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Food
10 Dec
2018

Food Studies Trip

On Friday 30th November, 18 Upper Fifth students spent the day at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The day consisted of learning new techniques from celebrity chefs in various workshops, giving the students new insights into the industry, tasting delicious foods and exploring how different dietary ...

Economics
10 Dec
2018

Economics Society

Old Edwardian Claire Arnott came into school on Wednesday 5th December to speak to Sixth Formers about setting up a business. Claire is the co-founder of an African inspired, social conscience orientated homeware and gift company, called Okapi Home. She spoke about her motives for setting up the business, how she ...

10 Dec
2018

Lower Fourth Personal Decision Making

During PDM lessons this term, the Lower Fourth have been undertaking a Democracy and Decision Making Project and have worked in teams to create a presentation about an idea that would improve the school. They then researched their idea and compiled a short presentation explaining the idea along with a script.

10 Dec
2018

Psychology Workshop

On Wednesday 28th November, Psychology A Level students attended a Strong Foundations Revision Workshop held in Star City. The workshop was run by tutor2u and consisted of four sessions, each focusing on different areas of psychology.

10 Dec
2018

Spanish Production

On Tuesday 4th December, Lower and Upper Fourth Spanish students were treated to a hilarious production of El Viejo Saloon by guests from Onatti Productions. The play was entertaining and interactive, with just two actors performing a variety of roles.

10 Dec
2018

Book Fair

The Christmas Book Fair was a great way to get everyone into the festive spirit and select a good book for the holidays. The fair was very well attended by students and staff alike, some doing some early Christmas shopping, others just in search of their next read!

10 Dec
2018

Books to Sri Lanka

Last year, Sinali Gunarathne worked on a project to benefit schools in Sri Lanka. After a research trip to the country as a part of her EPQ, Sinali was struck by how few resources the students were able to access and saw an opportunity to become involved in the ‘Kid’s Read’ project with her aunt.

Qt
10 Dec
2018

Question Time

On Friday 30th November, the Sixth Form were treated to the annual Question Time event during which they were able to quiz a panel of politicians and political activists about current affairs. This year’s panel was made up of the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP (the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield...

Squash
10 Dec
2018

Birmingham School Games Badminton Competition

On Monday 3rd December, Namrata, Aditi, Sana and Madhini competed in the qualifying round of the Birmingham School Games Badminton Competition. The girls did extremely well and won eight out of the nine games they played, which has resulted in them qualifying for a place at the Birmingham School Games Finals...

Gymnastics
10 Dec
2018

Milano Team Gymnastics Competition

On Saturday 1st December, 16 of our students travelled to Stoke-on-Trent to compete in the Milano Team Gymnastics Competition against other schools from the West Midlands. All of the girls completed amazing vaults and wonderful individual and group floor routines.

Russian Conference
03 Dec
2018

Russian Conference

On Friday 23rd November, Russian A Level students attended a conference, held at Oxford High School. The day consisted of multiple lectures from a variety of speakers, including a talk about Russian History at the time of Gorbachev. The girls also heard a passionate talk given by an Oxford Professor about the opera...

03 Dec
2018

Religious Studies Conference

Is it possible to combine the idea of an omniscient God with human free will? Does it make logical sense to argue that God does not exist? These questions were just two within a great many more that eight Upper Sixth Religious Studies students were asked to consider during the annual Candle Conference held at...

03 Dec
2018

Religious Studies Business Ethics Talk

As a part of Religious Studies, A Level students investigate business ethics and consider the practicalities of whether or not a business can ever be ethical and how this is expressed through corporate social responsibility. To help students to explore these ideas, on Wednesday 28th November, Louise Mardling from...

03 Dec
2018

Non-Uniform Day

On Thursday 29th November, students at KEHS were invited to come into school in their own clothes in order to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, to honour his centennial year. Thank you to everyone who gave a donation, in total we raised £318.80!

U6 Lecture Series Alberto Vecchio
03 Dec
2018

Upper Sixth Lecture Series: Gravitational Waves

On Wednesday 28th November, Professor Alberto Vecchio, from the University of Birmingham, delivered a stimulating talk to the Upper Sixth on gravitational waves. For girls studying Physics as an A Level, the talk developed their existing learning, but Professor Vecchio was able to make the subject accessible to the...

Speech Day Lindsay Hong
03 Dec
2018

Speech Day

On Thursday 29th November, we held our annual Speech Day, a celebration of the achievements of the forthcoming Class of 2020 in their GCSE studies. Our special guest speaker was Old Edwardian Lindsay Hong, COO of Locaria. Lindsay left KEHS in 2002 to read Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.

03 Dec
2018

Shriya’s Chess Success

On Sunday 25th November, Shriya took part in the Warwickshire Under 16 Chess Championship, which is a mixed gender competition. Her final game was a de facto play off for the title. Shriya won the game against a player whose grading was higher than her own, which resulted in her being crowned winner of the tournament.​

Barber Recital
26 Nov
2018

Barber Institute Lunchtime Recital

On Friday 16th November, KEHS presented the annual lunchtime recital at the Barber Concert Hall in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham. The recital began with a powerful performance by Renee, Daniel, Enoch and Lauren who played the opening movement (Allegro molto moderato) of...

Junior Production 3
26 Nov
2018

Junior Production - Around the World in 80 Days

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, ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’ Kicking off the string of performances with a Wednesday afternoon matinée, the cast confidently executed the first show

Jasmine Gardosi
26 Nov
2018

Lower Fifth Enrichment Workshop

On Thursday 15th November, the Lower Fifth were involved in a Spoken Word workshop run by professional poet, and Old Edwardian, Jasmine Gardosi. Working in groups, the students actively engaged with a variety of important issues, ranging from gender equality to personal development and produced a number of

26 Nov
2018

Senior Schools Challenge

​On Wednesday 14th November, two teams of four students from KEHS competed in the 2018-19 regional Schools Challenge heats. The first team, comprising Nikita, Ella, Emily and Keerthana came very close to reaching the semi-final stage but lost out narrowly in both their matches – an excellent performance given

26 Nov
2018

Volcanology Lecture

On Friday 16th November, the Upper Fourth enjoyed an interesting and engaging interactive Volcanology lecture by Dr Phil Gravestock from the University of Wolverhampton. They were introduced to an imaginary situation, although based on real volcanic activity, in which the fictional volcano 'Mount Philatubo' began

26 Nov
2018

Senior Mathematics Team Challenge

On Wednesday 21st November, three Lower Sixth girls and one Upper Sixth girl took part in the Senior Mathematics Team Challenge. They competed against 13 other schools from across the West Midlands and had to complete three rounds. In the first round they had to work as a team to answer ten questions in 40 minutes.

Autumn Challenge
26 Nov
2018

Autumn Challenge Workshop

​On Tuesday 20th November, KEHS welcomed 75 year five and six pupils from primary schools across Birmingham to take part in our annual Autumn Challenge gifted and talented workshop. Throughout the morning, the pupils took part in Maths, Science, Spanish and French workshops.