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Naomi Maths Comp
15 Mar
2019

Naomi Competes in the Romanian Master of Mathematics

During February half term, Naomi in the Lower Sixth took part in the Romanian Master of Mathematics international competition. Naomi was the only female competitor in the UK team, while many other teams had solely male representation. The team travelled together to Tudor Vianu school in Bucharest where the...

World Book Day 2
15 Mar
2019

World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March, the school hosted its annual celebration for World Book Day. Nearly everyone in the school took part dressing up as characters from literature, both old and new. There were also numerous other activities going on around school, including a bookmark treasure hunt, bookmark crafting and a Key...

Comic Relief Cake
15 Mar
2019

Comic Relief

​We have had a fantastic week of events to raise money for Comic Relief. U4H delivered some brilliant and informative assemblies about Comic Relief, including a very funny video of teachers telling jokes, some more successfully than others! On Tuesday, a hugely successful KES vs KEHS netball match took place along...

Badminton
15 Mar
2019

Key Stage 3 Badminton Success

On Thursday 14th March, our Key Stage 3 Badminton team competed in the Birmingham School Games Badminton Finals and achieved first place. The team are now looking forward to competing in the National Finals next month. Well done to Sana, Aditi, Namrata and Madhini.​

Squash
15 Mar
2019

Squash Success

Last weekend, Trinity and sisters Anya and Meha, qualified to play in the English Junior Squash Championships in Hull. 32 of the top girls across the country played in each age category with matches commencing on Friday morning and finishing on Sunday afternoon. Trinity competed in the Under 15 group and...

Careers Fair
08 Mar
2019

Careers Fair

To mark National Careers Week, the KEHS Careers Fair was held after school on Wednesday 6th March. We welcomed professionals from a wide range of industries including law, finance, engineering, construction, media, medicine, and some special cyber security guests! Alongside the careers areas, we also...

Swimming Gala
08 Mar
2019

Swimming Gala

On Monday 4th March, four of our swimmers, Abigail, Audrey, Elizabeth and Neave represented KEHS at the Bromsgrove Invitational Relays Swimming Gala at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. The event included a Freestyle Relay as well as a Medley Relay. In the Medley relay our students achieved 5th place and in the...

08 Mar
2019

Fencing Success

On Sunday 3rd March, several KEHS fencers took part in a competition held at KES. It is an unusual competition as boys and girls actually fence together. In the Under 14 category, Noor, Hannah, Siya and Vybhavi all won their first round poules. In the Over 14 category Melissa achieved first place amongst...

Netball 1
08 Mar
2019

U12 Netball County Tournament

On Tuesday 5th March, the Under 12 A and B Netball teams took part in the annual County Tournament. The Under 12 A team got off to a flying start by winning all the matches in their pool. They went on to win their semi-final match and played an intense game in the final...

Ski Trip
08 Mar
2019

Ski Trip

During February half term, a group of students headed off to the Italian slopes for another exciting ski trip. The long day of travelling was rewarded by a beautiful view of the Italian Dolomites from the town of Piancavallo. The following morning, after a well-earned rest, the students were eager to ski...

08 Mar
2019

Jitya's Homemade Jewellery Sale

Jitya in the Thirds has raised £46 for her form charity, Cancer Research, by selling handmade jewellery. She ran a stall over two lunchtimes, selling exquisite earrings, bracelets and necklaces, all designed and handmade by Jitya.​

08 Mar
2019

Music Success

​Congratulations to Lulu in the Thirds, who has been selected to lead the Birmingham Schools' String Sinfonia in a concert at Symphony Hall.

Holocaust Survivor Talk
08 Mar
2019

Holocaust Survivor Talk

​On Thursday 28th February, students in the Lower Fifth were privileged to hear the testimony of Holocaust survivor Mr Uri Winterstein from the Holocaust Educational Trust. Born during the Second World War, Mr Winterstein spoke at length about the events which led to the horrors of the 'Final Solution' and about...

04 Mar
2019

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Over the weekend, Derwent and Ritisha played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Both students enjoyed the concert, playing Intermezzo, Les Toreadors and Habanera from Bizet's Carmen and a section of Jupiter and all of Mars from Holst's Planets Suite.​

04 Mar
2019

Rebecca Claims First Place

Over half term, Rebecca competed in the Junior section of the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform Competition and was awarded first place! Rebecca gave a solo recital, playing Prelude and Fugue in D minor by Bach, Rhapsody in C major by Dohnanyi, and a short piece called O Polichinelo by Villa-Lobos.

Rap Project
04 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Talk: The Big Leap

On Wednesday 27th 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...

German Exchange 1
04 Mar
2019

German Exchange Visit

This week, we have had an exciting visit from our German exchange school, the Gymnasium Oldenfelde in Rahlstedt, Hamburg. 18 pupils and two teachers flew into Birmingham with suitcases of winter clothes, only to find themselves in sunnier climes, which left them asking where the famous “British weather” had gone.

04 Mar
2019

University Information Evening

On Wednesday 27th February, we welcomed lower sixth students and parents to our annual University Information Evening held in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Mr Roderick Smith, Director of Admissions at the University of Birmingham, gave the plenary talk about how to make a good university application, from...

Spanish Trip To Madrid
04 Mar
2019

Spanish Trip to Madrid

During February half term, the Spanish Department embarked upon another adventure, taking nine sixth formers to Madrid for the weekend, accompanied by the enthusiastic Senora Atkins and Senora Soldevilla! Spanish students relished this opportunity to practise their language skills in numerous different situations...

History Trip To Paris
04 Mar
2019

History Trip to Paris

In the early hours of Friday 15th February, a group of A-level History students travelled to Paris for the weekend in order to consolidate their studies of the French Revolution. The itinerary was jam-packed; highlights included a visit to the Palace of Versailles, an evening spent by the Arc de Triomphe and a tour...

Salsa Night 2
04 Mar
2019

Salsa Night in Memory of Poorvi

On Friday 8th February, Upper Sixth Spanish students hosted a lively and entertaining Salsa Night, in memory of Poorvi Giri. The evening included a Salsa class, piñata, tombola and photo booth and was a great success, raising almost £600 for St Basils, a charity which supports young, homeless people.

Positive Voice For Hiv
04 Mar
2019

Lower Sixth Talk: A Positive Voice on HIV

On Tuesday 12th February, Emma Cole delivered an extremely inspiring and thought-provoking talk to the Lower Sixth about HIV. Emma, who has lived with HIV for the past 28 years of her life, talked very openly about how she contracted HIV, but also about the struggles of living with the virus.

How To Rig An Election
04 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Lecture: How to Rig an Election

On Wednesday 6th February, Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy and International Development at the University of Birmingham, visited the Sixth Form to deliver a lecture entitled “How to Rig an Election: Lessons from Ten Years Working in the Field”. In a fascinating and eye-opening presentation...

Outreach Physics Roashow
04 Mar
2019

Outreach: Physics Roadshow

On Monday 11th February, we hosted 70 primary school pupils from across Birmingham for our Physics Roadshow. This informative and engaging session was led by our sixth formers who demonstrated a variety of impressive scientific experiments and explained some of the processes behind them.