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Sightseeing in London

As one of the most visited cities in the World, London is always a firm favourite on our students excursion agenda!  With the help of an official London Blue Badge guide, the students were able to see the main attractions of London, including Buckingham Palace, and learn about the history of this incredible city. #LondonTown #BritishCulture #KCSMactivities
 
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Visiting Alumni

We were delighted to welcome the return of former A Level student, Danny Teofilov, who came in to talk to current A2 and University Foundation students about his experiences of university life.  Danny is studying Genetics at Manchester University and hopes to forge a career in genetics research in the future.  The students were all very thankful for him sharing his thoughts and experiences and had many questions to ask as they consider their next steps at higher education. #transition #preparingforthefuture #UniLife
 




Exploring Roman Chester

Chester is a city in northwest England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D, and is known for its extensive Roman walls made of local red sandstone. In the old city, the Rows is a shopping district distinguished by 2-level covered arcades and Tudor-style half-timber buildings. A Roman amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city's walls.  Students enjoyed a guided tour of the city with a 'Roman soldier' who was able to tell them about the cities long history.
 




Valentines Day

Preparations for our Valentines disco were well underway this week, with students making some beautiful creations in craft club.  The students enjoyed decorating the main common room, where a buffet and disco were set up for the evening.  
 




Visiting Historical Cardiff City

Students enjoyed a cultural trip to the capital of Wales, Cardiff, where they were able to explore the castle and meet a Welsh dragon!
 




Milton Abbey vs KCSM

Well done to the football team who played a very good match against Milton Abbey school.  We had some lovely sunshine for the match, which was won by Milton Abbey.  Well done to both teams for showing some great skills and good sportsmanship.




International Day

Students celebrated being part of an international community of 38 different nationalities by presenting traditional foods, facts on their home country and wearing national dress.  Supporting multi-culturalism and giving students the opportunity to understand and welcome differences in people is an important part of the KCSM experience.
 




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!
 




UK boarding school student journalists

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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Debating Club

Saint Michael’s offers a lot of extra-curricular activities for its pupils to join.  One of them is Debating Club where the idea is to win by arguing a point.  Members come from all the year groups – from GCSE1 up to A2.  The club is run by Milla L. and Vinicius B. who have done…

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Christmas Carol Celebration

For three weeks every Friday afternoon as part of our House group and Tutor group meeting pupils have been learning a number of Christmas carols in preparation for a rendition at the church of ‘Saint Michael’s and All Angels’ facing the school.  For the students, becoming familiar with the carols was the key, to sing in perfect harmony…

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Tenbury Mistletoe Festival

Saint Michael’s pupils joined with those of Tenbury High Ormiston Academy to create a “Willow Queen” structure for this year’s Tenbury Mistletoe Festival.  It was a very creative day for our pupils and gave them the opportunity to work with new friends on an exciting project whilst also gaining an insight into life at a local…

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Reward London Excursion

We set off from Saint Michaels early, determined to make the most of the day.  We knew it would take three and a half hours to get to the capital, but a chance to see London makes the journey time worthwhile.  It was still dark when we boarded the coach and placed the packed lunches…

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BASE Competition

On Wednesday 25th November Business Studies pupils went to Worcester to take part in a regional heat as part of the nationwide BASE competition which assesses students’ knowledge of business and accounting.  There were groups from other high schools in the region also present. Our pupils were split into two teams with a mentor for each team. …

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Halloween Celebrations

Halloween or the eve of All Saints’ Day, is a traditional celebration in which people celebrate by dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad. This year to celebrate Halloween, on Saturday 31st October, the College held a…

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Bonfire Night

November 5th is Bonfire night or ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ in Britain and it is a tradition to light up the night sky with fireworks around a large bonfire. On this particular night the weather was not good and we experienced bouts of torrential rain, before and after the party – but it didn’t dampen our…

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ISSA Football Tournament in London

On 4th of November our football team travelled to London to take part in the ISSA football tournament. As we arrived we were all picked up by host families and we spent the first night with our new friends getting ready mentally and physically for the first day of ISSA. All the families were all quite friendly…

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Local high school students visit

  After planting a tree as part of the Boarding Orchard ceremony, our prefects sat down to lunch with the Director of the Boarding Schools’ Association and visiting head boy and head girl and their deputies from Tenbury High Ormiston Academy.  Head Boy Vinnie B. of Saint Michael’s said:  “The main purpose of the visit…

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