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Enhancing King's Projects

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8 Road Bikes, Clothing Sets and Accessories

We would like to introduce cycling to our outdoor activity options as a healthy, fun and low-impact form of exercise. To start this programme we require 8 road bikes along with all the appropriate clothing and accessories. We plan to cycle at least three times a week, pupils will be accompanied by two qualified staff.


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Gas Burners for Trangia Stoves

We would like to convert from meths burners to gas canisters for our expedition cooking. Gas is much lighter and safer to transport than liquid meths, as well as being a cleaner fuel. The amount requested would convert all our existing stoves to gas.


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Coach Logic Video Analysis Software

This software would allow players of all sports and their teachers to interact using video analysis. It helps to bring teams closer together by putting learning and engagement at the forefront. Players become more self-reliant on being able to observe themselves play whilst teachers can provide far more feedback.


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Bush Hats

Soft bush hats would be more appropriate than helmets for some fieldcraft exercises, as they are less cumbersome. Designed to allow the attachment of camouflage, these hats will also provide protection from the elements.


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Conservation of 18th Century Sword

Conservation and mounting of eighteenth century sword found during the construction of Woodard and Tuckwell Houses in c. 2003. The sword has been identified as a 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry sword by the Curator of the Somerset Military Museum. The sword, which can be viewed in the archive, is an integral part of a new 3rd Form history course called ‘How was King’s College impacted by war?’ The conservation work will be undertaken by the archaeological conservator at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.


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8 Spray Decks for Pool Kayaks

The current spray decks used in the pool are nearing the end of their natural life and due to the continued high participation in kayaking we are looking to replace them with an improved model. This newer model will allow the teaching of rolling a kayak to be improved and enhance pupil experience and comfort.


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Camping Lanterns for Chindit Camp

We are delighted to now be including the whole of the 3rd form for Chindit camp, however this means that we urgently need to replace the aging lanterns. These use large quantities of batteries and halogen bulbs and we would like to replace them with modern LED lanterns that will be more efficient, lighter, smaller and longer lasting.


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Shooting Equipment for Modern Pentathlon

Earlier in the year we purchased two laser pistols and targets which are extensively used with many pupils learning to shoot for the first time both at King’s College and King’s Hall. To give more pupils the opportunity to participate we would like to add another pistol and target. The rapid progress with pentathlon at the school is being monitored by the Modern Pentathlon Governing Body with the aspiration of it becoming a National academy.


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Wild Country Hoolie 3 ETC Tents

Our DofE tents are starting to approach the end of their working life and now that we have an expansion in numbers undertaking the course we would really benefit from purchasing some new tents, we could then also begin a gradual phased replacement of the 12 tents we currently use.


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Canoe Storage Barrels x8

Due to the success of the Gold DofE Canoe program we are looking to source a long term solution to watertight storage of equipment for participants. Dry bags are not suitable for extended use where as the proposed barrels are virtually indestructible and should provide the storage solution for a long period of time.


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