Henry and Will from Year 10 competed in the English Schools Athletics Association National Championships at Alexander Stadium Birmingham (this is the stadium where the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held). over last weekend. The competition is often nicknamed the 'Schools Olympics', and over 2000 athletes will have competed over the weekend.
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“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” So said Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler); in that case, the learners pictured here must be a trustworthy bunch! Ben, Jake, Alfie and Daniel are just four of Kepier's twenty eight pupils who have read over a million words. Our 'word millionaires' enjoyed tea and cakes with Mrs. Cooper to celebrate their reading achievements. This year, Kepier learners have read over 9,000 books including titles by Bear Grylls, Terry Deary and Helen Bailey. With our new build ready early next year, our Literacy Coordinator Miss Sood can't wait to get the fabulous new Learning Resource Centre up and running! Well done to all the learners who have read so well!!!
On Saturday at the Inter Counties Track and Field Championships in Leigh, both Henry and Will competed in the 1500 metres. In a field of 15, they were representing the North East squad. There were ten counties from across the country represented in the race, and each could enter an 'A' string and 'B' string runner, effectively meaning that there were two separate races in one. Henry won the race in a time of 4:01, with Will runner-up in a time of 4:03, meaning that they both won their individual race. What a fantastic achievement from both! From everyone at Kepier, well done!
One of our Year 7 learners, Poppy, has had the story she sent in as part of the 'Young Writers' competition published in the 'Stranger Sagas' book. Young Writers was created in 1991 with the purpose of promoting creative writing amongst young people. For 'Stranger Sagas', they challenged secondary school pupils to write a mini saga - a story in just 100 words. They were given the choice of eight 'story starters' to give their imaginations a kick start. Poppy's story is all about a young boy who hears noises coming from the basement, and goes to in investigate. whilst there he sees a dark shadow and.....well, the rest is in the book! Everyone at Kepier is immensely proud of Poppy for this wonderful achievement, and she is pictured here with Principal Nicky Cooper and a copy of the book.