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Year 10 student, Mia, has won the Kirkby entry in the Outwood Artist of the Year competition.  She was presented her award today by Mr Golden and Mr Roberts.

Our Year 7 Rounders Team played a friendly fixture against Sutton Academy last week at Sutton Lawn. They showed some fantastic individual and team skills and demonstrated some great spirit and team ethos.  Well done Year 7!

Congratulations to Sam, Rosie, Molly, Ben, Sophia, Chloe, Lily and Jayciee-Mai who were all presented their headteachers award today by Mr Golden.  These students have all been working incredibly hard over this last term and have all accrued 300 achievement points.  Well done everyone!

Yesterday, students in Year 8 took part in and Enterprise themed PSCHE day entitled ‘Brilliant Board Games’. Their challenge was to design a fun and educational game to teach Year 7 students about PSCHE related topic. The students were then voted by their tutor group to enter the final four to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in a ‘Dragon’s den’ style event. Well done to team ‘Gym Builders’, Ben, Shaylen, Logan, Morely, Oliver and Tyler, who impressed the panel and managed to win the day with their games designed around health and wellbeing focusing on exercise. The team worked really hard and will be rewarded with a trip to the Mansfield Superbowl in July.

Kirkby College Has Been Awarded The Youth Sports Trust Gold Quality Mark

We are celebrating this week after receiving the Youth Sports Trust Gold Quality Mark.  We have been awarded the Quality Mark after a self-review process which involved an audit of the school’s PE provision and the identification of its priorities for a development plan.

Mr Golden, Headteacher, said: “We are delighted to receive the Gold Quality Mark from the Youth Sports Trust.

“We are committed to doing the best we can for our students and we believe this represents that commitment. We will continue to do all we can to keep on improving not only our PE provision, but the quality of our overall provision for our students.”

The process has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of straightforward benchmarking statements, where schools can provide evidence of their level of provision in five areas.

These areas range from overall vision for PE, physical activity and school sport to the use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning, while also focusing on the quality of school sport, PE, and physical activity.

This good news follows on from the news in March that the school is set to join one of the leading multi-academy trusts in the country, Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

Once the academy transfer is finalised, Outwood Academy Kirkby, as it will be known, will become the 40th member of the Outwood Family, joining 26 secondary schools, 12 primaries and one alternative provision centre as an Outwood school.

Well done to our Year 11 students who are attending Easter revision sessions this week.  Students are pictured here in English working on their ‘A Christmas Carol’ revision, later moving their focus to their Language Paper 2 studies.

Thanks to all staff for running these sessions in your holidays – you are fantastic too!

The Year 7 girls Athletics Team competed in the Indoor Athletics County Finals at Harvey Haddon in Nottingham this week.  All girls worked really hard in their events, motivating and encouraging one another.  We finished in 7th position overall in the County: what a fabulous achievement!

Well done to Year 11 students Riley and Kyle who competed in the Junior National Gi & No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Competition at the weekend.  Riley came 1st place in Gi and Kyle came 2nd place in No Gi.  Congratulations to both students.

Thank you to all students and staff that took part in our Easter egg raffle for Ukraine.  We raised £156 which will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

The Girls Badminton squad took part in the first WNPEA Key Stage 3 Girls Badminton Competition hosted at Sutton Academy yesterday.  The girls have been learning badminton this half term and have been regularly attending lunch clubs to practice and improve their performance.  The team secured third place overall in the singles competition; their hard work, effort and resilience certainly paid off!

Well done to all the participants especially Ellie in Year 7 who stepped in after another student was unable to attend.

Achievement – Resilience – Community