End of Autumn Term Award Assembly
On Tuesday 20th December the whole school gathered to celebrate the end of the Autumn term. Staff and students were joined by Sir Rod Alridge, Lady Carol Aldridge, and chair of governors for KAA, Mick May.
Mr Benson reflected on the one school we have formed across KS3 and sixth form this term. Mr Benson’s welcome was followed by a reflection from Year 12 student Titilayo (12 Maathai). Titilayo spoke about how much she has enjoyed the involvement from all year groups during house competitions such as House Charity, but also day-to-day events such as family dining and assemblies.
Next the Sportsmen and Women of the Term were awarded with their certificates and 100 house points. Congratulations to Year 7s Enrique (Angelou) and Yousra (Pankhurst), Year 8s Amin (Angelou) and Jainaba (Franklin), and Year 9s Jeriel (Franklin) and Agnesa (Pankhurst).
The KAA choir and orchestra then serenaded the school with a beautiful rendition of Silent Night.
This was followed by a celebration of students who have shown academic excellence and resilience during the Autumn term. These students were awarded with a Westfield voucher and 150 house points!
The winner and 3rd place acts of this year’s KAA’s Got Talent, Angelli (12 Roosevelt) and Jayden (9 Winfrey), then joined forces for a dance spectacular.
Reader of the half term awards and another 100 points for each student went to Nora (7 Farah), Alan (8 Chaplin) and Sofia (9 Simmons). The Lexia Champion award for most progress went to Younes (7 Holmes).
Omar then recited a very theatrical extract from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to add to the festive atmosphere.
Our brand new house captains were presented with their unique ties – were are thrilled to have appointed these student leadership roles this term and are looking forward to selecting a Head Boy and Head Girl in the Summer term. To find out more about the house leadership positions, see the new issue of Intrepidus here.
The final performance of the fantastic assembly was given by Hiba, Asia, Sameera and Donna – a lovely rendition of All of Me by John Legend.
The final business of the day was to announce the winners of House Charity – Angelou raised £2,357.92 for Crisis at Christmas and won the 10,000 house points. In total all four houses raised £5,448.54 – a truly staggering total with only four year groups and an incredible display of citizenship. Our heartfelt thanks to all parents & guardians who supported our students in raising this incredible amount for Crisis, Cancer Research UK, Multiple Sclerosis Trust and West London Action for Children.
The final results of all house competitions, attendance and commendations were then revealed – and Angelou have just managed to hang on to their lead in the race for the House Cup. All is still to play for with House Music, House Debating, and a range of interim house competitions coming up next term.
The end of term video will be available shortly on the KAA Media YouTube channel.
Well done to each and everyone one of our students for their hard work this term, and we look forward to seeing everybody refreshed and ready on January 5th.