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14 Dec
2017

KEHS Exhibition at Lapworth Museum

​On Tuesday 12th December, parents, students, staff, governors and university academics gathered at the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham for a private viewing of the KEHS exhibition, ‘Rock paper scissors.’

14 Dec
2017

National Success in Music

​Congratulations to a number of our girls who have recently achieved success in national ensembles: Alisha Narendran, in the Upper Fourth, has been offered a place in the National Children’s Choir and will be attending her first course with them at Easter.

12 Dec
2017

KEHS Chamber Orchestra

​On Thursday 7th December, KEHS Chamber Orchestra performed Warlock’s Capriol Suite and Britten’s Simple Symphony in the lunchtime recital. The orchestra played fantastically bringing both works to life with their energy and drive. Congratulations to all 26 girls involved.​

12 Dec
2017

Instrumental Evening: Guitar and Drums

Alice (bass guitar), Kate (guitar), Emilia (guitar), Eleanor (drums) and Priya (guitar) performed solos in the Guitar and Drums Instrumental Evening which took place on Monday 4th December in the Ruddock Hall.

Arabian Nights 2
27 Nov
2017

Junior Production - Arabian Nights

This week saw the culmination of many months of hard work as students from both KEHS and KES came together to perform the highly anticipated Junior Production, ‘Arabian Nights.’ Kicking off the string of performances with a Wednesday afternoon matinée, the cast confidently executed two sold-out shows.....

20 Nov
2017

Barber Institute Lunchtime Recital

On Friday 10th November, our annual lunchtime recital took place at the Barber Concert Hall as part of their Lunchtime Concert series. The recital opened with an accomplished and moving performance of the Allegretto from Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.6, Op. 101, performed by the Corelli Quartet.

13 Nov
2017

Instrumental Evening: Woodwind

This week’s Instrumental Evening at the Ruddock Hall on Monday 6th November featured performances by Woodwind and Brass players from both schools.

13 Nov
2017

Awards Evening Music

On Friday 3rd November, we held our annual Awards Evening for last year’s Upper Sixth. A huge thank you must go to our resident Piano Trio who gave a professional performance of works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Glinka for 30 minutes while people were taking their seats in the hall.

Cleobury Mortimer
13 Nov
2017

Cleobury Mortimer

Before half term, the Thirds went on their first residential trip, the long-awaited visit to the Pioneer Centre at Cleobury Mortimer! The girls took part in exciting outdoor and indoor activities such as climbing, abseiling, caving and challenge courses, as well as meeting exotic animals from skunks to spiders.

Shivanii Charity Ball
13 Nov
2017

Shivanii's Charity Concert

​On Sunday 27th October, Shivanii from the Lower Fifth hosted a charity concert in Barts Great Hall in London. The concert featured performances from several talented individuals and included works by Bach, Debussy and Chopin.

Film Making
03 Nov
2017

Upper Fourth Film Making

​In the summer term, girls in the Upper Fourth had the opportunity to plot, script and produce their own short films during their ‘Creative Living’ enrichment class. Groups produced rough cuts for their films which were then judged by MCN Productions, a professional film company.

03 Nov
2017

Music Department News

The lunchtime recital on November 2nd in Ruddock Hall featured Charlotte (oboe) who performed movements from Telemann’s Sonata in E minor accompanied by Ms Sanders (piano) and Isabel (cello), and Rubbra’s Sonata in C minor. Congratulations to both girls for their excellent, stylistic playing.

Krakow
03 Nov
2017

RS Trip to Krakow

On the 24th October, 35 somewhat jaded sixth formers arrived at school to begin our journey to Kraków. After two coach journeys and one flight, we arrived at Hotel Batory where we were all grateful for a leisurely afternoon to explore Europe’s largest square.

Classics Rome
03 Nov
2017

Classics Trip to Rome

On Wednesday 18th October, we arrived at school at 1:00am, all bleary-eyed and shivering to begin our journey to Rome. Following a two-hour flight, we stepped off the coach at Ostia Antica to see Italy’s blue skies and summery warmth. Ostia Antica was an ancient town which was situated at the mouth of the River Tiber.

Greek Theatre Visit
13 Oct
2017

Greek Theatre Visit

​On Wednesday 4th October, the Lower Fifth and Upper Sixth Ancient Greek students embarked on a slightly oversized (50 seat!) coach to Warwick School's Bridge House Theatre to watch Sophocles' Antigone. This was particularly useful for the Lower Sixth, as it is one of our set texts for A Level.

13 Oct
2017

Performers' Platform

On Tuesday 10th October, several of our girls performed in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre for the first Performers’ Platform. Jessie gave an expressive performance on the piano of Schubert's Impromptu op. 90 no. 2. Nikita performed the jaunty first movement of Hurlstone's Sonata in F major for the bassoon.

05 Oct
2017

Instrumental Evening

​On Monday 2nd October, our season of instrumental evenings began with a piano instrumental evening in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Rhea, Renee and Lauren performed as part of an oboe quintet, which concluded the concert with a performance of Theodore Dubois' Quintette. Well done to all involved!​

Latin And Greek Day
05 Oct
2017

Latin and Greek Day

​On Thursday 28th September, seven Lower Sixth Classicists set off to the University of Cambridge, home to one of the best Classics Faculties, for a day of lectures based on our A Level set texts.

05 Oct
2017

Art Trip to Compton Verney

On 29th September, students from the Thirds visited Compton Verney with the Art department. The trip provided an opportunity to discuss paintings and sculptures with experts and involved a variety of activities linked to the current exhibition featuring optical art from George Suerat to Briget Riley.

Coventry Cathedral
05 Oct
2017

Trip to Coventry Cathedral

​On October 3rd, Upper Fourth students visited Coventry Cathedral. The purpose of the trip was to learn about the Cathedral’s work in relation to reconciliation. Coventry Cathedral is one of the world’s oldest centres for reconciliation.

29 Sep
2017

LAMDA Successes!

Well done to Sparsha in L4K for achieving a Grade 4 Merit in her Speaking Verse and Prose LAMDA exam and to Helena in L4H for also achieving a Merit in her Grade 3 Speaking Verse and Prose exam. Congratulations to Aarya in U4H for achieving a Grade 4 Merit in Acting.​

29 Sep
2017

KEHS Poet Laureate 2017

​In this week’s assembly, the winner of this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate competition was announced as Shivanii. Poems were entered on the theme of ‘Friendship’ and as always the standard was very high.

29 Sep
2017

Music Successes!

Congratulations to Jessie in U4K for playing violin in the Solihull Competitive Music Festival on Saturday 23rd September and for coming first in the Grade 8 and above Strings Solo class.​

Art Oxford
29 Sep
2017

Art Trip to Oxford

​On the 26th September, sixth form art students visited the Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. The purpose of the trip was to gather information to develop ideas for their thematic enquiries.