Junior quiz team win!
Four Year 7 students took part in the Junior School Quiz Challenge hosted by Leicester Grammar School. Twelve teams competed in this regional competition to find a team to represent the area in the national finals.
In the first round our team defeated a Year 8 team from Manor High School, but were beaten by a Leicester Grammar School Year 8 team. In the next rounds, with questions ranging from the periodic table to ballet to Greek mythology, our team beat Welland Park to clinch victory and bring the Junior Schools Challenge Quiz Plate home.
Incredible Indian Cricketing Experience
Sam Baverstock Year 9, and 24 other cricketers from City Cricket Academy Leicester (the most talented cricketers aged 11-15 in our area) travelled to Pune in India to experience the thrill of being part of an elite touring team.
In total the boys played seven games at three fabulous grounds, surrounded by exotic trees and plants and a few exotic insects for good measure! At one point Sam and the team had to retreat as a mosquito swarm descended!For Sam the best part of the experience was the friendships that he made in Pune.
Tigers in our midst!
Three of our Kibworth School students are part of the prestigious Leicester Tigers Talent Development Programme. Jack Vernum has played Rugby since he was five, and is currently Market Harborough’s fly half, Dan Van Amersfoort has been training as a centre for two years and Ethan Shewring has been training as a prop for the last 12 months.
Jack, Dan and Ethan believe that the honesty of the coaches assessing their strengths and weakness has enabled them to see that their hard work is paying off.
Year 11 student Harrison Gill has won a ‘Sir Thomas White Trust’ full scholarship to attend Leicester Grammar School’s Sixth Form in September. To be given this fantastic opportunity Harrison had to discuss his future ambitions and demonstrate his drive to succeed. Harrison first heard about the scholarship when he and his parents attended The Kibworth School’s Post 16 Open Evening last Autumn.
Harrison had to write a letter explaining why he should be considered by the Trust, this was followed by interviews with panels from both the Sir Thomas White Trust and Leicester Grammar School. He also met the Heads of Department for the A levels he wishes to study for the next two years: History, Politics, Mathematics and Economics. Now all he has to do is achieve nine top grade GCSE’s and we know he can do that - well done, Harrison!