Hamsterley Forest Bike Ride

On Saturday some of our year 11 students took part in a bike ride in Hamsterley Forest to help raise funds for their end of year prom. Taking advantage of the beautiful sunny weather, a team of staff and students set off early in the morning and rode through the forest following the 18km cycle track until reaching the finishing line in the early afternoon.

Thanks to all staff and students who took part and came along on the day to offer their support. Well done year 11!

Learning for Life Day 4

Learning for Life Day 4 took place at the end of last term, giving our students another chance to take part in a range of activities all designed to promote SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) development in school, while also teaching them about careers, health and wellbeing and citizenship.

Visitors also came into school to talk to our students about a wide range of important subjects such as Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance, Refugee Awareness and Alcohol Awareness.

Thank you to everyone who helped to organise the day and make it such a success. The next L4L day will take place on Wednesday 16th May.

A REAL Act of Kindness

Inspired by the novel, Pay It Forward, studied as part of their second project ‘Can Kindness Change the World?’ The REAL team of staff and support staff escorted our Year 7 REAL students down to Gateshead Metrocentre just before we broke up for our Easter holiday. The reason for this visit was a ‘flash mob’ style mission to carry out acts of kindness that would promote kindness in our community.

Each REAL class congregated in different zones within Gateshead’s Metrocentre where they promptly began handing out small gifts to shoppers along with kind words and small business cards which informed them that they had received an act of kindness from a Kingsmeadow student and encouraging them to ‘Pay It Forward’ by being kind to others. Continue reading