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Sports Round Up

A busy term for the TKS sports teams! Too much to mention here, but here are some highlights…

Netball - girls in all years have played really well. The Year 8 team beat Thomas Estley, Brockington and Lutterworth to win the group stage. The girls lost to Belvoir Academy 18-20 in an extremely close match in the next round of the county competition, but showed the same passion and commitment as in all their matches.

The Year 9 team won their Blaby & Harborough league and made it to the semi-finals of the county tournament. After beating Bedford School for Girls on 12 November, they were through to the next round of the National Schools Cup, but lost in a very tough match to Bromsgrove School on 10 December. The Year 11 girls also won their group stage taking them on to the county tournament. A fantastic achievement from this incredibly hard working team.

Football - The Year 8/9 girl’s team are through to the second round of the national Schools Cup after beating Countesthorpe 2-1. Year 7 girls and boys have taken part in indoor football and futsal, and from this the Year 7 boys became Blaby & Harborough indoor football champions!

Table Tennis - Our U16 girls/boys and U13 girls/boys took part in the Blaby & Harborough tournament. The U13 boys and U13 girls became area champions - congratulations!

Hockey - Well done to the U14 girls who won the Team Leicestershire and England Hockey Tier 3 championships to get through to regionals to be held after Christmas!

We’re also really proud of many of our students who are doing great things in their fields outside of school. Last month Year 10 student Melonie Larvor competed in two national gymnastics competitions and her hard work is paying off. She competed on behalf of her club in the Challenge Cup and the same weekend was selected to compete for the East Midlands in the Bill McLaughlin Cup, which means that she competed against members of the GB squad - what an opportunity and experience!

And Year 7 student Alice Bettinson came runner up in the Swim England Rising Star National Awards, and took part in a ‘swimathon’ for cancer research. Fantastic!

Follow all our sporting achievements as they happen on our PE Department’s Twitter @KibworthPE

In Other News

Pride of the Proms
On 6 November a group of students took part in the ‘Music for Youth Proms’, the spectacular finale to the Year of Music for Youth events, with the Leicestershire Schools Music Service, alongside Sarah Pallett who performed with the Show Choir. This was a celebration of innovative and creative music-making at the Royal Albert Hall, London, featuring 1000 of the most brilliant young musicians and choristers from across the UK.
Jonny Couper and Emily Bettinson played the violin, Lois Chapman and Poppy Bennett played the flute, Dan Couper played viola and Emily Roth the cello. The festivities culminated in a balloon and streamer drop and an indoor firework display!

Strictly Semi-Finals!
We have a national semi-finalist ballroom dancer in our midst! Bronwyn Burden, a Year 10 student at The Kibworth School, has been successfully competing in ballroom dancing for the last eight years. Last month Bronwyn competed at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool in the national finals dancing the Quick Step and Cha-cha so successfully that she reached the semi-finals!

World Class University Ambitions
In November ten GCSE Kibworth School students attended a lecture given by Oxford and Cambridge universities for Year 11 students in South Leicestershire.

The students listened to presentations about the application process and the differences between the two establishments, as well as the importance of an outstanding UCAS personal statement.

Emily Roth, a student who aims to study science at Cambridge, benefitted from understanding the process for applications and interviews early and it has reinforced her determination to obtain the necessary grades. Will Earland also found it very constructive and engaging, while Emily Haycock, who aspires to go to Cambridge to study Architecture, thought that the speakers were extremely motivating.

Winning Historian
More than 20 Kibworth School students entered the Learning South Leicestershire History competition to write no more than 250 words about the person they thought was the most influential in history. Every entry had been thoughtfully prepared by our budding historians with icons ranging from Barak Obama to Boudicca.

Joseph Bazalgette - the 19th century chief engineer for London’s Metropolitan Board of Works, who devised a revolutionary sewage network, the biggest civil engineering project of the time, and a solution to the failing systems that caused the plagues that ravished London - provided Emily Roth with the inspiration for her piece which came third, wining an Amazon voucher as her prize!

Issue 407
December 2018

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