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  • Year 7 3D Maze Making on Show

    Published 23/06/17

    Year 7 students have been making 3D mazes as part of their Computer Science lessons.  They used Google Sketchup software to produce the 3D mazes and then used in-built camera features to produce a video walkthrough of their maze. Each one was themed and students produced mazes with themes such as super heroes, horror movie and circus themes.   

    Mr Moorcroft, Bridge Progress Leader

    “Making mazes is fun and I enjoyed it because it was a SketchUp plan in 3D design and it helps me with my computer work. I hope I can work in computers in the future because of this.”

    Mason Kyle, Year 7 Student

    “I built a maze in SketchUp for the Year 7 project. I really enjoyed doing this because you can be as creative as you want. I built a compact maze with loads of dead ends to confuse the people. You could even print pictures of your choice onto the walls of your maze.”

    Matthew Smith, Year 7 Student

    These mazes will be on display in the Bridge at lunch and break times.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Year 8 Athletics Champions!

    Published 23/06/17

    The Year 8 boys became Coventry Super 6s Athletics Champions for the first time on Wednesday night. The event involved a team of 6 pupils who had to take part in 2 events each; 1 track and 1 field from the following; Shot Putt, Javelin, Long Jump, 100m, 200m and 800m.

    Each event had 22 pupils in it and you had to come in the top 8 to score points for your team. The results below show which events and where our boys finished in them:

    200m - 2nd Edward Abiodun, 7th Brooklyn Vassell

    Long Jump - 3rd Habib Bologun, 4th Solomon Boateng

    Shot Putt - 1st Brooklyn Vassell

    Javelin - 2nd Avi Ladhar, 5th Taylor Harridence

    Relay - 3rd Avi Ladhar, Soloman Boateng, Habib Bologun and Edward Abiodun

    The boys will now represent Coventry in the CSW school game finals. Well done!

    Mr Garlick, PE Department

     

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  • President Kennedy School's General Election Results!

    Published 16/06/17

    The School Council carried out a whole school election to coincide with the General Election which took place on Thursday June 8th. We started this process by preparing our manifesto presentation of each party and this was shown to all students leading up to Election Day.

    Although we used Coventry based names as the parties, the actual manifestos were based on the real political parties.

    The Cathedral Party easily won the election and this represented the manifesto of Labour Party.

    We found this process very interesting and it allowed students across the school to engage in politics and to take an interest in democracy in the UK.

    Sky Marie Hill and Dhrunil Solanki

     

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  • President Kennedy School Runs Its Own General Election 

    Published 09/06/17

    This week President Kennedy School has staged their own mock election to coincide with the General Election complete with voting on Thursday 8th June.   Our election included 5 different parties and each one had to create and publish a party manifesto. The 5 parties comprised; West Orchards Party, Cathedral Party, Sky Blue Party, Herbert Party and Godiva Party.

    "It has been really interesting to witness how opinionated our students have been during the election and how many feel that younger people should have a say in their future.  What is good about the mock election in school is that all the parties names have been changed so students are voting according to which manifesto they prefer, rather than family or friendship bias."

    Mr Moorcroft,   The Bridge, Progress Leader

    "I think this is such a fantastic opportunity for the students to be able to be a part of and involved in gaining an understanding of how an election works. This gives them confidence to voice their opinion to make valuable contribution to society."

    Miss Connelly-Jones, Teaching  Assistant

     

     

     

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  • Cambridge University Success 

    Published 19/05/17

    During the last half term, the nine most academically able students in Year 11 were encouraged to apply for a prestigious residential placement at Clare College, Cambridge.

    The week will involve seminars and tutorials in subjects that these students want to study in the future, as well as outdoor and adventurous activities and sport. In addition, they will get a real flavour of what life is like staying in halls of residence and experiencing being undergraduate at Cambridge.

    I am pleased to announce that Kim Pfahler, Charlie Brown and Amy McCelland have been accepted on the placement and Maryam Qutbuddin and Vikram Dulai are on the reserve list. There were 24 places on offer for all students who applied from the Midlands area – so this is a fantastic achievement.

    I am sure you join me in wishing them all the very best for this exciting opportunity.

     

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  • Wasps Netball and South African International Visit President Kennedy School 

    Published 19/05/17

    On Wednesday 10th May, South African international and Wasps 11th super league signing Bongiwe Msuomi, visited President Kennedy School in order to deliver a two hour specialist netball coaching session to our young netballers.

    Thirty one students were invited from across both key stages, all of which are members of the School netball teams. 

    Bongiwe kicked off the first hour of the intense coaching session completing advanced netball drills that tested the girls’ physical skills as well as their ability to think tactically. Following this, the girls’ were given the chance to show how well they could apply their skills into a game situation and spent the remaining hour competing against each other in a mini netball tournament.

    The girls’ were also given the chance to engage in a question and answer session with Bongiwe at the end of the session, an opportunity to learn more about the life of an elite netballer.

    Overall, it was a very motivating and inspiring session and one of which I’m sure will only further encourage our young netballers to train hard and aim high.                 

                                            

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  • European Commission Workshop Held at President Kennedy School

    Published 17/05/17

    On Wednesday 3rd May President Kennedy School hosted a European Commission workshop which focused on innovation in schools and how to share best practice with schools, not only in the UK but in Europe.

    President Kennedy School and Willenhall Community Primary School have recently been involved in a European Commission study which explored innovation in schools.

    Both schools were chosen because of their track records that see their students achieve strong educational outcomes whilst operating in challenging contexts.

    The study is an international study looking to provide information and pointers to policy makers across Europe as to how they can develop innovative pedagogies and school organisation practices across their jurisdiction.

    Guests included Kirston Nelson, the Director of Education (Coventry City Council), Rimantas Dumcius (Project Director) and Martin Whittle (Study Team Leader).

    Teachers and students from President Kennedy School, Willenhall Community Primary School, Whitmore Park Primary School and Barrs Hill School attended along with parents, governors and other education specialists.

    The workshop was a chance for stakeholders in education to share good practice both here in the UK and in Europe and was a great success.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Students Make It Into Coventry's All Star Basketball Team

    Published 17/05/17

    Congratulations to four of President Kennedy School’s Year 10 pupils who have made it into the Coventry All Star Basketball Team. Haris Tsikas, Sam Isong, Garon Shemar, and Chima Effiom all demonstrated to the coaches the necessary skills and team work required.

    Pupils from President Kennedy School, Grace Academy, The Westwood School and Barrs Hill School were invited to try out for a place on the All Star Team.  

    After a hard and tiring training session held at The Westwood School, learning skills and tactics , it was left to the coaches to make the final decisions on who to pick. 

    Now they will be playing in an exhibition basketball match against a Birmingham All Star Team on 20th May 2017 at the Nechells Leisure in Birmingham.

    Well done boys and good luck!

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  •  Year 12 Engineer with Unipart Mentors

    Published 05/05/17

    On Tuesday a team of five Y12 Physics and Maths students, led by Daniel Coleman took part in the Celebration day for the ‘Engineering Education Scheme’.

    The Team have been working on a project with Mentor Engineers from Unipart since September.

    They were given a real life brief with a genuine problem to solve for the company. They had to complete research and also create Prototype products which they  presented to assessors in the morning. They were then questioned on their stand and also had the chance later in the day to have a look at some of the other projects that school across the Midlands had completed.                        

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  • FA Qualified Football Activators

    Published 05/05/17

    On Tuesday 25th April, five pre-selected President Kennedy School students attended “A game of our own” character camp at St Georges Park in order to complete their football activator training.

    Sophie Shale, Casey Wells, Femke Vriesen, Sharon Boakye and Elizabeth Oduneye spent the day at the multi million pound complex used by both the male and female English national football teams alongside around 10 other Schools from across the country.

    After the opening ceremony, which was kicked off by an inspirational speech from Emily Westwood, captain of Birmingham City Ladies football club, the students embarked on a full day of specialised football activator training.

    The training day, provided the students with the necessary skills needed to deliver extra-curricular football sessions to their peers, with the ultimate aim of increasing girls participation in football. It gave them a chance to develop their leadership and communication skills as well as their own practical football skills. The football activators will be running football sessions after school for girls in the coming weeks. If you are interested in attending, please speak to one of our football activators for more information.

     

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  • President Kennedy School Secures Cup Football Success! 

    Published 28/04/17

    After five years of getting close, the Year 11 boys football team finally won the Coventry Schools’ Cup – defeating Cardinal Wiseman in a very one sided final 9-1!!

    Wiseman were the defending champions from last year so we were expecting a tough encounter – this could not be further from the truth.

    By half time, we were 4-0 up – with goals from Reece Clarke (2) and Momoh Sesay  (2) – all four goals were as a result of excellent team interplay or individual brilliance, coupled with sublime finishing.

    The second half showed no let up – though it would have been easy to become complacent. Clarke and Sesay both went on to complete their well deserved hat tricks and although we conceded from a well taken free kick, three further goals from T’Ahje Smith (2) and Warren Dakouri completed the rout. At the final whistle Wiseman players were completely shell shocked and could not believe that they had been taken apart so easily by an ecstatic and thoroughly deserving President Kennedy School team.

    This victory is one half of a potential cup double as the boys take on Higham Lane (Nuneaton) in the semi final of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup on Tuesday 2nd May – and to the victors the tantalising prospect of playing in the final at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday May 24th.

    Congratulations to all the boys and enjoy the sweet taste of victory – let’s see if we can make it a cup double?

    Team: Frederico Romba Martins; Reece Hendrickson, Enoch Nkatia, Lucinee Donzo (C), Josh Hyde; Momoh Sesay, Alex Bonkar, Patrick Kollie, Pouya Panjshiri; Reece Clarke, Warren Dakouri; T’Ahje Smith, Evans Debrah, Zakk Holroyd, Azize Soumahoro.

     

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  • Coventry Bears Coach Year 7 & 8

    Published 28/04/17

    This term pupils in Year 7 and 8 are getting the opportunity to work with the Coventry Bears Rugby League Team.

    The pupils are being coached by professional rugby league players, and will have the opportunity to play rugby league against other schools in Coventry and Birmingham.

    They will also have the opportunity to attend extra coaching sessions throughout the summer at either Alan Higgs or the Excel Centre.

     

      

     

      

     

     

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