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Judo Black Belts

We are pleased to announce that two of our Year 13 pupils, Alejandro E y Àlvaro D, have obtained the Black Belt in Judo in the official examinations of the Royal Federation of Judo, which were held on 30 June.
Both pupils started this optional activity in the Official Judo School at King's College when they were in Reception class, and have worked through the years with determination and perseverance, key determinants in achieving such a coveted award.
I am sure that Alvaro's and Alejandro's successes will set an example for others to follow.
Congratulations!
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Tenemos el placer de comunicarles que nuestros alumnos de Year 13, Alejandro E y Álvaro D, han obtenido el Cinturón Negro de Judo en los exámenes oficiales de la Real Federación de Judo que se han celebrado el pasado 30 de Junio.
Ambos se iniciaron en esta actividad opcional en la Escuela Oficial de Judo de King’s College desde pequeños, cuando estaban en el curso de Reception, y desde entonces han trabajado duro y con perseverancia, lo que ha sido la clave del éxito que supone la obtención de tan preciado galardón.
Seguro que Alejandro y Álvaro serán ejemplo a seguir para el resto de alumnos del colegio.
¡Enhorabuena!




New Library and Sixth Form Centre Officially Opens

On 30th May, Mr Tim Hemmings, the Deputy British Ambassador to Spain, officially opened the new Library and Sixth Form Centre at King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas. This modern facility will provide Year 12 and 13 students with a learning space where they can produce high-quality individual and group work, and will enable them to enjoy academic success in their A Levels.

Read the full press release here.





King's College Host and Win the COBIS Senior School Music Festival

King's College, Soto de Viñuelas played host to over 150 musicians from COBIS schools all over Europe at  the COBIS Music Festival 2018 from June 8-10. 
The festival started with a Battle of the Bands in our Sports' Hall on Friday and closed with a massed choir and orchestra from all schools performing the winning student composition in the auditorium, before a farewell lunch and the awarding of prizes on Sunday afternoon.
King's College Soto won the Jeremy Hibbins Memorial Cup for best overall performance at the festival! Congratulations also to King's College Alicante and King's College School, La Moraleja, who finished in joint 3rd place! Well done to all students and staff that took part, the festival was a great success.




Our trip to the Colegio Alemán in Madrid

Upon arrival at the German school of Madrid at around 10am we received a very warm welcome over a delicious breakfast with croissants and orange juice.
We were introduced to the students of class 11 by the Head of English, Ms Bettina Rosenberg. She informed that most staff members were native Germans, which leads to German and Spanish recognition.
The German school of Madrid accepts native Germans and Spanish citizens from pre-school to secondary. The school has established special transition classes for the Spanish-speaking students.
With around 1700 students, the school is comparable in size to King's College, Soto (lessons also last 45 minutes). When the Year 12s accompanied their new friends to German, science and ethics classes, Mr McNally and I were shown around the school by Bettina. The school was founded in 1896 and only moved into the impressive modern building in summer 2015. The school boasts sports grounds and an auditorium with a huge stage.
Moreover, all classes are equipped with whiteboards and Internet access. We were invited to coffee and tea in the staff-room and we were introduced to the headmaster, who expressed his interest in cooperation between King's College and the German School of Madrid. At 14.20 we reassembled for lunch. We had promising talks with our host, Bettina, about further cooperation between King´s and the German School of Madrid. After saying goodbye to our friends, we arrived back at King´s at 16.00. It was a successful and enriching day and Mr McNally and I are looking forward to further cooperation and returning the favour next year!
 
by Ms Haag (Secondary German Teacher)




Badminton Tournament Winner

On 20th May, Fernando L (11 K), representing King's College, won the V Badminton Tournament organised by the "Concejalía de Deportes" (Department of Sports) of Tres Cantos City Council.
Throughout the year, he has also won the I, II, III and IV tournaments, meaning he was awarded with 1st position in the End of Year results.
As well as this local tournament, on 11 March he took part in the 1st Badminton Promotional Tournament at Guadarrama, and won all three categories in which he participated: single and doubles (male and mixed).
Well done, Fernando, you have done the King’s Family proud!




Charity Fashion Show

On 12th April, our Sixth-Formers helped to organise a brilliant charity evening of fashion and music. Thanks to our audience, we managed to raise 330 euros for our four school charities. Well done to our prefects and the Year 12 and Year 13 students who participated and made it such a memorable evening!