Medical Summer School

DSC003947 year 10s and 2 year 9s enjoyed 3 days at a Medical Summer School at Leicester University. All of them thoroughly enjoyed the experience , sampling what it might be like to attend a Medical School. Activities included using real medical equipment; they saw first hand the day in the life of a doctor.

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GCSE English Parental Engagement Evening

GCSE English Parental Engagement EveningExciting opportunity for parents and students! Make the most of the summer holidays. Monday July 11th 7pm – 8pm GCSE English Parental Engagement Evening in the school hall. This will be led by the English department. It will provide information on the challenges facing you and how to overcome them! There will be the opportunity to get questions answered, buy texts and find out how you can prepare for the pivotal year ahead. We look forward to seeing you there! Letters will be coming home on Thursday.

Georgina Adam to represent England

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Georgina Adam has officially been selected to represent England at the U20 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas on 19th – 23rd July in the 200m. She is having a fantastic season running a PB of 24.00 seconds at Sportcity Manchester.

North Kesteven Hosts Medical and Healthcare Conference – 29th June

A Journey to Medicine and Healthcare

Mr Neil Wilkinson-McKie, Headteacher at North Kesteven School says, "It has been our privilege to be working closely with our two Medical Schools partners and the Medical Schools Council to create and stage this fantastic event. For our students, their teacher and our parents it is an amazing opportunity to put together, host, provide face to face ad­vice, guidance and support for students to enter the world of Medicine. Not only does it encourage our outstanding students to aim high it also ensures that we have first hand access and support from these univer­sities who have been superb in their support of our students – I cannot thank them enough! Being the chosen partner and the fact that this is the only school based conference of its type in England demonstrates the dynamism at work here at North Kesteven School and through our innovation we are able to support other students in other settings too."

For more information :-

http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2017/may/universities-spearhead-event-to-encourage-more-medical-students-from-non-traditional-backgrounds

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/news/2017/new-drive-to-recruit-more-medical-students-from-non-traditional-backgrounds.aspx

 

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Slam Jam Final

DSC00377On Thursday 22nd June our champion poets (Ella Moir, Joseph Payne and Molly Inkpin) attended the Final of this year's Slam Jam 2017 competition at the Lincoln Drill Hall. Although we did not emerge as overall winners our students delivered powerful and highly accomplished performances. The efforts of Mrs Larken over the course of this year has created an environment where the students have been comfortable to share their stories, express their opinions and ideas and to really find their voice. There will be a published version of all the poetry produced available from Amazon in the near future...watch this space for more details!

Pop Up Restaurant

popupThis is an exciting opportunity for Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students to showcase their skills via a pop Up Restaurant at North Kesteven School on 7th July 2017. This will be run by former NK student Danny Gill, owner of Browns Pie shop and a finalist in BBC's 'Great British Menu', and Kimberley Allen.

The event will consist of a celebration evening where the students, guided by Danny Gill, will turn the school restaurant into a "pop up" restaurant where they will prepare and serve professional standard food to invited guests.

The event will be planned and all preparation will be completed during school time. The event will take place after school from 6pm until approximately 8pm. Each student will be given two tickets to sell to parents, carers or other family members who would like to come. This opportunity will allow students to experience working in the catering industry and will enhance their knowledge and understanding in preparation of the Year 11 practical examination next year.

Lincolnshire Schools Golf Sixes Competition

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This year the school has been able to run an after school golf club at The Lincoln Golf Centre at Thorpe on the Hill as a result of funding from the Golf Foundation. Part of the funding included some free golf equipment for the school, enabling us to deliver some golf in our lessons, and the training for delivering such golf sessions.

So along with this support from the Golf Foundation and the core PE lessons for all of our Year 10 students which take place at the Lincoln Golf Centre, we were able to attend this competition for the very first time.

We did not win, however our team did win the 'Skills for Life' Award which is presented to the school which demonstrates all of the extra life skills which are a big part of golf. These include good manners, etiquette and support for your team.

Well done, Elodie Sarafindik, Leona Hughes, Scott Robinson, Gregory Bailey, Jordan-Lee Saul and Christopher Taylor. And a very big thank you to Paul Logan, PGA professional at the Lincoln Golf Centre, who came along to help and support us on the day.

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BBC Radio Lincolnshire did a broadcast about this event. If you missed it and want to catch up, please visit the link below and fast forward to 2 hours and 14 minutes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054z5qt

 

Breast Cancer Now – Year 7 Pink Day

Today year 7 students supported our N.K parents, Mr and Mrs Hatzel, who will be cycling from London to Paris this summer in aid of Breast Cancer Now. N.K. was awash with pink from nails to lipstick, socks to hairbows. It brightened up our day and for such a good cause. Thank you to all those who took part in the fun and donated generously.

 

Junior Maths Challenge Success 2017

Junior Maths ChallengePupils at North Kesteven School achieved highly in this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 250,000 pupils form across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13 % silver and the next 21% bronze.

Liam Christopher and Lucy Henderson were the highest achievers this year and were jointly awarded best in school.

The Junior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is aimed at those in Years 7 and 8 and is sat in schools.