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Bomberos Ayudan to the Rescue!

Harvest Collection - 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. 

 





Halloween

 

Halloween

This exciting time of year is celebrated in our school annually. Amazing decorations made by our pupils have already been put up around the classrooms to get us all into the Halloween spirit.
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
teachers.




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.





King’s Group joins Inspired

The Group has announced today its partership with the leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
“After 50 years of delivering quality British education, we are delighted to have joined the Inspired community of schools that will provide multiple opportunities for development for our teachers and students. With a shared child-centred educational philosophy, this partnership with Inspired was a natural choice to support the continued growth of King’s College, as it positions the school at the forefront of not just British, but international education in mutiple regions. We look forward to working with Inspired’s leading global educators for the benefit of our students and communities.”, stated Sir Roger Fry, Founder and Chairman of King’s Group.
Please read all the information in the following link:  
Inspired welcomes King's College schools

For more information, please contact:
Shaní Gerszenzon Press & Communications Specialist King's Group Avda. Pío XII, 92, 28036 Madrid (Spain) Tel: +34 91 768 22 59 shani.gerszenzon@kingsgroup.org www.kingsgroup.org




World Mental Health Day: Hello Yellow

9th of October was World Mental Health Day and in order to honour this important day our pupils supported the “Hello Yellow” campaign for the second year.
The wellbeing ambassadors were selling yellow pins for jumpers and blazers, pom poms and glittery hearts (made by Miss Purdue). During the year we hope the children will collect several coloured pins to mark other important occasions. Wearing these badges every day will remind them that these things should play an important role in our lives 365 days a year.

Today was all about mental health and something that is known to provide significant positive health benefits for children is certainly outdoor learning. More and more learning at our school is taking place outside and today was the Year 3’s turn! 

While they were imagining that they were painters in the Stone Age they experimented with different textures and materials. 

Many other activities happening this week also worked towards deconstructing stigmas around mental health. These should all help us realise that our emotional wellbeing needs as much attention as our physical health.




Nexalia Meeting

Nexalia Meeting
 
Nexalia Services is a company which looks after the growing catering and maintenance needs of the King's College schools. Their philosophy is based on creativity, tradition and close collaboration with all the professional staff involved in our processes. They are also certified both in Quality and Environmental Management System (ISO 9001 & 14001), as well as having the strictest quality controls by having our own in-house logistics specialists. 

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!

“Dear Linda,

 

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.
Warm regards
Jane Kremer
Campaigns Team”

 
In honour of World Peace Day, 5B also prepared an assembly for all the children in Juniors to raise awareness of this important day. They used photos, facts, poems, roleplays and songs to show the importance of peace in our homes, schools, country and beyond. We are extremely proud of our school and everyone who contributed. Well done to all!




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!