Each year the Juniors aged 10+ and the Seniors, join the staff for a week of competitions at the European Student Convention (ESC). They meet with students from around Europe. Medallists are able to compete in the International Student Convention (ISC) in America. We compete in team and individual academic, sporting, art, and platform and music performance events. The venue for ESC includes excellent platform and music venues, sports facilities (running track, swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, etc.) and beautiful grounds and accommodation.
It is an opportunity for them to meet with a large number of Christian children, network with people from around Europe (and the world at ISC), introduce themselves to new challenges, compete against a wide spectrum of abilities from all over Europe, attend evening rallies and, most importantly, meet with God. We use this opportunity to hone skills, improve confidence and strengthen character.
The King of Kings School have been very successful in various areas of ESC, including winning the European and International title for the PACE Bowl General Knowledge competition. We recognise how amazing ESC is as a platform for improvement and networking. We now use ESC preparation and event participation as a major part of the Senior students’ curriculum.
We have also picked up a significant number of other medals in the events we have entered. The rest of the school is closed during ESC.
Students who have graduated are able to serve by helping out on the 24/7 team, which is an exciting opportunity to join with other young people to strengthen skills in service, events management and competition judging.
‘A’ Honour roll trips
Every term the Juniors and Seniors are able to earn ‘A’ Honour Roll or ‘B’ Honour Roll. This simply requires a good standard of work, 2 PACE tests per week, the monthly Scripture and an average above 90% in the tests. ‘A’ Honour Roll earns a day of supervised fun outside school.
Trips for ‘A’ Honour Roll have included ice skating, go-karting, a day on a barge, Laser Quest, the Museum of Science and Industry, skiing and sledging.
Where appropriate we aim to take the children to concerts, museums, art galleries and plays regularly. We enjoy being able to share cultural events with the students from musicals and ballets, to Shakespeare and picnics. It is great to take them out for drawing buildings, local sights, trees in the park, etc. We love to join with the parents on walks and trips. We have visited Derbyshire and a couple of ice hockey matches together and most recently taken the students to a Shakespeare play at the Globe in York.
Trips are also made to places of educational interest such as fire stations, airports and woods. As part of our SMSC policy, we take the children on Friday field trips around Manchester to introduce them to the buildings, businesses and cultural places of interest on our doorstep. Living in Manchester, we enjoy many good local parks and country houses nearby. We have had some wonderful historical ramblings around castles and cities like York and Chester. We also have joint events with other schools. These have included worship, training, debates and sports events. We took a ski trip to Switzerland with the Abernathy Trust. Subsequently we have taken groups of children for skiing lessons locally.
King of Kings School is an independent Christian school, preparing students to be leaders.
Jesus is at the centre of everything we do. Our Christian curriculum makes us stand out.
We are non-denominational and accept children from various backgrounds from all around Manchester.
The King of Kings School
142 Dantzic Street
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