Whisby Performance

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Our North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form Performing Arts students invite you to join them as they deliver live performances on the 23rd May at Whisby Nature Park.  The musical programme has been inspired by nature and aims to portray the stillness and serenity that can be found within the reserve.  Join them at 12.30 and 1.15pm in the café area of the main building.

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Student Leadership Team (StLt) - Welcomes New Leaders!

Ella Molly Jess and EllieAfter an intense recruitment process we'd like to introduce the new leaders of the Student Leadership Team and offer our huge thanks to the outgoing Year 11 team.

Students interested in being part of the new leadership group were asked to deliver a presentation to the group and took part in a formal interview. Congratulations to the following students who accepted these positions: -

Molly Inkpin - Chair
Ella Moir – Deputy Chair with responsibility for student wellbeing
Ellie Jackson – PR & Communications Officer
Jessica Crean – Fundraising Officer and Teaching & Learning Liaison

The new team will take control of the team from May half term when we say goodbye to current leaders Tom Vance, Natasha Parkin, Molly-Ann Burnett and Naomi Phillips. They have achieved a lot during the past two years including winning the Environmental Champion award at the Education Awards, achieving third place at the Schools' Challenge 2015 and regenerating the NK Eco Garden. We wish them the very best with their forthcoming GCSE examinations.

A Feast of Mathematics

Maths feast March 2016

 NKS along with representatives from 13 other schools attended the Further Maths Support Programme Maths Feast on the 10th March.  Four of our top performing Year 10 students,  Harriet Wilmer-Richards, Hannah Richardson, Emma

Johnson-Hirt and Molly Inkpin took part in various rounds of mathematical challenges, which included pentominoes, complex numbers, countdown and relay rounds.  They had a great time and enjoyed the opportunity to focus on maths in an imaginative way.  Well
done girls!

SAM Learning

NK SCHOOL 30Currently an amazing 973 pupils in Years 7 to 11 are now using SAM learning to help them improve their understanding in a range of subjects from English, Maths, Science, History and many others. We are well on target to beat last year's usage of 7000 hours and are currently one of the top schools in the country for the amount of time that pupils are spending on this website. Research has proven that if students at any level spend over 10 hours in a whole year, they are likely to have a significant increase in the levels that they achieve in exams and tests. Epraise points will continue to be awarded for pupils spending time independently on this website to reward their efforts.

STEM EVENT

100 1208 1Year 8 pupils attended a STEM event in the hall on Monday 7th March to help enthuse them in the many different uses of Science, Technology English and Maths in everyday life. In the theme of Waves the pupils learnt how sound can change an object and how the HM Forces use sound waves to detect objects and people e.g. SONAR and RADAR. They also learnt about how powerful waves are and how the boats in the Royal Navy have to be designed to reduce friction and travel at fast speeds whilst not wasting fuel. Fibre optics were also demonstrated so pupils understood how our Fibre Optic Broadband works and how that is similar to using the same cables for sending images through the wires. The pupils really enjoyed the event, so much so that we have been offered a repeat event next year!

Scholastic Book Club

fos-badge-250The new selection from our Scholastic Book Club is now available.
The latest date you can place your order at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/the-north-kesteven is now April 29th, 2016. If you prefer to order through our school library please ask the library staff for more information.
If you haven’t ordered yet, why not take a look at some of the great offers across a huge range of titles. Every order earns free books for our school.

Career Inspiration

career inspirationWe are very grateful to the professionals who came into NKS on the 2nd March to deliver a career related talk to our Year 9 students. Representatives from lots of local organisations including the RAF, Lincolnshire Police, Lincs2Nepal, United Lincolnshire NHS Trust, Lincs FM, Asda, Shooting Star PR, North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council spent an hour informing the inquisitive students about their current role and their educational and career pathway. They had lots of questions to ask and activities to complete, learning a lot in the process. As well as holding events such as these, we also have the services of an independent careers advisor, alongside a careers assistant who is based in school. They are always happy to help our students with any career/work experience related queries they may have!

E-Safety Primary Workshop

E-Safety Primary WorkshopYear 13 BTEC Theatre in Education students visited Manor Leas Junior Academy on the 24th February to perform a piece of drama based on E-safety and staying safe online. Their piece was entitled 'Stop It To Block It' . They performed to Year 3 and 4 pupils who then took part in workshops led by our students. Manor Leas said that their students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and, showing the diversity of the creative arts across the entire curriculum, have invited the sixth formers back to deliver a piece based on business and enterprise.

Sporting Master Class

sporting master classOn the 24th February North Kesteven School hosted the first of a series of sporting master classes for local primary school children.

Over 120 Year 4 and Year 5 children joined us on our new 3G pitch for an afternoon of coaching by budding professionals from the Lincoln City Youth Team. The children worked in small groups as they were closely mentored by the players on various ball related exercises. Everyone had a lot of fun, developed new skills and made new friends! Thank you to LCFA and local primary schools for your support!

Other classes this year will include cricket, health and fitness, swimming and a session with the British Cycling Team. Information to be released in due course, watch this space!