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L4 Drama 2
05 Apr
2019

Lower Fourth Drama Performance

On Wednesday 27th March, the Lower Fourth Drama Club staged a wonderful evening performance for friends and family. Packed full of funny and moving scenes, monologues, mask work and mime, the performance was inspired by the theme of travel. The 40 strong cast of dramatists from KEHS and KES...

L6 Theatre Studies
05 Apr
2019

Lower Sixth Theatre Studies Performance

​On Tuesday evening, Lower Sixth Theatre Studies students performed their A Level devised performance Dreamcatchers to a full audience. Their piece examined dreams and the tricks our subconscious mind plays on us. Through the use of physical theatre, puppetry and heartfelt performances, the audience was treated to...

05 Apr
2019

Music News

​Congratulations to Rebecca who achieved first place in the Regional Final of the Rotary Young Musician Competition, which took place in Cheltenham. Rebecca will be competing in the National Final in May...

05 Apr
2019

Chess Success!

After two years of agonising draws and defeats, on Friday 29th March, our chess team was triumphant against Kings Norton Girls’ School, in a game ending 6-2. The team’s coach, Mr Ridges, commented ,“it’s a testament to the team’s resilience. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished these past few months.

Linden Netball
05 Apr
2019

Linden’s First Netball Tournament

On Wednesday 27th March, the Under 16 and Under 14 netball teams competed in Linden Netball Club’s first ever Schools Tournament. The Under 14 team played extremely well and were undefeated in every match, achieving first place overall! The Under 16 team also played well, playing several close games.

Regional Badminton
05 Apr
2019

Regional Badminton Success!

On Wednesday 3rd April, our Key Stage 3 badminton team won the regional round of the National Badminton Championship. Well done to Aditi, Aditi, Sana, Gracia and Namrata who will go on to compete in the National finals in May.​

Aanika Gupte Badminton
05 Apr
2019

Aanika's Badminton Victory

On Sunday 31st March, Aanika, competed in a county badminton tournament, representing Warwickshire. As a result of a player absence, Warwickshire was subject to penalties, meaning their rival teams were at an advantage. Nevertheless, Aanika and her team played well and achieved first place in the tournament!​

Shivaniis Great Debate Success
05 Apr
2019

Shivanii’s Great Debate Success

On Saturday 30th March, Shivanii, in the Upper Fifth, competed at the Historical Association Great Debate final at Windsor Castle, achieving first place in the competition! This is hugely impressive in a prestigious national competition, especially as Shivanii was competing against Sixth Form students.

Art Trip
29 Mar
2019

Thirds Art Trip

On Friday 8th March, the Thirds spent the day at Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire, learning primarily about different urban, rural and natural landscapes. The students were then able to create their own landscape, based on the examples they had seen earlier in the day. The task was interesting...

Outreach
29 Mar
2019

Outreach: RE Workshop

On Monday 25th March, we welcomed 45 pupils from across Birmingham to our Outreach Workshop, led by RE Today. The event encouraged pupils to consider the meaning of respect, as well as ideas about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. Throughout the day, pupils were able to discuss their different ideas and...

29 Mar
2019

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Walk

Last weekend, the Lower Fifth ventured out to Bromsgrove to do their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. After making it safely to Upton Warren Campsite, with only a few groups getting lost along the way, the students had a go at cooking dinner for themselves using trangia stoves. After a restless sleep in...

Nicolas Pasternak Slater
29 Mar
2019

Languages Lecture: Nicolas Pasternak-Slater

On Wednesday 27th March, students had a wonderful opportunity to attend a lecture in school given by Nicolas Pasternak-Slater. Nicolas is the nephew of Russian poet and writer, Boris Pasternak, who wrote Doctor Zhivago and has translated many of the works of Shakespeare from English into Russian...

29 Mar
2019

Music Events

​This week’s Performers’ Platform focused on solo performances and chamber music ensembles by some of KEHS’ musicians. The concert began with a string quartet consisting of Alicia, Sharon, Ritisha and Bryneet, who performed a beautiful rendition of the allegro from Mozart’s Divertimento in F major. Eva played with...

Jessica Tedd
29 Mar
2019

Astronomy and Astrophysics Success

After her excellent performance in the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) paper, Jessica, in the Upper Sixth, has been invited to attend a training camp in Oxford. The top eleven UK students in Physics and Astronomy are invited to the camp and then five are chosen for the next UK BAAO team...

Amira Hamilton
29 Mar
2019

Cross Country Success!

Amira, in the Thirds, recently achieved 27th place in the National Cross Country championships. In a race of nearly 200 of the very best young athletes in England in her age group, this position represents a significant success. Amira represented the West Midlands and achieved first place amongst her team...

Squash
29 Mar
2019

National Squash Finals

​On Thursday 21st March, five of our students competed in the National Schools Squash Finals in Nottingham and had enormous success achieving first place in the competition. Congratulations to Natalie, Amelia, Harriet, Anya and Meha.

Ben Kotzee
25 Mar
2019

A Level Religious Studies Lectures

For the past few weeks, Upper Sixth A Level Religious Studies students have been treated to a series of lectures focusing on the importance of religious and ethical language. These have been led by Dr Ben Kotzee and Dr Iain Law from the University of Birmingham, including discussions on whether religious and...

Ludlow
25 Mar
2019

Geography Trip to Ludlow

On Thursday 14th March, Lower Sixth Geographers visited rural South Shropshire to undertake fieldwork as part of their A Level studies. They investigated the rebranding of Ludlow, a small market town, as a centre of national gastronomical importance, studying the links between this and changes to make agriculture...

Quiz 1
25 Mar
2019

PA Quiz

Last Friday, over 70 students, staff and parents took part in the PA Quiz. It was, without a doubt, a memorable event with 61 challenging rounds. Many thanks to the PA for organising the evening and Miss Brown for acting as our Quiz Master.​

25 Mar
2019

Dance Production 2019

This week has seen the annual dance production take place in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. This year’s theme was ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and had a conservation message running throughout. We were lucky to get permission from the BBC to use David Attenborough voice overs and this helped set the tone for...

25 Mar
2019

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

On 10th and 11th March, the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre hosted the annual series of Choral and Orchestral Concerts. No-one could dispute that this year’s repertoire was one of the most brilliant, though challenging, yet. A prime example of this is the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor which featured Charlotte as..

Mun Shrewsbury
25 Mar
2019

Model United Nations Conference

​On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March, 14 KEHS students took part in the Model United Nations conference held at Shrewsbury School. In joint delegations with students from KES, our students represented China, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Togo, Iraq, and Brazil. There were many issues to be debated, ranging from the...

Molly Lifesaving
25 Mar
2019

Molly's Commitment to Lifesaving

As a result of her continued commitment to Lifesaving Club and her experience as club captain. Molly was recently awarded the RLSS West Midlands Region Youth Trophy. Our lifesaving club was also awarded the Millennium Trophy for Lifesaving.​

Indoor Rowing
25 Mar
2019

National Indoor Rowing Competition

On Friday 15th March, 11 students took part in the world’s biggest National Indoor Rowing Competition in London. Over 2500 young people competed in the event, which is the finale of the indoor rowing season. Competing against 66 other teams, the Under 14 team achieved 8th place in their Sprint Race relay...