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09 Mar
2018

International Women’s Day and Girl Boss Week!

​This week we celebrated ‘Girl Boss Week’, an initiative to mark both National Careers Week and International Women’s Day. On Monday, Thirds were given a talk by Dr Sara Jabbari of the University of Birmingham.

Pp Showcase
09 Mar
2018

Period Poverty Showcase

On Tuesday evening, the Lower Sixth staged a successful fundraising concert featuring some of our most talented musicians, dancers and actresses to combat the hidden problem of ‘Period Poverty.’ Boys from King Edward’s School also took part in the event at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

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06 Mar
2018

Old Edwardian’s Crowdfunding Initiative

Old Edwardian Hiba Abuelgasim (Class of 2015), is a member of the oldest student acapella group in the UK, the Oxford Alternotives! Formed in 1993 as an alternative to the traditional Oxford choirs, the Alternotives consists of students from colleges across the university, from Brasenose, to Christchurch...

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06 Mar
2018

Lower Fourth Visit to Sleeping Beauty Ballet

​On Thursday 15th February, Lower Fourth students went on a trip to the Hippodrome to see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ to support our topic, ‘Music for Dance.’ The music which accompanied the ballet was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky...

06 Mar
2018

Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform

Congratulations to pianist Naomi (U5K) who had huge success at the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform last weekend. The competition is open to instrumentalists aged 14-17, and Naomi won first prize in the Senior Section of the competition.​

06 Mar
2018

Lunchtime Recital

Isabel, Naomi and Melissa all performed to a very high standard in last week’s lunchtime recital in the Ruddock Hall. Isabel, accompanied by Peter Bridle, gave an exciting rendition of the Allegro moderato from Schubert’s Sonata in A minor.

06 Mar
2018

Violin Success!

Congratulations to Samantha in U4E who has been awarded a Diploma in Music Performance on the violin from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

06 Mar
2018

Rowing Success!

Last term, girls from the Lower and Upper Fifth competed in the Birmingham School Games rowing competition. The teams did extremely well, winning gold in all relay events. Congratulations to:

06 Mar
2018

Instrumental Evening

Last week’s Instrumental Evening featured Woodwind and Brass players from both schools. Chloë, Lucy and Abigail opened the concert as part of the Recorder Ensemble and there followed solo performances by Rosie, Tara, Jiali, Saffron, Chloe, Lucy, Gauri and Grace.

Slavery Museum
06 Mar
2018

Lower Fourth Visit to International Slavery Museum Trip

On Wednesday 28th February, we were given the opportunity to visit the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, situated in a renovated warehouse in the Albert Dock. The museum explores the story of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.

World Book Day
06 Mar
2018

World Book Day 2018

​On Thursday, KEHS took part in World Book Day 2018! It was fantastic to see so many dressed up and taking part, and also others who weren’t able to dress up at least sporting their favourite book around their neck!

Careers Evening
06 Mar
2018

University and Careers Evening

Just before we broke up for half term, Lower Sixth students and their parents were invited to the annual KEHS University and Careers Information Evening held at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Mrs Clark introduced the evening and welcomed our visiting speakers from a number of institutions...

06 Mar
2018

Medical Student Manishaa Talks to Sixth Form

On Tuesday 27th February, Old Edwardian Manishaa Vairavan spoke to Sixth Form students about studying medicine at university. Manishaa, who is a first-year student at the University of Nottingham, delivered an informative and realistic view of student life, as well as offering advice on medical applications..

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06 Mar
2018

KEHS Seismometer Records the Swansea Earthquake

​Since 2007, KEHS has been operating a seismometer that has been monitoring continuously earth tremors and earthquakes from around the world. It is able to record big events on the other side of the globe and smaller events closer to home.

Birdwatch 2018
26 Feb
2018

KEHS Bird Watch 2018

Students and teachers gathered in Lab 4 for our annual School Bird Watch! Nine species of bird were seen, including: Wood Pigeons, Blackbirds, Blue Tits, Hedge Sparrows, Magpies, Crows, Black-Headed Gulls and Starlings. Lastly, the team spotted a Peregrine Falcon...

Madeline Mastermind
26 Feb
2018

Madeline on Mastermind

​Old Edwardian Madeline Grant competed in the semi-final of BBC’s Mastermind! Madeline, whose specialist subject was Jane Austen, was in the lead after the first round, but narrowly missed out after her general knowledge round.

Creative Writing
26 Feb
2018

Creative Writing Workshop

Screenwriter and film director Mike Carter visited KEHS to host our annual Creative Writing Workshop. The session, which was attended by over 120 pupils from eight local primary schools, allowed the children to practise their story writing skills and learn new ways to come up with exciting storylines.

Physics Roadshow
26 Feb
2018

Physics Roadshow

On Monday 5th February, KEHS welcomed over 100 children from six primary schools across Birmingham to our Physics Roadshow outreach workshop. Delivered by seven talented A Level Physicists, the workshop featured a fire tornado, giant bubbles, LED light tricks, smoke rings and lots of liquid nitrogen!

Foodbank
26 Feb
2018

Birmingham Central Foodbank

Birmingham Central Foodbank would like to thank all at KEHS for our donation of food and toiletries in December. We gave 30kg of food which is equal to approximately 71 meals. Many thanks to all who donated.​

26 Feb
2018

Senior Maths Team Challenge

​On Tuesday 6th February, two Upper Fifth and two Upper Sixth girls went to London to take part in the National Final of the Senior Mathematics Team Challenge competition. The competition involved working as a group to answer some questions, then solving a cross number, one pair had the across clues, the other pair...

Dr Law
26 Feb
2018

Dr Stephen Law Visits RS Department

On Monday 12th February, philosopher and author Dr Stephen Law visited the school and spoke to students about his argument against the existence of God, 'The Evil-God Challenge'. In short, the argument can be stated as follows: 'why is belief in a good-god, significantly more reasonable than belief in an evil-god?'

Raf Cosford
26 Feb
2018

Trip to RAF Cosford

​On Thursday 15th February, Lower Fifth historians took a trip to the RAF Museum at Cosford, as part of our Cold War studies. We started the day with a talk from a Cold War veteran who flew in the RAF to post-war West Berlin as part of the supply crew who risked their lives and worked 18-hour days to provide supplies..

Civil War Museum
26 Feb
2018

Lower Sixth Visits National Civil War Centre

​On Wednesday 14th February, Lower Sixth historians visited the National Civil War Museum in Newark. At the museum, we re-enacted the trial of Charles I wherein Judge John Bradshaw (Zahra) tried Charles (Lauren) in front of our court.

26 Feb
2018

Performers' Platform

​This term’s Performers’ Platform featured two chamber ensembles as well as several solo items. Rhea (oboe), Lydia (oboe) and Nikita (bassoon), with supporting continuo from Nathan, opened the evening with a Trio Sonata by Zelenka.