The Victorian Schoolroom

Kingsley pupils stepped back in time this week and spent the day in a Victorian classroom, known as the schoolroom. Unlike Kingsley classrooms, the schoolroom walls were quite bare, the floors were tiered, the windows were high up (to stop pupils looking out of the...

Physics Workshops at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

  Yesterday year 10 spent the day at Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, Somerset. The Fleet Air Arm is the airborne section of the Royal Navy (think British Top Gun!). The students were given a guided tour around the museum’s many aircraft including Concorde,...

Clouds

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.   This is, of course, how I greet Mrs Last most mornings, along with a cup of tea and a rose...

15th June 2018 – Ars gratia artis: Art for Art’s Sake

Some of you will recognise this Latin phrase from the logo of the film company MGM (the one with the roaring lion); others of you will perhaps, like me, remember it is as a cracking 10CC song written back in 1975 and on the album “How Dare you!” I am married to a...

Kingsley MENSA member

Congratulations to Kingsley Sixth Former Youngmin Park who has just been invited to join Mensa. The Mensa-supervised test for IQ, or intelligence quotient, is split into two sections that attempt to measure mental agility. Cattell III B has 150 questions, often...