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Young Enterprise
17 May
2019

Young Enterprise Success

This week, our Lower Sixth Young Enterprise Company, Y-55, attended the Birmingham and Solihull final of the Young Enterprise competition. Y-55 specialises in recycled clothing and the ethos of the company is very much about drawing the attention of the public to the environmental problems caused by the fashion...

Nature Centre Trip
17 May
2019

Thirds Trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

On Monday 13th May, the Thirds took a memorable trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. The students were very excited at the prospect of seeing some rare and endangered species. After a pleasant amble from school, the students arrived at the nature reserve, where they were given an interesting...

17 May
2019

RS Places of Worship Trip

On Thursday 9th May, students in the Thirds visited the Sikh Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick and the Birmingham Buddhist vihara in Ladywood, as part of their work in Religious Studies. Students enjoyed guided tours and informative lectures at both sites, and were even treated to delicious vegetarian food at the...

Ees
17 May
2019

Engineering Education Scheme

On Thursday 2nd May, the Engineering Education Scheme team attended a Celebration and Assessment Day. This event was their chance to showcase the project they have been working on for the past nine months, as well as viewing other teams’ projects - there were over 60 teams! In addition, the students...

Geography Iceland Trip
10 May
2019

Geography Trip to Iceland

At the start of the Easter holidays, Sixth Form geographers ventured on a five day expedition to Iceland, the “land of ice and fire”. The trip began with an excursion to the exact point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, after which students went on to visit many stunning waterfalls and...

Spanish Exchange 1
10 May
2019

Spanish Exchange

Over the Easter holidays, 17 students travelled to Córdoba in Spain to take part in our annual Spanish exchange trip. The students were immediately immersed in Spanish culture and were offered many opportunities to get involved, including taking part in language lessons, visiting famous monuments as well as taking part

Isla Atay
10 May
2019

Old Edwardian Student Volunteering Prize

Isla Atay (Old Edwardian, 2017) has been awarded the University of Manchester’s Student Volunteer of the Year Award. After leaving KEHS, Isla began a Music degree at the University of Manchester, where she became involved in a community choir project. Isla volunteered herself for the role of conductor of the Leonard...

03 May
2019

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

During the Easter holiday, Upper Fifth students took a welcome break from their GCSE revision to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Silver practice expedition. Everyone got off to a good start, the weather was sunny and students had a relaxing evening defending their supper from the resident chickens!

03 May
2019

Creak Memorial Prize 2019

​On Monday, the winners of the Creak Memorial Prize were announced. Named after the first headmistress of the school, the Creak Memorial Prize is awarded to the student who “by their character and general worth has best served the school”. This year, a record number of 38 students were nominated for the award.

05 Apr
2019

Chess Success!

After two years of agonising draws and defeats, on Friday 29th March, our chess team was triumphant against Kings Norton Girls’ School, in a game ending 6-2. The team’s coach, Mr Ridges, commented ,“it’s a testament to the team’s resilience. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished these past few months.

Art Trip
29 Mar
2019

Thirds Art Trip

On Friday 8th March, the Thirds spent the day at Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire, learning primarily about different urban, rural and natural landscapes. The students were then able to create their own landscape, based on the examples they had seen earlier in the day. The task was interesting...

Outreach
29 Mar
2019

Outreach: RE Workshop

On Monday 25th March, we welcomed 45 pupils from across Birmingham to our Outreach Workshop, led by RE Today. The event encouraged pupils to consider the meaning of respect, as well as ideas about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. Throughout the day, pupils were able to discuss their different ideas and...

29 Mar
2019

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Walk

Last weekend, the Lower Fifth ventured out to Bromsgrove to do their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. After making it safely to Upton Warren Campsite, with only a few groups getting lost along the way, the students had a go at cooking dinner for themselves using trangia stoves. After a restless sleep in...

Ludlow
25 Mar
2019

Geography Trip to Ludlow

On Thursday 14th March, Lower Sixth Geographers visited rural South Shropshire to undertake fieldwork as part of their A Level studies. They investigated the rebranding of Ludlow, a small market town, as a centre of national gastronomical importance, studying the links between this and changes to make agriculture...

Quiz 1
25 Mar
2019

PA Quiz

Last Friday, over 70 students, staff and parents took part in the PA Quiz. It was, without a doubt, a memorable event with 61 challenging rounds. Many thanks to the PA for organising the evening and Miss Brown for acting as our Quiz Master.​

Mun Shrewsbury
25 Mar
2019

Model United Nations Conference

​On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March, 14 KEHS students took part in the Model United Nations conference held at Shrewsbury School. In joint delegations with students from KES, our students represented China, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Togo, Iraq, and Brazil. There were many issues to be debated, ranging from the...

Latin Trip 2
15 Mar
2019

Latin Trip to Bath

On Wednesday 13th March, Upper Fourth students made the long journey to the historic town of Bath, where they toured the ancient ruins of Aquae Sulis and learnt about Roman and British culture of the time, as well as how the Romans influenced British society. They were able to see the original roman baths, the...

15 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Talk

On Wednesday 13th March, Bob Tait from Drug Education UK gave an engaging and informative talk to sixth formers about the dangers of substance misuse. The talk covered a variety of related issues, from the representation of drugs in the music industry, to the classifications of different drugs and the problem of...

Outreach 1
15 Mar
2019

Outreach: Creative Writing Workshops

On Tuesday 12th March, we hosted over 120 pupils from local primary schools for our annual creative writing workshop. The pupils were able to hear about story writing from established playwright, Mike Carter, and explore techniques for inventing ideas for a story. The session focused on creating tension within a...

World Book Day 2
15 Mar
2019

World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March, the school hosted its annual celebration for World Book Day. Nearly everyone in the school took part dressing up as characters from literature, both old and new. There were also numerous other activities going on around school, including a bookmark treasure hunt, bookmark crafting and a Key...

Comic Relief Cake
15 Mar
2019

Comic Relief

​We have had a fantastic week of events to raise money for Comic Relief. U4H delivered some brilliant and informative assemblies about Comic Relief, including a very funny video of teachers telling jokes, some more successfully than others! On Tuesday, a hugely successful KES vs KEHS netball match took place along...

Careers Fair
08 Mar
2019

Careers Fair

To mark National Careers Week, the KEHS Careers Fair was held after school on Wednesday 6th March. We welcomed professionals from a wide range of industries including law, finance, engineering, construction, media, medicine, and some special cyber security guests! Alongside the careers areas, we also...

Ski Trip
08 Mar
2019

Ski Trip

During February half term, a group of students headed off to the Italian slopes for another exciting ski trip. The long day of travelling was rewarded by a beautiful view of the Italian Dolomites from the town of Piancavallo. The following morning, after a well-earned rest, the students were eager to ski...

08 Mar
2019

Jitya's Homemade Jewellery Sale

Jitya in the Thirds has raised £46 for her form charity, Cancer Research, by selling handmade jewellery. She ran a stall over two lunchtimes, selling exquisite earrings, bracelets and necklaces, all designed and handmade by Jitya.​