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Hi Sparc Conference
09 Jul
2018

6th Annual HiSPARC Cosmic Ray Annual Conference

This year the annual conference took place at Bath University and KEHS were represented by Lower 6th girls Blessing, Saffron and Jess who gave two talks. The first was a review of the research undertaken by all schools presented at the previous five annual conferences.

Summer Challenge 3
09 Jul
2018

Summer Challenge Outreach Workshop

On 29th June, KEHS welcomed students from five primary schools across Birmingham to our Summer Challenge Outreach Workshop. Over the course of the morning, the students undertook interactive and engaging workshops in Maths, Spanish and Science...

Rs Day
09 Jul
2018

RS and Philosophy Day

On Thursday 28th June, Lower 5th GCSE Religious Studies students had the privilege of being able to spend a day with renowned philosopher Dr Peter Vardy. We listened to four fascinating lectures which spanned various subjects relevant to the course, including the Existence of God, War and Justice, Medical Ethics...

09 Jul
2018

Lower Fifth Art Visit to the Lapworth Museum

On Tuesday 26th of June, the Lower 5th Art class went Lapworth Museum of Geology. We arrived an hour before the museum opened, and had the privilege of being able to walk round the museum without anybody else present.

Sailing 1
09 Jul
2018

Sailing Competition Success

​On 30th June, Ella and Carola competed in the annual 12 hour Southport Junior Sailing Regatta for the Midland Sailing Club team. The race started at 8:00 in the morning, and the sailors (two at a time in the boat) swapped every couple of hours until the race finished at 20:00.

09 Jul
2018

Model United Nations

KEHS students again received a host of awards at this year’s Withington Model United Nations conference. The conference was opened by guest speaker Lizzy Burden who is a producer for the BBC’s Politics Show and a reporter for The Times newspaper.

Community Read Winner Hannah Barlow
09 Jul
2018

Community Read 2018

The Community Read project has been running for several years now and invites the entire first year to read the same four books and then produce ‘responses’ to them in the form of written or creative work. This year included two brand new releases: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, and A Skinful of Shadows...

09 Jul
2018

Annual Chess Megafinal

​Chess players Shriya and Madhini have both enjoyed success at the annual Megafinal competition. Both girls won the title of “Suprema” in their age categories, qualifying for the National Gigafinal competition in two weeks. Congratulations to both Shriya and Madhini for all their hard work and success...

Leavers 1
02 Jul
2018

Leavers’ Party

On 26th June, we spent a glorious morning in the Principal's garden with our current Upper Sixth. Our annual Leavers' Party celebrates the girls' successes and welcomes them as new members of the Old Edwardian Club. Leavers' gifts in hand, the girls wiled away the morning with a picnic in the summer sunshine...

02 Jul
2018

Physics Trip to Space Centre

The Thirds visited Leicester Space Centre and took a trip to Mars last week. Each girl had applied for their job on the trip and were put in teams to work together. They rose to the challenge and engaged well with their jobs, although some also learned that reading the instructions is a useful skill!

British Physics Olympiad Logo
02 Jul
2018

Year 10 Physics Challenge

In May, some of the Lower Fifth attempted the Year 10 Physics Challenge. This comprised two online tests of various Physics questions; some simple but many quite challenging. Both tests were under timed conditions so the pressure was on!

Robotics
02 Jul
2018

Upper Fourth Robotics Morning

On 26th June, the Upper Fourth enjoyed a Robotics Revolution workshop. They learned what the word 'robot' means (from the Czech 'robota' meaning forced labour or drudgery) and how robots have developed in recent decades. After some quick challenges, the pupils split into two groups.

Debate 2
02 Jul
2018

KEHS Triumph over KES in Feminism Debate

On Tuesday, Nimhara and Anushna took part in a debate against KES on whether feminism had gone too far. To make it more challenging, it was decided that KEHS would propose the motion! The debate took the form of a mace style debate, which allowed for inclusion of some insightful questions and comments from...

High Profile
25 Jun
2018

High Profile 2018

Many thanks to all students who have submitted articles for this year’s magazine which focus on topics as diverse as the mystery of Stonehenge, the terracotta warriors, the anarchist Internet, Esperanto, History’s forgotten women, Shakespeare’s plays, Leonard Susskind, the United Nations, Etymology, the psychology of..

Birmingham Library
25 Jun
2018

Library and Archives Visit

On 13th June, Lower 6th History students visited Birmingham University library to help with our A-Level coursework, which involves researching a 100 year period of our choice. As you can imagine, there are a myriad of possible topics to choose from, so the library was an excellent place to start.

Dorset
25 Jun
2018

Lower Fifth Geography Trip to Dorset

On Friday 15th June, a group of enthusiastic Lower Fifth geographers travelled down to Dorset for a weekend of fieldwork and fun on the Jurassic Coast. We visited several sites around the area, including Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and the sand dunes in Studland, where we could see many different features that we...

Chedworth 3
25 Jun
2018

Lower Fourth Classics Visit to Chedworth and Cirencester

​On Tuesday 19th June, the Lower Fourth enjoyed a trip to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester and Chedworth Roman Villa. Corinium was an important town in Roman times and houses excellent collections of artefacts about daily life, occupations, religion and the Roman army, to name but a few...

Nice 1
25 Jun
2018

French Department Trip to Nice, France

On Wednesday 13th June 21 Upper Fourth students and three members of staff set off for the South of France. Our destination was Nice on the aptly named Côte d’Azur, and we were soon able to marvel at the beautiful light-blue colour of the Mediterranean Sea...

18 Jun
2018

Performers’ Platform

The final Performers’ Platform of this year’s series took place in the Ruddock Hall on Tuesday 12th June. Beatrice Beardmore (cello) opened the concert with a heart-rending performance of Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei

Chepstow Castle 3
18 Jun
2018

Thirds History Visit to Chepstow Castle

​On Monday 11th June, our Thirds embarked on their annual trip to Chepstow Castle near the border of Wales. This imposing structure was constructed in 1067 on the orders of William the Conqueror, who wanted to demonstrate Norman power over the native people of the British Isles after his victory at Battle of Hastings

18 Jun
2018

Lunchtime Recital

Rosy (6L) was the final pupil from KEHS to perform in the 2017-2018 series of Lunchtime Recitals during the recital in the Ruddock Hall on Thursday 14th June.

18 Jun
2018

Studying Modern Languages at University

On 14th June, our Modern Languages Department and the University of Oxford hosted a conference for students looking at the benefits of studying languages at university.

University Of Cambridge Anciet World Video Comp
18 Jun
2018

University of Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition

​In January’s newsletter, we included an advertisement for the University of Cambridge Ancient World Video competition. Students from across the country from Upper Fourth to Upper Sixth level were invited to submit a video which brings the Ancient World to life.

Mindfulness Day3
11 Jun
2018

Mindfulness Days

​As part of the school’s drive to support the wellbeing of students, the Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth took part in our Mindfulness days on 23rd and 24th May; these were run by Ms Waites, Ms Proops and the PE Department. Our girls were off timetable for the day and participated in activities designed to help them...