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Kings Priory School 01 Expanding minds with the year 7 Super Curriculum Over the Spring term, our top achievers in year 7 have taken part in an after school programme called the Super Curricul...

9th May, 2019

Expanding minds with the year 7 Super Curriculum

Over the Spring term, our top achievers in year 7 have taken part in an after school programme called the Super Curriculum.

During their time on the course they have learnt about law, creative writing, the environment, the history of number, how to code break, Shakespeare, and much more. The main aims of the programme were to bring together like-minded students to work on subjects outside of their normal curriculum. This would hopefully encourage a love of learning, aiming high and continued success at school. We also hoped they might make some new friends. It has been really great to see students giving up their own time and fully engaging in the programme.

In April they celebrated an end of course celebration at Lancing College at which they had a tour of the college buildings and grounds, spoke about their super curriculum experience and received certificates from the headteacher Mr Dominic Oliver.

Congratulations to all the students who took part and completed this course. We look forward to welcoming you back to the year 8 Super Curriculum in September!

 

Kings Priory School 02 Student scientists showcase at national exhibition This month student scientists showcased their cutting-edge research findings at The Francis Crick Institute in London.

4th April, 2019

Student scientists showcase at national exhibition

On Monday, 18 March, student scientists from Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing showcased their cutting-edge research findings at the third anniversary celebration of the Institute for Research in Schools at The Francis Crick Institute in London.

Sir Robert Woodard Academy’s work on MELT – where students actively reduce their carbon footprint. Year 9s have been engaging their local primary schools in approaches to carbon reduction. This work was recognised and celebrated by the scientific community this week.  

This is all made possible by the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS), which has given these passionate student scientists in Lancing access to real world and potentially life changing science projects. These students could be the next generation of scientists to change the world as we know it.

IRIS student scientists – right through from primary up to post-grads - form part of a research community, together with their teachers and scientific researchers. Young people working with IRIS can annotate a human whipworm, analyse data from the International Space Station, and tackle fundamental challenges of climate change.

We have a national shortage of scientists and engineers, with Engineering UK estimating that by 2024 we will need to train 186,000 engineers annually to keep up with industry demand, and the current Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) curriculum is not enticing enough to fill that huge gap.

IRIS aims to plug this gap by inspiring the next generation of scientists. Giving these Lancing students first-hand experience of cutting-edge research has a positive impact on the numbers of those who choose to continue studying STEM subjects after they turn 18 – and there’s an actual possibility of them making a scientific discovery before they even go to university.

Professor Becky Parker MBE, Director of the Institute for Research in Schools, said:

“Huge congratulations to our student scientists at Sir Robert Woodard Academy. It was wonderful to celebrate their important contribution to the MELT project at our third anniversary.

“We know from working with almost 250 schools that students need first-hand experience of scientific research for it to ‘stick’. Now is the time to nurture these young scientists in Lancing if we want to bridge the gap between supply and demand in the industry.

“STEM education should give students the opportunity to work on genuine problems facing our communities – whether that is helping fight debilitating diseases in third-world countries or getting to grips with the factors that affect people’s well-being.  Coming face to face with real science is the way to make children fall in love with science - so much so that they continue their studies at A level, onto university and then out into the world as passionate scientists.”

Kieran Scanlon, Principal at Sir Robert Woodard Academy, said:

“Our Director of Science Darren Harman has driven this project with great enthusiasm. He is at the vanguard of how we ensure the school curriculum is relevant, challenging and up to date.  I’m delighted that our students at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, and students in neighbouring schools have had this opportunity.”

Director of Science Darren Harman, said:

“I’m incredibly proud of our students presenting their MELT project at the Francis Crick Institute in London. They are ambassadors of our school and certainly inspiring to other students in school and local community, to aim high and contribute to cutting-edge science research. A word used repeatedly by world leading scientists listening to our students was ‘phenomenal’ and I couldn’t agree more.”

Robert Fellingham, Year 9 student at Sir Robert Woodard Academy, said:

“This project gave me an opportunity to actually research a globally important problem and come up with solutions for it. It also helped me build important skills such as teamwork, communication and organisation.”

Ethan Standen, Year 9 student at Sir Robert Woodard Academy, said:

“When we went to the Crick event in London, we presented our ideas in front of an audience ranging from our peers through to world leading scientists. This was daunting but really helped build my confidence when public speaking.”

Connor Godley, Year 9 student at Sir Robert Woodard Academy, said:

“This project inspired me to think about and introduce new forms of carbon reduction we could use in school. I enjoyed working as a team to accomplish one goal.”

Kings Priory School 03 6 Up Book Awards Last week SRWA hosted the 6-Up Book Awards- a programme that promotes higher-level reading among Year 6 children at some...

28th March, 2019

6 Up Book Awards

Last week SRWA hosted the 6-Up Book Awards- the culmination of a programme that promotes higher-level reading among Year 6 children at some of our feeder primary schools: Sompting Village Primary, North Lancing Primary, the Globe Primary and Seaside Primary, and has them working alongside Year 7 students at the academy.

Pupils read 4 shortlisted teen novels and meet regularly to discuss the stories and issues raised in the books.  This creates a buzz in the whole year group around reading and encourages peer to peer enthusiasm for reading.  We start in October and it runs to March – with the presentation afternoon as near to World Book Day as we can manage. The year 6 students love it – they get excited when the new books arrive and I have the opportunity of speaking with them and hearing their thoughts on all the books.  

We had a great afternoon discussing the books, participating in some activities and then finishing with the vote and announcement of the winner.  Book Tokens were given to four students (one from each Primary) who had done outstanding work in their “Reading Passports” over the last 6 months, writing reviews, writing about themselves and some had even drawn their favourite characters or redesigned the book covers.  

6 Up Book Awards – winning book was “Sleeper” by J D Fennell


Students commented:

“I was captivated by the constant suspense and plot twists! Five Stars!” Lily Holden – Sompting Village Primary

“An exciting journey inside a book.  I didn’t want it to end or put it down.”   Pip Wakeford – The Globe

“In with the adventure, was a good way to start the story … the ending was a great cliffhanger!” – Harrison Edwards – North Lancing

“This has been an incredible book as just the first few lines drew me in. I really want to read the next book!” – Sol Whelan  - Seaside.

 

 

 

Kings Priory School 04 Uk Maths Trust Challenge We have recently had some real successes in Maths in the UKMT (UK Maths Trust) Intermediate Challenge

18th March, 2019

Uk Maths Trust Challenge

We have recently had some real successes in Maths in the UKMT (UK Maths Trust) Intermediate Challenge which a number of our students across years 9, 10 and 11 sat back in February. 

This is a national maths paper that covers questions that don’t necessarily require skills beyond the ones they have learned in the classroom but which do require them to apply those skills in unfamiliar ways and to solve unusual problems.

The top 40% of students across the country receive an award, with 1/6 of those being a gold award, 1/3 a silver and 1/2 a bronze.  Overall we had 15 bronze awards, 9 silver awards and 5 gold awards plus 6 of our students have now gone through to the second round Kangaroo papers, which they will take later this month.

One result particularly stood out. Saffron Bloxham, who received a gold award and will sit the Kangaroo paper in a  few weeks’ time, was in the top 1.5% of results nationally and has been invited to a UKMT 5-day residential summer school this summer. This is an opportunity that is only made available to 200 students a year and it is the first time one of our students has ever been invited. Saffron is a hugely talented and motivated mathematician and will undoubtedly make the most of this fantastic opportunity where she will be doing Maths all day long alongside students from across the country.

Well Saffron and to all students who took part!

 

Kings Priory School 05 SRWA and Lancing College students collaborate A fantastic opportunity for collaboration between SRWA and Lancing College last week when students shared STEM project

18th March, 2019

SRWA and Lancing College students collaborate

Last week a group of our Year 12 sixth formers shared progress on their Ricardo Gold CREST Award project with a group of Upper Sixth students from Lancing College, who are undertaking a similar engineering challenge. Both groups of students were supported by graduates from Ricardo Engineering.

A fantastic opportunity for collaboration between SRWA and Lancing College. 

Kings Priory School 06 Word Book Day read-a-thon a great success! A big congratulations to the students who took part in our World Book Day read-a-thon last week

11th March, 2019

Word Book Day read-a-thon a great success!

A big congratulations to the students who took part in our World Book Day read-a-thon last week. 

32 students were sponsored to sit in the library and read all day instead of going to their normal lessons. They were joined by members of staff on rotation who sat with the students when they were available …. Ms Urwin, Mrs McCullough, Mrs Westgate, Mrs Hillman, Ms Sale, Mr McGonigle and Mr Scantlebury took part.

Twelve students read an entire book over the course of the day! 12 Accelerated Reader quizzes were taken also.

Richard Martin in Year 8 is reading a book with over 700 pages - he ticked off 400 of those in one sitting.

Several of the students commented on how calm and relaxed they felt after reading for the whole day.  Some of the older students in years 9 and 10 said how nice it was to have time to read. Raphaella Badua, year 9 felt that she doesn’t have a lot of time now to read for pleasure, so loved the opportunity to sit quietly and read an entire book.

Cher Clayton in year 7 wants to know when the next one will be!

Libby Syred, year 7, says that she has been sponsored over £55 if she completed the whole day of reading – which she did!

The money raised will go towards buying more books for the Library.

Well done everyone!

 

 

Kings Priory School 07 Future Prime Ministers in the making? We really enjoyed the Worthing Mayor’s Debate competition at The Chamber at Worthing Town Hall on Friday

11th March, 2019

Future Prime Ministers in the making?

We really enjoyed the Worthing Mayor’s Debate competition at The Chamber at Worthing Town Hall on Friday.

We were chosen to debate against the proposal that we should do more to celebrate diversity and against the proposal that we can ever close the gender pay gap- tough topics!

Every team member contributed: Rosanna Griffiths, Molly Dollner, Evie-May Sims and Joe Woods in year 10 and George Bridgen, Jodie Bridgen, Harry Sotham and Jasmine Adams.

We were up against teams from Sion, Bohunt and Worthing High and the competition was very strong. We have yet to be informed by Mr Mayor and Councillor Hazel Thorpe who won but we really enjoyed the experience and the insight into the world of local politics.

 

Kings Priory School 08 Collaboration and inquiry for staff on INSET day First day back after half term (Monday 25 February) was an INSET day with a focus on staff personal and professional dev...

28th February, 2019

Collaboration and inquiry for staff on INSET day

First day back after half term (Monday 25 February) was an INSET day with a focus on staff personal and professional development.

In the spirit of collboration and inquiry, staff spent the day sharing ideas with and learning from their counterparts in other schools such as North Lancing Primary, Downlands in Hassocks and St Paul’s in Burgess Hill. Also many chose to spend the day at the local independent schools within our Woodard network, Hurst College and Lancing College.

The day was hugely successful. Staff who visited Hurst came away with ideas of collaboration across subjects and pushing students to go outside their comfort zone both socially and academically.

Staff feedback on their time spent at our near neighbour, Lancing College, was that the beautiful buildings and grounds give a wonderful learning environment. Teachers observed lessons in art, English and computer science and came away with ideas to encorporate in their own teaching.

A fantastic time was had by our staff who visited North Lancing Primary and The Globe with great admiration flowing towards the 'amazing energy' of the class teachers there and the polite pupils as well as surprise at the high level some Year 5s and 6s were already working at.

Overall a very valuable day spend learning about and sharing knowledge with other schools in our local network.

Thank you to all the schools, staff and students who welcomed us!

Kings Priory School 9 Science expert helps student with project SRWA science students, Joe Woods, Evie-May Sim and Jamie Purcell are taking part in a real life science research project...

11th February, 2019

Science expert helps student with project

SRWA science students, Joe Woods, Evie-May Sim and Jamie Purcell are taking part in a real life science research project into Ionic Fluids. The aim is to carry out research into ionic fluids that hasn’t been done before in the hope of presenting their findings in July.

We contacted an expert in the field, Mr Tom Welton, and he kindly agreed to come and have a chat with us. After some very interesting discussions with Mr Welton the group are going to synthesise two different ionic fluids with different anion groups and use this to perform liquid-liquid extraction of metal complexing agents.

Mr Welton has also invited us to Imperial college London to use some of their high tech equipment for our analysis which is very exciting.

Well done to all involved!

 

Kings Priory School 10 SRWA student Air Cadet on path to earn his "wings" Congratulations to SRWA student and Air Cadet Corporal, Michael Gray, who earlier this month began training to earn his...

11th February, 2019

SRWA student Air Cadet on path to earn his "wings"

Congratulations to SRWA student and Air Cadet Corporal, Michael Gray, who earlier this month began training to earn his “wings.”

He spent time in the hanger with qualified gliding instructors, learnt about how the aircraft gets into the sky and more importantly what keeps them there without engines! He also learnt how an operational gliding airfield works and how they fit in to the bigger picture.

The cadets were all itching to get into the air but, as with all things, they needed to start at the beginning which for them this meant time firmly on the ground! The cadets were able to take control of the Viking simulator together with one of the instructor team where they were able to put into practice some of the theory they had learnt earlier in the day.

Sergeant Leslie Ackerman, an adult volunteer at 1440 Squadron said: “By starting the cadets off using a simulator on the ground, they are able to understand the basics of how aircraft fly and what the controls do to affect that. This makes for a much better experience when they do take to the skies.”

Passing the Ground School element of their gliding training means that the team can now progress, take to the air and put into practice some of the things they learnt in the coming months.   

 

Kings Priory School 11 Girls in elite professions This month, ten year 10 students took part in a pilot project called 'Girls in Elite Professions' run by the University...

11th February, 2019

Girls in elite professions

This month, ten year 10 students took part in a pilot project called 'Girls in Elite Professions' run by the University of Sussex. 

The aim of the project was to identify careers to students, especially girls, who may not have considered these for themselves and to learn about the different pathways that successful women have taken.

The girls were spilt into two groups and were given a disposable camera and had to take photos of their visit, this included the working environment, office space, outside location and anything else they thought was relevant to the visit.

Five girls visited an architecture company in Brighton, where they spoke to employees, had an overview of their roles and how they got to where they are today.

The other five students visited a law firm, run by two women, that specialises in housing law for the homeless and people who are in danger of losing their homes.

Students were then taken to the University of Sussex where they visited the Law Clinic, which helps and supports people with various aspects of law. They had an insight into employment law and learnt that whilst students at the university are studying law they have the opportunity to work alongside staff on live cases.  

Students then visited the mock law courts at Sussex and had an opportunity to wear the gowns and experience the atmosphere of a court room.

The photos that the students took will form part of an exhibition at University of Sussex.

 

Kings Priory School 12 Year 8 Making Choices Medical Day This month some year 8 students visited University of Sussex to take part in medical day.

11th February, 2019

Year 8 Making Choices Medical Day

There are 40 students in year 8 that take part in the Making Choices programme which is aimed at exposing students to the idea of university from a young age. The groups are split into either Arts or STEM depending on their personal interests.

This month the STEM students visited University of Sussex to take part in medical day. They spent the day with four medical students who were training to become doctors. Our students spent the day learning and understanding the importance of a doctors questioning when patients visit their GP. They were given a fictitious case and had to diagnose the illness. To do this they were taught how to take blood pressure, use a record the peak flow, how to find a pulse on different areas of the body and to check reflexes. The students collated the information enabling them to diagnose the cause of the illness.

 

Kings Priory School 13 Holocaust Memorial Day- Torn from Home Last week, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Week, students at SRWA heard about the realities of the genocide from two f...

31st January, 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day- Torn from Home

auschwitz

Last week, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, students at SRWA heard about pre-war Jewish life in Europe and the ensuing genocide from two fellow students- sixth formers who recently visited Auschwitz.

Year 12 students Archie Fletcher and Bethany Steer, who are both studying A-Level History at W6, took part in the ground breaking ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’, project run by the Holocaust Educational Trust. The project is designed to help young people understand the realities of the Holocaust by experiencing Auschwitz first hand, after which they are encouraged to share their personal responses with others in their school and community.

During the visit, students were first taken to Oświęcim, the town where the Auschwitz concentration and death camps were located and where the local Jewish community lived prior to the start of the Second World War. They were then shown several barracks at Auschwitz I – registration documents of inmates, piles of hair, shoes, clothes and other items seized from the prisoners as they entered the camps. After that they were taken the short distance to Birkenau. This is the site that most people associate with the word “Auschwitz” and where the vast majority of victims were murdered. The remnants of barracks, crematoria and gas chambers are in stark contrast to Auschwitz I. The tour of Birkenau culminates in a memorable ceremony held next to the destroyed crematoria. The ceremony includes readings, a moment of reflection and ends with all participants lighting memorial candles.

Archie and Bethany, who are now Ambassadors for the Holocaust Education Trust said the trip was a “life changing experience”. Bethany said “Nothing could have prepared me for the size and scale of the camps and the killing that took place there.” Archie said “The visit to Auschwitz made me comprehend the reality of the Holocaust. Much more powerful than learning about it in the classroom.”

On their return the pair spoke about their experience in assemblies based on this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme - Torn from Home. They linked Auschwitz to genocides going on in the present day and explained why it is important to take individual responsibility and stand up against prejudice in any form.

On Friday 25th January 20 visitors including the Mayor and Mayoress, Coucillors, Rabbis, a vicar and members of the District Council came into school. They attended the student assembly and a subsequent presentation by SRWA history teacher Marie Vivier who is an expert on the Holocaust and was the organiser behind the Auschwitz trip and our Holocaust Memorial Day events. She now plans to expand the ambassador programme to other schools in the area.

Marie said: "A poll carried out by the Guardian last week showed that 1 in 20 people in the UK do not believe that the Holocaust happened. If these figures are to be believed it is essential that young people learn fact based information about what happened during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides.Holocaust memorial day is important for remembering all of the victims of the Holocaust and for reflecting upon why it is important to take social responsibility for standing up to prejudice and discrimination in whatever form it takes today."

 

 

Kings Priory School 14 Get your Chaos and Oliver tickets here! Tickets for our two upcoming show Chaos and Oliver can be bought here.

31st January, 2019

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Kings Priory School 15 Free Christmas lunch great fun for all involved This year for the first time a free community Christmas lunch was hosted here at SRWA and it was a huge success enjoyed...

10th January, 2019

Free Christmas lunch great fun for all involved

This year for the first time a free community Christmas lunch was hosted here at SRWA and it was a huge success enjoyed by all involved.

Organised by Janice Roberts, cooked by SRWA Catering Manager Cheryl Bailey and run by an army of incredible volunteers, the event was aimed at elderly people, single parents or anyone keen for some company.

Organiser Janice said: “This was a very special day for so many people, guest and volunteers. “Christmas day at both venues went really well, everyone went home very happy with full tummies, Christmas presents and a lovely smile on their face.”

The hard work of planning the events began in September, with organisers searching for volunteers and donations to make the days a success. People volunteered to help wrap presents, prepare vegetables and decorate the venues on Christmas Eve while many people also helped out on Christmas Day.

Janice said: “We couldn’t have provided the Christmas lunches to both venues without the support of so many people and organisations. “We would like to thank the local people across Adur who provided all the tree gifts for our guests, decorations, mince pies, crackers, chocolates, wine, soft drinks and so much more. “Your generosity has been amazing, a real sense of community helping for others.”

Janice thanked all the businesses who provided the bulk of the food for both venues free of charge. They were: Bidfood, Loxely Food Service, Brake Bros, Shannnon’s Butchers, GA Brown Green Grocers, Fox Green Grocers in Southwick, the Co-op in Lancing and Shoreham and Sainsbury’s Hove.

A huge well done and extra special thank you goes to the following fabulous students and SRWA Head of Music, Laura Fauvel, who came up trumps with the musical entertainment:

Libby Ayres
Lucy Ayres
Michael Gray
Charlotte Gray
Lauren Godley
Connor Godley
Robert Fellingham
Melissa Fellingham
Bethany Petrie
Daisy Gunton
Lucy Rae
Zoe MacRae

Well done everyone!

Kings Priory School 16 Year 11 Aspire to Achieve Day On Friday 7th December we hosted an Aspire to Achieve day for all year 11s to help prepare them for exams and get them t...

12th December, 2018

Year 11 Aspire to Achieve Day

We are proud of the careers provision at SRWA, in particular our links with the local business community. Over the year we have been able to invite business people in to speak with our students quite frequently. 

On Friday 7th December we hosted an Aspire to Achieve day for all year 11s. They received their mock results the night before and then had a day of organisation, motivation and inspiration. There were inspirational talks and practical advice on how to get organised and prepared for exams.

In the afternoon, over 30 business people joined us to speak to students about their own career pathways, in addition to the skills they look for in employees. Students had the chance to speak in depth to the business people about their own interests and aspirations. 

We were fortunate to have a wide range of businesses in different industries come along for the day. Students were able to choose employers that interested them and have a chat about jobs and careers in HR, finance, banking, film, training, international trade, printing, furniture and interior design, construction, entrepreneur, engineering, medical devices, software, accountancy, legal and printing - to name but a few. Even the headteacher from Seaside primary popped in to chat to students about his own career.

We had some former students who had made it big in the business world and were happy to come back and share their story and experiences. 

We were also pleased to be able to welcome students from St Andrews to share in this amazing day, and also speak with our visiting businesses. 

The feedback from students and business people was excellent:

“It was great. I only wished it was even longer.”
“I loved talking to the business people.”
"‘The careers chats were incredibly useful. They made me take a deep insight into my career path. Thank you!’”
"‘Meeting people from business was most useful and most helpful.’”
“Overall amazing, super helpful and hope we can do this again".
"Hi Mark, just a quick note to say how rewarding i found today. Hopefully the students are feeling the same! Speak soon and have a great weekend. Thanks.”Jon Rush ACMA Consultant at HR Smart Ltd.

The whole day was such a success we are already planning ahead to make next year's event even bigger and better.

Kings Priory School 17 Year 8 Making Choices trip to Sussex University Year 8 students spent a day at the University of Sussex as part of the Making Choices programme- designed to promote the...

11th December, 2018

Year 8 Making Choices trip to Sussex University

Last week two groups of year 8 students spent a day at the University of Sussex as part of the Making Choices programme- designed to promote the idea of University study from an young age.

The group of STEM students spent a day working with their racing team and learning about wind tunnels. The Arts & Humanities group spent the day working with Business academics looking at different types of business before completing an apprentice style task in the afternoon.

  • Making Choices is a programme for Year 8 students that explores academic subjects.
  • Its aim is to support students as they make their GCSE and future choices.
  • Support and inform students in their GCSE choices
  • Introduce learners to new subjects, topics and ways of learning
  • Build confidence and encourage a sense of belonging within a university environment
  • Grow knowledge around professional pathways and the value of qualifications
  • There are two strands Arts & Humanities and STEM, 20 students in each group
  • Students will attend three academic sessions, a campus tour and a graduation

Our Year 8s are gaining lots of valuable experience from taking part in the programme and we are looking forward to what the next sessions will bring.

 

 

 

Kings Priory School 18 Beauty and the Beast- mysterious and magical Audiences were transported to 18th century Paris in all its baroque grandeur this week with our Christmas show

10th December, 2018

Beauty and the Beast- mysterious and magical

Audiences were transported to 18th century Paris in all its baroque grandeur this week with our Christmas show – a quirky retelling of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast.

Jean Louis and his wife Helene have a young family of six children. Unfortunately Helene dies and Jean is left to look after the children himself, struggling to cope after her death. Through a snow storm he accidentally finds himself at the palace of the beast where he picks a beautiful rose. The beast finds out and makes a pact with him that within the month he will give the beast his daughter for marriage, or will lose his life.

The brave young daughter leaves her family behind to save her father’s life and finds love in the glorious Palace of the Beast.

The cast of over 50 students from all year groups 7-13 pulled together to put on a magnificent show with confident performances, fantastic hand-stitched period costumes and an incredibly creative hand-made set. Original music for the show was written by our very own, Laura Fauvel and original choreography devised by Head of Dance, Alison Askew and Chloe Hill.

One year 7 parent said; “It was such a treat for the eyes and ears! The costumes and set were incredible.This was our first SRWA show and the whole thing was so professional, we were very impressed.”

Principal Kieran Scanlon said: “It’s easy to fall into the trap of taking the consistency, quality and ambition of our school performances for granted. The truth is that what the Performing Arts team achieve is extraordinary. This latest production of Beauty and the Beast is hilarious, rich in dialogue and the set is stunning. The range of students involved is also fantastic to see. I’m already looking forward to the next show.” 

Well done to all involved!

 

Kings Priory School 19 Design Tech trip to Bowers and Wilkins On the 20th November the W6 3D Design students attended a visit to the Bowers and Wilkins facility in Worthing

6th December, 2018

Design Tech trip to Bowers and Wilkins

On the 20th November the W6 3D Design students attended a visit to the Bowers and Wilkins facility in Worthing. They had a guided tour of the manufacturing plant and experience some of the world class acoustic products they produce. The students were able to see real life manufacturing techniques speak with the engineers and see first-hand the rigorous quality assurance that ensures such high standards in Bowers and Wilkins products. 

On completion of the tour the students had the unique opportunity of a listening session in Bowers and Wilkins acoustically treated room and their state of the art Cinema room. The students were spoilt by the hospitality and the sound quality they experienced as they enjoyed various tracks and video clips that demonstrated the high end results of the extensive design, testing and manufacturing techniques that are used to create the speakers.

Once again The SRWA 3D Design department and W6 would like to extend our thanks to Bowers and Wilkins for giving up their valuable time for our students, it was a truly awe inspiring visit which demonstrated perfectly how products are created and highlighted many potential careers paths available to them.

 

Kings Priory School 20 Primary indoor football tournaments Congratulations to all the girls and boys who took part in our primary indoor football tournaments last week

3rd December, 2018

Primary indoor football tournaments

Congratulations to all the girls and boys from our feeder primary schools who took part in our indoor football tournaments last week.

There were many goals, some excellent play and great teamwork from all teams who entered. Seaside Primary's Year 4 Boys won their tournament on goal difference with North Lancing Primary a close second.

The Globe Girls won their tournament, not losing a game. They managed to score an impressive 18 goals with only three scored against them. 

A brilliant event enjoyed by all. Well done to all players.

 

Kings Priory School 21 Apple tree gift from departing Librarian Former SRWA Librarian Sue Waton kindly donated an apple tree for our allotment as a leaving present to the school

29th November, 2018

Apple tree gift from departing Librarian

Former SRWA Librarian Sue Waton kindly donated an apple tree for our allotment as a leaving present to the school.

Trevor Crowter, who runs the Gardening Club organised a ceremony for the planting which took place earlier this week.

It was a very sweet event at which Sue and the allotment Club students dug a hole and planted the tree. Then she read aloud a beautiful poem about trees and what they bring to our lives.

Thank you Sue and all the best for the future! 

Kings Priory School 22 'Youth Speaks' public speaking competition Well done to all the students who took part in the Worthing Rotary Club Youth Speaks public speaking competition

29th November, 2018

'Youth Speaks' public speaking competition

Well done to all the students who took part in the Worthing Rotary Club Youth Speaks public speaking competition this week - with extra congratulations to dream team Lucy, Isabel and Rosanna who won the senior contest and are through to the next round

Kings Priory School 23 Year 9 students join NHS Skills Club A group of year 9 students have been taking part in an NHS Skills Club, a 6 week course designed to introduce young lear...

26th November, 2018

Year 9 students join NHS Skills Club

A group of year 9 students have been taking part in an NHS Skills Club, a 6 week course designed to introduce young learners to the different health and social care career pathways that are available within the NHS.

Based at Brighton General Hospital the sessions cover a wide range of topics  and give the students information about the various jobs on offer for different skills sets.

Session 1 dealt with the importance of good communication skills when dealing with patients and the  general public. Session 2 taught them about working in neo natal and using life sized baby dummies they were taught how to insert a feeding tube, take a pulse, change nappies and clothe a premature baby. They also learnt about community nursing and were told of the variety of roles and qualifications required.

In session 3 students learned about resucitation, practiced CPR on dummies and were shown what to do if someone was choking. They also listened to the career journey of an apprentice.

Our students are benefiting hugely from this course and are looking forward to what the next three sessions will bring!

Update...

Last week the students learnt about infection control and sepsis and how it can easily be overlooked and mistaken for flu.

This week the students were given an overview of life as a paramedic, they received information on careers and different pathways leading into the role as well as hand on practical sessions, which included:

Learning how to use a stretcher board and how to secure patients heads after an accident.

They worked with a dummy that could be activated to simulate a human being, so it could talk, breathe and students were able to take it’s pulse and they fitted a breathing tube into its throat.

Para 1Para 5Para 4

 

 

Kings Priory School 24 Year 8 student is marital arts champ Congratulations to Alfie Carter who has won gold and silver medals in the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts British Championships

19th November, 2018

Year 8 student is marital arts champ

Congratulations to Alfie Carter who has won gold and silver medals in the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts British Championships. He entered three categories, extreme kicking, kickboxing and hand drills and won gold in the extreme kicking and silver in handrails. 

This is a fantastic achievement and shows what you can accomplish with dedication and perseverance. Well done Alfie! 👏👏👏 

 

Kings Priory School 25 Donation gives boost to Greenpower team A massive thank you to Sompting Big Local who have donated £400 to the SRWA Greenpower race team

19th November, 2018

Donation gives boost to Greenpower team

A massive thank you to Sompting Big Local who recently presented a cheque for £400 to the SRWA Greenpower race team to help support and develop the Greenpower project. The funding will help buy various components for the car in order to increase its top speed, help improve efficiency and pay for race entry this season. 

This year the team has grown in size with the edition of some keen year 9s, the students have already selected several new exciting projects to work on, including a new gearing system, a heat sink for the motor and aerodynamic discs for the wheels.