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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.

04 Mar
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Last week's lunchtime recital featured violinist Samantha and flautist Saffron, alongside pupils from KES. Samantha opened the recital with an expressive performance of Bloch's Simchas Torah (Rejoicing) from Baal Shem, before treating the audience to the more light-hearted La Capricieuse by Edward Elgar...

Symphony Orchestra Collaboration
04 Mar
2019

Symphony Orchestra Collaboration

On Tuesday 5th February, the Symphony Orchestra and children’s author and illustrator, James Mayhew brought to life two Russian masterpieces as part of an outreach project for primary schools across Birmingham. Over 400 pupils and staff filled the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre with each school performing classic...

Harry Potter Night
04 Mar
2019

Harry Potter Book Night

On Thursday 7th February, the third annual Harry Potter Book Night took place at KEHS. Across the world there were an amazing 13,500 different celebrations based on the theme of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! In the week leading up to the event, students were able to be ‘sorted’ by the sorting Hat into...

Art Workshop
04 Mar
2019

Art Workshop

On Thursday 7th February, internationally acclaimed still life artist, Kate Brinkworth, visited school to run a day long workshop for Sixth Form Art students on using oil paint. Kate has worked with the likes of Coca Cola and Supreme; her work is known for its use of vibrant colour and photo realistic technique.

Netball Tournament
04 Mar
2019

County Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 5th February, the Under 13 A and B netball teams took part in the annual Netball County Tournament. The Under 13 A team played against talented opposition teams, achieving second place in their group, and third place overall. The Under 13 B team are also to be commended for the effort they put into their...

Swimming Gala
04 Mar
2019

Swimming Gala Success

On Thursday 7th February, ten of our swimmers travelled to Warwick School to take part in the Warwick 50s Junior Individual Championships Swimming Gala. This has always been a tough competition and, after her success last year, Abigail once again chose to compete in the individual medley.

08 Feb
2019

RS Conference

On Tuesday 29th January, Upper Fifth GCSE Religious Studies students travelled to Worcester Cathedral to take part in the annual RS Candle Conference, hosted by Dr Peter Vardy, who was welcomed into school for a day long series of lectures last year. During the conference, Dr Vardy offered students several tips...

Outreach Debating 2
08 Feb
2019

Outreach: Public Speaking and Debating Workshop

On Wednesday 6th February, we welcomed 20 pupils from local primary schools to our first Public Speaking and Debating Workshop, led by Mrs Hargraves and Ms Waites. The workshop featured an informative quiz to test the pupils’ existing knowledge of the UK’s political system, vocal warm up activities and breathing...

Roman Day
08 Feb
2019

Roman Day

On Tuesday 5th February, the Thirds had the chance to gain an insight into the life of a Roman soldier as they were visited by Gaius Flavius Longinus, Optio X Cohort, Legio XXvv, Deva. Gaius spoke to students about the different ranks within the Roman army and the corresponding financial reward for different...

08 Feb
2019

GCSE Science Live!

​On Monday 4th February, Lower Fifth students visited Birmingham’s Symphony Hall for GCSE Science Live! The students were treated to five lectures which covered a range of topics including stem cell and embryo research, the moon, wormholes and time travel. The speakers were all well-known scientists in their fields...

Biology Blog
08 Feb
2019

Biology Blog

Do check out the Biology Department blog which features many interesting posts, including articles on growth hormones and the mystery of “Knickers” the overgrown steer by Kathlyn, shark blood and diffusion by Ritisha and gas exchanges in the respiration process by Trinity.

Rowing
08 Feb
2019

Gold Medal Success in Rowing

On Tuesday 5th February, three teams competed in the finals of the Birmingham School Games Rowing Competition. The Upper Fourth team, consisting of Aditi, Alice, Dhaksha and Emma, stormed ahead of the competition in the relay race, winning the Gold medal and a well deserved trophy.

Badminton
08 Feb
2019

Badminton Players Aim High

On Monday 4th February, two teams of KEHS students competed in the county round of the National Badminton Championships. The Key Stage Three team, consisting of Aditi, Sana, Gracia, Aditi and Namrata, were unbeaten in all of their singles and doubles matches.

Gymnastics
08 Feb
2019

Gymnastics Success

​On Friday 1st February, 12 students competed in the Birmingham Schools Gymnastics Competition at Edgbaston High School. The competition required each gymnast to perform two vaults and a minute long floor routine. Despite the large audience, the students were all able to hold their nerves exceptionally well!

04 Feb
2019

Sixth Form Religious Studies Talk

On Wednesday 30th January, Joshua Heyes, a doctoral researcher from the University of Birmingham, gave a stimulating talk to Sixth Formers about the nuanced approaches to sexual ethics within Christianity. He spoke about Husserl’s idea of phenomenology, philosophical theories of the mind and body, desire...

Netball 1
04 Feb
2019

Netball Regional Finals

On Sunday 27th January, the Under 14 and Under 18 netball teams represented KEHS at the annual Netball Regional Tournament, where they played against other teams from across the West Midlands. The Under 14 team achieved third place out of seven in their group, after some very close games!