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13 Nov
2018

Moving Armistice Centenary Commemoration at KEHS

On Friday 9th November, our school staged a moving Armistice Centenary Commemoration, focusing on the role of women and schoolgirls, particularly from the Birmingham area, in World War One. Most of the staff and pupils dressed in contemporary costume and experienced typical school activities of the period...

13 Nov
2018

Shriya’s Chess Success

​Over half term, Shriya played in an under 18 four-county chess tournament for Warwickshire. Playing matches against Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire, Shriya won all three of her games which contributed to the Warwickshire team winning the tournament. Well done to Shriya and the whole team.

Oxford Debating 2
22 Oct
2018

Oxford University Debating Workshop

This week KEHS hosted Oxford University Debating in delivering a workshop for novice debaters ahead of the competitive debating season. Eighteen girls from the Upper Fourth to the Lower Sixth attended the workshop after school on Tuesday. With twenty visiting pupils from other schools, the girls were introduced to...

22 Oct
2018

Thirds Foundation Service

​On Friday 12th October, all of our Thirds attended the annual Foundation Service, held to welcome new Year 7s joining the Foundation of Schools of King Edward VI. The nine schools of the Foundation were represented at the service...

Lindsays Half Marathon
22 Oct
2018

Half Marathon Success!

On Sunday 14th October, our Development Director Mrs Mepham ran in the Birmingham Half Marathon to raise funds for Assisted Places at KEHS, completing the course in two and a half hours and braving relentless rain. Thank you to everyone who showed their support...

22 Oct
2018

Shriya’s Chess Victory

During the final weekend of September, Shriya took part in the Junior Four Nations Chess League Tournament and played for the Warwickshire Division 2 Team. Shriya scored 5/5 and was the only player from the five Warwickshire teams to do so! Well done to Shriya and the whole team.

Fashion Workshop 1
15 Oct
2018

Fashion Workshop

​On Wednesday 10th October, the Upper Sixth were visited by Dawn Marriott, a personal stylist and image consultant, who gave a fascinating workshop on how to dress well in the various situations that they will encounter when they are at university. This largely involved how to dress appropriately for interviews...

Law Talk
15 Oct
2018

Law & Linguistics Talk

On Tuesday 9th October, two Old Edwardians, both eminent in their respective fields of corporate law, visited KEHS and spoke to students about the value of studying languages and how important the skills they learned through studying languages have been to their international careers.

Film School 2
15 Oct
2018

Outreach: One Day Film School

On Monday 8th October, KEHS hosted its annual One Day Film School attended by 85 primary school pupils. The day started with an introduction to fight choreography where the pupils learned the secret to making fight scenes look totally realistic. After all the excitement, they then created a short script and started...

Shami Chakrabarti
15 Oct
2018

PA Lecture with Shami Chakrabarti

On Thursday evening, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti delivered an inspirational and thought provoking lecture on Gender Inequality in the 21st Century to an audience of 300 pupils, parents, staff and Old Edwardians. Shami began the talk with this short extract from her book,...

Rs Trip 1
05 Oct
2018

RS Trip to Coventry Cathedral

​On October 3rd, a group of Upper Fourth RS students visited Coventry Cathedral in order to learn about the Cathedral’s work in relation to reconciliation. The girls had the opportunity to visit both the New and the Old Cathedral and learn about their rich histories. It was a day filled with insightful learning...

Banned Books
05 Oct
2018

Banned Books Week

​This week girls have had the chance to explore different books which have been banned at some point since being published. Over 11,300 books have been challenged, and many of these are for surprising reasons. Popular books including The Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland...

Ruth Maclean
05 Oct
2018

Upper Fifth Careers Talks

​On Friday 28th September, Dr Devika Patel addressed a large group of students keen to learn more about a career in psychiatry. Devika explained the differences between a psychiatrist and a psychologist, talked about what to expect from working in mental health and the different specialist areas.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 1
05 Oct
2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning

​On Friday 28th September, KEHS hosted its annual coffee morning and cake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. At Recess, the staff were certainly spoilt for choice with an assortment of cakes, cookies, shortbread, flapjacks and brownies. Students then had a chance to get involved at lunchtime and by the end of...

Peak District U4 Geography Trip
01 Oct
2018

Geography Trip

On Tuesday, Upper Fourth geographers travelled to the Peak District, Derbyshire. Students spent time in Castleton collecting information which will help them to assess the extent to which tourism has a positive influence on the village.

Jess Phillips
01 Oct
2018

Jess Phillips, MP Visit

On Friday 21st September, Jess Phillips, the MP for Yardley, visited KEHS and spoke to students and staff. Jess is a former pupil of KE Camp Hill and a graduate in Economics and Social Policy. She has represented Yardley since 2015.

Beach Clean 1
24 Sep
2018

Beach Clean

On Saturday 15th September, 16 Lower Fourth girls travelled to Sand Bay, near Weston, to be involved with a beach clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society. Ex-Olympic Swimmer Sharon Davies, a patron for the Charity, opened the clean and the girls got to work clearing up the beach and removing litter.

24 Sep
2018

Careers Talks

Last week the Upper Fifth attended their first careers talks of the Autumn term. Each girl chose to listen to one of three talks by visiting speakers. Steve Ward of KPMG spoke about a career in finance and the routes open to new entrants. Dr Emily Russell (OE 2012) talked to girls about medical school.

24 Sep
2018

Body Language Workshop

On Tuesday 18th September, filmmaker and body language coach, Mike Carter, delivered a fascinating workshop to the Lower Sixth, focusing on body language, including useful tips on interpreting signs and signals. The session was entertaining and applicable to everyone; it aimed to equip the students with extra tools...

Gold D Of E 3
17 Sep
2018

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

​The summer holidays are the time when many students in the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme Expeditions. Luckily they took place in the second half of the holidays and therefore the participants did not suffer too badly from the heat.

Shami Chakrabarti
17 Sep
2018

Gender Inequality in the 21st Century

​Shami Chakrabarti, will be delivering this year’s Parents’ Association lecture on ‘Gender inequality in the 21st Century’, at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, on Thursday 11th October at 18:30. After graduating with a Bachelor of Law degree from the London School of Economics, she was called to the Bar...

17 Sep
2018

Student Savvy

This week, the Upper Sixth were visited by Student Savvy, an organisation set up to inform and prepare school leavers for the next step in life, and that dreaded time when they must do their own laundry. The students drew up budget sheets for themselves, and many were shocked by the weekly cost of everyday items...

Film Making
09 Jul
2018

Upper 4th Film Making Days

​On Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July, our Upper Fourth girls on the Film Studies course were visited by a highly reputable film crew, who have previously worked on a number of feature films with big names, including FIFA!

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...