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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!

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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...

09 Jul
2018

Lower Fifth Art Visit to the Lapworth Museum

On Tuesday 26th of June, the Lower 5th Art class went Lapworth Museum of Geology. We arrived an hour before the museum opened, and had the privilege of being able to walk round the museum without anybody else present.

09 Jul
2018

Model United Nations

KEHS students again received a host of awards at this year’s Withington Model United Nations conference. The conference was opened by guest speaker Lizzy Burden who is a producer for the BBC’s Politics Show and a reporter for The Times newspaper.

09 Jul
2018

Annual Chess Megafinal

​Chess players Shriya and Madhini have both enjoyed success at the annual Megafinal competition. Both girls won the title of “Suprema” in their age categories, qualifying for the National Gigafinal competition in two weeks. Congratulations to both Shriya and Madhini for all their hard work and success...

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02 Jul
2018

Leavers’ Party

On 26th June, we spent a glorious morning in the Principal's garden with our current Upper Sixth. Our annual Leavers' Party celebrates the girls' successes and welcomes them as new members of the Old Edwardian Club. Leavers' gifts in hand, the girls wiled away the morning with a picnic in the summer sunshine...

02 Jul
2018

Physics Trip to Space Centre

The Thirds visited Leicester Space Centre and took a trip to Mars last week. Each girl had applied for their job on the trip and were put in teams to work together. They rose to the challenge and engaged well with their jobs, although some also learned that reading the instructions is a useful skill!

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02 Jul
2018

KEHS Triumph over KES in Feminism Debate

On Tuesday, Nimhara and Anushna took part in a debate against KES on whether feminism had gone too far. To make it more challenging, it was decided that KEHS would propose the motion! The debate took the form of a mace style debate, which allowed for inclusion of some insightful questions and comments from...

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 ...

Christina
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...