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Room 3 of the 'Hidden; gallery
Selected photographs from the year 10 'Hidden' photographic art project. We hope to see them displayed in school some time soon.
'Hidden' Photographic Art - e-gallery
Room 2 of the year 10 photograhic art gallery. Year 10 have expressed themselves creatively with this project on the theme of 'Hidden'.
Lockdown photography project - Hidden
Although we haven't been able to visit exhibitions, we have been able to enjoy some exquisite photographic art at e-KCA, thanks to Miss Manners' year 10 Art class. The theme was 'Hidden' and the results are stunning.
The Carbon Cycle Challenge
As our amazing pupils and teachers know, learning and teaching can be equally creative inside and outside the classroom. The quarantine has not dampened our spirits. As part of their IGCSE Biology, year 11 students have been learning about the carbon cycle and the processes which release and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They got creative modelling some of the organisms and processes involved using items from their homes and the results are stunning.
World Book Day 22nd April 2020
Our ambitious plans for World Book Day on Wednesday 22nd April have obviously had to be adapted but we would like you, as ever, to dress up as your favourite book character. In past years, we have had whole teaching departments suspending disbelief and inhabiting the characters of the Harry Potter novels, Don Quixote de la Mancha and Alice in Wonderland. Who will they be this year? We will still be asking teachers and pupils to dress up on the day to make each other smile in their Google Meet lessons.
To get you in the mood, can you guess which English teacher played this flame-haired dame?
The History Trip to Berlin
Seventy-eight King’s College History and German pupils are currently visiting Berlin. This is a trip of great value and also of great emotion. The pupils have enjoyed the sights of this historic, cosmopolitan, vibrant city.
After little sleep and an early breakfast, they visited the Brandenburg Gate (where Prussian royalty once entered the city.) They then saw the American section of the Berlin Wall and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum (which separated East and West Berliners for 28 years.) The group paid their respects at the Holocaust memorial, which they found deeply moving.
Following this, they visited Wannsee (the site of the Wannseekonferenz) whose beauty is in stark contrast to the awful plans being made there in 1942.
The second day was incredibly difficult emotionally for pupils and staff. They visited the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. In this camp, over 200,000 prisoners were interned for being political opponents, Jewish, Sinti and Roma people, homosexuals and so-called “career criminals” and “anti-socials”.
Snow Joke for the Ski Trip
The King’s College ski trip to Panticosa didn’t seem like it would live up to its name on the first day. The group couldn’t ski because there was too little snow on the lower slopes and winds of upto 100 km per hour on the higher slopes. They kept their spirits up with a bowling trip. Today, however, there was more than enough snow.