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13 Nov
2018

Moving Armistice Centenary Commemoration at KEHS

On Friday 9th November, our school staged a moving Armistice Centenary Commemoration, focusing on the role of women and schoolgirls, particularly from the Birmingham area, in World War One. Most of the staff and pupils dressed in contemporary costume and experienced typical school activities of the period...

13 Nov
2018

Geographical Association Quiz

​On Tuesday 6th November, six KEHS girls competed against other local schools in the local Worldwise Quiz, organised by the Geographical Association at Camp Hill Boys’ School. The two teams were tested on their geographical knowledge with the quiz including questions on map skills, field work and famous landmarks ...

New York Trip 1
13 Nov
2018

New York Trip

​On the 24th October, Miss Evans and Mr Bassett took 21 Sixth Form Economics and Art students to New York, USA. The aim of the trip was to give the students an opportunity to explore the rich culture and history that the city has to offer. For the Art students, this consisted of visiting two of the world's most...

13 Nov
2018

Drama Trip

On Tuesday 6th November, 54 GCSE Drama students visited Birmingham Repertory Theatre to see an amazing production of The Lovely Bones. Originally a novel by Alice Sebold, Bryony Lavery has adapted this shocking story for the stage with amazing effect.

13 Nov
2018

Shriya’s Chess Success

​Over half term, Shriya played in an under 18 four-county chess tournament for Warwickshire. Playing matches against Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire, Shriya won all three of her games which contributed to the Warwickshire team winning the tournament. Well done to Shriya and the whole team.

Spanish Theatre Trip 2
13 Nov
2018

Spanish Theatre Trip

​During October half term, Sixth Form Spanish students took a trip to London to see the Spanish play Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca. Despite the initial shock of stepping through the doors of the theatre into what seemed like another country, the play was a challenging approach to consolidating the students’ knowledge

Scott Lucas Enrichment Lecture
13 Nov
2018

Upper School Enrichment Lecture

On Wednesday 7th November, students in the Upper School were treated to an expert review and analysis of the US midterm elections and the Trump presidency, by Professor Scott Lucas from the University of Birmingham. Professor Lucas not only provided a detailed and insightful analysis of the results,

Squash Meha Shah
13 Nov
2018

Junior Squash Championships

The Dunlop British Junior Squash Championships 2018 were held in Nottingham during the half term. 32 of the top girls and boys across the country played in each age category with matches commencing from Friday morning and final positions being played on Sunday afternoon. Meha competed in the Under 13 Girls’

County Netball
13 Nov
2018

County Netball Victory

​On Monday 5th November, the Under 14 Netball team participated in the annual Birmingham Schools Netball County Tournament. They made a great start winning their pool with the help of a strong defence by Grace, Lauren and Helena.

Cross Country
13 Nov
2018

KEHS girls in National Cross Country Championship

Six KEHS girls represented South Birmingham at the West Midlands Cross Country Trial race in October, and following some impressive performances, four of them have been selected to represent the West Midlands in the Inter-Counties race next month.

Classics Talk Ara Pacis
22 Oct
2018

Classics Lecture: Augustus, the Senate and the Ara Pacis

On Thursday 11th October a number of Latin and Greek students attended a very interesting evening lecture given by Dr Amy Russell on “Augustus, the Senate and the Ara Pacis’ at the University of Birmingham. The Ara Pacis, or ‘Altar of Peace’, is an altar that was commissioned by the Roman Senate on 4th July 13 BC...

Oxford Debating 2
22 Oct
2018

Oxford University Debating Workshop

This week KEHS hosted Oxford University Debating in delivering a workshop for novice debaters ahead of the competitive debating season. Eighteen girls from the Upper Fourth to the Lower Sixth attended the workshop after school on Tuesday. With twenty visiting pupils from other schools, the girls were introduced to...

Danielle Russell Film Award
22 Oct
2018

Upper Fourth Film Making

In the Summer Term, girls in the Upper Fourth had the opportunity undertake a film making project as a part of their enrichment programme. They were able to draft a story-board, write a script, create a film template and a shot list, before guest professional film makers aided them in the filming and editing process.

22 Oct
2018

Thirds Foundation Service

​On Friday 12th October, all of our Thirds attended the annual Foundation Service, held to welcome new Year 7s joining the Foundation of Schools of King Edward VI. The nine schools of the Foundation were represented at the service...

22 Oct
2018

Engineering Education Scheme

On Wednesday 17th October, the KEHS Engineering Education Scheme team attended a project launch day at the RAF Museum in Cosford. They started the day by practising their organisational skills before the main challenge: creating a rocket propelled car that would successfully travel the furthest.

Lindsays Half Marathon
22 Oct
2018

Half Marathon Success!

On Sunday 14th October, our Development Director Mrs Mepham ran in the Birmingham Half Marathon to raise funds for Assisted Places at KEHS, completing the course in two and a half hours and braving relentless rain. Thank you to everyone who showed their support...

22 Oct
2018

Shriya’s Chess Victory

During the final weekend of September, Shriya took part in the Junior Four Nations Chess League Tournament and played for the Warwickshire Division 2 Team. Shriya scored 5/5 and was the only player from the five Warwickshire teams to do so! Well done to Shriya and the whole team.

Silver Crest Awards Arup
22 Oct
2018

Silver Crest Awards

Congratulations to the current Upper Sixth girls, Lucia, Zofia, Saffron and Jessica, who have all received Silver Crest Awards for working with Arup as a part of the Engineering Education Scheme last year.

22 Oct
2018

Instrumental Evening: Piano and Vocal

The 2018-2019 series of Instrumental Evenings began in earnest on Monday 15th October with the Piano and Vocal Evening. Musicians from both KEHS and KES displayed their musical prowess, coping professionally with disruption to the running order due to traffic problems causing a delay for several supporters...

22 Oct
2018

Performers’ Platform

Jessie opened last week’s Performers’ Platform on Tuesday 9th October with a stirring rendition of the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor op. 2 no. 1, playing with crisp articulation and clearly contrasting themes. Scarlett followed with poised performances of Schubert’s An Die Musik and Purcell’s Music...

22 Oct
2018

Lunchtime Recital

Charlotte Howdle opened this week’s lunchtime recital with an assured performance of the final movement of Franck’s incredible Violin Sonta, displaying a warm tone and great versatility in all registers of the violin. Naomi closed the recital with contrasting piano works by Rachmaninoff...

22 Oct
2018

Success at Birmingham Music Festival

Three of our pupils had great success at the Birmingham Music Festival, an annual piano competition which takes place in the Ruddock PAC, which was held last weekend on Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October. Bronagh won the Junior Open Choice Class with her performance of Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Grieg...

Thirds Biology Project
15 Oct
2018

Third's Biology Project

During the first term at KEHS students in the Thirds study cell structure and organisation in Biology lessons. For many students this is their first time using a microscope and experiences of the microscopic world. As part of this curious adventure, students from 3K undertook a homework project to bring these tiny...

Fashion Workshop 1
15 Oct
2018

Fashion Workshop

​On Wednesday 10th October, the Upper Sixth were visited by Dawn Marriott, a personal stylist and image consultant, who gave a fascinating workshop on how to dress well in the various situations that they will encounter when they are at university. This largely involved how to dress appropriately for interviews...