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Football Opportunities

Hereford United Football Club https://www.herefordfc.co.uk/ will be welcoming interested students to attend a trial session during Term 1 of the 2019/20 academic year.  This is a really exciting opportunity for players of our football team and will give them an amazing experience and insight into the selection process for league teams in the UK.  It's very competitive, so best get practicing!
 
Weekly football training will continue for the new academic year, with the additional opportunity of weekly training sessions with local football club Tenbury United @TenburyUnitedFC every Wednesday.  We are looking forward to supporting KCSM football team in a wide range of tournaments and friendly matches over the coming months.
 
 




Graduation Ceremony 2018/19

Congratulations to students who were given a variety of awards in celebration of their achievements this year.  Awards were given for academic achievement, services to the community, excellent effort, most improvement, and progress in English.  We are very proud of all our students and their achievements.




Exploring Hereford Cathedral

Academic Preparation students and those who had finished their examinations, visited Hereford Cathedral this well to explore the tower and listen to a presentation on how the bells operate.  Hereford Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Hereford in Hereford, England. Its most famous treasure is Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world created around 1300 by Richard of Holdingham. The map is listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World.
 




On Top of the World!

Academic preparation and students who had finished their G2 examinations, accepted the challenge of walking the Malvern Hills this week.  The group worked together to reach the highest peak and were rewarded with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.  




Post Examination Fun at the Safari Park

As a special treat for students who had already finished their exams, we made a trip to West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdly.  Students enjoyed seeing all the amazing animals before heading to the fairground rides where teachers saw that they were still not too old for bumper cars!
 




Graduation Dinner

We had a wonderful evening at Cadmore Lakeside Hotel on Friday 7th June, where students and staff celebrated the end of another memorable academic year.  #celebrations #achievement #friendsforlife
 
 
 
 




Preparing for Graduation

The prefect team have been busy today making the final preparations for our Graduation Dinner this evening at https://www.cadmorelakeside.co.uk/.  We are looking forward to a memorable evening of celebrations and fun #BritishEducation #Graduation #Celebrations
 




Visiting Berrington Hall

Our Academic Preparation group visited Berrington Hall (a Georgian country house just twenty minutes from school), where they explored the beautiful gardens and the mansion,  tried on some Georgian wigs and played a bit of cricket and croquet.  #Britishhistory #extracurricularlearning #Britisheducation
 




Pre-Exam Relaxation

To reward our hardworking exam classes for their diligent revision we have organised a number of mini-trips to give them a chance to relax. We all enjoyed a trip to Creams cafe in Hereford for an ice cream sundae or two!




Sports For All!

Staff vs Student dodge ball and an afternoon of football for Wednesday sports! #catchmeifyoucan #backofthenet




Sticky Business at Cookery Club

Wednesday evening cookery club was sticky business! Students enjoyed making chocolate truffles with nut, coconut and cocoa powder on the outside. #lifeskills #Britisheducation #friendsforlife




Quad Biking at Oaker Wood Leisure

Last weekend's adventure activity was quad biking at Oaker Wood Leisure, where students enjoyed racing each other and kicking up the dirt! #beyondthecurriculum #personaldevelopment #needforspeed




House Volleyball Competition

The House Volleyball competition was the most competitive to date, with every point played with passion and commitment. Everyone played really well: 4th place Drake; 3rd place Kingsley; 2nd place Cook; 1st place Scott. #teamwork #BritishEducation 
 




Lessons in Horse Riding





Sightseeing in London

5th May 2019 - Students had the opportunity to visit the capital city to see the sights and visit famous landmarks.  No doubt some retail therapy took place too! #BritishCulture #BritishEducation #Friendsforlife
 




Go Ape Adventures!

4th May 2019 - A group of daring students took to the trees at Go Ape deep in the Wyre Forest - one of the largest semi-natual woodlands in the UK.  The Tree Top Challenge is an adrenaline pumping activity, 14 metres above the forest floor.  Students climbed, swung and zip wired their way through the course!
 




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King’s Scholars Dinner in Madrid

In the last week of January some pupils from Saint Michaels went to Madrid to attend the King’s Scholars Dinner.  This event was a recognition for the excellent academic performance of three pupils who received the best results in the 2015 GCSE final examinations. Martin, Sofia and I travelled on our own to Madrid and…

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Chinese New Year Festivities

by Danny T. from Bulgaria Like every nation China celebrates New Year as well.  They use the Chinese Lunar Calendar which means that their new year doesn’t intertwine with ours.  To dive deep into the Chinese folklore I interviewed my friend James. When do you celebrate New Year? Every year Chinese New Year is on…

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Manchester United Stadium Tour

On Saturday 17th January, students embarked on an excursion to the northern city of Manchester where they visited the home of world-famous football team Manchester United – Old Trafford.  Located just outside of the city in the nearby borough of Salford, Old Trafford has been home to the football team since 1909.  At this time…

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UK boarding school students on quiz night

Quiz Night

The second quiz of the academic year got off to a flying start on Sunday as Principal Mr Higgins turned question master for the night.  The quiz included some “very hard” questions but ended with some worthy winners – Sherwood House.  “In which cities were the top four tennis tournaments won?” and ‘What big tragedy…

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UK boarding school welcomes new students from Peru

Welcome to our new pupils

January may have brought us our first real cold spell so far this academic year after one of the mildest Decembers on record, but it also brought a number of new students to Saint Michaels.  The majority of these students have joined us from Peru in South America, however we have also given a warm…

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Excursions on offer this term

The first reward excursion after arriving back to Saint Michaels from a long Christmas break was to Liverpool.  Although the weather appeared gloomy early on, it held up and pupils new and old were treated to a visit to ‘The Beatles’ Museum, which retains artifacts of the Fab Four’s musical career, from their early days in Liverpool, to the…

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Boarding school students enjoy traditional British Christmas dinner

End of Term Christmas Lunch

Mr. Smallwood greeted me in full Santa costume, unsure of whether his beard would stay in place.  A cheery “Merry Christmas” chortled out of a white-whiskered face, as he bounded along the corridor in search of festive fare… It wasn’t long in finding either.  A delicious smell was seeping out of the dining room.  Inside, Mr.…

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Journalists pose for end of year pic

Many of the articles you have enjoyed over the last few months have been the work of this group of Saint Michael’s journalists.  These pupils meet every Monday to decide what stories need covering over the next week, and writing tasks are divided up between them.  Besides the newsletter you are currently reading their work…

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