BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY, LIVE LIFE

Changing rooms can be somewhat dull places with bare tiled walls – but not at Kensington. J5 and J6 pupils have produced eye-catching health posters which convey a clear health message as a result of some intense brainstorming in the class room. Eight posters in total were chosen by Mr Vanderheyden to be displayed in the changing rooms to inspire all pupils who get dressed there.

The artists are:

J5

– Sarah

– Estela

– Zhi Shan

– Nicolas

 

J6

– Clara

– Sofia N.

– Makar

– Nacho

Many thanks to these pupils for their effort and to Mr Simpson and Mr Kelly for the follow up lessons.

Mr Bayes was given the somewhat difficult task of choosing an overall winner and he eventually chose Estela´s poster which is shown opposite; many congratulations to her!

 

CLARA´S FOOTBALL REPORT

Clara from J6 has very kindly written the following report regarding a BISA football tournament. I think you will agree she writes with considerable style and accuracy :-
I am writing about a football tournament that my friends and I went to recently at the BSB (British School of Barcelona).
J5 and J6 were invited to the tournament and it was a mixed tournament so we were all counting on both boys and girls in each team. The pupils who participated from our school were : Boris from J5, Saeha, Mehmet and I from J6. The other schools in the tournament were ISB which had 2 teams, SEK and BSB which also had 2 teams.
More players from Kensington were meant to come but because it was raining heavily most of the people who signed up thought it was cancelled and didn’t turn up at the tournament! So we only had four players in the Kensington team which was hard because then we had to borrow players from the other teams.
We played five matches of 15 min. The scores were:
· KS vs. Sitges ISB 2: 0-1
· KS vs. Sitges ISB 1:0-2
· KS vs. SEK:1-6
· KS vs. BSB 1:0-0
· KS vs. BSB 2:1-0
So in total we only won one match but we all had great fun and it was an amazing experience for the Kensington team. I have learnt a lot about football; I now know all the rules and some of the tactics. At the end of the tournament there was a medal ceremony for all the children who had participated. All the teams won a medal. The winner of the competition was the school SEK who were rather fierce!
Overall it was an extremely fun day and we would like to thank Mr Vanderheyden for taking us there. I am sure that those who stayed at home because of the rain would have enjoyed it a lot.
Clara J6

WHAT VARIETY – ANGLO SAXONS, FLOWERS, BUTTERFLIES AND SPELLINGS

On Friday in the Junior School Assembly a warm round of applause greeting the following presentations :-

Nursery: Yuzuki – for some lovely pictures of Spring flowers and for bringing flowers to school every day

Reception: Camila – for making a beautiful symmetrical butterfly

J1: Amber – for joining in class discussions much more this week

J2: Taisiia – for improving her spelling score on the weekly tests

J3: Ella – for designing and making a model Anglo Saxon style coin

J4: Lucas S – for using very descriptive words, enhancing his written work

J5: Mario – for 100%, five weeks in a row, in the spelling test

J6: Lucilla – for her brilliantly tense story opening

Mrs Douglas Award: Sofia V, Sofia N, Ananya, Clara, Katharine and Sae Ha for their hard work in organizing library books into alphabetical order.

Well Done everyone!

“GREY KANGAROO” AT KENSINGTON

Not a real kangaroo but a global maths event…
Following on from his excellent result in the Intermediate Maths Challenge Freddie was invited to take part in the Grey Kangaroo. This is a maths challenge that originated in Australia (hence the name) and is organized by Kangourou sans Frontières (www.aksf.org). Each year over six million children aged 5-18 from more than 50 countries take part in their challenges at various levels.
Freddie sat his challenge on 18th March. We are now proud to report that he finished in the top 25% for which he has been awarded a Certificate of Merit.
WELL DONE FREDDIE!

ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM WINS TROPHY

Ultimate Frisbee is not an activity that is well known but it is played with much enthusiasm by Kensington pupils. Part of the success of the sport here is a result of this activity being Mr Vanderheyden´s real passion and he is very keen to promote the physical and social benefits of participation.
We would like to thank Mrs Khan for taking the splendid photos which convey a real sense of the dynamic nature of Ultimate and also show our happy competitors enjoying the weekend sunshine.
To cap off the experience our team was awarded the trophy for the best team spirit which is an honour for those students who took part.
Oskar Finn, a member of the team in F3, writes :
About two weeks ago there was an event advertised, an ultimate Frisbee tournament, which sounded very interesting. So I decided to go. I could not be happier at my decision to go. The event took place at Mar Bella, Barcelona. It was sunny all day and a very enjoyable sport. The tournament started at about 9 o´clock and the atmosphere was very uplifting and the cool breeze helped the heat but not the tournament !. There were a lot of trained professionals at the tournament. Although they beat us fair and square, they were very nice. The teams were : Joan Fuster, Centre Comercial, Santa Eulalia and Gavina. We played four matches and our results were these: Joan Fuster-4 Kensington-0, Centre Comercial-2 Kensington-3, Santa Eulalia-6 Kensington-0, Gavina-6 Kensington-1. Although the scores might not be so outstanding but if you ask me, I would say we did pretty well. We came 6th out of 8 and we train once a week for four weeks in a whole year. We also won the prize for the best sportsmanship. In my opinion, I could not have spent my Saturday morning any better.
Oskar Finn – Form 3

Another Oskar, this time from Form 1, also kindly supplied an interesting report :-
Last week in (the 9th of April) students from Kensington School participated in an Ultimate Frisbee school league. Two teams from Kensington played U12s and U18s. The U18s came 5th winning one game out of four (score: 3-2). The U12s also won only won won game (score: 4-2) which brought us to third place out of three teams. The part I enjoyed the most was at the end each match where both teams play a short game and we also say what we liked about the other team.
The team spirit is also one of the most important things as well because it tells you about the team’s behaviour during the match. You may be asking yourselves “What’s the spirit” well the spirit is when you stay positive and friendly or sportsmanly although you’re losing or winning.
Kensington U18s drew with another school for the spirit award because Ultimate Frisbee is about the spirit and not just the score of the match. Altogether I enjoyed this event a lot and I can’t wait to go next time.
Oskar Khan – Form 1