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14 Jun
2019

Performers' Platform

​This week’s Performers' Platform focused on solo performances and chamber music ensembles by Ayesha, who performed a stunning rendition of Grieg's Butterfly. Emily played Légende by Wieniawski with great skill and accuracy. Ami and Ivy gave a dynamic performance of Mendelssohn's technically demanding...

14 Jun
2019

Lower Sixth Biology Fieldwork

​On Wednesday and Thursday, Lower Sixth Biology students undertook two days of fieldwork, braving the unfortunate rainy weather. After being taught the necessary skills and statistical tests in the laboratory, they carried out practical work such as capturing, marking and releasing woodlice as well as measuring the...

14 Jun
2019

Historical Fiction Competition Winners Announced

This week, certificates were awarded to the winners of the Thirds’ Historical Fiction Competition: Lulu, Holly and Lily. Their entries have been submitted to the National Historical Association Competition to compete against the best historically accurate creative writers in the country.

Suffrage Poster 1
07 Jun
2019

Suffrage Posters Competition

​Students in U4K recently created posters encouraging people to vote, taking inspiration from the Women's Suffrage Campaigns. The posters were a wonderful way to revise before the end of year examinations, and to reflect on how women gained the vote. The activity also encouraged students to consider the impact of...

Cheerleading
07 Jun
2019

Cheerleading Success

On Sunday 19th May, a team of students competed in the Cheer City UK Cheerleading and Dance Summer Showdown competition in Leicester and won first place in the Prep Level 1 Junior Division category. Well done to Katie, Melanie, Emma, Siena, Simran, Khadijah, Anna, Ellie and Amy on a superb performance!​

Mindfulness Day
07 Jun
2019

Mindfulness Day

As part of the school’s drive to support the wellbeing of students and promote positive mental health, the Lower Fourth took part in our Mindfulness day on Monday 20th May. This was led by Mrs Waites, Ms Proops, Mrs Sangha and the PE Department. Our students were off timetable for the day and participated in...

Chepstow 4
24 May
2019

Thirds visit Chepstow Castle

On Wednesday 22nd May, the Thirds travelled to the imposing Chepstow Castle to consolidate their learning about Medieval England. On arrival, Mr Haines led a tour of the castle, facilitating a useful discussion on attack and defence. It was fascinating to learn about the hot oil and sand that would be poured on...

Historica Association
24 May
2019

Historical Association Historical Fiction Competition

Well done to all the Thirds who entered the Historical Association Historical Fiction competition—we enjoyed reading all the fantastic creative stories from Ancient Egypt, to Tudor castles, Victorian grave robbers and the Russian Revolution. Students wrote about an impressive range of subjects this year! The top...

Widening Horizons
24 May
2019

Widening Horizons

​Before we broke up for half term, all girls in the Upper Fourth were given a copy of the Widening Horizons booklet which encourages them to explore areas of academic interest beyond the subjects they will be studying for GCSE. We want our girls to find endless stimulation and challenge in intellectual areas; this...

24 May
2019

Northfield Music Festival

Congratulations to Naina and Alisha who recently competed in the Northfield Music Festival. They won a duet together, with Naina playing viola and Alisha playing Violin. Naina also won a viola quartet and three singing classes, the 13-17 recital class from strings and the 70th String Prize award.​

24 May
2019

Maths Success

Congratulations to Ami who has been selected to participate in the UK Mathematics Trust Olympiad Initial Training Camp at Queen's College in Oxford this summer. Ami is one of only 24 pupils from the UK who has been selected to participate following her excellent results in the Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad paper.​

24 May
2019

Chess Success

​On Sunday 19th May, Madhini and Shriya attended the Warwickshire Chess Megafinal. Madhini achieved second place in the Under 14 girls category and Shriya achieved first place in the Under 15 girls category. Both students have qualified for the Midlands Gigafinal which will take place in July.

A Mmalife
24 May
2019

Charity Concert in Support of Ammalife

On Thursday 16th May, Abdea, Safaa and Anna organised and held a concert in support of Ammalife, a charity which aims to help mothers in low income countries to give birth safely. A number of superb KEHS musicians including Lauren, Nikita, Rhea, Scarlett, Sanjana, Rebecca and Nuhaa gave incredible performances.

Young Enterprise
17 May
2019

Young Enterprise Success

This week, our Lower Sixth Young Enterprise Company, Y-55, attended the Birmingham and Solihull final of the Young Enterprise competition. Y-55 specialises in recycled clothing and the ethos of the company is very much about drawing the attention of the public to the environmental problems caused by the fashion...

Nature Centre Trip
17 May
2019

Thirds Trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

On Monday 13th May, the Thirds took a memorable trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. The students were very excited at the prospect of seeing some rare and endangered species. After a pleasant amble from school, the students arrived at the nature reserve, where they were given an interesting...

17 May
2019

RS Places of Worship Trip

On Thursday 9th May, students in the Thirds visited the Sikh Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick and the Birmingham Buddhist vihara in Ladywood, as part of their work in Religious Studies. Students enjoyed guided tours and informative lectures at both sites, and were even treated to delicious vegetarian food at the...

Ees
17 May
2019

Engineering Education Scheme

On Thursday 2nd May, the Engineering Education Scheme team attended a Celebration and Assessment Day. This event was their chance to showcase the project they have been working on for the past nine months, as well as viewing other teams’ projects - there were over 60 teams! In addition, the students...

17 May
2019

Music Success

Several students recently participated in the Northfield Festival of Music and Speech and performed very well! Sharon Li won the eleven years piano class as well as the open duet class, alongside Derwent Wilson who played the harp. Ritisha participated in speech classes and achieved an Outstanding grade in verse...

Thirds Drama Performance
10 May
2019

Thirds Drama Performance

On Wednesday evening, our youngest dramatists from KEHS & KES gathered together to present the Year 7 ‘Evening of Drama’. With a hilarious mix of sketches based around the theme of television, the students dazzled the audience with their wit and comic timing. Congratulations to all involved.

Geography Iceland Trip
10 May
2019

Geography Trip to Iceland

At the start of the Easter holidays, Sixth Form geographers ventured on a five day expedition to Iceland, the “land of ice and fire”. The trip began with an excursion to the exact point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, after which students went on to visit many stunning waterfalls and...

Spanish Exchange 1
10 May
2019

Spanish Exchange

Over the Easter holidays, 17 students travelled to Córdoba in Spain to take part in our annual Spanish exchange trip. The students were immediately immersed in Spanish culture and were offered many opportunities to get involved, including taking part in language lessons, visiting famous monuments as well as taking part

Isla Atay
10 May
2019

Old Edwardian Student Volunteering Prize

Isla Atay (Old Edwardian, 2017) has been awarded the University of Manchester’s Student Volunteer of the Year Award. After leaving KEHS, Isla began a Music degree at the University of Manchester, where she became involved in a community choir project. Isla volunteered herself for the role of conductor of the Leonard...

10 May
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to Ivy on her stunning performance at last Thursday’s Lunchtime Recital. She began with Beethoven's Sonata in G major Scherzo Allegro - Trio, and followed with Kreisler's Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice. Ivy performed both pieces with technical skill.

10 May
2019

Imogen's Swimming Success

​Imogen, in the Upper Fourth, had success at the West Midlands Swimming Championships held in Coventry last weekend, winning a Silver medal in the 50 metres freestyle race. She also became the West Midlands Champion for the 200 metres freestyle race.