BTEC Music Events

We have recently seen two BTEC Music events take place in school, organised by year 10 students. This was part of their ‘Managing a Music Product’ unit, which involved them marketing, promoting and putting on the actual event, which was a gig to showcase the talent of students and staff.

The students took on roles within the following areas:  sound and lighting; front of house; project management; presenting; performing.
The performances were well-attended by parents, students and friends. Well done to all involved.

Dunston Festival

The local community was treated to an afternoon of music and fun at the Dunston Festival on Saturday 12th May. Kingsmeadow Music Department provided an hour of music at the event held at Dunston UTS football ground and we showcased the Steel Pan Band led by Miss Tindall, Choir led by Mr Watson and vocalists Ellie Fagan and Dylan Duggan.
It was a hot day and the students got to visit different stalls and activities as well as performing. We received lots of compliments and even a request to perform at another community event!
Well done to everyone who was performing, as well as Mr McDonald who provided the invaluable transportation of the equipment.

A REAL Drive for Charity

Our 7Y REAL classes are delighted with the amount of goods they were able to pass on to the FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) charity shops. The van came to school this week to collect the goods our students have collected during their drive – an act of kindness that will have an impact on their community.

During their middle project in REAL, with the driving question, ‘Can kindness change the world?’, our students were given a talk from representatives from the charity organisation FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together). They began to understand the impact of donating good quality, unwanted goods to charity shops and how this benefits both those who buy from charity shops who save money by doing so but also because vital funds are raised to support people and their families coping with a diagnosis of cancer.

The REAL students and staff would like to thank everyone who contributed to this drive.