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KES Community Issue 1

Design & Technology department produces PPE for the NHS

Since the start of term, the Design & Technology department has been producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local healthcare providers. They have already produced over 1,500 face shields and emails of thanks have been coming in on a daily basis.

Find out more about the fantastic work the D&T department has been carrying out in this interview with Mr Balkham and Mr Howard conducted by Enoch Cheung in Sixths.


The view from the (Remote) Classroom

Author: GJW

Director of Studies, Mr Watson, provides an update on remote teaching and how boys are being kept busy and engaged.

A word from Vince House

Dr Ricks provides an introduction to the inaugural issue of KES Community and observations from lockdown in Vince House.

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KES 24 hour cycle challenge

Author: Emil Ali

Two KES teachers have completed a 24-hour static bike ride, raising over £2,200 for NHS Charities Together. Find out more about their challenge in School Captain Emil Ali’s interview with Mr Browning and Mr Fair.


Societies in focus

Author: Huzaifah Farooq and George Roberts

In this section, we put the spotlight on societies that have started meeting virtually. This week we hear from History Society and Islamic Society. A full list of societies and how to join in can be found on Firefly.


Teachers talk lockdown

Author: Tom Roberts

During the lockdown, teachers, as well as pupils, have been encouraged to try and fulfil the CAS ideals (Creativity, Activity and Service). This issue, Tom Roberts in 4B interviews Mrs Thomas and Mrs Lockhart-Mann.


Somewhere Over The Rainbow

To thank and support our NHS and frontline workers involved in the fight against COVID-19, 19 pupils and two former pupils, from King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls, performed a wonderful musical tribute of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.


Lockdown challenges

Author: GPB

An integral part of life at KES is facing challenges and building the resilience over time required to experience failure and to try again. As such, each week the boys will be set new challenges by their peers or teachers, whether that is in a physical context, or perhaps learning a new creative skill. 


School Captain’s thought of the week

Author: Emil Ali

In this section of the newsletter, the School Captain, Emil Ali, will provide some thoughts on his experience of lockdown. This week he talks about the poem ‘Invictus’.


Health and wellbeing

Author: GPB

Health and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do at KES. They are fundamental to success and happiness.

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