Teaching pupils in Year 2 by Amy, Tara & Tristan Y12

As part of our preparation for studying Medicine and Dentistry at university, we decided to prepare and teach lessons to the Year 2 children on the topics of healthy eating and living. During our first lesson, we talked to the children about the different food groups and making the right choices when it comes to their diets. We asked the children to write down what they had eaten the day before to make them aware of their current food choices. Using the healthy eating plate, we gave them different types of foods on cards, and they confidently stuck them on

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Bronze DofE Qualifying Expedition by Pippa, Y10

On the nineth of May, the Duke of Edinburgh groups gathered, kitted out with rucksacks, walking boots, and a surplus of snacks. Boarding the bus, we travelled to Camp Waddecar, where each group met their enthusiastic instructor who helped us divvy up tents and Trangias. With favourable skies, the groups set off, following winding country lanes, muddied paths, and fields full of non-pulsed sheep. The scenery we had the joy of walking through was picturesque – bluebells and daffodils coated the fells in numbers that Wordsworth would be proud of, and light trickled through the canopy of the woods, a

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My first MUN Conference, by Mia Y12

Around the beginning of March I signed on to do the Concordia Model United Nations Conference 2021. It was one of the biggest learning curves I have ever done in my school career. We do have a Model UN club within the school, but it is relatively new and has never done a conference before as a delegation. I really wanted to see how an actual conference works so I decided to sign up to one and see what happened. To clarify, Model UN gives students the ability to participate in organised debates on real world and current topics. You

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Preparing for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze by Zara, Y10

Bright and early on Sunday morning we all arrived at school with our full backpacks eager to start the day. Then the wonderful instructors took each of our groups off into separate classrooms, to maintain social distancing guidelines, and began explaining how the expedition will play out.  We started by planning out our walking routes across the two days, both times starting and ending at Waddecar, so we decided to walk over Beacon Fell the first day so we could enjoy the beautiful sights. After finalising the route, we created a ‘route card’ which breaks down the walk into smaller parts

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Moving to AKS from Dubai – Erin’s Story

I moved to the UK in July 2020 from Dubai. It was a huge change to my life.  Like anyone starting a new school or meeting a new group of people I was nervous to be joining AKS in Year 7.  Not only was I starting Senior School, I was in a country I had never lived in before. I said goodbye to my friends in Dubai, where I was born, and moved here to start a new life. I was really nervous joining AKS. I had no friends at the school and had no experience of going to school in England. I decided

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Why I love reading, by Isaac Y4

First, I thought reading was OK, but then I came across a book called ‘Wizards of Once’, which was a very good book, so I read all four in the series. I liked them because they are about wizards, they have good characters with interesting names, like ‘Xar’ and ‘Wish’ (who was controlled by witch blood!). They also have great adventures and good powers, such Wish who has a magic eye which stops wizards casting spells on iron. They are the best books I’ve ever read – I didn’t want them to end! That inspired me to read lots more

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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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