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ASPIRE

K I N G ' S L E A D E R S H I P A C A D E M Y


M A Y / J U N E 2 0 2 2 • I S S U E 9 - 2 1 / 2 2

Tie ceremony in 2017 Prom 2022

C L A S S O F 2 0 2 2


This year we say goodbye to our

very special Class of 2022!

In 2017, we welcomed our cohort of

Year 7s and they quickly became a

family. Despite disrupted years with

Covid, this group of resilient young

people have successfully completed

their GCSE examinations, negotiated

their Silver Duke of Edinburgh and

been incredible role models to

students throughout King's.


We are proud of their resilience,

endeavour and self awareness and

wish them all the very best of luck

with their future flight path!


We will miss you all - enjoy your next

adventure! Credimus!


CHARACTER AT KING'S

Cultural Capital

At King's our mission is to prepare

our students for 'tomorrow's world'.

This means that we encourage

students to consider their personal

development alongside their

academic progress.

Here is a taster of some of our wider

activities in recent months.

Chinese Club

Chinese Club was established in January 2022. It is an after-school extracurricular

activity club in which the main aim is to let students who are interested in

learning about China learn more about Chinese language, history and culture, whilst

making friends who share a similar interest with them. Many interesting topics are

introduced, including ‘The 12 Chinese Zodiacs’, ‘Chinese New Year’, ‘Chinese

Pen Calligraphy’, ‘Traditional Chinese Brush Calligraphy’, ‘Chinese Martial Art’,

‘Traditional Chinese Philosophy’, ‘Traditional Chinese Toys’, ‘Peking Opera’ and ‘Chinese

Abacus'. In this club, students learn by doing and playing, such as singing songs,

playing traditional toys, enjoying traditional pen and brush calligraphy, practising

Kung Fu, making DIY Chinese-style Mother’s Day card, traditional toys and Peking Opera

masks, and calculating by using Chinese abacuses. Students enjoy this club very

much. One student said:

'My experience with Chinese Club has been excellent. Every week, we do

something new, learn something different and have the most fun you could

ever have. I look forward to Chinese club every week as I know that I will have

the best time whilst learning about a culture different to mine. Overall, it is

one of the best clubs that I have ever been too - taking into account that I

have been to many. All of these amazing things are for the price of… free!'





R is for Respect

for different

cultures

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


CHARACTER AT KING'S


THE POWER OF THE WRITTEN WORD

NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITIONS

WELL DONE TO ISABELLA ELLIS IN YEAR 7 WHO WAS SHORT LISTED

FOR A NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION AND WILL HAVE HER

WORK PUBLISHED - HERE SHE EXPLAINS WHY SHE LIKES TO

WRITE............

I write because this world is not

enough for me, I can simply write

words on a page and travel a

million miles, create a new world,

dimension or reality with words of

my imagination, all while sitting at

my desk. I can go where I want to

go, and be who I want to be, and

experience many things as if I

were really there. I was inspired to


write through my love for reading,

as I have been a bookworm for as

long as I can remember.

When I got home and received the

letter from the Young Writers, I

was ecstatic, and delighted to

know that in over 10,000 entries,

mine was one of the entries that is

going to be published.

CONGRATULATIONS TO

NORA ABBASSI STEWART!

STUDENTS TOOK PART IN

THE ANTHEA BELL

TRANSLATION COMPETITION

FOR THE QUEEN'S COLLEGE

OXFORD AND NORA

RECEIVED A

COMMENDATION FOR HER

TRANSLATION OF A LEVEL 4

PIECE OF LITERATURE INTO

ENGLISH. TEXTS AT THIS

LEVEL ARE USUALLY ONLY

ATTEMPTED BY A LEVEL

STUDENTS SO NORA

SHOWED GREAT

ENDEAVOUR.


E is for

Endeavour

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


Character Through Performance


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST



Once again our Creative Arts’ students wowed us with an amazing

production of Beauty and the Beast. Our wonderful set and lighting

team provided a brilliant backdrop for our actors and actresses to

immerse themselves into the story of Beauty and the Beast. All of

our students gave masterful performances and they adapted their

roles to have a modern and personal twist.

Thanks as always to all the staff who helped make the performance

a huge success and well done to all the students involved. We can’t

wait for next year’s performance!

R is for

Respect


KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


Character Graduation

A is for

Aspiration

FOLLOWING THE ASPIRE CODE

Over 40 Year 7/8 students and family guests attended Edge


Hill University for our annual Character Graduation this June.

Our students follow our Character Passport programme that

encourages them to develop new skills, volunteer and explore

the world. All of Y7 and Y8 have passed the King's Character

to a bronze level, the students below achieved our 'Gold' (Y7)

and 'Maroon' (Y8) standard -Credimus indeed!






Beautiful Work Day

At the end of every school year the students review their academic,

character and leadership development with their house tutor and family by

presenting their 'beautiful work'. This involves reflecting on academic

lessons, explaining their character and leadership development and

presenting work they are most proud of. The feedback from parents and

carers was overwhelmingly positive.

One parent commented 'I

am so proud of my daughter

and how she has the confidence

to stand in front of us and display

her work. She has grown in

confidence this year due to the

public speaking programme.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


STAFF AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP


This month, King's staff attended a

'Leadership' residential in order to

experience the activities our students enjoy

each year on their residentials (above).

Year 9 also conducted Work Experience

sessions and interviews to practise their

personal leadership (right).


Below, six KS3 King's Warrington students

were invited to join the Turing Trust at UA92

for a morning of problem solving. Here they

solved problems using Turing Tumbles and

Cypher Shifts. We were honoured to have

Lady Turing open the event who provided

the inspiration behind the £50 note binary

code challenge which was solved by our

three Year 7 students.



THANK YOU TO THE TURING TRUST

WHO CONTINUE TO PROUDLY

HONOUR ALAN TURING'S NAME - A

BRILLIANT MATHEMATICIAN &

FOUNDER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


CHARACTER THROUGH THE CCF

A huge thanks to the Senior NCOs

(above) from each academy who joined

the cadre as Assistant Directing Staff

acting as syndicate leaders and

facilitating student success:

Cdt WO W Chrimes - KLAW

Cdt FS M Hackett - KLAW

The course sees the student NCOs

complete the following training

objectives:

State the reasons for and

demonstrate good deportment and

standards of a JNCO.

Recognise the symptoms of

potential welfare problems and

take appropriate action.

Implement the requirements of

their own units' fire and security

orders.

Identify the meaning and basis of

discipline and state the 5 principles

for administering discipline.

Demonstrate an ability to handle a

disciplinary situation or grievance.

Give the static and marching drill

commands associated with squad

drill.

This month our cadets also attended

Locate and state the dress

their Annual Dining Event at school.

regulations for cadets.

Huge thanks to the catering staff and

State the main elements of the

support staff for making


it such an

Functional Leadership Model.

amazing experience!

State the principles of appreciation,

Credimus!

planning and briefing.

Demonstrate effective oral

communication skills.


CHARACTER THROUGH VOLUNTEERING -

KING'S SUMMER FAIR

King's Jubilee Summer Fair 2022

Our Annual Summer Fair raised a

staggering £350 this year.

Warrington Food Bank and the

King's Garden are the chosen

recipients this year!!


BY THE STUDENTS FOR THE STUDENTS

STUDENT REPPORTERS - Hannah,Isabella, Faith and Samuel

AROUND THE WORLD

Different countries around the

world - did you know?



Afghanistan - the culture in

Afghanistan is collectivist and people

generally put their family’s interests

before their own.


Barbados - it is the 13th smallest

country in the world.


Croatia - Zagreb is the capital and the

largest city of the Republic of Croatia.

It’s located in the northwest of the

country,.


Denmark - it is rated the 'happiest

place to live' on earth!


Estonia - 50% of the land in Estonia is

covered in forest.


FAVOURITE

PLACES?

We asked students and

teachers where their

favourite place to travel is.

Here are some of the

answers;


Cambodia because I think it's

recent history is sad but good to

learn about.


Hong Kong because it has a blend

of UK culture and Chinese culture

which is fascinating.


Italy is fabulous because of the

atmosphere. Berlin is amazing

because of the landmarks.


Australia is a long way from

England but a wonderful place to

explore - the landscape is so

diverse.

Mr Drake says "Don’t be afraid to get out there and travel. Paris is not too far and has

some really good interesting landmarks."


Character in the COMMUNITY

Big

congratulations

to our Y7 rugby

players who

represented their

club in a national

competition and

won!

Well done to both Alex

Haynes (right) and Millie

Addison (left) who have

both given many hours

to volunteering - Millie

volunteers through the

Warrington Wolves

Foundation and Alex is

a first aider for St John’s

Ambulance.

Outstanding respect

and endeavour!

King’s Alumni


Olivia Hill, a former King's student

formed part of the 4-woman Warrington

Rowing team that entered the Henley

Regatta this year. To win a race at Henley

Women’s Regatta is considered a huge

accolade, while getting to the final is a

kite mark of quality within the sport.

Olivia has also been successful in

achieving a scholarship to study at a

University in America, which she is taking

up soon!


National

Swimming

Qualifiers -

well done!

Character Through

Sport

The summer sports

season at King’s has

been our most

successful yet for

students inside and

outside of school.

From ‘Tumbling’ gold

medals to scholarship

signings! These

students show that

endeavour really does

pay off!

Well done all!

Follow on Twitter

@KLA_Sport and

@KingsWoolston


UPCOMING DATES 2022-32

NEXT YEAR

EXTRA CURRICULAR UPDATES -

New year, new endeavour!

KING'S HOUSE FOCUS -

Spotlight on the students in

Hanover 2022-23

THE TEAM AT KING'S - Meet the

staff

WISHING ALL OF OUR KING'S

FAMILIES A WONDERFUL

SUMMER BREAK!

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

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