KINGSLEY SHOWCASES

Kingsley Academy Poetry Competition for National Poetry Day 2016

posted 18 Jan 2017, 05:34 by Kingsley Academy   [ updated 18 Jan 2017, 06:18 ]

The English Department was delighted to receive an excellent reaction to the call for entries to our poetry competition, especially from our new Year 7 students. It is really encouraging to know
that such an enthusiastic and talented group of writers has joined the Academy this year and it was particularly difficult to shortlist from this year group. In fact shortlisting was darn difficult across the board! In the end the judging panel was delighted to award the three main prizes to students from KS3 as a way to reflect the fierce level of competition in this key stage and to celebrate our incredibly talented writers in the lower school.

Choosing the winners was not an easy task, as so many students wrote lyrical and thought-provoking responses to the theme of messages. In the end, the judgement came down to the poets’ originality and to how well they had used language, structure and imagery. The winning poem, ‘Dear Grandad!’ is a hugely poignant narrative of love and loss in the modern world. It is clear that the poet has a genuine understanding of the power of words and how they tell a story. Our winning entry shows an awareness that poetry can be a medium to process grief and regret and lead to some kind of healing. In second place, ‘Talking’, was impressive in that it displayed a natural understanding of poetic form: in terms of how the words were laid out, some subtly suggested meanings and the poet’s beautifully linked ideas about technology and emotions. Finally, in third place, ‘Leave a Message’ was selected for the way its well-controlled form and rhythm seemed to correspond so well with the ideas it presents. A creative response to a canonical literary text the poem successfully infuses modern ideas into a timeless classic. 

Well done everyone!

FIRST PRIZE – 1000 VIVOS

Dear Granddad


Maybe next year granddad,
When the mortgage is all paid,
What’s another year anyway, granddad?
I promise we’ll come and stay,
A cup of tea and chinwag,
All we’d ever need,
But our lives are just so busy,
And I’ve got a family to feed,

Sorry again, granddad,
Work is piling up,
Hey, I’ll be round soon for that little catch up,
I promise that I won’t let you down,
Keep the kettle boiled and don’t fret or frown,

I’m really sorry granddad,
But we’ve got a holiday,
And we’d lose our deposit,
I promise we will stay,
We’re getting on in years and well the kids are too,
I hope you can understand we need to cherish them as much as you

Hello again granddad,
It’s been a while,
You’ve not answered the phone lately,
You’ve got me worried,
We’ll come around tomorrow, for that chat,
And don’t you worry,
We bought you presents and all that!

Granddad, sorry,
We got caught up,
I’m sure you’re free Thursday,
If not just call back!

Goodbye granddad,
You lived a good life,
I just wish I hadn’t got caught up by the kids and wife,
The times I let go, the messages I left,
Now you’re not here,
I regret not coming over,
Rest in peace granddad, I’m sorry I couldn’t come over.

Steven Metcalfe 8X

SECOND PRIZE – 500 VIVOS
Talking

We haven't talked in a while,
Even though you promised we would.
I wish I could rewind time,
Back to when things were simpler,
When we were naive and innocent,
So oblivious to the world.
Back when we were so persistent,
That we would be friends, till the end of time.

But now, as I lay in bed, phone in hand, waiting for your reply,
To the question that had been lingering in my mind.
I close my eyes and remember vividly,
All those childish games we had played,
Back when we were happy.

 

Neharika Limbu 7Y





THIRD PRIZE – 300 VIVOS
Leave a message

This is Victor, leave a message.
Hey Vic, it’s me Adam, your monster.
As you can see I learnt how to speak. Google Translate helped a lot

I also learnt how to read and write
I read books from the local li-berry; they have this really queer system
They have levels. I’m currently on like a 3.5-6.4, not bad
I was born “bouta week ago”, I’m just kidding,
You know when I was born.



Listen, I met this girl, Mary Shelley. Oh just beautiful.
I got married to her; I now have a son, Igor.
YOU’RE A GRANDFATHER!
Boy, is he cute.

The reason I called you is because, I just wanted to say
I’M COMING FOR YOU!! Yeah, I am
I’m going to crush your soul or brain, I’m not sure.
Yeah I’m going to crush your soul like I did to your sister.
Oh yeah, and I killed your sister.



Adil Nazareth


 YEAR GROUP AWARDS – 150 VIVOS

 

Year 7: Azisa Fernandes 7Y – Sky

When I look at the sky I remember you
The clouds go by and I keep on remembering you
The birds fly by and I still keep remembering you
But I will never ever forget you
I will keep on remembering you
Hours will pass by
Days will pass by
Months will pass by
But I will not forget you
But I will never ever forget you
I will keep on remembering you
Generations will pass by
Centuries will pass by
But I will never ever forget you
I will keep on remembering you
Centuries and centuries
But I will never ever forget you
I will keep on remembering you

Year 8: Yuvraj Singh 8X - Messenger

The messenger bird, flying so high in the sky,
Over the trenches of war, people fighting and then they die.
An important job lies with a fragile flying bird,
Yet somehow can deliver every single word.

And on that paper contains life-changing information,
Words that could change a nation.
This important job is done by a bird.
“Amazing!” The citizens say, “What could possibly be next?”
Now the message is sent in a second with a text
Year 9: Ainwr Ashraf Ahmed 9MA - Wishes

I wish I could move on from that big mistake ,
learn from it
and dry my tears.

I wish I could go back
change it,
and follow my dreams.

I wish I could be free
fly like a butterfly
and colour my life.

I wish I could be strong,
until the end, following my dreams
and make them happen.
Y10: Tajmeet Singh 10P – Blink of an Eye


It’s mother’s birthday, it’s time to celebrate
The one person that could ask for anything and
I wouldn’t hesitate.

It’s her 41st birthday, I must bring her cake
I get to the bakery and find it ready to take
To the party, I can’t be late,
The excitement in my heart starts to inflate.

I lose track of the speed as I go way above the limit
I feel the rush and adrenaline, I love it!
I’m getting texts on where I’m at and will I make it in time,
I begin to notice that I’m committing a crime.

I reach for my phone to respond that I’m on my way
I get a reply saying: OK
I look up to catch my life end in the blink of an eye
I wish I could see my mum again

I couldn’t even text goodbye.
Y11: Alexandra Santos Ribeiro 11P – Puppy Eyes

"Saw the crumbled messed up sheets
Like a love nest safe and pure,
Then came you with cheeky speech
Lay in blankets cool azure.


Lovely, your puppy brown eyes
Always shimmering with glee,
Just put on your smile, so wise
Want to share the bed with me?

Now they are just memories,
Weakly shrivel in my brain
Of your dazzling puppy eyes,
All thoughts of them are now slain."
Y12: Tusmeea Ahmed 12X - A Message to the Borough


We're better than the rest
We're here to be the best
To achieve what we need
And feed our greed
For grades and success

We ain't here to make a mess

Of the future that awaits
In the hands of fate

Located in hounslow
Was known as manor
The name changed to kingsley
And now it’s better than ever
With over 900 students all working hard
This schools not far from touching the stars
Y13: Minuri Madushika Vithana Arachchige 13Q – Smile

I remember how you made me Laugh,
With your dead Jokes.
I miss It,
I miss your Smile .

I remember our conversations,
You talked. I laughed. I mocked.
I miss It.
I miss your Smile.

I remember you on that chair,
Waiting for me to come home.
That's when the nagging starts,
As if I don't get enough of that in school.

I miss It,
I miss your Smile.

I thought of you before
I remember I'd see you again
Now I think of you
I remember
Happiness, Laughter, Smiles.......Sadness

I will never see your smile again.
 


Kingsley Accomplishments 2016/17

posted 11 Oct 2016, 00:12 by Kingsley Academy   [ updated 11 Oct 2016, 00:13 ]

Click here for our Kingsley Accomplishments

[sic] Promotion Video

posted 5 Oct 2016, 07:13 by Kingsley Academy   [ updated 5 Oct 2016, 07:15 ]


Year 7 Leader 2016-17

posted 1 Jul 2016, 05:45 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 05:45 by Kingsley Academy ]

Ms Wayne is a Year Leader who has returned to leading Year 7 as of September 2016. Like all our Year Leaders, she is kind, committed, compassionate and highly effective. Below are extracts from a letter sent to the Principal by a parent whose two children have both been Ms Wayne's care:

"During my six years of being a parent at the school, I never cease to be completely amazed by the care and attention that Ms Wayne offers not only both my children, but also to me as a parent.
Every single time an issue is brought to the attention of Ms Wayne, I am contacted almost immediately, my mind is put at ease and the problem is resolved. I have always felt that the security and happiness of my children is paramount at Kingsley due to this. Other parents that I talk to whose children attend other local schools do not have anyone like a Ms Wayne.".

This parent (Lizzy B), finishes by saying, "I am the Assistant Manager of a Playgroup..and understand the importance of excellent staff and the difference that it makes to a school environment."

As Principal, I am enormously grateful when parents/carers take the time and trouble to feed back to us - and good feedback is such a pleasure for staff to receive.

Lesley Kirby - Principal

Kingsley Breaks Records at the Borough Athletics

posted 1 Jul 2016, 04:45 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 04:45 by Kingsley Academy ]

Our Year 7 and Year 8 athletic teams competed against 11 other local secondaries in the annual Hounslow Borough Athletics Championships, on 30th June 2016.

All of our young athletes did their best against some fierce opposition and we managed to win three 1st place, (including 2 new school records), two 2nd place and three 3rd place positions.

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the top three in their events:

Year 7 Boys
Akshay Jattan 2nd Hurdles
Csanad Kope 1st 800m (New School Record 2.38 minutes)
Csanad Kope 3rd High jump

Year 8 Boys
Kamil Jurczuk 3rd 100m
Kamil Jurczuk 1st Long Jump (New School Record 5.09 meters)
Antonio Abreu De Sousa 3rd High Jump
Oleg Semerenk 2nd Shot Put
Muhammed Afaq Tariq 1st Discus

Well done to all our athletes!

UK Junior Mathematical Challenge

posted 14 Jun 2016, 06:43 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 04:50 by Kingsley Academy ]

Twelve students from Year 7 along with fifteen from Year 8, participated in the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge on 28th April 2016.
To put the difficulty of the challenge into perspective, over quarter of a million students across the UK took the Junior Maths Challenge.
Approximately 6% receive a gold certificate, 13% silver and 21% bronze.

Kingsley Academy students were awarded the following:

 Year Bronze Silver Gold
 8Neeman Mangal
Jozef Boyce
Kamil Lurczuk 
 Klaudia Girucka
(Best in Year Group Certificate)
 
 7Edward Antrobus
Akshay Jattan
Maciej Grzech
Tejas Bawa
Albert Voicu
Yuvraj Singh
(Best in Year Certificate and Best in School Certificate)

Yuvraj Singh has qualified for - UKMT JUNIOR KANGAROO

This is a fantastic result. Well done to all our students who took part and especially Yuvraj!

AS & A2 Art

posted 24 May 2016, 02:23 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 24 May 2016, 02:23 by Kingsley Academy ]

Alanna Parcou - AS

Kingsley Academy Art Department is proud to present a preview of a contemporary and dynamic range of multi-disciplined final outcomes from this year's accomplished AS and A2 students. Students have responded to a mixture of themes/starting points to produce diverse final pieces ranging from drawings, through painting to mixed media and some 3D pieces. An end of year exhibition, showcasing the work of GCSE, AS, A Level and BTEC Level 2 Art and Design and Design Technology students will be held on 12th July 2016 more details to follow.
Bruna Alves Oliveira  - AS


Barbara Almeida Moura - AS - CD Cases

Paulina Bodnarowska - A2 - Jacket Decal

Rien Khandaker - A2

Aman Tamang - AS

Aleksandra Gromul - AS

Pramit Thapa - AS

George Boyce - AS - 3D

Minuri Vithana Arachchige - AS - Sculpture

Kingsley Student Elected Deputy Member of Youth Parliament

posted 18 May 2016, 04:29 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 18 May 2016, 04:29 by Kingsley Academy ]

See details here

Media Magic

posted 13 May 2016, 00:42 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 13 May 2016, 00:43 by Kingsley Academy ]

Superb motion-capture photography

It's been another busy and successful year for the Film, Media and Photography department at Kingsley Academy. In the classroom, staff and students have been working very hard. Under the expert guidance of Ms Ewas, the Year 9s have used Photoshop to create some stunning film posters; while the endlessly inventive Mr Sibelly has supported students in producing some extraordinary photography.

As part of their GCSE Media Studies coursework, students created film posters. They came up with ideas for a film, researched the codes and conventions of film posters and then produced their own using Photoshop. As you can see, the final products were eye-catching, creative and show their impressive skills.
Jasneet's (Y
ear 9) s
ci-fi adventure film 'Astro.'



Elham's (
Year 10) 
biographical film 'The Money-Making Eagle.'



Iveta's (
Year 9) 
chilling horror film 'The Killer in School.'



Excerpts from [sic8]

posted 10 May 2016, 23:24 by mevans@kingsleyacademy.org   [ updated 10 May 2016, 23:26 by Kingsley Academy ]

Kingsley Academy is proud to present the latest edition of [sic] magazine! The theme for this issue was Mystery.
We received a huge range of submissions for [sic8] including crime-thriller stories, enigmatic poems and fantastically mysterious artwork.
Here is just a small selection of what we published:

Kamal Wadwa: ‘Home Alone.’ (see below)
Do Not Enter (artwork by Fatih Ahmed) (see below)
The Doll (story by Chantelle Chandler) (see below)

Front page illustration (left) Mystery by Minuri Madushika




Recordings:

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Adusei reading ‘girl dog (misinterpret it however)

Nishika

Nishika Mehta reading ‘Enigma


Home Alone

Do Not Enter

The Doll

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