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Children In Need
26 Nov
2018

Children in Need Day

Last week, two fundraising events were held in school to raise money for Children in Need. Wednesday 14th November saw the highly anticipated 'Are you smarter than a Sixth Former' in which the teachers battled it out in a general knowledge quiz against the Upper Sixth.

Awards Evening
26 Nov
2018

Awards Evening

On Friday 9th November, we welcomed back the Class of 2018 for Awards Evening, a celebration of the wonderful things they achieved here at KEHS. After a warm reception reuniting with their former teachers, the girls and their families were regaled with a hilarious and rousing keynote speech from Old Edwardian Natalie

Debating
26 Nov
2018

Debating News

​On Thursday 22nd November, Nikita and Tvisha in the Lower Sixth took part in the Schools' Mace Debating competition, which was organised by the English-Speaking Union. The girls went head to head with King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, arguing against the motion 'This house would ban the sale and consumption of

Sarah Tinley 15Km Swim
26 Nov
2018

Sarah's Sponsored Swim

​On Saturday 17th November, Sarah Tinley in the Upper Sixth, swam a 15km distance to raise funds for Good Hope Hospital in memory of Poorvi Giri. So far, she has successfully raised £858.04 for this worthy cause. Sasha Nixon was the lifeguard to oversee her performance and she was supported by friends and family...

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19 Nov
2018

Preet Kaur, MP Visits, KEHS

On Thursday 15th November, Preet, member of Parliament for Edgbaston and Shadow Minister for International Development, visited KEHS as part of UK Parliament Week. Preet is a former pupil of Lordswood Girls’ School in Harborne and graduated from the University of East London with a first class BSc degree...

Model Un Conference
19 Nov
2018

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 10th November, KEHS and KES sent a joint team of students to attend the Model United Nations Conference at Malvern St James School. The delegation was ably led by the MUN President, Kiran and the students represented a variety of nations ranging from Russia to Yemen.

Sana Sibal Squash
19 Nov
2018

Sana's Squash Success

On Saturday 10th November, Sana played in the U15 Bronze Leicestershire Badminton England tournament. She won her groups after playing three matches and proceeded to the semi-finals where she won 22-20 in a close but exciting match. In the finals, she won 21-18 in a tight match and received a Gold medal...

Birmingham Schools Debating
19 Nov
2018

Birmingham Schools Debating Competition

On Saturday 10th November seven KEHS pupils took part in the Birmingham Schools Debating competition at the University of Birmingham. Each pair had to participate in four debates against teams from as far away as Cardiff and Berkshire.

Historical Association Great Debate
19 Nov
2018

Historical Association Great Debate Success

This week, Shivanii and Lucy represented KEHS at the Midlands round of the Historical Association Great Debate, hosted by KE Camp Hill Boys. The question was ‘What was the greatest failure of the Age of Revolutions?' Whilst Lucy delivered a strong and convincing speech arguing that the British Government’s failure...

19 Nov
2018

Music News

This month’s Instrumental Evenings have been presented by Woodwind, Brass and String players from both schools. For some musicians, this is the first time they have performed publically at KEHS, and they did so with confidence and musicality.

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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 ...

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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...