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  • TASS Potential Programme

    Published 21/01/19
    On Wednesday night the students in Post 16 who are part of the TASS project in connection with Coventry University, took part in a series of fitness tests. They will now spend the next 4 weeks trying to improve before they retest in week 6. Th
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  • Year 7 Support Langar Aid Campaign

    Published 14/01/19

    During December, our Year 7 students showed immense generosity by supporting Langar Aid's 'Bag of Warmth Appeal'. This is a campaign to provide comfort to those who do not have access to winter essentials, especially those who are faced with homelessness and hardship during the winter months.

    In order to fill the bags, students and staff alike donated items such as hats, scarves and toiletries. These bags were distributed around the West Midlands to provide comfort and support to the homeless, isolated and vulnerable.

    I would like to thank all who donated. It truly made a huge difference in this cold weather.

    A special thank you to Rob Bromfield for his generous donation of shallots from our school garden.

    These shallots were used to cook meals for Langar Aid service users.

                                                                              Ms Birdee, HLTA The Bridge

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  • Post 16 and Santa Join Forces to Raise Over £700 for Local Charities

    Published 20/12/18

    Once again this year, Post 16 students proudly took to the streets of Holbrooks with Santa and his sleigh to raise money for Rotary, Myton Hospice, Air Ambulance and many other local charities.

    In freezing temperatures last Friday evening, twenty two Post 16 students brought Christmas cheer to the local community and raised an outstanding £756.88!

    Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and kept smiling throughout the cold evening.

    We are very proud of all students who participated and want to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts.

              Ms Wright, Leader of Psychology and Raising Achievement in P16

     

     

     

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  • Sensational 5enses Showcase!

    Published 20/12/18
    The showcase 5ENSES was another huge success for the Performing Arts clubs at President Kennedy School. The evening was full of student initiative and displayed talents in all aspects of the performing arts. Each student showed commitment, de
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  • World Class Students Attend Awards Ceremony

    Published 17/12/18

    We were delighted to accompany some of our students, and their proud parents, to the prestigious annual World Class Schools Awards Ceremony held at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London on Thursday evening, 6th December.

    Being a World Class School affords many opportunities for our students. This year, four of our Year 12 students, Zohaib Malik, Isha Patel, Caidie Samra and Reyna Sandhar, were formally designated as assessors for the World Class Schools accreditation process following their successful work in the assessment process of schools achieving ‘World Class Schools’ status this year.

    To achieve this, they spent many weeks assessing the quality of the bids from applicant schools and observing these schools in action during the assessment day activity earlier this term. Reyna Sandhar received a special commendation at the Awards Ceremony for her work in the role.

    They commented: "Reyna is a real team player. She was unphased by being asked to move project teams on the morning of the assessment centre and quickly established strong working relationships with her fellow shadow assessors."

    In addition, two of our Year 9 students, Grace Moongo and Matthew Taylor, were shortlisted in the final 11 winners for the national World Class Schools essay competition. Students worked with Mrs Bram to produce an academically researched essay in response to the title:

    How do the experiences of young people at school affect how healthy a lifestyle they adopt?’

    Particular congratulations go to Matthew Taylor who was awarded 2nd place in the competition which judges, including Professor Chris Bonell of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, declared was of undergraduate quality.

    Read Matthew's essay here:

    https://www.worldclass-schools.org/pdfs/essays/Matthew-Taylor-WCSQM-essay-writing-competition-entry-2018.pdf

    Well done!

    Ms von Rabenau, Assistant Head Teacher

     

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  • Year 7 World Champion!

    Published 17/12/18

    My name is Muhammad Abu-bakr. I am a Junior World Champion in Thai Boxing. I achieved the title of World Champion by training almost every day. I started training when I was 5 years old and I have been training and competing ever since.

    During my experience, I have been able to travel around the world for competitions. When I was part of Team GB, I competed in Alicante, Spain and this is where I achieved my 3rd World Championship title.

    This month, I will be competing in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition which I am really excited about as it is my first competition in this sport.

    Recently I was nominated for the Coventry and Warwickshire Sportsperson of the year and I was one of the three finalists. My skills within Thai boxing will hopefully help me accomplish my goal of becoming an MMA fighter in the future.

     

    Muhammad Abu-bakr, Year 7

     

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  • Santa is coming to Holbrooks!

    Published 10/12/18

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  • Success for Year 12 on Pathways Programmes

    Published 10/12/18

    Several students in Year 12 have successfully gained places on pathways to programmes that will help them reach the top universities in the country for the most competitive degrees.

    Zohaib Malik has a place on 'Pathways to Law' hosted by the University of Warwick, and Melicka Ghafouri and Frederico Romba-Martins have a place on 'Pathways to Banking' also hosted by the University of Warwick.

    Congratulations are also due for Roseann Joseph, Lachwinder Singh and Reyna Sandhar who have secured places on 'Routes to Medicine' and Dentistry run by the University of Birmingham.

    All of these programmes are extremely competitive and received many applications, so well done to these students for gaining a place. They will now have access to bespoke mentoring, work experience and support opportunities to help them fulfil their chosen career.

                                                          Mr Hodson, Raising Achievement in P16

     

     

     

     

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  • Building Brighter Bridges

    Published 10/12/18

    Year 8 Students Dante Madamombe, Harriet Fraser, Nana Daffour,Simran Gill, Travis Petty, Panashe Ngwerume, Oliver Morris, Willow Riley, Amy Northall and Issabella Kyere had the opportunity to visit the construction company Laing O'Rourke and Murphy (LM) in Birmingham to develop their Enterprise skills, as part of an Enabling Enterprise team challenge.

    LM (Laing O’Rourke and Murphy) are two of Europe’s most prominent and innovative engineering and construction companies. They have come together to form LM, a powerful joint venture, working to deliver the northern section of HS2's phase one enabling works. Both companies are leaders in rail infrastructure delivery, tunnelling, bridge construction, civil engineering, offsite manufacturing and digital engineering. The combination of skills and strengths means that LM can offer a fully rounded service that builds on the best of each organisation and complements the diverse requirements of 21st century major project delivery.

    Students in teams were asked to design and construct a model of a brand new bridge connecting the town of Bogsby with a new development which is planned for construction on the other side of the river. To help them, students had to learn about the company, interview LM employees on how they use the enterprise skills of team work and problem solving in their job roles. Students had to apply and analyse different bridge building construction techniques, so they could construct a model of their bridge. Finally each team had to give a pitch about their bridge to a panel of LM employees who were acting as judges.

    "It was a great experience learning about the new project HS2 that LM are working on in Birmingham. We even got the chance to make one of our own bridges. I would like to think Enabling Enterprise and LM for making this experience possible" Amy Northall

    Harriet Fraser added "It was a challenging task as we had a limited time and resources. The skills we used were problem solving and team work. These skills will help us when we leave school "

    Mrs Petrak, Leader of Enterprise

     

               

         

     

     

     

     

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  • PLAY (CODE) SHARE

    Published 10/12/18

    Last week a group of Year 9 students participated in a project co-ordinated by the Warwick Arts Centre called ‘Play Code Share’.

    The focus for the week was to learn some of the key elements required for programming in a creative way. These were taught using traditional programming exploration using processing. This element was delivered by a digital artist, and combined dance which was delivered by a non-digital artist.

    The aim was to embed these key elements with a creative approach to prepare students for GCSE Computer Science.

    The students were exceptional in the way they participated and embraced this innovative approach to computer programming.                 Mrs Matharu, I.C.T

    Comments from students:

    "This project was a really fun and unique experience. I really enjoyed the physical concepts we learnt through dance as they helped me with my programming."

    "I enjoyed this project very much. I liked the way we learnt through movement to learn key programming concepts and playing games to learn how to write pseudo code."

    "This project has shown me that programming complex programmes isn't difficult."

    "The project was great fun and gave me an excellent experience about programming"

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  • Wasps Community Day!

    Published 10/12/18

    On Thursday, the Year 7 and 8 netball teams were treated to a fantastic afternoon at the Ricoh Arena.

    The girls participated in many different activities which were ran by expert coaches and Wasps players. They had an exclusive tour of the stadium, changing rooms, and even had a photo with the super league trophy!

    The girls thoroughly enjoyed experiencing what it was like to be a Wasps netball player and were truly inspired after seeing what goes into professional match day preparations.

    The girls represented the school wonderfully and maybe one day will go on to represent a super league netball team themselves! 

    Keep up the great work!                                 Miss Truman, P.E Department

     

     

     

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  • Christmas Fayre ~ Friday 14th December. Stalls still available to book!

    Published 26/11/18

     

    Stalls still available to book!

    To book a stall please contact : finlayson@pks.coventry.sch.uk

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