Fiesta Nacional!

Thursday 12th October was the official Day of Spain or Fiesta Nacional and to celebrate this our students have enjoyed a number of Spanish activities and delights.

All registers throughout the day were answered to in Spanish and students were encouraged to speak in Spanish whenever possible. Students were also treated to a delicious Spanish themed menu and even ordered their food in the language!

During tutor time students attempted some Spanish tongue twisters and listened to Spanish pop music. Well done to all students for showing our character trait of courage.

Travel and Tourism Trip

As part of our Travel and Tourism curriculum we organised a visit to Newcastle City Centre last week. The students had a tour and talk at Newcastle keep to tell them about the history of the building and how they market and promote the venue. Our students really enjoyed the experience and took part whole-heartedly in the all the activities – even being put in the stocks!

We then had lunch in a local Italian restaurant where students ordered their own food and discussed how they would review the restaurant.

Finally we had a trip to The Cycle Hub for a talk on specialist tourism from Lizzie at Skedaddle Holidays. The students asked insightful questions and listened carefully to help them with their up coming exam. Then they were treated to cookies and muffins thanks to the generosity of the Cycle Hub.

As always our students were at all times polite and a credit to the school.

Skills North East Event

Last week our year 11 and 13 students were given the opportunity to visit the Skills North East event at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

The events was held to give students a chance to experience a number of different future careers and opportunities, ready for when they leave either Kingsmeadow School or Sixth Form. Employers, colleges and training providers were on hand to offer advice and guidance to our students, and as always our students were enthusiastic about what was on offer and went away with a wealth of advice about their future pathways.