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Co-curricular update

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Life in lockdown is a bizarre combination of being extremely busy and nothing happening. Here are some reminders of ways to keep a co-curricular love of KES alive:

Clubs and Societies

There is an astonishing array of online clubs and societies open to boys throughout the school. For parents the full list can be found on the KES website. For boys the list with Google Classroom Codes is on Firefly. More detail on what’s happening with each club each week is emailed to all students on Monday and Thursday mornings. There’s little excuse for not getting involved in something!

Many of these host regular fascinating talks which, along with our terrific Speakers Series, is forming an incredible and varied resource of speakers from across the UK (and the world).

As always, email with any ideas.

Friday Afternoons

We’re trying to encourage students to get away from their desks on Friday afternoon – it’s the only time during the working week in which daylight is available! The Friday Afternoon Challenge, run through Houses, is available for Shells to Fourths, and involves a scavenger hunt type activity discovering your local area. There are plenty more ideas of things to do with Friday afternoons to be found on Firefly. These involve health and fitness activities from the Sport Department, yoga, arts activities, and much more.

Henry Ballinger-Reed (Heath) completes Challenges 11 (K for KES!) and Challenge 24 (X for sculpture!): 



Each House is approaching things slightly differently (would you expect anything else?) but the House spirit is alive and well at KES. Keep an eye out for news of additional competitions and activities.

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