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A Visit To Pato Amarillo: A Great Experience
Pilar told us that when we are sad, confused or scared we should always turn to those that love and care for us – our parents, family, teachers and friends.
Amazing Events this week
We also celebrated Storytelling Week. Storytelling has earned its place as one of the most important traditions humans possess. Every story contains a lesson to give guidance to the audience. Stories teach us to love, to forgive others, to be just and fair, and to strive for better than we currently have. Consequently children love them. The Story Fairy / Story Teller alias Miss Parfitt, delivered the assemblies for all our Primary pupils right through the Primary School. The children were ‘transported’ off to all different types of magical locations allowing their imaginations to flow!
Finally, King’s College year 5 boys competed in the international schools Benjamín football sala competition. Against tough opposition, in horrible cold, wet and slippy conditions at Kensington school the boys showed great teamwork, skill and endeavour. Well done to all the boys that both competed in the competition and those that tried out for the team. We go again next year!
Every year after the holidays you are probably left with a huge amount of festive rubbish in your bin. Because we want to keep our planet looking beautiful as it is, students at King’s are trying to be greener and less wasteful. There are certainly ways to try and be more sustainable this Christmas. Here are some of them.
The pupils in Year 3 have decided to make eco-friendly decorations! Not only is their classroom looking amazing, but they did not produce any unnecessary waste in making them.
One pupil has reused cardboard and a piece of wood to create Santa with his sleigh and reindeer! He has also worked with an adult at home to add a small electric circuit for the lights!
Another pupil has used old coffee pods, an old plastic drinks bottle and tin foil such as sweet wrappers to create his own Jingle Bells Christmas decoration. As a class, they then wrote a set of instructions for “How to make a Jingle Bells Christmas decoration.”
Finally, they also thought of a way to use 2 old, odd socks, add some rice and spare buttons and create a snowman Christmas decoration.
Guillermo&Javier (3J) with their amazing creations!
Year 2 Assemblies
This fabulous performance on stage is set out to help these children to also perform better in life and that is what is most important. Not only did they explore their creativity by signing, dancing and making decorations but they also became more confident. And all of that while they were having fun!
Drama in Primary School is said to develop literacy skills (check out the link!), extend vocabulary and encourage pupils to understand and express different points of view and this is why we are encouraging it from a young age. Here’s to many more assemblies like this one and to many successful careers in acting!
Year 3 Trip to Arqueopinto
Bomberos Ayudan to the Rescue!
This month we had the pleasure of supporting one of our charities and welcoming them into our school.
Representatives from Bomberos Ayudan came into school on Monday, 4th of November to collect the produce we had collected for them and to take it to their distribution centre at Pato Amarillo. Pato Amarillo is situated in Orcasitas, which is one of the areas that are most affected by the economic crisis in Madrid. Food and clothing is provided to over 600 families every month thanks to this organisation. Representatives from the Charity Committee and School Council, Primary House Captains, Well-being Ambassadors and children from KS1 helped the firemen load everything into their van.
Thank you to all the families who contributed to the Harvest Collection. Here’s to many more years working with this amazing organisation!
Year 5 show – Greece Goes to Pieces
Year 5 show – Greece Goes to Pieces
The Year 5s did a fantastic job in their performance of ‘Greece Goes to Pieces’ last Tuesday, 29th October. It was a very large cast – 106 pupils and all took part in the singing, acting, dancing and some even made some props.There were lots of lines, actions and songs to learn and practise, but they rose to the occasion and performed with confidence and flair.
This Halloween pumpkins, witches, wizards, ghosts and vampires arrived for a day at school! It has been a fun filled day celebrated with great enthusiasm by our pupils and
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid
This week some of our staff members attended a 2 day Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Many members of staff already hold this qualification, and King’s College is committed to providing further training in this field.
Statistics show that one young person in 10 experiences some form of problem with their emotional and mental health in the course of a year.
Increasing people’s awareness of Mental health, reducing stigma and promoting and facilitating early support can empower young people to thrive.
This is what the 2 two day Youth Mental Health First Aid Course delivers, which was sensitively facilitated by 2 experienced, professional trainers who were clearly passionate, skilled and experienced in this area.
Those that attended the course commented that they all came away feeling more knowledgeable and better equipped with strategies to support young people experiencing emotional and mental health concerns within our school.
Health and wellbeing of our pupils has always been a priority. Therefore, King’s College head Chefs and nutritionists had a meeting with primary pupils and parents on the wellbeing committee to create a bespoke menu!
World Peace Day
Our Primary Staff and pupils took part in this year’s Peace One Day campaign. The Campaigns team even wrote a letter of thanks to one of our teachers, Mrs. Booth. Here it is!
We at Peace One Day have been really inspired by all the responses we received for Peace Day 193, and we wanted to reach out and thank you for your involvement in the campaign. I hope you enjoyed your Peace Day celebrations as much as we did here in London, where we had a wonderful celebration for our 20th anniversary.
Peace Day 193 was a massive success. An incredible 168 countries signed up to let us know they were celebrating Peace Day. In the process, the message of Peace was passed on to the next generation.
Transferring this message is such a crucial task and your work is integral to making a more peaceful world a reality. The pictures we received will be posted across our social media channels in the coming days and weeks. So do keep an eye out for them.
Thank you once again.
The Daily Mile
On Wednesday 18th September 2019, King´s College, Soto were invited to take part in a very special and one-off event that celebrated the launch of The Daily Mile Spain. The Daily Mile is a charitable organisation that aims to offer a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children. Its success started in Scotland and is now active across 67 countries. The main ideology behind the initiative is to get every child in the primary school taking part in an additional 15-20 minutes exercise each day, aiming to run a mile!
King’s College was one of only three schools in Madrid to be invited to help launch the event, making it a very special memory for the children indeed. Class 6E had a great time running with and welcoming the launch team which consisted of its Ambassador, Lourdes Garcia Campo, a sports journalist on Spanish TV, representatives of the Daily Mile Foundation in London and of course those leading the initiative here in Spain. We look forward to launching the scheme throughout the primary school. Watch this Space!
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