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Sport Talk Pe
21 Jan
2019

Sports Careers Talk: Kick Off Your Career

Jordan Hearne visited School on Wednesday 16th January to talk to students about opportunities within the sports industry and the different degree programmes on offer at the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB). UCFB offers a world first in football and sports education.

Italian Exchange Kehs
14 Jan
2019

Italian Exchange

On Saturday 8th December, six students from Sant’Apollinare School in the Vatican city arrived in Birmingham as part of an Italian exchange programme. Upon arrival, the students spent a sunny afternoon watching a rugby match alongside our hosting students. On Monday 9th December, the students visited both KEHS...

Vancouver
14 Jan
2019

International Exchanges

In October, Upper Fourth students took part in an International Exchange visiting different areas in Canada. Ruby and Rachel travelled to Vancouver whilst Melanie and Ria spent time in Montréal. Melanie wrote that the schools she visited were really welcoming, all the students and teachers were friendly...

14 Jan
2019

Karaoke

On Tuesday 18th December the whole school came together for the infamous 'Karaoke' competition. The students’ costumes were the highlight of the event this year, with each year group dressing in their given era, from the 70s to the 2010s. Congratulations to all winning forms, and well done to everyone who took part.

17 Dec
2018

Community Service Christmas Party

On Friday 14th December, the Sixth Form hosted the annual Christmas party for the elderly in the school hall. Throughout the afternoon students entertained our guests with performances of singing, dance and music, which were all much enjoyed. Sixth Formers also spent time talking with the guests keeping them well...

17 Dec
2018

U4K Kindness Advent Calendar

Throughout December, students in U4K have been undertaking a special Advent calendar project whereby they seek to complete small acts of kindness each day. They have picked up litter, given hugs to their friends, shared smiles with passers-by, made people laugh and held doors open for people, amongst other things.

17 Dec
2018

The Little Princess Trust

Emilia in the Lower Fourth recently had her long hair cut, to make a donation to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs, free of charge, for children and young adults who have lost their hair due to cancer and other illnesses. Emilia was glad to have the support of family members.

Christmas Card Mehira Kalra
17 Dec
2018

Christmas Card Competition

Congratulations to Holly and Mehira whose beautiful festive pieces of art work have been chosen as the winning entries to the Christmas card competition. Their designs have been used on our official School Christmas cards for 2018.

Cake Competition Winners
17 Dec
2018

Christmas Cake Competition

Over the last four weeks, students in Lower Fifth Food Studies have been working on their entries for the festive cake competition. Each student baked a fruit cake and then spent extra lunchtimes diligently working on their decoration for the cakes. After all the time and effort put into the project, they were...

Food
10 Dec
2018

Food Studies Trip

On Friday 30th November, 18 Upper Fifth students spent the day at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The day consisted of learning new techniques from celebrity chefs in various workshops, giving the students new insights into the industry, tasting delicious foods and exploring how different dietary ...

Economics
10 Dec
2018

Economics Society

Old Edwardian Claire Arnott came into school on Wednesday 5th December to speak to Sixth Formers about setting up a business. Claire is the co-founder of an African inspired, social conscience orientated homeware and gift company, called Okapi Home. She spoke about her motives for setting up the business, how she ...

10 Dec
2018

Book Fair

The Christmas Book Fair was a great way to get everyone into the festive spirit and select a good book for the holidays. The fair was very well attended by students and staff alike, some doing some early Christmas shopping, others just in search of their next read!

10 Dec
2018

Books to Sri Lanka

Last year, Sinali Gunarathne worked on a project to benefit schools in Sri Lanka. After a research trip to the country as a part of her EPQ, Sinali was struck by how few resources the students were able to access and saw an opportunity to become involved in the ‘Kid’s Read’ project with her aunt.

Qt
10 Dec
2018

Question Time

On Friday 30th November, the Sixth Form were treated to the annual Question Time event during which they were able to quiz a panel of politicians and political activists about current affairs. This year’s panel was made up of the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP (the Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield...

03 Dec
2018

Non-Uniform Day

On Thursday 29th November, students at KEHS were invited to come into school in their own clothes in order to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, to honour his centennial year. Thank you to everyone who gave a donation, in total we raised £318.80!

Speech Day Lindsay Hong
03 Dec
2018

Speech Day

On Thursday 29th November, we held our annual Speech Day, a celebration of the achievements of the forthcoming Class of 2020 in their GCSE studies. Our special guest speaker was Old Edwardian Lindsay Hong, COO of Locaria. Lindsay left KEHS in 2002 to read Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.

03 Dec
2018

Shriya’s Chess Success

On Sunday 25th November, Shriya took part in the Warwickshire Under 16 Chess Championship, which is a mixed gender competition. Her final game was a de facto play off for the title. Shriya won the game against a player whose grading was higher than her own, which resulted in her being crowned winner of the tournament.​

Autumn Challenge
26 Nov
2018

Autumn Challenge Workshop

​On Tuesday 20th November, KEHS welcomed 75 year five and six pupils from primary schools across Birmingham to take part in our annual Autumn Challenge gifted and talented workshop. Throughout the morning, the pupils took part in Maths, Science, Spanish and French workshops.

Children In Need
26 Nov
2018

Children in Need Day

Last week, two fundraising events were held in school to raise money for Children in Need. Wednesday 14th November saw the highly anticipated 'Are you smarter than a Sixth Former' in which the teachers battled it out in a general knowledge quiz against the Upper Sixth.

Awards Evening
26 Nov
2018

Awards Evening

On Friday 9th November, we welcomed back the Class of 2018 for Awards Evening, a celebration of the wonderful things they achieved here at KEHS. After a warm reception reuniting with their former teachers, the girls and their families were regaled with a hilarious and rousing keynote speech from Old Edwardian Natalie

Debating
26 Nov
2018

Debating News

​On Thursday 22nd November, Nikita and Tvisha in the Lower Sixth took part in the Schools' Mace Debating competition, which was organised by the English-Speaking Union. The girls went head to head with King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, arguing against the motion 'This house would ban the sale and consumption of

Sarah Tinley 15Km Swim
26 Nov
2018

Sarah's Sponsored Swim

​On Saturday 17th November, Sarah Tinley in the Upper Sixth, swam a 15km distance to raise funds for Good Hope Hospital in memory of Poorvi Giri. So far, she has successfully raised £858.04 for this worthy cause. Sasha Nixon was the lifeguard to oversee her performance and she was supported by friends and family...

Preet Kaur Gill 2
19 Nov
2018

Preet Kaur, MP Visits, KEHS

On Thursday 15th November, Preet, member of Parliament for Edgbaston and Shadow Minister for International Development, visited KEHS as part of UK Parliament Week. Preet is a former pupil of Lordswood Girls’ School in Harborne and graduated from the University of East London with a first class BSc degree...

Model Un Conference
19 Nov
2018

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 10th November, KEHS and KES sent a joint team of students to attend the Model United Nations Conference at Malvern St James School. The delegation was ably led by the MUN President, Kiran and the students represented a variety of nations ranging from Russia to Yemen.