Eve’s Story – Joining AKS in Year 8

I started AKS in year 8 and was really anxious about joining a few weeks into the first term. However, the moment I stepped through the school gates on my first day, I felt like I was part of a family. I had some friends that I had known from primary school but I was still very nervous. That soon disappeared when I was greeted by one of my good friends by the school entrance, and taken to my form room. When I arrived at my form I was greeted by the boys and girls from mine, and other forms

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My experience of joining in Year 6 by Sienna

At AKS I have enjoyed DT, designing our keyrings, English, writing our narratives, maths, all the clubs, and the sports as I am now learning to play hockey.  My best memories are with the friends I’ve made. Everyone here are so kind. My two best friends Scarlett and Amelie! We always have so much fun together at break and all the lessons are super fun. I love to read; it is my passion. I used to read a book a day, however Mr Rice has challenged me to read some classic books. Which has really challenged me. My latest book

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My experience of joining in Year 6 by Aiden

It has been my first term at AKS, and I have loved every second of it. It is different to my old school because I do different work and SO much more sport! Which I love!   Mr Rice has been my favourite teacher, he makes everyday fun and exciting. At the start of the English lesson he creates a ‘starter’ where it challenges us to describe a picture without using simple language. It has really helped me with my vocabulary. Mr Avis’ maths lessons are fantastic too. I have enjoyed art, P.E and English. My favourite sports are rugby, football, hockey and basketball. My favourite thing in art has been

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Study Abroad: an OAKS Webinar

On the 18th November at 7.00pm, myself and many other students attended an online conference about studying abroad and what it entails. This was led by two OAKS students: Matthew Mclaughlin and Ash Gregson, both ex-pupils recounted their stories of studying in Australia and Norway. I found this to be interesting as I would love the opportunity to travel to a foreign country for my studies to learn a new culture firsthand. Firstly, we listened to Matthew Mclaughlin speak about his journey through KEQMS school to doing further studying Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University and through to his

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‘Remarkable people in remarkable jobs make a difference to others.’

Keira, Year 10’s submission for a writing task that featured in a previous GCSE paper There are many different jobs out there that are necessary to our lives. Some affect people more obviously than others. Not many people in the world fully appreciate everything that goes into their lives and making them what they are. From binmen to teachers, there are a variety of jobs out there; however, I still believe that some of the most remarkable workers are those in the NHS. When you were younger did you ever think of doctors as magicians? Some of the work they

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My Lockdown Diary, by Oliver, Year 6

5th April, 2020 Dear Diary,             Well, that was a bit of a shock! I always hoped that it wouldn’t quite come to me learning at home but guess how we ended up? At home. Today was another day like any other. Nowhere to go… nowhere to be… no social interaction… but this is how it will be for who knows how long. Only allowed out for one exercise a day, I am trying to keep my mind as positive as possible but it is not at all easy. It is really challenging not being able to see my friends

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Shelby’s Year 5 Quiz

During our history lesson on Monday, I asked Mr Avis whether I could do a quiz. Mr Avis thought this idea would be brilliant, so he named me the quizmaster! I did ten questions and asked the class to bring sweets to reward themselves if they got the answer right! … That’s how I ended up doing a quiz for Year 5! Class Feedback: “Well done to Shelby, her quiz was brilliant!” “It was great, so professional!” “Shelby was very impressive, well done!” “It was fun, Shelby was great!” “It was brilliant – AND we got to eat sweets during

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“Pebbles of Hope” Project

‘Pebbles of Hope’ Project Pippa, Year 9 Over the Easter holidays, my school offered us the opportunity to discover new design projects from the Creative Arts department of AKS. The Design and Technology challenges included activities such as creating mini vehicles, photo displays, family games, den making, pebble decorating and computer aided design. The aim of the pebbles of hope is to remind people that they aren’t alone, we are all working together to help one another in this memorable time. They are also in support of the key workers who work selflessly to keep us safe. I hope that

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U12 Jean Torrance Hockey Tournament 2020

STUDENT BLOG – By Layla, A team Captain Last Saturday our under 12A team came first in the Jean Torrance tournament. We knew it would be challenging and nothing could prepare us for the level of hockey that was played. In our group we won all of our matches so we got through to the semi finals. Before the semis we all knew it would be tough because we have played them before and only won 2-0. Our team worked well to gain a position in the Finals. Before the last game we had a break and we all knew we had to play

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Duke of Edinburgh Practice Day

Duke of Edinburgh Practice Day We arrived at the hall all excited and raring to go. Although, we were not excited by the fact that storm Ciara was occurring outside. We sat in rows in our groups while, Mr Riches gave us a briefing on what to expect during the day and what type of skills we will need. The groups then got given their group leaders and split into separate classrooms. Our group started with the route cards. Dougie (our group leader) explained that for our practice expedition we would be going to and from Waddecar. We decided to

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