Chromebook Scheme

Following on from our hugely successful Year 7 Chromebook scheme, which gave each student in the year group access to their very own Chromebook, we plan to extend this program to our incoming cohort of Year 7 students.

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This programme is a fantastic opportunity for students to be part of an exciting and innovative time at Kingsmeadow, as we build upon the work we have done using cloud technology and Google Apps for education.

In order to showcase the scheme to parents and students, we will be hosting a Year 7 Chromebook Launch event on Thursday 21st May at 6pm which will be a valuable opportunity to experience the powerful technology we hope to make available to our students. In the coming weeks we will also be visiting our feeder primary schools with information about the scheme.

Inclusive Futures Camp

Kingsmeadow PE students Robbie Thompson, Ryan Dinning, Rebecca Smails and Beth Lawson all attended the Inclusive Futures Camp over the weekend of 27-29th March at Loughborough University, ran by the Youth Sport Trust and funded by Spirit of 2012.

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The camp was all about giving 14-19 year olds, with and without disabilities, the opportunity to work alongside each other to support and deliver physical activities in schools and communities. The weekend was full of workshops and practical sessions based around changing perceptions and increasing participation. Kate Grey,  a GB paralympic swimmer was the Athlete Role Model.

Now the students will hopefully go on to work with Inclusive Futures in the Gateshead area and increase sporting opportunities for all.  They will also have the opportunity to apply to be officials at the Transplant Games in August 2015 in Gateshead/Newcastle.

“My favourite part of the camp was being able to collaborate, work with and take part in activities with athletes of all abilities ranging from amputees, wheelchair users, learning disabilities to visual disabilities.  I will take away the knowledge and be able to adapt games and activities for anyone who wants to take part.” Beth Lawson
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“My favourite part of the camp was learning how to teach wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. Also meeting the Ambassadors and finding out about their lives and achievements. There was many inspirational quotes but I liked, “If I can do it, you can!” I have been very inspired by the camp and hope to volunteer more in my area.” Rebecca Smails