Friday, 15 March 2013

Comic Relief 2013

Red Nose Day at Kepier has been a great success a small selection of what has happened today is shared below.

Seven Year 11 Girls and seven members of staff including our Principal Mrs Cooper took part in a Bushtucker Trial in which they enjoyed a gourmet lunch of Mole Crickets, Flying Grasshoppers, Pupae and grubs. The girls have been sponsored by friends and family and staff and learners have been charged £1 to come along and watch the event organised by Mrs Cleugh. In total the girls have raised £183 for Comic Relief.

Mr Forsyth's year 7 tutor group donated their pocket money to make a 'human coin' raising over £100.

Learners and their families baked cakes and biscuits to be sold at break time on Friday to learners and staff. The total raised was over £200.

As part of Comic Relief Miss Large's Year 11 Tutor group have organised a cake auction.  The Mum of Jabez Straughan made the cakes, which show the dinosaur red noses from this year.  Coaching groups and Staff departments were asked to donate as much as possible into the envelopes, with the 3 who donate the most, getting the cake to share on Friday 15th March. This raised £280!

Learners were allowed to 'wear something red' for school on the day, providing they made a donation to Comic Relief. With all the other events that have  been happening, we would expect the total amount raised today to be well in excess of £1000.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Literature Festival 2013

Friday 8th March marks the end of another successful Literature Festival at Kepier. This is our 4th ‘Lit Fest’ and we are hoping that 'Lit fest 2014' will be bigger and better than ever! This year activities have included:
  • Workshops by the author and poet Terry Caffrey who worked with learners in Years 7 and 8.
  • Art Heroes-Graphic novel workshop where learners in years 7, 8 and 9 looked at the creation of comics and characterisation.
  • We had ‘The Big Read’ to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March and the English department dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland.
  • We also ran a book review competition where prizes are still available for all those who enter!
What can we do next year? If you have any ideas or suggestions for 'Lit Fest 2014' please see your English teacher.
Don’t forget entries for the book review competition are open until Friday 22nd March. You can enter on Moodle or by handing your book review to your English teacher.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Kingswood Trip

"IMPORTANT NOTICE:  On March 22nd 2013 Kepier school are taking 46 year 7 and 8 learners to the Kingswood Centre in Hexham.  Mr Mayer released an information sheet stating that learners should be in school be 14:40 on Friday 22nd March.  There has been an adjustment in the timings and the coach will now leave Kepier at 14:00, therefore learners must be at school be 13:30.  Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience".