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Highlights Summer 2017

Highlights Summer 2017


HIGHLIGHTSIssue 06 • July 2017

Summer edition

Sports Day


‘Know where to go’ competition
The school are delighted to announce
Ella Shephard as the winner of our ‘Know
where to go’ competition. She designed
this poster, which will appear around the
school site in places for our students to see
and refer to should they need help. Ella
won a £20 voucher for her creative and
thoughtful signposting.
See Page 7

“ Words from the HeadI am delighted to confirm that we have secured £945,000 to complete our
building programme to wrap four new classrooms onto the Gallery café
at the front of the school. The serious building work (foundations) will
commence at the start of the summer holidays, to finish in March 2018.
The examination season was a particularly busy one, as all exams are once
again compacted into the May/June hay fever season- we managed to host
570 Year 10 and 11 students for their GCSE English Literature exam on
the same day.
Sports day saw incredibly high levels of participation, with school records
tumbling and Hilary House winning for the third consecutive year.
Nigel Burgoyne
Head teacher

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Welcome To Highlights

Welcome to the summer edition of Highlights.

We have had so many great success stories around the school and in the local community.
We have seen success on the athletics field, classroom and outside of school. It has been a
pleasure to put together a magazine with so many talented students and dedicated members
of staff. We have established a link with the Student Life magazine (Part of the Waterfront
Life Magazine) that has enabled our sixthform students to hopefully be involved with Media
and journalism and create a student run magazine for older students thinking about their
next steps in life. We’d like to thank all those who contributed to this publication as it’s your
stories that keep this magazine going. If you have a story please email us.


Mr Barber, Miss Hunwicks
& Miss Wright

Editorial Team


INTREPID SERIES............................................................. 4-5
FIN PARNELL - ENGLAND CHAMPION............................ 6
ANTI-BULLYING POSTER................................................. 7
LANGUAGES NEWS.......................................................... 8
ATHLETICS NEWS............................................................. 9
STUDENT LIFE ..................................................................10-11
BLETCHLEY PARK VISIT ..................................................12-13
STAYING SAFE...................................................................14-15
SPORTS DAY......................................................................16-19
FOOTBALL RESULTS.........................................................20-24
ATHLETICS COUNTY CHAMPS........................................ 25
JUDO CHAMPION.............................................................. 26
2017 NETBALL RESULTS.................................................. 26
YEAR 10 LITERATURE SUPERSTARS............................. 27
PRE-LOVED UNIFORM...................................................... 28
NEWSPAPER CHALLENGE............................................... 28
ARIEL ACROBATICS.......................................................... 29
ACTIVITIES WEEK 2017.................................................... 30-31

INTREPID 300 Jump squats - BEGIN!
Well, 300 jump squats turned into a lot more
WRITTEN BY XAV NORTRE with people being sent through a skip full of
water (or worse) for not doing them correctly.
The event started overnight – we camped at Luckily, we escaped the skip in this round but
the event and decided to get a relatively early our turn was to come. After about 45 minutes
night. However, the mind games had already of squats, jumping squats and split squats it
begun - haunting and disturbing noises were was the turn of a second DS (Directing Staff)
played over the sound system, fireworks went to take over the beasting – by this time the bell
off randomly every 2 - 15 minutes, (yes, I had rung several times and would ring several
timed them!) All night – we had our tent times more. His pain method of choice was
ravaged, torches constantly shone through and running on the spot with your arms held high
at about 1am there was a call to arms! Suffice in the air. OK, sounds easy, right? Well not
to say, we didn’t get much sleep. At 3am it was when it’s for 30 minutes continuous with an
time to leave the relative comfort of the tent extra 15 minutes added on for good measure.
and join others around the campfire - Coach 45 minutes later after having been sent to
Pain (an ex American Navy seal and Navy climb over the wall and for a dunk in the skip,
Seal trainer) delivered a motivational speech it was back for more squats etc until the sun
about our reasons for what we were about to came up. So, after roughly 2 and half hours of
put ourselves through. Basically, ‘remember “boot camp” beasting we were wet, muddy and
who you are doing this for’; ‘Give everything, cold and were just about to be sent on
and when you have, give more’ - Inspired, we our first run.
set off up the hill to ‘The Pit’, which at 4am,
looked a bit like Dante’s Inferno - Each team were given a 20kg sandbag to carry
It was pretty special. around the course and we were told that the
first 20 teams would qualify and off we went.
We lined up and were introduced to the event. Our job for the next hour or so was to run 4
“It’s gonna be hard”, “it’s gonna be long”, miles, carrying our sandbag, up hills, and over
“people are going to quit”, “we are expecting a small number of obstacles - no problem!!
cold injuries”. “You can quit at any time – just During this time, we started to warm up as
ring the bell and hand in your wolf band!” the sun was rising and had finished the run
towards the front of the pack. We were greeted
at the pit by a member of the DS and told to

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join the PT line up the hill. As instructed ‘3 mins, be ready’!
that’s what we did, and on arriving at the hill Overwhelming relief could be seen
we were instructed to commando crawl to the everywhere – we’d survived it – we hadn’t
top and start doing push-ups. We were about been broken physically or mentally – all we
to enter the second beasting session which had to do now was run another 4 miles with
kicked off with press ups, sit ups and shuttle that sandbag!
runs – we initially ‘thought’ we just had to
do a few drills before being allowed to carry Was it difficult? It was brutal, but we learnt
on running - how wrong we were! Once all so many things about our ourselves. We
remaining teams had arrived back, we were gave everything, were pushed physically
all sent back in to the pit for another two- and mentally beyond anything experienced
hour session! before, raised awareness and funds for
‘YoungMinds’ and can’t wait for the next
This second PIT session consisted of more Intrepid event. Yes, we want to do this again
squats, more lunges, more split squats, piggy (and have already signed up for 2018) and
backs, lifting your partner up and squatting invite you to join us.
with them in your arms - You know simple
stuff like that! All while being shouted at WOW WHAT AN
and sprayed with cold water from a hose just INSPIRATION!
to add interest to proceedings. Following
this we were split into groups to perform a
number of different exercises to finish us
off before the next run. We felt like we got a
good deal with a combination of press ups,
lunges, burpee’s and flutter kicks. I remember
looking up once to see another group doing
squat jumps whilst being hosed and singing
twinkle twinkle little star… I swallowed my
urge to laugh! After about two hours the DS
announces that he had told us a little lie and
that the race was actually just about to start –


“Finlay Parnell was part of
an England team who won
silver at the recent EU nations

water polo tournament”

WRITTEN BY SAM PARNELL to a winner-takes-all match
Local sixth form student Finlay against a very strong South
Parnell was part of an England African team. The score was
team who won silver at the even throughout the tense final
recent EU nations water polo match until South Africa got a
tournament in Czech Republic. two goal lead and England were
Finlay, who attends Kesgrave unable to claw their way back.
High School scored 8 goals The final score was 8-6. 
during the four games where
England dominated right to the
last match. 

The team, who came from across Finlay will learn this week
the country, beat Scotland 18-3 if he’s gained a place in the
and Denmark 27-2 during the European Qualifiers, played
first day of the tournament in Manchester next month.
seeing them top their group. Day The two top teams in the
two saw the team win against qualifiers will go on to play in
Switzerland 6-5 and Czech the tournament in Malta this
Republic 10-6 before going in September.

6 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine


WRITTEN BY HOLLY With our Year 11’s we set a weekly
From 100-point target as homework, most
met this most of the time – some
This is Miss Cutting’s class 11F2 smashed it, getting thousands of points
from Kesgrave High School who themselves as they just couldn’t stop”!
were the 5th best-performing class Congratulations to Faye and her
on last term - students! It sounds like they’ll love
they got an awesome 27,000 points! build-your-own Nutty Tilez!
What’s more Kesgrave’s 11G1 and We’d love to hear about how you use
11F1 were also in the top ten, so we to engage and
asked Miss Cutting what their secret motivate your students! Have you tried
is! Miss Cutting said: “The pupils setting them regular points targets for
went mad for Nutty Tilez and were homework?
so happy to play against each other.
I recommend Nutty Tilez (an online To share your classroom story, email
languages video, exercise and games, or
website) to them. The students loved connect with us on Twitter or
the online videos and range of tasks Facebook.
from the website www.thisislanguage.
com - it makes listening tasks more Well done to all involved!

8 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine

ATHLETICS nice trophies for the display cabinet
NEWS – The County finals of the Super
8’s competition will follow later in
“SUPER 8 WINNERS” the year at Bury St Edmunds where
we hope to bring home even more
After a great evening on the track at Tonight’s achievement follows on
Northgate I am delighted to let you from the success the U13 girls
know that KHS are the Ipswich and and U13 boys experienced at
South Suffolk School Games U13 the Area Athletics final earlier in
Boys and U13 Girls Super 8’s Winners the year.   In those competitions
2017.  the teams were larger than the 8
  pupils that we were restricted to
Both teams (comprising of 8 students at tonight’s competition with us
who had to participate in 1 track competing  against the likes of RHS,
event, 1 field event and 1 relay ) Woodbridge School, Ipswich School
stormed to victory against 8 other and St Joe’s, as well as Farlingaye,
South Suffolk schools coming either Copleston and Northgate etc.  In
1st or 2nd in nearly every event! It these two competitions the girls
was amazing and we have two very were crowned County Champions
and the boys came Runners up. 



& STRATEGY meeting was held at Kesgrave High
STEERING. School’s 6th Form.

After several weeks in the making, The choice to involve a local 6th Form
the 6th Form Leadership Team alongside the Uni was both ground-
recently joined forces with local breaking and vital. If Student Life was
print & digital publication Student to continue to evolve in to a ‘go-to’
Life and the first student steering lifestyle publication for students,
group meetings have taken place. then those students who were due to
Here, Student Life editor Richard take their first steps towards Uni life
Stewart explains the process so far should also be consulted and more
and what the future holds. importantly, involved in content.
What better way to look at the overall
Student Life is a lifestyle publication, picture of life as a 16+ student?
produced in print and digital form,
with its content driven by and written One of the first questions put to all
by Ipswich students and March 2017 attendees of the steering groups,
will always be a significant month for centred around the topics that had
us. Firstly, the University of Suffolk been chosen to be covered initially
Students’ Union President Rachel Gilbey by the editorial team. Were these
accepted the invitation to become Co- topics valid, were they indeed
editor; ensuring continued cohesion topical & relevant and were they all
between the Students’ Union and the encompassing?
editorial team. Secondly, a first Student
Life steering group meeting was held at BEAUTY, FASHION, FINANCE,
the Uni and another first steering group HEALTH (PHYSICAL, MENTAL

10 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine

These core subjects were to form the
backbone of the brand and it was
important that everybody that was
to steer the brand forward was in
agreement that these topics arched over
all of the matters that should & would be
covered, moving forwards. These topics
were unanimously agreed by all, with the
proviso that they were not set in stone
and others could be added if need be.

On to the strategy then. 12 & 13 students were actively being
encouraged to get involved by the
The importance of having a student teaching staff and spend some of
magazine that was ‘content led’ and their summer holidays ‘working’ on a
written by the students themselves wasn’t project that would be both beneficial
lost on anybody and this vital element to their development and would look
will run throughout future meetings. great on their CV’s!
The process has already started of
sowing seeds and steering group Where else would students get to work
members will be asked to volunteer for with an outside organisation and truly
sub-roles; including writing, editing, have an effect on the content, design,
photographing, designing & selling. production & distribution of a high-
profile and well-known print & digital
The School’s 6th Form Leadership Team, brand?
backed by the Head, was delighted that
the editorial team had contacted the So, the future looks bright & certain
School and colleagues were glowing and as editor, I am thrilled with what
in their praise of the initiative and we are achieving and the support that
genuinely excited at the opportunity that we will be providing to local students
presented itself to the students. Even – traditional & mature - and of course,
at a revision-heavy time of year, Year the support that those students will
provide to us!


April 2017
E Bradbrook - £40.50 WRITTEN BY ALICE FAHY,
J Giles - £20.25 GRACE GILBERT & YAN YU
C Nicol - £12.15
T Rush - £8.10 On June 9th, Year 8 and the members of
  Cryptography Club visited Bletchley Park,
May 2017 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. This was the
M Shaw - £40.50 centre where mathematicians cracked vital codes
S Linsell - £20.25 in World War II. The intelligence produced at
K Smith-Howell - £12.15 Bletchley was estimated to have shortened the
R Ruibiene - £8.10 war by two to four years, and without it the
  outcome of the war would have been uncertain.
June 2017 First we entered the visitor’s centre where
C Leggett - £40.50 there were exhibitions about the war effort,
C Nicol - £20.25 enigma machines, and cyber safety. There were
C Cheeseman - £12.15 also exciting interactive tasks to engage the
B Bixby - £8.10 visitors and enhance the experience. One of the
  intriguing things we saw was a bathtub: initially
If you would like to join the we were confused but we discovered that Dilly
KHS 200 Club or would like Knox, one of room 40’s code-breakers, often
more information about it, worked in the bath and cracked many important
please email German codes whilst bathing. Interactive tasks helped us create strong passwords, encrypt
voices, and break padlocks. When the lock
was broken a light shone on a plaque gifted to
Bletchley Park.

We then visited the gift shop, there was a range
of books, toys, home accessories and funky

ties! The items were themed around told us a bit more about the history of
1940’s wartime. Then we went to have code-breaking and how the enigma code
lunch - Mr McGinty got hopelessly lost! was cracked. She also showed us how the
But luckily with the help of the smart enigma encrypts code and we discovered
Year 10 cryptographers we found Hut that the enigma machine has over
1 where we had a pleasant lunchtime 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1.5 x 1019)
experience. settings, making it virtually impossible
Next we had a guided tour around to crack by exhaustion of the different
Bletchley. Our tour guide was called possibilities. We then each took turns to
Mark, and he had been working at type our initials into the machine so it
Bletchley Park for a long time after he could encode them.
was inspired by a book he read about Mrs Christensen took a long, well spent
the mathematicians in World War II as time to make us special bingo cards and
a child. He showed us pictures of people other activities for us to play and solve.
who used to work at Bletchley, and Shout-out to Alice Fahy for winning the
we learnt that the majority of people travel bingo! Then we arrived home after
who had worked at Bletchley during a long and exhausting journey (Miss
the war were female. This was unusual McCartney and Mrs Christensen kept the
for the time as women still did not morale up by singing a really old karaoke
have as much respect as men, but the song that none of the students knew).
main reason for it was that lots of men Cryptography club will be running again in
were off fighting the war. There was a the Autumn term.
wide range of jobs at Bletchley, not just
code-breaking. Hundreds of people
were needed to cook, clean, and operate
After the tour we had a challenging
coding session. There were cool Caesar
shifts, meddlesome Morse code,
puzzling Pigpen and so much more.
We used these codes to decipher a
secret message. The instructor then


MISS WARFIELD One student said;
“As scary as this topic is I do feel
With heightened security a bit better now because I know
concerns following terrorist what to do, I never knew about
attacks in a number of the Emergency SMS procedure” 
cities, we are keeping all our  
visits and activity outings These resources remain available
under review.  At this point to you and your child via Firefly
in time it is our intention to and the school website. We hope
go ahead with all planned you will find these helpful to
activities and visits.  We have you and your immediate/wider
also taken expert advice and family. 
will brief all our activity co-  
ordinators to ensure we plan Sadly times are changing and
methodically.  we are faced with the need to
educate our students around
  the need to stay safe and how
to behave if a security situation
The delivery of the ‘Staying arises.  Like all risks this needs
Safe’ plan  was a real success. to be kept in perspective and
Staff commented on how mature managed in a thoughtful and
and focussed the students were proportionate way. Hopefully we
throughout delivery. Students will never need these skills but it
really did engage with the really is better to be safe rather
topic and learnt how to keep than sorry.
themselves and others safe.

14 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine


DAY 2017

DAY 2017

WRITTEN BY MISS WRIGHT We had a number of fantastic
individual performances and 6
This year proved to be another records were broken during the
exceptional sports day. The rain day. Harry Weeks (Yr 8), Mia
threatened to ruin the day at Bond (Yr 9), Jacob Thomas (Yr
one point but the cloud held 9) and Will Gledhill (Yr 10) all
strong and we completed the broke the 60 m records, Jasmine
day as planned. Overall Hillary Cant (Yr 10) broke the 200m
retained the trophy for another record and the Nuffield team
year. also took the Year 9 Boys Relay
record. The team consisted of
Patrick Ashton, Joe Winder,
Jacob Thomas and Joshua


1st Hillary
2nd Keller
3rd Bader
4th Nuffield
5th Royal
Victor Lodurum Winners
YEAR 7 - Ben Syrett
YEAR 8 - Marcelo Flores
YEAR 9 - Will Rogerson
YEAR 10 - Joe Hunt
Victrix Lodurum Winners
YEAR 7 -Rebecca Stennett
YEAR 8 -Isabella Crawford
YEAR 9 -Rebecca Stephenson
YEAR 10 - Morgan Frost and Jasmine Cant
Millennium Mile Winners
Jack Grady and Isabella Crawford


U16 Boys County Cup Winners

WRITTEN BY MR SWALES our feet, we started to dominate the game, especially
Kesgrave 2 – 1 Debenham in midfield.

John Steel (GK) Nathan Clamp, Emmanuel Ifionu, Kesgrave scored first with a fantastic header from
Liam Groom, Jack Bell, Jaydon Brown, Josh Howe, Lewis Dyer which hit the crossbar and bounced
Cameron Smith, Louis Denton, Carl Bowers, Lewis over the line. The stadium was silenced to an extent,
Dyer, Daniel Barnes, Jordan Rayworth, Harry however the travelling Kesgrave Parents and Teachers
Humphrey, Nathan Read, Bradley Pack celebrated alongside the players. The second goal
Player of the match – Nathan Clamp game from an outstanding 25-yard shot from Carl
After taking over the Year 11 football team last year Bowers who beat his marker and took a shot on his
when the boys where in Year 10, I realised that they right foot.
had some fantastic potential. After trying different At half time, the team were told to carry on playing
formations and tactics last year, we went into this as they were. They were definitely the dominant team
year’s season with a strong squad of players who and the football we were playing was calm, intelligent
would train regularly and had experience playing and allowed us to manage the game. The only
alongside one another. improvements needed was to limit the amount of set
The final was held at Needham Market FC with a pieces Debenham were winning due to unnecessary
late kick off (7:30pm) due to other matches requiring fouls from Kesgrave players. In the second half
extra time to produce a result. It was clear from the Debehnam High School scored from a fumbled
opening few minutes that we were the definite ‘away’ cross which ended up being rebounded in front of a
side as Debenham High School had a strong crowd Debenham High School player who was able to tap
of around 50-60 parents and teachers in attendance. the ball in to make it 2-1. Kesgrave didn’t lose their
The first 10 minutes of the game were very nervy and heads and they were able to carry on playing with
we needed this time to settle into our new formation confidence on the ball to see the result through to
and to start to get a feel for the game. Once we found the end. The year 11’s were crowned U16 champions
and it has been one of the highlights of my career
managing and winning the cup with those students.

18 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine

Under 13 Girls County were physically stronger and always presented
Cup Runners Up an aerial threat to EBHS from corners and the
long throw-ins from Bo Driver, EBHS were
WRITTEN BY MR FINCH slightly quicker which resulted in a tense nail
biting contest with both teams having spells
Kesgrave High School 0 – 1 East Bergholt of dominance.
High School (After Extra Time) At the end of full time and after great saves
and goal line clearances from both team’s goal
Ellie Hardwick (GK), Makenna Williams, Esther goalkeepers and defences, the game finished
Thompson, Susannah Rafu, Molly Chaplin (c), Abbie 0-0.
Yorke, Bo Driver, Bella Crawford, Brooke Morling, Ten minutes extra time each half was agreed
Lucy Linassi, Alysha Dye, Anna Chatterton, Jada and the contents re-stated. Towards the end
Scoulding, Naila Clarke. of the first half of extra time and despite
having the better of the chances, EBHS
Player of the Match – Molly Chaplin broke the deadlock from a corner. A great
On a blustery afternoon the Kesgrave High delivery was met by an EBHS player and it
School U13 girls football team took to the was volleyed from close range into the roof of
football field at Whitton United FC in the the net.
County Cup final; their opponents East Where some teams may have thrown the
Bergholt High School. towel in at this stage I can proudly say that
With the wind affecting play Kesgrave tried Kesgrave didn’t give up and instead dug even
to get the ball down onto the ground as much deeper and yet again had the better chances
as possible in an attempt to play an attractive of the last 10 minutes but unfortunately that
passing brand of football. Although Kesgrave bit of luck we needed on the day was missing
and East Bergholt won 1-0.

Under 13 Boys County Cup Champions

Kesgrave 2 – 0 Thurston

WRITTEN BY MR FINCH We knew that Thurston were going to be
a strong gritty side who unless we treated
Jack Robinson, Matt Williams, Charlie Little, with respect could cause an upset so
Matt Hayes, Owen Boyd, Hayden Rayfield, Kesgrave had perform to their best, if we
Marcelo Flores, Sam Donnelly, Sydney were going to win.
Barnsley-Sadasivan, Tom Humphrey, Elliott Kesgrave dominated the match from the
Karaalp, Liam Walker, Harry Chandler, Ben start playing our customary business-
Meers, Alfie Bliss, Harry Greenhalgh like yet attractive and exciting brand of
football. Although Thurston had their
Player of the Match – Owen Boyd chances, KHS won the all important
As school football teams go this under 13 battles, we won every first ball in midfield,
boys football team has always shown the every header in defence, we passed the
exciting potential to be successful and win ball to feet and created chance after
trophies and leading up to the cup final chance, attacking down both wings as well
had scored a total of 50 goals and had only as through the middle.
conceded 8!

Having watched the KHS Under 15 team If it hadn’t have been for the woodwork
win on penalties the match before, we which we struck at least twice and
were focussed and ready for the task the impressive performance from the
in hand. We took to the field of play at Thurston goalkeeper, Kesgrave could have
Bloomfields, the home Needham Market won this match by a landslide. Although
FC, in front of a packed stand of nervous/ the score line doesn’t reflect it, this was a
excited parents and onlookers. We were dominate performance to top off what has
in Ipswich Town home kit hoping that been a fantastic season. Goals came in the
KHS could restore some pride in the ITFC first half through Elliott Karaalp and the
badge after another poor ITFC season. second half through Alfie Bliss.

22 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine

Year 9 County Cup within minutes and many chances
Runners Up being created. Northgate had some
dangerous players but we coped well
Kesgrave 1 – 3 Northgate (1 – 1 defensively. We took our deserved
after normal time) lead to finish the first half 1 – 0. The
second half saw us on the back foot
WRITTEN BY MR SIMMONS with Northgate growing in confidence
and realising that they had to attack
Euan Lister, Luke Mullett, Callum Peacock, Josh as the match progressed towards the
Okpolokpo, Pacey Forsdike, Matthew Bloom, final whistle. We were hampered with
Ben Hunt , Jacob Thomas, Jo Winder, Ronnie injuries at key times (at one point
Harris, Patrick Ashton, Josh Perkins, Charlie all three of the central midfielders
Hudson, Cameron Benn were injured!) but the whole squad
Player of the Match – Ronnie Harris were exemplary with many players
adjusting their roles and positions with
After some incredibly strong enthusiasm and vigour. Just as it looked
performances this season including like we might see out a nervous finish,
a goal fest in the semi-final, it was Northgate equalised with less than five
heartbreak for the Year 9 team in their minutes remaining. This gave them a
County Cup final against Northgate. We great lift in extra time and they finished
started with our usual excellent attitude the game with a score line that didn’t
and effort which saw us dominate quite reflect just how well matched both
early on with the crossbar being hit teams were. The Year 9’s have been a
pleasure to work with all season and
I look forward to doing it all again in
Year 10!

Year 10 County Cup Winners

Kesgrave 2 – 2 Sir John Leman just before half time saw us pegged back
(Kesgrave win 5-4 on penalties) to 1-1. Despite this potentially damaging
setback, it was hugely impressive for the staff
WRITTEN BY MR SIMMONS to see all players praising each other at half
time and showing the team ethic that would
Archie Hall, Charlie Dawson, Dan Williams, be required to bounce back. The second half
Frankie Ramsey, Jacob Buck, James Little, Jaryd reflected the first with both teams showing
Challis, Joe Hunt, Kyle Green, Matt Gardiner, that they could score and that the next goal
Myles Foster, Sam Abbott, Terry Wasswa, Tom could be decisive – unfortunately it went
Fitzgerald, Tom Haste against us! At 2-1 with less than 10 minutes
left we looked tired and the game was
Player of the Match – Charlie slipping away but everyone kept going and
Dawson got their reward with an injury time equaliser
Throughout the season the Year 10 football which saw a fabulous group celebration!!
team have seen their performances become Extra time ended still at 2-2 which brought
stronger and stronger through sheer penalties. This is where we have matured as
teamwork, commitment and positive a team in that everyone supported those who
attitudes. We overcame very strong were brave enough to step up and those who
opponents in the form of Northgate and did take one knew there would be no blame
Farlingaye in the quarter final and semi attached to any missing. Saying that, there
final respectively. Having been beaten 6-3 were some incredibly nervous footballers
by a very strong Sir John Leman last year we on the pitch!! Archie Hall in goal nearly
started the game as underdogs. However, saved the first penalty which didn’t help the
the match started with us playing with full opponents nerves and unfortunately for
confidence and making the most of playing them the third player missed his penalty.
in a County Cup final. There were some Having seen all of ours successfully scored,
exceptional opposition players so it was Terry Wasswa looked incredibly calm (only
always going to be an difficult match but we to say later he wasn’t at all!) As he chipped
took a deserved lead after 25 minutes. We in the winning penalty. An amazing team
dominated possession but a 30 yard screamer performance, well done Year 10’s and I hope
you will always look back on the experience
with great pride.

24 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine

Athletics County
Champs – 2017

Written By Mr Roberts

It was an unseasonably cold May the
4th for the county championships.
Yet the 19 pupils from Kesgrave
competed against the best in the
county with great determination
and sportsmanship. All athletes
showed their class and performed
brilliantly, with many achieving
podium positions and consideration
for selection to represent Suffolk at
the Anglian championships later this
term. They were all a real credit to themselves showing the dedication they have for their sport, as
well as being fantastic ambassadors for Kesgrave High School. We all wish them success as they
continue with the season.


• Maddison Frost Long jump 10th • Paolo Palmieri 100m 3rd, Long jump 4th
• Susannah Rafiu High jump 4th
• Abbie Yorke Javelin 6th INTER BOYS
• Isabella Crawford 800m 8th
• Grace King 800m 6th • Oscar Hunt 200m 3rd
• Luigi Palmieri 200m 2nd
INTER GIRLS • Cameron Bailey 100m 2nd, 200m 1st
• Jack Grady 800m 1st
• Jasmin Cant 100m 3rd, 200m 3rd • Matthew Snowdon 1500m 2nd, 1500m
• Georgia Battle 100m heats, 300m 5th
• Morgan Frost Sprint hurdles 3rd steeple chase 1st
• Maddie Venn High jump 4th, Sprint • Archie Cleverley Discus 4th, Hammer 3rd

hurdles 4th SENIOR BOYS
• Hannah Grubb Discus 3rd, Hammer 3rd

• Adel Hamed 1500m 2nd, 300m 2nd
• Chris Jones High jump 1st


Charlie Thorp (Year 9) representing the school in the 2017 British Schools
Judo National Championships. He won a bronze medal competing against 20
competitors in the Year 8/9 U42kgs category who had qualified nationally for the



U12 U15
A league – Runners Up B league – 4th place
Tournament Winners B Tournament - Winners
U13 U16
B league – Winners A league – 6th place
B Tournament - Winners

A league – 4th place
Tournament Runners up - qualified for
the County round of the National Schools

Year 10

WRITTEN BY MRS BARBER to prepare for their exam,
attending revision sessions
In September, year 10 were with their teachers as well
given an almighty challenge, as sitting revision sessions
to complete their GCSE during PSHEE time. The
English Literature exam in English department has
one year! been blown away with their
The new GCSE Literature superb attitude in lesson
exam is tough and rigorous time and their dedication
exam that asks students to to doing their very best.
study a Shakespeare play, a We are extremely proud
nineteenth century novel, of everything they have
an 18 poem anthology and achieved this year and are
a modern play as well as looking forward to seeing
tackling unseen poems. some very happy faces on
Undaunted, year 10 have results day.
worked tirelessly this year
Well done year 10!



As the end of the school year approaches
I would like to inform you that my Pre
Loved Uniform shop has raised £800 since
September which has been split between
Young Minds and the Ipswich and East
Suffolk branch of the Samaritans.
I shall be choosing 2 new charities to start in September for 2017/18, if you know if a local
charity that you feel would benefit from our support please email me with details.


WRITTEN BY MR WHEATLEY poetry competition winner. Additional
Monday 3rd July saw the whole of year pages covered horoscopes, adverts,
8 put their journalism skills to the test, competitions, crosswords, problem pages
as our budding reporters took part in and international news in an effort to
the annual ‘Newspaper Challenge Day’. make the finished artefact as professional
Students were tasked with creating a as possible. There were shocks in the
newspaper while responding to ‘hot off breaking news as Mr Finch was named
the press’ news updates throughout the new Ipswich Town boss, the Orwell
day. Groups comprised of editor, sub- Bridge split in two (saved by a web-
editor, sports editor, photographer and slinging hero), Ed Sheeran nearly joined
reporters working together to meet the the KHS music teaching staff, Donald
3.25 deadline. Incredibly, every group Trump announced he will be visiting the
managed to meet the hand-in time and Butter Market in Ipswich and Johnny
the work produced was of a fantastic Depp had been cast as Head teacher, Mr
standard. The papers contained a front Burgoyne, in his upcoming film biopic.
page, complete with headline and eye- Huge praise must be extended to year 8
catching picture, two middle pages, a for a wonderful day and a big thanks to all
back sports page, a book or film review those teachers that supported them to get
and the inclusion of a creative writing or the job done.

28 • July 2017 • Highlights Magazine



During Activities Week Mr
Butler and Mr Cope ran a
model aeroplane activity seeing
students build and fly their
very own aircraft. Students and
staff where also treated to an
ariel acrobatics display by Mr a fly past meters over our heads
Butler. The scale model of his making us all nearly fall over!
North American P51 Mustang It was an incredible sight and
took to the skies performing a privilege to watch. Given
barrel roles, upside down the schools aviation heritage
figure of eights as well as many and proximity to Martelsham
other manoeuvres including Heath where Mustangs where
flown from this was possibly the
closest thing we could probably
ever hope to see flying above our
heads like it would have done
over sixty years ago. Given the
detail of the model you could it
could almost be mistaken for the
real thing!

WEEK 2017



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• Wednesday 6 September 2017 to Tuesday 19 December 2017
• NON PUPIL DAYS (Professional Development Days for Staff)
• Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 September, Friday 20 October 2017
• HALF TERM: Week beginning Monday 23 October 2017


• Thursday 4 January to Thursday 29 March 2018
• NON PUPIL DAYS (Professional Development Days for Staff)
• Wednesday 3 January and Friday 9 February 2018
• HALF TERM: Week beginning Monday 12 February 2018


• Monday 16 April 2018 to Tuesday 24 July 2018
• BANK HOLIDAY: Monday 7 May 2018
• HALF TERM: Week beginning Monday 28 May 2018





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