Friday 29th June 2018
Cosford Air Show
Goodbye & Good Luck Year 11
Cosford Air Show
On Sunday 10th June, 7 of our Combined Cadet Force Cadets attended Cosford
Air show near Wolverhampton.
It was a enjoyable day in which thousands of people from around the UK
“The day was a great opportunity for me to attend! Overall it was awesome seeing
The Red Arrows and other aircrafts crossing in the sky with their trailing coloured
smoke following closely behind” L.Cpl. Didd
“Such an inspirational day seeing the fast jets soaring through the sky! It was
fantastic that we had the opportunity to sit inside the cockpit of one of The Red
Arrow Aircraft.” Cpl. MacFaul
As you hopefully already know, the English department are running a trip to
see Blood Brothers in November.
This is an absolutely fantastic play to watch and is one that people return to watch
again and again (it will be my 4th time watching it on stage!) Also, this is one of
the texts you will be studying at GCSE and seeing the text come to life on stage
will really help you when it comes to answering exam questions. You will have a
more secure knowledge of characterisation, staging, audience reaction and special
Some of you have mentioned about the price being expensive. We have already
secured a huge discount on the tickets – if you google the same show at
Manchester tickets are approximately £40-£50. However, if you do want to join us
and money is an issue, please do come and see me as I'm sure there will be
something we can do to help financially.
About 50% of the spaces have gone but you have until Friday 20th July to book
Your space will only be guaranteed when you have paid.
Any questions, please come and speak to Miss Moss.
King’s Charity Event
King’s students have been
working very hard to create
games and prizes in
preparation for the big
charity event we are holding
on Wednesday 11th July.
Everyone is welcome
to come along from 2pm to
The SAS Has Been Busy!
Serious About Science is our after school science club which takes place on a
Tuesday and it provides an opportunity for pupils to be engaged and inspired
by experiments and demonstrations that they do not always get to do in normal
science lessons! It's a lot of fun and allows those who come to be creative and
think like a scientist when working out what variables we can change to
produce better results for what we are doing. SAS has been enjoying a whole
range of experiments in the last few weeks that we would like to tell you about:
Density Towers - using a number of different liquids we slowly built up a tower
inside a beaker based on their densities - and, if done correctly, the layers do
not mix at all. We then dropped various solid objects into the tower to see at
which level they stopped falling - again, based on their densities!
Rainbow fizz and Rainbow pH scale - pupils use universal indicator and a
series of chemicals to produce a rainbow of colours based on pH. We then
watched what happened when an acid and an alkali were mixed together in a
tube containing indicator - there was a lot of fizz (due to the presence of
carbonate ions) and another cool rainbow produced!
Choice chambers - we acted like environmental scientists wanting to find out
more about the species around us and made devices which created four
different environments for woodlice to live in. We then collected woodlice from
outside and watched which environment they went to, showing us the conditions
they prefer to live in.
Bouncy Custard Balls - adding PVA glue to borax produces slime (an old
favourite of the science club!). Adding cornflour at this point however makes
the mixture harden even more so that bouncy balls can be created instead of
slime. It's all about the crosslinks made between the polymers!
Biodiversity - We went around the school garden and into the pond to
collect as many different species as we could using nets, trays and
unusual devices called pooters. Using insect identification guides, we
worked out what we had and then researched what these species eat, what
eats them and where they like to live outside.
Primary Kids at King’s!
A group of Woolston C of E pupils have visited the science department and enjoyed a session
called 'Challenging Changes.' Pupils watched Mr. Barker carrying out the elephant's
toothpaste experiment where a foam is made from liquids and a solid in quite an explosive
way! This was followed by a hands-on experiment where pupils made a non-Newtonian
fluid - in other words, something that is a liquid until you apply force to it and then it becomes a
solid (or vice versa in the case of things like tomato sauce!) In this instance, pupils mixed
cornflour with water and the resulting mixture is called oobleck. Pupils also place skittles in
water and watched diffusion take place as the colours moved from the sweets into the water
surrounding them to make some very interesting patterns. Finally, Mr. Barker showed
everyone the rainbow fizz demonstration where solutions will fizz and change colour when
mixed together. Every pupil was given a certificate to commemorate their visit and we look
forward to seeing many of them joining King's in the next few years!
Please do get in touch with us if you would like to arrange for your own primary school to come
and have a visit at any point in the year. We provide three different age appropriate sessions
for primary kids based on the topics of 'Challenging Changes,' 'Super Sounds' and 'Lively
Lights.' We can also provide other sessions to fit in with specific topics you may be covering if
you would like your pupils to see a real science lab and engage in experiments and
demonstrations that may not be possible outside of a secondary school setting.
We hope to see you here at King's in the future!
Shauna Clarke came 2nd
overall in 200m and has
qualified to represent
Cheshire. She competes
in the regional
King's students represented Warrington in the Cheshire Schools Athletics
Championships earlier this week.
Nathan Heywood (1500m) and Lucie Davies (800m) both came 4th in their events
and are first reserves for the Cheshire team in the next regional competition.
King’s Term Time Calendar
3rd, 4th and 5th July—Sister Act performance
6th July—INSET day
10th July—Project week begins
11th July—Y11 Prom & King’s Carnival
A reminder to all parents/carers that our final INSET day of the academic year will take