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14 Oct
2019

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

The second seminar lunch of the new academic year took place on Tuesday 8 October, with three students in the Upper Sixth presenting papers on a range of topics. Scarlett opened the event, speaking with great clarity about female novelists of the 19th Century. The next two papers focused on politics: Laura provided...

One Day Film School Winners
14 Oct
2019

Outreach: One Day Film School

On Monday 7th October, KEHS hosted its annual One Day Film School attended by 72 primary school pupils. The day started with an introduction to fight choreography where the pupils learned the secret to making fight scenes look totally realistic. After all the excitement, they then created a short script and started...

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14 Oct
2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 27th September, KEHS hosted its annual coffee morning and cake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. At recess, the staff were certainly spoilt for choice with an assortment of cakes and raised a remarkable £371.90. Students then had an opportunity to savour the delights at lunchtime also donating a...

14 Oct
2019

Forensic Linguistics

On Friday 11th October, we were visited by Dr Krzysztof Kredens, Co-Director of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics. Students learnt about this fascinating field, which is the application of linguistic knowledge, methods and insights to the context of law and judicial procedure. Dr Kredens, who is also Director of...

14 Oct
2019

Upper Fifth Careers Talks

On Tuesday 1st October, Upper 5th attend their final set of timetabled careers talks. Dr Sara Jabbari, from the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, talked to girls about her career in academia teaching undergraduate students and carrying out research into the applications of mathematics in...

14 Oct
2019

Performers’ Platform

On Tuesday 8th October, we were treated to the following solo performances: Rebecca performed Grieg's March of the Trolls, Zoe played Brahms' Scherzo for violin and piano, Alicia performed Rachmaninoff's Eighteenth Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Amber played the first movement of Ravel's...

14 Oct
2019

Music Successes

Congratulations to the following girls on their musical achievements. Jenni has achieved a distinction in her violin ABRSM Diploma and has been successful in gaining a place in the CBSO Youth Orchestra. Alicia achieved a Distinction in her ABRSM Grade 8 violin, Zoe received her violin ABRSM Diploma and Naomi...

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14 Oct
2019

Swimming Gala at Malvern

On 1st October, eight girls competed in their first swimming gala at Malvern College. Neave, Annalisa, Isabelle and Skye competed for the Junior Team achieving 7th place in the Freestyle Relay and the 6th place in the Medley Relay. Skye deserves a special mention for stepping in at the last minute and completing her...

Ke Foundation Cup Winners
14 Oct
2019

KE Foundation Netball Cup Winners

On 2nd October, our top netballers competed in the King Edward’s Foundation Netball Cup. Congratulations to Maddie, Jusuiran, Frankie, Jaya, Zanna, Iris, Jemima, Grace, Maya, Alice, Mia, Grace, Arya, Lauren, Saliha, Alisha, Freya and Serena who were crowned the champions of the tournament.​

U16 County Tournament Winners
14 Oct
2019

U16 County Tournament Winners

Congratulations to our U16 Netball Team who, on 8th October, were crowned U16 County Tournament champions. They will now go on to represent Birmingham in the regional finals. Well done to Alisha, Harriet, Amelia, Khadijah, Arya, Emma, Salihah, Dhaksha, Grace and Leah!​

Fantastic Four 19 Anusha Isabelle Nandhika Amira Maya
14 Oct
2019

Fantastic Four at South Birmingham Schools Cross Country

KEHS once again swept the board at the South Birmingham Schools Cross Country championships this week, with our girls winning all three age groups. Bella was a clear winner in the Junior Girls event, showing excellent endurance and confidence to execute a fantastic race. Maisie also had an impressive race and...

Visitng Actor
30 Sep
2019

Visit from actress Joanna Vanderham

On Thursday 19th September, a group of students worked with successful actress Joanna Vanderham in a monologue masterclass. Joanna shared her experiences of Drama School, agent showcases, auditions and the realities of working in film, television and on stage. Joanna's extensive acting credits include...

Geography Picture
30 Sep
2019

Geography Trip to The Peak District

On Thursday 26th September, the Upper Fourth travelled to Castleton in the Peak District, Derbyshire for their Geography fieldtrip. Students spent their time in Castleton collecting information which will help them to assess the impact of tourism on Castleton. They had time to explore some of the tourist shops and...

30 Sep
2019

Upper Fifth Careers Talk

n Tuesday 24th September, the Upper Fifth attended a set of careers talks. They were offered the chance to hear from three women, all eminent in their fields. Hannah Whitehouse (OE 1997) is a Detective Inspector in West Midlands Police, specialising in leading homicide investigations in Birmingham. She spoke about...

30 Sep
2019

GSA Girls Go Gold Conference

​On 12th September, fourteen Lower Fifth pupils attended the GSA ‘Girls Go Gold’ Conference at the University of Bath. Ex-England Netball Captain, Pamela Cookey, started the day with an inspiring speech about her sporting career. This was followed by an interesting sports psychology lecture, practical masterclasses...

30 Sep
2019

Miss Margaret Davis Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to Renee and Lauren for their performances at the Margaret Davis Memorial Recital which took place in the Ruddock Hall on Thursday 26th September. Renee began with the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, which she played beautifully. She followed with a charming...

30 Sep
2019

Music Successes

​Last weekend, Samantha competed in Solihull Rotary’s Music Festival and won the String Solo (Age 14-17), String Solo (Open) and the Young Instrumentalist classes.

23 Sep
2019

Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

During the summer, three teams from the Sixth Form headed up to Yorkshire twice to complete their training, practice and qualifying expeditions for the Gold Award. They can all be very proud of having completed the gruelling expeditions in challenging conditions and will be looking forward to a trip to a royal palace..

U15 A And U15 B Condover Hall Best Photo
23 Sep
2019

Condover Hall Winners

In September, two U15 netball teams took part in a netball tournament at Condover Hall. Our U15B team played against some highly competitive schools and finished 7th overall. However, our U15A team were undefeated and claimed first place! Well done to all the girls who took part.

23 Sep
2019

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

The first seminar lunch of the new academic year took place on Thursday 19th September, with three students in the Upper Sixth presenting papers on a range of topics. Tabassum opened the event, speaking with great clarity about the complex physics of Antimatter. Two Classics papers followed: Tara provided an...

23 Sep
2019

Careers Talks

Last week, was the second session of Upper Fifth careers talks. Girls were offered the opportunity to attend talks in Engineering, Medicine and Investment Banking. Mike Walmsley, of Metaswitch Networks, spoke about the various fields and sub-specialities of Engineering. Dr Iftikhar Ahmad, a Consultant Psychiatrist...

Resilience Workshop
23 Sep
2019

Resilience Workshop

On Thursday 12th September, positive psychologist coach, Kim Carr, from the company Worth-it, had the pleasure of meeting Lower Fifth girls and their parents. During the day the girls participated in a workshop. Here they looked at how they could make a good start to their GCSE years through building ‘Psychological...

Visiting Speaker Programme
23 Sep
2019

Visiting Speaker Programme

At KEHS, we are keen to develop a love of learning beyond the confines of GCSE and A Level courses and, as a result, we encourage girls to take every opportunity to broaden their learning experience. This year we have put together another exciting enrichment programme consisting of distinguished academics...

Black Death History
23 Sep
2019

Young Historian Project Success

In the Summer Term, many of the Thirds conducted work on the Black Death and its impact on the West Midlands. The best work was submitted to the national Young Historian Project Local History competition and the following girls' work was highly commended: Rebecca, Radha, Roha, Nandhika and Sareena...