Year 6 have had the fantastic opportunity to take part in cycle training with the London Borough of Richmond Team. The object of the course was to teach the children how to cycle safely on quiet roads, understand the rules of the road and encourage the children to cycle more. The children also learnt how to take care of their bikes. They started off in the playground and later went on the roads with their instructors. They thoroughly enjoyed swapping the classroom for the open roads of Kew, especially in the glorious sunshine. They said they felt the course gave them the confidence to ride on the road and know they were following rules that help them be safe cyclists. Some children were excited to be out on the open road for the first time. They now know how to check their bikes using the ABCD checking their air in tyres, brakes are working, the chain is oiled and they are wearing suitable clothing (no loose clothing or laces). They particularly enjoyed riding as a snake and the challenge of the crossroads. A busy fun week for Year 6.

 

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What a fantastic trip! Year 3 visited PGL in Hindhead for what was an action-packed 24 hours. The activities included climbing, archery, zip-lining, an obstacle course and time spent singing songs and eating marshmallows around a campfire. The fun did not stop there, as the children enjoyed a midnight feast (a warm mug of hot chocolate) at 8 pm before returning to their dorms with their friends. They represented Kew College brilliantly, showing perseverance and a positive attitude in everything they did. Many have asked when they will be returning.

 

Their trip in Year 4 cannot come soon enough!

 

“Brilliant, amazing, breath-taking.” Evie – 3H

“I would give it 10 out of 10 because the activities were fantastic. They were fun and interesting.” Elizabeth – 3H

“It was amazing, I love the activities. Next time, I can’t wait to chill in our dorms with our friends.” Zosia – 3B

“5 star – the best bit of the entire trip was the climbing because I conquered my fears and made it to the top of the climbing wall!” Aahil – 3B

 

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Kew College Book Day was a roaring success and the children had a thoroughly wonderful day with many fun-filled activities to get stuck into.

 

Our Junior House was visited by the award-winning author Natasha Farrant, who ran a poetry workshop with the children, and by the drama company BigFoot, who brought the world of Shakespeare alive through rap. In the Infant House, Gareth P Jones regaled the pupils with his stories and they had numerous special visitors to the classroom, including the fabulous Mrs Tabor and the older children for some buddy-reading.

 

Our visitors were so impressed with the children for their impeccable manners and their genuine love of reading.

 

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Kew College is now a National Online Safety Certified School.

 

We successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online and we have received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.

 

National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements. Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all senior leaders, teachers, all school staff and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

 

James Southworth, the co-founder of National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Kew College on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.”

 

It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and react in the best way possible to any problems.

 

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