Knowledge Society Talk Series at KS

The Knowledge Society, as part of their Talk Series, arranged for Paul Forken, one of the brothers behind Gandy flip flops to hold a talk for the Senior Assembly & KS Parents about the harrowing journey they went through losing their parents in the Tsunami.

The brothers who were now orphans, decided to change the tragedy into a positive and found a way they could give back to fellow orphans and came up with a flip flop range where the proceeds went towards building their first orphanage. They have now opened their third store in Richmond.

The proceeds of these stores will one day help them realise their dream  - of having an orphanage in every continent.

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Elif & Anna Bettina (KS Knowledge Society team) with Paul Forken from Gandys London.

Elif & Anna Bettina (KS Knowledge Society team) with Paul Forken from Gandys London.

KS Eco Warriors visit Royal Hospital Chelsea

The KS Eco Warriors (Junior & Senior) were taken on an Eco tour of the grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, by Ron Willmore who has been looking after the ground for 26 years.

They were toured through all of the trees and allotments, shown insect & bird houses and taken around the world from China to Mexico through the tress and plants that Ron attends to.

Miss Isabel who runs a Forest School in the Wetland Centre in Barnes every weekend headed up the team of warriors who headed home arms full with pots of plants as a gift from The Royal Hospital for their balcony garden and classroom.

 

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Princeton University Acapella group The Tigressions comes to KS.

KS were treated to a wonderful morning of Acapella singing from a wonderful group called the Tigressions who came all the way from New York. The school was left inspired and all the children from EYFS to Seniors  had their morning filled with wonderful renditions of classics, covers of modern songs and beat box lessons - we are even inspired to start our own KS Acapella group!

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Knightsbridge School Education Foundation

Hugo Eddis & Lori Li

Hugo Eddis & Lori Li

Following the wonderful KSPA drinks party, where Mrs Lori Li (Chair, KSPA) presented Mr Hugo Eddis (Chair KSEF) with a cheque for £15,000 from the KSPA, a private tour of The Royal Academy featuring Jasper John’s exhibition by the curator was followed by dinner. 

It was a wonderful evening! All monies raised, fund a child to attend Knightsbridge School, a cause we are passionate about and very proud of, we have now been able to fund 17 children's education through our foundation.

Inspirational Talks at KS with our very own Knowledge Society

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It was with great excitement that Judge Anuja Ravindra Dhir QC came to talk to our parents & children at Knightsbridge School on Friday 29th September as part of The Knowledge Society talks.

Judge Dhir QC focus was on empowerment of children whatever their ability and how the power of positive reinforcement can be the very thing that lead you towards a bright future, especially for those who have difficulties. Self belief is as important as education.

Run the River Event

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On 12th September, Miss Yuna will be taking 13 other members of staff to take part in the Run the River event, a 5 or 10 km run in Central London: Miss Becky, Miss Coombes, Miss Louise, Miss Antonia, Miss Eila, Miss Hannah, Miss Lawson, Miss Anastasia, Miss Nikki, Mr Andy, Mr David, Mr O'Shea Jr and Mr Williams!

We will be raising money for Teach First to help fight social inequality. In the UK, the link between socio-economic background and poor educational attainment is greater than in almost any other developed country. You can help us support this cause by making a donation on the following link:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ksstaff Thank you for your support!

KS Has Got Talent 2017

What a fantastic evening! KS is bursting at the seams with talent! A huge well done to all who took part this year. We had country singers, songwriters, dancers, magicians, ventriloquists and opera singers. Everyone was really incredible on the night but an extra huge congratulations must go to our three winners. Our overall winner, an S6 pupil, wrote and composed the song she performed... she completely blew everyone away with the quality of her voice and songwriting. I expect we will be seeing her name in lights one day! A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year the best year yet. Bring on 2019!

Young Shakespeare Company Drama Workshop

S6, S7 & S8 pupils enjoyed a quite brilliant Young Shakespeare drama workshop on Thursday. Taking part in an interactive performance of A       Midsummer Night’s Dream was incredibly fun and was enjoyed greatly by our young budding actors

Super Spring Reception & J3 Shows

EYFS pupils wowed their parents and teachers at the EYFS Charity Fashion Show. It was all in aid of their chosen charity KIDS. KIDS are a national charity which provides a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. They support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age and offer support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future. The EYFS pupils, wearing their personally designed t-shirts which were created with the ‘Under the Sea’ theme in mind, brilliantly strutted their stuff down the catwalk to the delight of their parents and friends. Most importantly they managed to raise over £900 for the charity. Keep Selfless KS!

In a very busy period of the term we also had our annual J3 production. The J3 children acted and sang wonderfully in their marvellous performances of Seussical the Musical on Monday and Tuesday of last week. We’re so proud of how the children excelled in what is a challenging musical to perform, they sang and danced wonderfully and above all else it was incredibly funny!

 
 

Maths Week and the Secret World of Codes and Codebreaking

For Maths Week, where the whole school celebrates the wonders of mathematics by taking part in lots of exciting events and completing puzzles around the school, we had the brilliant Dr James Grime come and talk to the parents and Senior School pupils about the history of coding, computing, and the use of Enigma machines in World War II. This included a full demonstration of an original Enigma machine used by the Germans, found in a French field in the 1940s, as well as illuminating the room with the brilliant mathematical insights and innovative thinking of the great Alan Turing. It finished with a workshop all about codebreaking, which really inspired our pupils and opened them up to a whole new way of thinking about mathematics and computing. It was the perfect way to celebrate our annual Maths Week.