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Over the past few months, Year 9 and 10 students have been designing and making a sculpture celebrating ‘Our Community’ which was unveiled on the Academy roof terrace on Monday 18th June to parents, students, staff and guests. A huge thank you to The Arts Society Pantiles who funded the project and to Deborah Tompsett, a local ceramic artist, for her inspiration and expertise with the project. Thank you also to Mrs Griffiths who set up the project and helped the students from the planning stages, through to the making of the sculpture itself.
The International Baccalaureate Career-related (IBCP) Core Curriculum
One of the key components of The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) is the core element of the curriculum. The core is at the heart of the IBCP and enhances student’s personal and interpersonal development, with an emphasis on experiential learning. The core bridges the IB academic courses and the Career-related study and provides students with a combination of academic and practical skills. All students study the core curriculum as part of their IBCP studies.
The Reflective Project
The work of the IBCP culminates in the Reflective Project, which is an extended piece of independent research that requires the students to reflect upon an ethical dilemma of their choosing. Recent SKA student examples include:
Would it be ethical to privatise the NHS? (James Sermbezis, 2018)
Do financial markets require more or less government regulation? (Carolina Ricciardi, 2017)
The Reflective Project is a 3000 word essay that concludes with a 1000 word reflection on the process the students have undertaken to complete their work. Past students have used this as part of their portfolio for university admissions and apprenticeships as it is favourably looked upon by higher education institutions and employers.
The group arrived safely in China early this morning and met with our Executive Principal, Mrs Carr. Have a great time from everyone at SKA!
Students and staff are all ready to head off on the first ever SKA trip to China. Next stop the airport!
On Friday 18th May, the High Sheriff of Kent visited students of The Skinners’ Kent Academy and lead an assembly at Skinners’ Kent Primary School. The High Sheriff is appointed each year by Her Majesty the Queen to represent her in the County of Kent. Students asked great questions surrounding what the life of a Sheriff entails and their roles and responsibilities, which includes supporting royal visits and the emergency services, as well as assisting with church, faith groups and local charities.
The visit enabled all students, from primary through to secondary school, to engage with matters relating to law and order. The Sheriff was particularly interested in the work of Academy students with their successes in the Mock Trial Competition at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court. The visit was another opportunity for students of all abilities and ages to hear from an inspirational leader.
A staff v student football match took place on Wednesday 9th May, on the Academy All-Weather Pitch, as part of Year 9 students Middle-Years Programme Community Projects. The students chose to raise money for the Winston’s Wish Charity, with players and spectators paying an entry fee to go towards the charity. At full time the score were level at 4 – 4 but after a penalty shootout, it was the students who emerged victorious - 5-3. Man of the match was James Mepham (Year 9).