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13 Mar
2020

Creative Writing Outreach Workshop

On Wednesday 11th March, we hosted over 70 pupils from local primary schools for our annual creative writing workshop. The pupils were able to hear about story writing from established playwright, Mike Carter. They spent time talking about their favourite authors and were very impressed to hear that Mike had even...

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13 Mar
2020

World Book Day

Despite the cold weather it was lovely to see nearly the whole school taking part in World Book Day 2020, dressing up as characters across the spectrum of literature. There were numerous other activities taking place over the course of the day, including a bookmark treasure hunt, bookworm bookmark making...

Dartnell 2
13 Mar
2020

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 5 March, Professor Lewis Dartnell visited KEHS to speak to the Lower Fifth about his bestselling book The Knowledge, which assesses how people might try to rebuild society after an apocalypse. Professor Dartnell started by discussing how people might hope to live in the immediate aftermath of...

Anya 2
13 Mar
2020

Anya Returns to KEHS

On Thursday 5th March, we welcomed Anya Duxbury back to School. Anya is currently in her first year studying Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast. She spoke about the opportunities available at Queen’s, including generous scholarships for GB students, and life in the beautiful city of Belfast. As well as having..

Zara Newby
13 Mar
2020

Classics Lecture

Old Edwardian Professor Zahra Newby left KEHS in 1990. She studied Latin, Ancient History and Mathematics at A level before reading Classics at the University of Oxford. Zahra is now Head of Department at the University of Warwick, and she returned to School on Wednesday 4th March to give a lecture to...

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13 Mar
2020

Classics Trip to Bath

On Wednesday 11th March, the Upper Fourth visited the famous spa town of Bath, the Roman 'Aquae Sulis'. Even before the arrival of the Romans, Celts worshipped the goddess Sulis here, believing that their ailments could be cured by immersion in the hot spring waters. During the Roman occupation of Britain...

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13 Mar
2020

Lewis Dartnell: Parents’ Association Lecture 2020

On Thursday 5th March, Professor Lewis Dartnell delivered a fascinating lecture based on his bestselling book Origins: how the earth made us. Professor Dartnell talked about how the planet’s active geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa, with a fluctuating planetary climate enabling our ancestors to...

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13 Mar
2020

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

On the afternoon of Sunday 8th March, the first Choral and Orchestral concert took place in the Ruddock Hall. Choral Society performed a stunning rendition of Vivaldi's Gloria with outstanding solos from Naina, Alisha, Scarlett and Sanjana. Many years ago, these solo parts would have been performed by professionals...

Geography 5
06 Mar
2020

Alice and Noemi Win The Royal Geographical Society’s Excellence Award

Last week the Royal Geographical Society named Alice and Noemi as winners of their 2019 Excellence Awards for outstanding results in the latest International GCSE Geography examinations. The pair were among a tiny group of top-scoring candidates who achieved virtually full marks – an astounding 170 points - in...

Ludlow
06 Mar
2020

Geography Trip to Ludlow

Last Thursday, Lower Sixth geographers visited rural Shropshire to undertake fieldwork as part of their A level studies. They investigated the branding of Ludlow, a small market town, as a centre of national gastronomical importance, studying the links between this and changes to agriculture in the surrounding...

06 Mar
2020

RAP Project: The Big Leap

On Wednesday 26th February, Allison Havey, co-founder of the RAP Project, gave an interactive and engaging talk to Upper Sixth students about preparing for life after school, whether it be at university, in the workplace or during a gap year. Allison spoke candidly about several important issues which are common...

Geog Selly Oak 2
06 Mar
2020

Geography Selly Oak Trips

On Monday and Tuesday this week, Thirds geographers were introduced to geography fieldwork and data collection techniques. They ventured into Selly Oak to examine the characteristics of the urban environment and worked in small groups to survey the housing and assess the environmental quality of two contrasting...

06 Mar
2020

German Independent Learning Blog

During the recent exchange trip to Hamburg the girls spent most of the mornings shadowing their German partners as they went to all their different lessons. However, one morning the German girls all had a Maths test which the KEHS girls could not sit, so they had the idea of writing some blogs in German about all...

06 Mar
2020

U13 Hockey Tournament Winners

On Tuesday 3rd March, KEHS hosted a mini Under 13 hockey tournament involving Edgbaston High School, Sutton Girls’ School and KE Fiveways. In the first match against Sutton Girls, our team conceded an early goal and ultimately lost the match 1-0. However, in the second game of the tournament, Skye fantastic...

06 Mar
2020

Minchin Cup Winners

On Thursday 27th February, the KEHS swimming team, comprising of Imogen, Ruby, Abigail, Audrey, Neave, Skye, Emily and Maisie, competed against KE Five Ways, KE Camp Hill and KE Handsworth in the annual Minchin Cup swimming competition. There were many individual successes during the event...

06 Mar
2020

Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening

On Monday 2nd March students from KEHS performed in the Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening in the Ruddock Hall. Congratulations to Radhika, Saran, Shalini, Shasmeen and Emily for performing such lovely solos. There was also some excellent ensemble playing from Grace, Rosie and Aditi who...

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06 Mar
2020

NCO Success

Congratulations to Derwent who has been awarded the Peter Clarke Memorial Cup by the National Children's Orchestra South Westerlies Regional Orchestra for her musicality and dedication in 2019. She is the youngest recipient of the Cup since it started in 2007.​

06 Mar
2020

U12 Netball County Tournament

On Monday 2nd March, the Under 12A and Under 12B netball teams competed in the annual county tournament. Despite the weather and some tough competition, both teams played really well but missed out on qualification for the Semi-Finals.

06 Mar
2020

West Midlands Chemistry Quiz

On Tuesday 3rd March, Namrata, Gracia, Samantha and Jasmeen competed in the West Midlands Chemistry Quiz at the University of Birmingham. They completed a ten round quiz under timed conditions. They were required to conduct different activities including balancing equations, solving chemical anagrams...

Mace Round 3
06 Mar
2020

Third Round of Schools Mace Debating Competition

On Friday 28th February, Chloe, Cathy and Charlotte competed once again in the Schools Mace Debating Competition, this time against schools from all over the West Midlands. Their challenging motion was, 'This house would introduce a Universal Basic Income', proposing the motion against King's High School...

28 Feb
2020

CBSO Youth Orchestra Pre-concert Performance

Well done to the 'Rose Quartet' of Samantha, Jennifer, Naina and Beatrice who performed in Symphony Hall prior to the CBSO Youth Orchestra Concert on 23rd February. The girls delivered a 30 minute programme of Haydn, Dvořák and Shostakovich to an audience of approximately 150 people.​

28 Feb
2020

Instrumental Evening

Congratulations to the following students who performed in the Strings instrumental evening on 24th February: Aneekka, Rachel, Karen, Naomi, Ritisha, Bryneet, Srilakshmi and Aparna. Thank you as well to Ms Sanders for accompanying the girls.​

28 Feb
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to all the musicians who performed at the lunchtime recital on 13th February. Naina opened the concert on the viola with a stunning rendition of Bruch's Kol Nidrei. Ami Chen followed with a beautiful interpretation of Leighton's Elegy and, for the finale, Ivy, Bronagh and Ami gave a magnificent

Netball 3
28 Feb
2020

Under 15 Netball Team Make it Through to the National Semi Finals Plate

​On Thursday 27th February, our Under 15 netball team competed in the ‘Sisters n Sport’ National Plate Quarter Finals at Loughborough High School. We knew it would be a difficult competition from the start. However, the team were outstanding and won the competition; they will now face Bolton High School in the Semi...