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Netball Triangular Success
02 Dec
2019

Netball Triangular Success

On Saturday 23rd November, we hosted our annual netball triangular competition with Edgbaston High School and King Henry's. Our U12A and U13A teams took to the court first against EHS. Both teams came out on top with two solid wins. Next up, our U12A, U12B, U13A and U14A teams played King Henry's. We...

Ks4 Badminton Success
02 Dec
2019

Key Stage 4 Badminton Success

On Monday 25th November, we took our best five badminton players from the Lower 5th and Upper 5th to compete in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championship. The girls got off to a great start by winning all their games against Camp Hill's B team. However, they knew they had to “up their game”...

Royal Society Of Chemistry
02 Dec
2019

Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition

​On Saturday 23rd November, Jamima, Rachel, Namrata and Samantha competed in the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench Competition at the University of Birmingham. They completed a quiz, a practical task on solubility, presented their results through a graph and attended a guest lecture at the end of...

Arkwright Scholarships 1
02 Dec
2019

Arkwright Scholarships Ceremony

Congratulations to Ella and Simran in the Upper Fifth who recently received their Arkwright Scholarship awards at the Arkwright Ceremony in London for their leadership potential in engineering.​

Medical Student Of The Year
02 Dec
2019

Medical Student of the Year

Congratulations to Old Edwardian, Nikki Nabavi, who has been named as the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ North West Division Medical Student of the Year for her outstanding contribution to mental health. She achieved the award based on her work on social media encouraging regional and national involvement around...

Model United Nations Conference 2
02 Dec
2019

The Model United Nations Conference: KEHS Wins Best Delegation

On 23rd November, KEHS students attended a very successful Model United Nations conference at London Oratory School. The conference was opened by guest speaker Professor Francis Campbell, who has worked in a number of high profile roles at the UN, the EU and the UK foreign office. He is now Vice...

25 Nov
2019

Upper 6th Academic Lecture Series

On Wednesday 13th November, as part of the ongoing Upper 6th Academic Lecture Series, Russell Robinson, a criminal solicitor, spoke to the whole of the Upper 6th regarding his experience of practising law; for 25 years he was a duty solicitor in a police station. Through his anecdotal lecture, Mr Robinson covered a...

Upper 5Th Personal Decision Making
25 Nov
2019

Upper 5th Personal Decision Making

​As part of their PDM (Personal Decision-Making) lessons, the Upper 5th learn about issues which fall outside their normal curriculum study. On Monday 11th November, we welcomed James Everest from the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of Birmingham. James spoke to the girls about how a Liberal Arts...

Wonderful Outreach Workshops 2
25 Nov
2019

Wonderful Outreach Workshops

​It has been a very busy term for outreach this year. Before half term, Aliyah paid a visit to Christ Church Primary School as part of her role as Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate to celebrate National Poetry Day 2019. After performing some of her poems, she then answered the children's questions and gave them advice..

Junior Production 1
25 Nov
2019

Fantastic Junior Production

This week we have seen over 100 students from both KEHS and KES working together to create our Junior Production, An Awfully Big Adventure. Sixth formers from Stage Crew have ably managed backstage, calling the show, operating the sound, lighting and managing the props and costumes. Over 75 students from...

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...