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May 2019

  • Our First Health Conference

    Published 20/05/19

    President Kennedy is now working in partnership with NHS Health Education England and Coventry University to raise the awareness of professional pathways into health care and social care.

    We hosted the very first "Health Conference" which allowed students with an interest in these career routes to have a hands on experience when meeting and working with healthcare professionals.

    The event was supported by ten different sectors including healthcare assistants, occupational therapists, midwives and nurses, to administrative apprentices and community emergency response teams.

    170 Year 8, 9, 10 and Post 16 students attended the day, which opened up new horizons and opportunities into careers of which they had not been aware. It also gave them exposure to a range of apprenticeship routes there are into health.

    One student said:

    " I didn’t know you could do an apprenticeship at degree level" and another, after working with a midwife changed their mind on the area of health they wished to pursue, as they now had a real understanding of what it was like to work in different sectors.

    It was a very informative and enjoyable day for all involved.

    Mr Dalton, Leader of Educational Pathways into Health












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  • Gold for Rusciano!

    Published 20/05/19

    Congratulations to Rusciano Thomas-Riley in Year 8, who won gold in the Warwickshire County Athletics Finals on Saturday with a personal best of 12.3 seconds in the Junior 100m.

    Rusciano has been training really hard throughout the winter and already this season has set PBs in the 100 and 200m.

    We wish him good luck for the rest of the season.

    Mr Garlick, P.E Department

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  • 'Maths Challenge' Afternoon

    Published 16/05/19

    On Thursday 2nd May, Year 7 students experienced a Maths Challenge afternoon hosted by the University of Warwick.

    Students were in the hall during periods 4 and 5 and were exposed to a variety of Maths challenges.

    The challenges consisted of a variety of mathematical problems to solve, linked to real world situations.

    Students worked in groups throughout the session to solve these problems with a focus on how they showed their working out, how they worked as a team to solve them and about how they shared their answers.

    A huge congratulation to the following students who won the ‘Maths Relay Event’: Cadey, Rose, Esha and Madeleine.

    A great day for all involved.

    Miss Meyrick, Higher Attaining in The Bridge

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  • Year 12 Students are in the Top 10 of the National League Investing Real Money on the Stock Market

    Published 16/05/19

    Congratulations to Year 12 students; Niskia Pryce, Halimah Begum, Simran Erabi, Caroline Achiaa, Frederico Romba-Martins, Helena Sidhu, Awais Khan and Ravneet Virdi who are investing £2000 on the stock market as part of a national competition initiative "Shares4Schools".

    At the time of writing, students are 2nd in the Regional Midlands League and 10th in the National League.

    The realistic nature of the competition means that it’s important to note the value of investments and that the income from them can go down as well as up. Some schools have lost money in the past, so our students must keep a keen eye on their investments and buy and sell shares at the most profitable times!

    Student’s strategy has been to choose blue chip companies for long term growth and to take a calculated risk buying riskier, but potentially highly profitable 'Aim' shares.

    The competition ends on 28th June 2019, after this date, students will need to sell any remaining investments before 5th July 2019.

    Any remaining investments after then will be automatically sold on 8th July 2019. Therefore, it is important that our students sell all their shares when the financial market is high.

    Halimah said "This experience will teach me the fundamentals of trading on the stock market and it will give me a broader insight into the world of finance which will help me in my studies."

    Mrs Petrak, Leader of Enterprise



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  • Students Experience an Authentic Spanish Getaway!

    Published 08/05/19

    Year 10 and Year 11 students visited Granada on a Spanish trip during the Easter break. Granada is a very traditional part of Spain where very few people speak English. Whilst there, students were immersed into the local culture and experienced a visit to the beach, a Flamenco show, paella cooking class, Spanish lessons and many more culturally rich activities – they even managed to watch the iconic ‘Semana Santa’ processions!

    My favourite part was when we had free time to walk around Granada because it was fascinating to see a different culture, I just wish we had longer. Amelia Bassnett

    I really enjoyed our time at the beach, the view and joking around over Aquarius and tapas. Mollie Wilson

    For me, the best part was trying all the new food and it was interesting to see the traditional Flamenco – I’ve never seen anything like that before!        Daniel Cobbett

    If your child is in Year 9 and you would like them to take part in next year’s trip and have any questions please feel free contact me on

    The initial deposit is due in for 3rd June and is payable via ParentPay.

    Miss Yafai, MFL Department


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May 2019