KING’S COLLEGE: Annual Scholars’ Dinner, Art Week, Judolandia

Scholars’ Dinner at Soto de Viñuelas 

The third annual King’s Scholars’ Dinner was, once again, a tremendously enjoyable event at which 6th Form academic scholarship holders, their parents, staff, Board and School Council members and guests all intermixed.  The guest speaker was Mr Andrew Moore.  Andrew has close connections with King’s as a past Head of Admissions and present School Council member.  His global careers in the British Civil Service and British Council, alongside his presidency of Madrid’s Oxford University Society, made him an ideal advisor to the students on international life beyond school.

Miranda Imperial, Head Scholar at Soto, gave a dazzling address to the gathered audience in which she spoke of her passion for politics and the central role King’s has played in igniting her academic passions. She is looking forward to taking up a place at Cambridge in September to read Human, Social and Political Sciences.

What is always most gratifying is that the dinner affords an opportunity to bring together aspiring academics from across the King’s Group of schools, including those based in the UK and Alicante.

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Art Week at King’s Infant School, Chamartin

This month, King’s Infant School was treated to a makeover during Art week as each Year group created brilliant Underwater Artwork.

Nursery made a sea scene using many of different resources such as leaves, branches, bubble wrap and anything else they though appropriate. They then created sea creatures by printing an oval shape, using a sponge, creating into a creature of their choice.

Reception made sea creatures using a variety of objects; such as transparent pots, colourful see-through paper and stickers, and sand to make starfish.

Year 1 explored different media and artists such as Heather Brown and Joaquín Sorolla and produced swimwear, sea scenes and waves.

Year 2 children invented and designed their own sea creature working in groups, using paper the same size as themselves.  They all used other materials to make a costume for their creations.

Ms Maulo added “The children seemed to really enjoy art week and learnt different techniques including collage, painting with watercolours and printing with different tools.”


King’s College School Participates in “Judolandia”

On the 20th of December the King’s College School judo team participated in the annual festival; “Judolandia 2014”, which took place in Villavicosa de Odón Sports Centre, the headquarters of the Madrid Judo Federation, and organizers of the festival.

In this festival, the students completed an hour-long circuit event (with an adult – mostly one of their parents), through various “tatamis”, in which participants carried out a series of fun drills and games focused on learning judo.

A jaw dropping total of 7 medals were awarded to King’s fantastic Judo team. These were won on 24th of January, in the local Judo championship, which took place at the Alcobendas Sports Centre. The results were as follow:

  • ANTONIO K . . . . . GOLD
  • ALBERTO H . . . . . GOLD
  • TOMASZ K  . . . . . GOLD
  • JUAN M . . . . . GOLD
  • HUGO H . . . . . SILVER
  • MARTÍN S . . . . .l SILVER
  • ÁLVARO F . . . . . BRONZE

Congratulations to all for this excellent result.