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KES Community Issue 2

Fifths pupils organise a 2.6 Challenge for KES

Two pupils in the Fifths have been organising a 2.6 Challenge for King Edward’s School to raise funds for NHS Charities Together. The 2.6 Challenge is a nationwide fundraiser, centred around the distance of a marathon following the cancellation of the London Marathon.

So far, pupils have raised over £4,000 through their combined efforts. Find out more about the 2.6 Challenge in this interview with Aran Bansal and Advait Kuravi conducted by Enoch Cheung in Sixths.


For The Love of Scrubs

Author: Elijah Amiss

Our teacher of Physics, Dr Kulkarni, has been making scrub bags to be distributed to local hospitals. In this article, Elijah Amiss finds out more about Dr Kulkarni’s voluntary work as part of ‘For The Love of Scrubs’.

A word from Vince House

Dr Ricks provides an introduction to KES Community Issue 2 and observations from lockdown in Vince House.

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Schools’ Challenge team through to National Final

Author: Shiv Mandal

Our Schools’ Challenge team are through to the National Final of the competition. Shiv Mandal writes about the team’s progression in the competition and how KES has helped design the system to ensure the competition can be completed despite lockdown.


CAS during lockdown

Author: AWP

Mr Petrie provides an overview as to how our pupils have been using their creativity to support the community during lockdown.


School Captain’s thought of the week

Author: Emil Ali

The School Captain, Emil Ali, provides his thoughts on the latest TV series that he has been watching in lockdown, After Life.


The view from the (Remote) Classroom

Author: GJW

Director of Studies, Mr Watson, reflects on the sensory pleasures of a normal school day.


What pupils have been up to in lockdown

Author: Ronav Jain UMW

Ronav Jain in Upper Middles writes about the different activities he has been undertaking during lockdown.


Societies in focus

Author: Zain Aslam and Rohan Gibson

There are now 28 societies and clubs running remotely at KES. This week, we hear from Aerospace Society and Birdwatching Club. A full list of societies and how to join in can be found on Firefly.


Book at Bedtime

Author: GJB

Head of English, Mrs Babb, introduces a new initiative created by the English Department called Book at Bedtime.


Teachers talk lockdown

Author: Tom Roberts

In this issue, Tom Roberts in 4B interviews Ms Ferguson and Ms Irani to see if they are finding ways to fulfil the CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) ideals during lockdown.


Weekly Challenge: Senbazuru

Author: Owen Swanborough RMT

Owen Swanborough in Removes tells us more about the Sebazuru challenge that the Removes are participating in to raise funds for Age Concern.


Old Edwardian’s extreme lockdown challenge

Author: GPB

Old Edwardian Matthew Smith (2018) describes why he has decided to cover the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats, on foot, in his garden.


Health and wellbeing

Author: GPB and Ben Maguire

Mr Browning introduces ‘sleep’ as this week’s theme and Ben Maguire announces a weekly podcast.

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