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25 Nov
2019

Mathematical Olympiad Success

On Tuesday 8th October, a small group of girls from KEHS participated in the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. This is a prestigious competition where participants have to answer five extended questions in two and a half hours. All the girls who took part performed very well, especially Ami and Naomi who gained...

Success At Eus Schools
25 Nov
2019

Success at EUS Schools Mace Debating Competition

On Wednesday 20th November, Cathy, Chloe and Charlotte took part in the English-Speaking Union's School Mace, the oldest and largest debating competition in the country for English schools. The team from KES, argued for the motion, 'This house would abolish trial by jury', while the KEHS team was in opposition...

19 Nov
2019

Awards Evening

On Friday 8th November, we welcomed the Class of 2019 and their families back to KEHS for a celebration of their A Level results, and all of their KEHS successes. More than 100 guests joined us to hear KEHS alumna Christina Michalos QC (Class of 1990) give her advice to our newest Old Edwardians. Christina...

19 Nov
2019

Upper 5th and 6th Form Careers Talk

On Wednesday 13th November, the RPAC played host to a Creative Sector Evening, welcoming Old Edwardians and friends of both schools to discuss their varied careers. KEHS and KES students from the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form were able to hear from a multitude of professionals, including those from the worlds...

Bbc Question Time
19 Nov
2019

BBC Question Time

On Thursday 31st October, BBC Question Time was held in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. As Sixth Formers interested in Politics or Broadcasting, we had the opportunity to attend the afternoon rehearsal. Whilst there, we were able to talk to the programme's host Fiona Bruce, and saw how the sound and camera...

Mercury
19 Nov
2019

Astronomical Event of the Year: Transit of Mercury

Around 14 times every century, the planet Mercury is seen to cross the face of the Sun over a period of six hours or so. Mercury looks like a dark silhouette against the Sun’s disk as Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun and the three bodies are lined up exactly. The last transit occurred in May 2016 and the...

19 Nov
2019

Christmas Shoeboxes to Eastern Europe

Thank you to all the girls and their families who contributed shoeboxes filled with gifts to this year’s appeal for Link to Hope. We have sent 110 fantastic boxes to Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine where elderly people and families will benefit greatly. This is a significant improvement on last year’s total...

Lest We Forget
19 Nov
2019

Remembrance Day

On Monday 11th November, KEHS marked Remembrance Day with assemblies for the Lower and Upper School. We were ably assisted by Zeena, Morgan, Rachel, Haniya and Sparsha, who shared their most memorable moments from the First World War Battlefields trip. The assembly provided a balance of...

Debating Competition
19 Nov
2019

Debating Competition

On Saturday 9th November, a group of eight students travelled to the University of Birmingham for the Birmingham Schools’ Debating Competition. Throughout the day, students were involved in four challenging debates against students from other schools across the country. Cathy and Chloe, in the Lower Sixth, beat...

U15 County Netball
19 Nov
2019

U15 Country Netball Tournament Runners Up

On the 12th November, the U15 netball team also achieved second place in their under 15 competition. They will also progress to the regional finals. Congratulations to: Rachel, Arya, Lauren, Dhaksha, Freya, Helena, Ruby, Zoe, Priya and Lina.​

Uder 14 Country Netball
19 Nov
2019

U14 County Netball Tournament Runners Up

On 7th November, the U14 netball team took part in the netball county tournament. Our team achieved second place in the competition and will now represent Birmingham in the Regional Finals. Congratulations to: Amy, Sana, Priya, Victoria, Tilly, Tanisha, Audrey, Amarah, Zeena, and Lina.​

19 Nov
2019

Music Successes

Congratulations to Karen who recently won first place at the Solihull Music Festival in Class P7 Grade 7 level piano. We are also extremely pleased to announce that Ivy and Bronagh have been successful in gaining a place in the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.​

Pianist Lauren Zhang
19 Nov
2019

Pianist Lauren: one of the planets most exciting people.

Lauren has been featured in the Financial Times in the Arts section as one of the most influential young musicians on the planet. She was described in the article as a total phenomenon by Julian Lloyd Webber. The article also recognised how Lauren won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2018 with a rendition of...

19 Nov
2019

Senior Maths Team Challenge

On Tuesday 12th November, girls from the Lower and Upper Sixth took part in a regional round of the Senior Maths Team Challenge competition! They had to work quickly and accurately to solve problems both as a team of four and in pairs. In one of the rounds it was particularly important to do this as there were bonus...

Hadrians Wall 1
11 Nov
2019

Latin Trip to Hadrian’s Wall

In October, Lower and Upper 5th Latin students enjoyed a three-day residential trip to Hadrian’s Wall. On the first day, girls explored the breathtaking remains of Housesteads Roman Fort, where students particularly enjoyed seeing the very well preserved latrines as well as looking around the museum and working out...

Battlefields
11 Nov
2019

History Battlefields Trip

Over October half term, 60 girls from the Upper 4th and Lower 5th travelled to France and Belgium to retrace the steps of the Western Front battles from 1914 to 1918. They visited many monuments, cemeteries, battlefields and even some trenches that were built over a hundred years ago. They were particularly shocked...

Coventry Cathedral
11 Nov
2019

Upper 4th Trip to Coventry Cathedral

On October 21st, Upper 4th students visited Coventry Cathedral. The purpose of the trip was to learn about the Cathedral’s work in relation to reconciliation. Students had the opportunity to visit both the Old and the New Cathedral, and took part in a series of workshops focusing on restoring peaceful relationships...

11 Nov
2019

Psychology Research Talk

On Monday 4th November, we were visited by Shannon Francis, a second year PhD student at the University of Birmingham. She talked about her research into cognitive and social development in children, specifically focusing on the Theory of Mind, and how parental talk can influence a child’s cognitive development.

11 Nov
2019

Sixth Form Lecture from Professor Doyle

On Wednesday 6th November, Sixth Form History students were treated to a lecture by Professor William Doyle on the subject of the origins of the French Revolution. In this, his second visit to KEHS, Professor Doyle spoke with great clarity about the complexities inherent within French political and social life under...

Upper 4Th Filmmaking Screen Shot 1
11 Nov
2019

Upper 4th Filmmaking

In the Summer term, girls in the Upper 4th had the opportunity undertake a filmmaking project as a part of their enrichment programme. Throughout the project, some of the girls were able to explore different genres, such as Coming-of-Age, where the film follows the growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood...

Foundation Football Cup
11 Nov
2019

King Edward’s Foundation Football Cup

On 17th October, our KS3 Football Team took part in the first ever King Edward’s Foundation Football Cup. The team managed to come a superb second overall, only losing one game! Well done to: Avni, Abigail, Izzy, Lulu, Emma, Maddy, Shalu, Libby, Amarah, Maya and Sumayyah.​

Cross Country
11 Nov
2019

West Midlands Schools County Trials Cross Country

On Saturday 19th October, three of our fantastic runners represented South Birmingham at the West Midlands Schools County Trials cross country race at Sutton Park. In the 2.6km Minor Girls’ race, Bella led the team home in 7th place, a great result following her victory in the South Birmingham race. Maisie also...

11 Nov
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to Ivy, Zoe, Ami, Jiali, Rhea and Nikita for their performances at the Lunchtime Recital on Thursday 7th November at the Ruddock Hall. Jiali, Rhea and Nikita began the concert with Danzi's Wind Quintet No.2 in G minor. The quintet captured the mood of the piece with a playful Allegretto, a lively...

Diwali
11 Nov
2019

Diwali on the Square

Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism. It symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. To celebrate this festival of light, West Midlands Combined Authority along with the Consulate...