, learners carry out micro-scale reactions comparing the reactivity of four metals. The metals (magnesium, lead, iron, and copper) are placed in drops of solutions containing metal salts. Learners observe the rate and magnitude of reactivity between the two metals. A more reactive metal will displace a less reactive metal from its salt, resulting in metal deposition of the less reactive metal onto the more reactive metal surface. The magnetic properties of deposited iron will also be observed.  The micro-scale experiment uses a small amount of solution and metal, facilitating easy clean-up and minimising hazards, whilst the full series of experiments can be done on one sheet, helping direct comparison of the metals’ reactivities.
 




Basketball Win

Well done to the KCSM basketball team who played an excellent match again The Worcester Bears on Sunday, totally smashing it with a 45 to 15 win! This is great preparation for the ISSA tournament taking place in Madrid this Spring #SlamDunk #DreamTeam #Winners
 




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!
 




Practicing for perfection

by Frista Gradica, Albania Christmas Carol.  No wonder it sounds so festive.  It is one of the best parts of the year.  Everyone wants to participate, whether it is in the choir, carol reading or helping with the decorations. Choir is one of the most inspiring activities.  It guides every student throughout the song.  Everyone…

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NCS Excursion

by Nevena Doknic, Serbia The government organised an excursion for A Level students which was divided into four parts.  The first part was taken in SMC and it was about what NCS is and why it is so important.  NCS stands for National Citizen Service. The second part was in Grantham in a leisure park. …

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SI-UK University Fair

by Abdulrahman Amir Ahmed The SI-UK University Fair is the largest University fair in the UK designed for EU and International students applying to UK universities. It was an important event that Saint Michael’s College took advantage of, with students filled with enthusiasm and high expectations. The Fair took place on 12th November in the…

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Daring Visitor comes to Saint Michael’s

Monday 14th saw the arrival at Saint Michael’s of an unusual visitor.  Carved from aristocratic stock and related to Spanish royalty, Count Alvaro de Marichalar regaled A level and Foundation pupils with tales of bravery across an unforgiving landscape – the Atlantic Ocean. “Don’t complain about life, just get on with it” was a message that…

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Table football competition

by Nashem Al Khadour Rather than sending a journalist to cover this competition we sent a poet instead.  This is what our student Nashm came up with:         “Table football What a game.  Elgar won What a shame. Bending the rules, While people hoped They would trip on their shoes. Nonetheless, the…

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ISSA football competition

by Mostafa H. We went to London and the weather was quite cold.  We played 5 matches and lost all of them, but we gained experience, a sense that we were all contributing and doing all we could.  Mr. Glare and Simon were motivating us and the common motivating phrase from Mr Glare is “Come…

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