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28 Jun
2019

Artsfest Week

What a fantastic week it has been celebrating the arts! We have enjoyed African drumming workshops, Kathak dancing, art exhibitions, live music every morning, a monologue slam, Lauren Lunchtime Recital, anatomy of the sketchbook, careers in the arts and more! Thank you to all who contributed their time and work and...

28 Jun
2019

Lauren’s Lunchtime Recital

​On Thursday, Lauren entertained a sold out audience with a breath-taking performance beginning with Bach's Toccata, followed by Beethoven's Sonata No. 31 and finished with Ravel's La Valse. After a standing ovation, Lauren played an encore, Beethoven's Sonata No. 28.

Jazz Evening Nandini
28 Jun
2019

Jazz Evening

On Sunday 23rd June, musicians from both KES and KEHS performed an evening of jazz music to a packed Ruddock Hall. As well as our usual talented bunch, Senior Swing Band were joined by student vocalists and two professionals: Joe Thompson on piano and Robert Rickenberg on bass, who both gave workshops...

Lifesaving Comp 1
28 Jun
2019

Splash Lifesaving Competition Winners

On Saturday 22nd June, eight students competed at the Splash Lifesaving Competition. Before the event, the students paraded around the pool to show off their superhero themed costumes; one team dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the other as the Men in Black. Well done to The Ninja Turtles team: Katie,...

Pa Lecture Lewis Dartnell
28 Jun
2019

Parents’ Association Lecture 2019: Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell will be delivering the 2019 Parents’ Association Lecture on Thursday 3rd October 2019, speaking about the origins and future of our planet. He will consider how much longer we can continue to exploit the world’s resources and the impact of such exploitation on humanity’s future.

28 Jun
2019

Arkwright Scholarships

Congratulations to Ella and Simran in the Upper Fifth who have been awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships for their leadership potential in engineering. They passed a Design and Technology style examination, and coped with a university interview to show their abilities in engineering, creativity and leadership.

Latin Trip 2
21 Jun
2019

Latin Trip to Chedworth and Cirencester

On Thursday 20th June, Lower Fourth Latin students visited Chedworth Roman Villa and the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. They were able to explore the site of the Roman Villa independently while some students opted to join a guided tour. There were many interesting artefacts to see, including two sets of baths and...

Farm Trip
21 Jun
2019

Lower Sixth Farm Trip

​On a rainy morning last week, a group of Lower Sixth students set out on a voyage to Umberslade Park Farm in Tamworth in Arden, each accompanying a pair of reception children. What could have been a day of muddy exploits, on account of the dismal weather, soon proved to be a delightful experience for both children...

Drama Trip
21 Jun
2019

Drama Trip: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

On Thursday 13th June, Upper Fourth Drama students visited Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre to see Captain Corelli's Mandolin based on the novel by Louis de Bernières and adapted for the stage by Rona Munro. The production was visually stunning and we were treated to beautiful moments of physical theatre, exciting...

21 Jun
2019

Thirds Trip to the National Space Centre

​On Wednesday 19th June, the Thirds set off on an exciting trip to the National Space Centre. The day started off with an opportunity to explore the many items on display. This provided us with numerous interesting facts as well as the chance to analyse them and participate in some of the interactive games.

Sudan Cake Sale
21 Jun
2019

Cake Sale in Aid of Sudan

Sudan has been in the midst of a political crisis since December. The violence in Sudan has been under reported in the British media but a group of KEHS and KES students have decided to help. Both KEHS and KES undertook a fundraising initiative on Friday lunchtime to help the people of Sudan. It was an enjoyable...

Community Read Derwant And Annalisa
21 Jun
2019

Community Read 2019

​The Community Read Project invites all Thirds to read the same four books and produce responses in the form of written or creative work. This year’s chosen books were: Snowglobe by Amy Wilson, Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and My Name is Mina by David....

Peter Verdy Rs
21 Jun
2019

RS Study Day

On Wednesday 19th June, Lower Fifth RS students were visited by Dr Peter Vardy, who gave a truly fascinating and thought provoking talk about the new topics included in the GCSE Religious Studies syllabus. In particular, the students were able to explore ideas of deep ecology and how they relate to environmental...

Alia Fallou
21 Jun
2019

Alia’s Archery Success

​On Sunday 16th June, Alia in the Thirds competed in the Warwickshire Outdoor Under 14 Archery Championships at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls. Despite the terrible rain and winds, Alia scored very highly across the 1440 metre distance and achieved first place! Alia is one of the highest scorers from...

Jaya Patel
21 Jun
2019

Jaya’s Conference Success

Jaya, in the Lower Sixth, has been undertaking a research project with doctors from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, focusing on kidney transplantation and its effects on the cardiovascular system. Jaya presented her research at the UK Kidney Week Conference and was awarded best poster presentation.​

21 Jun
2019

Samantha’s Success at the Leamington Spa Competitive Festival

Samantha, in the Lower Fifth, competed in the Leamington Spa Competitive Festival last weekend. She won the Solo Bach class (Open), the Solo Unaccompanied String Class (Open), The Anniversary Trophy for the 15-18 years Violin class and The Gradwell Recital Trophy for the String Recital Class...

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...