On Monday we welcomed our Lower Sixth for a day of induction events.
The sun shone and strong foundations were laid for the year ahead. The day began with a welcome from our Headmaster, Mr Doodes, and Mr Hand, Head of Sixth Form, in the John Moore Theatre.
House groups then enjoyed a BBQ in the school gardens and an introduction to the use of Unifrog in the Sixth Form.
In the afternoon, the whole year group headed to the games fields for a “Bushcraft Activities” session. Fire-starting, shelter building and stretcher races were all part of the programme. The session was run as an Inter-House competition with Choir House victorious.
New Lower Sixth pupil Katie, who has joined King’s this year, gave an overview of the day:
“Induction began with an assembly, led by the Headmaster, during which particular emphasis was placed on kindness and compassion being among the values that should be embodied by all students at King’s. As the day ran its course, I found myself observing these key values in practice.
“In the afternoon’s Bushcraft activities, when someone was struggling to tie a complex knot, there was always another student ready to lend a helping hand; when working together to make a shelter out of minimal, and some may argue, insufficient materials, every voice in the group was heard and everyone’s ideas were thoroughly considered.
This day will always be memorable, not only due to the fun I had and the new friends I made, but because it confirmed that my decision to join the Sixth Form at King’s was a decision well made.” (Katie, L6K)