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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

Summer Cycle Tour 2018
11 Jun
2018

Summer Cycle Tour 2018

Over Half Term, 11 girls and three members of staff set off on their bikes to conquer the Shropshire Hills. Despite threats of thunderstorms, torrential rain, and leg-zapping hills, the girls pushed themselves beyond their normal physical capabilities, showing excellent mental resilience and determination, riding over

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25 May
2018

Upper Fourth Cotswolds Outdoor Pursuits Trip

On Friday 4th May, 60 Upper Fourths accompanied by eight brave members of staff and eight Lower Sixth girls headed for the Cotswolds Water Park, dreaming of our beds and recovery from the first week of the summer term.

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25 May
2018

Thirds Geography Fieldtrip to Malvern and Ledbury

​On Tuesday 15th May, the Thirds went to the beautiful Malvern Hills and the picturesque village of Ledbury. We were all astounded by the breathtaking sights before our eyes.

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25 May
2018

Duke of Edinburgh Success

Last Thursday, seven old and current KEHS girls received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh certificates at a ceremony in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Miss Platt accompanied them. They were presented with their certificates by Chris Bavin (currently judging BBC's Britain's Best Home Cook) and chatted with Prince Edward.

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11 May
2018

Calling All Knitters!

​All girls who knit or crochet (or anyone who would like to give it a go!) can contribute a small blanket to local Birmingham hospitals. Dr Hayton will donate the blankets to A&E Departments, which will then be given to small children. Any girl who would like to contribute should knit or crochet a strip or scarf ...

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04 May
2018

Lunch with an OE Barrister

On Friday 27th April, we were delighted to welcome eminent barrister Christina Michalos (OE 1990) to school to deliver a presentation and networking lunch to the Upper School. A leading specialist in privacy, media and sports law, and intellectual property law, Christina

04 May
2018

Creak Memorial Prize 2018

This week, the winners of the Creak Memorial Prize were announced. Miss Creak, appointed in 1883, was the first headmistress of KEHS. She believed that women’s education should develop their highest intellectual potential and prepare them for the future.

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30 Apr
2018

Upper Fourth Battlefields Tour

In the Easter break, Upper Fourth History students travelled to France and Belgium to visit the historic battlefields of World War One. After arriving in Calais, the girls began their tour of the Western Front, visiting the French National War Cemetery at Notre Dame de Lorette, the world’s largest French military...

30 Apr
2018

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Towards the end of the Easter holidays, six Duke of Edinburgh expedition groups braved waterlogged fields to complete their practice expeditions. One group from the Lower Sixth went up to Yorkshire where the climate was less than hospitable.

30 Apr
2018

KEHS Debating Commended in National Award

KEHS has received a Commendation in the English Speaking Union Debating Culture Award. The judges were impressed with KEHS's approach to whole-school debating.

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23 Apr
2018

Religious Studies Outreach Day

On Monday 26th March, KEHS welcomed 45 pupils from six primary schools across Birmingham to take part in our Outreach workshop entitled, ‘Respect for All.’ The event, delivered by RE Today, encouraged the children to develop their understanding of Religious Education and British Values...

23 Apr
2018

PA Movie Night

This year’s Parents’ Association Movie Night for Thirds, Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth will take place on Friday 11th May 2018. Tickets cost only £5 and include a slice of pizza! There will also be popcorn, sweets and drinks available to purchase.

23 Mar
2018

KEHS Girls Beat KES Boys in Debate

On Wednesday, Roni and Nimhara took on a team from KES in a mace style debate in front of an audience of young debaters from both schools. Roni and Nimhara argued convincingly that Britain should be able to recruit medical professionals from developing countries...

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23 Mar
2018

KEHS Cycles the Length of Great Britain

Yesterday, as part of Sport Relief Week 2018, KEHS staff and students took part in an initiative to cycle the whole length of Great Britain, from John O’Groats to Land’s End! Mrs Clark, Mr Lea, Mr Duncombe and Mrs Varma kick-started the journey on four exercise bikes in the Entrance Hall.

23 Mar
2018

Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald Returns to KEHS

On Friday, as part of British Science Week, Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald (OE 1981) came back to school to talk to students about her career in medicine. Cheryl qualified from Manchester in 1986 and went on to undertake specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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23 Mar
2018

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March, 11 students ranging from Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth were delegates at the Model United Nations conference held at Shrewsbury School.

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23 Mar
2018

Upper Fourth Latin Trip

On Thursday 15th March, the Upper Fourth visited the city of Aquae Sulis in Bath. Located in the valley of the River Avon, Bath is known for its natural hot springs which supply the water for the famous Roman baths. We visited the Roman Baths museum, and saw different models of how the baths developed over 300 years.

16 Mar
2018

Bob Tait Visits KEHS

On Monday 12th March, Bob Tait LACAUK Ltd visited KEHS to talk to parents about ‘Drug and Substance Misuse.’ Bob worked for many years as a policeman, dealing with drug related issues, including undercover work in Drugs Intelligence. Since 2004, he has worked in numerous schools.

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16 Mar
2018

Historical Association Great Debate Final

On Saturday 10th March, Portia in the Lower Sixth took part in the Historical Association Great Debate Final at the Houses of Parliament. She had a fabulous day listening to all the speeches and gained new insights in to British history and the meaning and effects of democracy.