Every year 7 student has the chance to participate in a climbing session on our new purpose-built tower situated in the school grounds.
During the Autumn term, students in year 7 will have a 2-hour session on the climbing wall in their form groups. The purpose of this session is to build student confidence, help develop friendships and aid in the transition from primary school to secondary school.
All students will work towards their Bronze award.
Bikeability award (Levels 1, 2 or 3)
Bikeability is a scheme based on the government approved National Standards for cycling training. The aim of the programme is to gain practical cycling skills to give students the skills and confidence to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability is much more than a cycle training programme. It delivers wide-ranging and long-lasting benefits to the students, their families and the community. Bikeability supports the culture, ethos and environment of a healthy school.
Bikeability is organised and delivered at KNBS to years 7, depending on their previous experience of the award in their primary school:
- Level 1 - Bikeability aims to develop cycle handling in an off-road environment and prepare riders for cycling on the road. Riders must be able to cycle (i.e. pedal and glide) to participate in Bikeability Level 1.
- Level 2 - Bikeability will develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions with mostly moderate motor traffic flows, preparing riders to deal with short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.
- Level 3 - Bikeability equips riders with the skill and confidence to ride in more challenging roads and traffic situations, such as busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It also includes planning routes for safe cycling.
‘Learn to ski’ lesson
Students in year 7 have the opportunity to visit the SnowDome in Tamworth to learn how to ski. This lesson is an ideal introduction for students who want to understand how to ski as a beginner, with little to no experience on the snow. This lesson significantly enhances the student’s progress making it the ultimate learning experience. Perfect for year 7 students who simply want to learn a new skill, or are planning on embarking on their first ski holiday abroad with their families or on the school residential trip in year 8.
Residential trip to South Wales
Every student in year 7 can take part in a fun-filled residential trip to the South of Wales. Students will have fun learning new skills and participating in activities such as: gorge walking, white water rafting, indoor surfing, aerial ropes; caving; sailing; canoeing; kayaking; and stand up paddle boarding.