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May 2023

  • Valuable Skills Learnt on DofE Expedition

    Published 22/05/23

    Well done to all 31 Year 9 students who took part in the Bronze DofE training day on Saturday.

    A first taste of the outdoor expedition, students all completed a short walk, learning valuable navigation and map reading skills from experienced staff volunteers.

    Students had a crash course in pitching a tent for a good night's sleep and folding it away correctly so as to keep it as dry and clean as possible for the next use.

    Students were also taught how to safely set up, light, and cook on a Trangia camping stove which they will use for all of their cooking when on expedition.

    The students engaged in all of the activities with a keen interest and enthusiasm, learning valuable expedition skills that they will use again after half term when they complete their final Bronze expedition.

    A huge thank you to all of the staff volunteers who gave their time and expertise to make this an engaging and valuable training experience for all of the students.

    Mrs Sly, DofE Leader

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  • The Lion King Junior - A Sell-Out Success!

    Published 17/05/23

    Year 7 students took to the stage in The Lion King Junior - The Musical.

    They worked so hard and showed such passion and determination.

    The cast performed to a sell-out audience over two nights and every student involved rose to the occasion.

    There was so much talent on stage - it was hard to believe these students are eleven and twelve years old with only five weeks worth of rehearsals under their belt!

    The finale show was complimented with a joint performance with the original Simba from London's West End, Roger Wright - a truly emotional performance.

    A massive well done to all - a very proud Performing Arts department!

    Miss Walsh, Leader of Performing Arts

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  • President Kennedy School Awarded Shakespeare Gold School Status

    Published 11/05/23

    The Bridge is delighted to have been awarded The Gold Award for their participation in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. 
    It is awarded to Schools who have performed Shakespearean plays over five years. 

    We have completed our 6th Year with an amazing performance of The Tempest, at the Belgrade in November 2022. 
    The whole process has, over the years, allowed students to engage with Shakespeare's plays with a series of workshops and direction by professional actors and has also given them an amazing experience of performing in a professional theatre; The Belgrade Theatre, along with other schools around the country.

    Mrs Arnett said, " This award is in recognition of all the hard work students in The Bridge have given over the years. We are grateful for the opportunity of being in the Festival every year and are looking forward to being part of it again next academic year!"

    Mrs Arnett, Student Leadership and Character - The Bridge

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  • Coronation Ready!

    Published 11/05/23

    At President Kennedy School I am subject Lead for Health and Social Care and teacher KS4 and KS5.
    Over the bank holiday weekend, I was selected to be part of the state duties team where the Scouts of the Commonwealth supported and gave service to our communities as part of the Coronation of King Charles III.   

    I have been an active member of the Scout Association and volunteered my time as an adult, for twenty eight years in Coventry.  As a scout, I have promised to do my duty to the King, serve my community and help other people, and it was a privilege that I could uphold my scouting promise during this historical event. As scouts, we live by our values of integrity; to be honest, trustworthy and loyal. Respect; for both self and others. Care: we are expected to support other people at all times. Belief: in all faiths and attitudes, and Cooperation; that collectively we can make a difference. 
    My role started on Thursday afternoon with briefings of the event and over Friday I was supporting ten young people from across the Commonwealth aged 18-25 to be ready for the event, one of which was from Australia who had flown here to be part of the Coronation.  

    Saturday started at 3am and we were based in St James's Park during the big screening of the Coronation. Collectively, we ensured that people were looked after, that they were able to find their way, and that everyone had an amazing day despite the inclement weather and the mud.
    The day finished back at the campsite at 7pm.   
    It was a huge honour to be a part of this team. 

                                   Ms Miller, Lead for Health and Social Care 

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May 2023