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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.​

Holocaust Survivor Talk
08 Mar
2019

Holocaust Survivor Talk

​On Thursday 28th February, students in the Lower Fifth were privileged to hear the testimony of Holocaust survivor Mr Uri Winterstein from the Holocaust Educational Trust. Born during the Second World War, Mr Winterstein spoke at length about the events which led to the horrors of the 'Final Solution' and about...

Rap Project
04 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Talk: The Big Leap

On Wednesday 27th February, Allison Havey, co-founder of the RAP Project, gave an interactive and engaging talk to upper sixth students about preparing for life after school, whether it be at university, in the workplace or during a gap year. Allison spoke candidly about several important issues which are common...

German Exchange 1
04 Mar
2019

German Exchange Visit

This week, we have had an exciting visit from our German exchange school, the Gymnasium Oldenfelde in Rahlstedt, Hamburg. 18 pupils and two teachers flew into Birmingham with suitcases of winter clothes, only to find themselves in sunnier climes, which left them asking where the famous “British weather” had gone.

04 Mar
2019

University Information Evening

On Wednesday 27th February, we welcomed lower sixth students and parents to our annual University Information Evening held in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Mr Roderick Smith, Director of Admissions at the University of Birmingham, gave the plenary talk about how to make a good university application, from...

Spanish Trip To Madrid
04 Mar
2019

Spanish Trip to Madrid

During February half term, the Spanish Department embarked upon another adventure, taking nine sixth formers to Madrid for the weekend, accompanied by the enthusiastic Senora Atkins and Senora Soldevilla! Spanish students relished this opportunity to practise their language skills in numerous different situations...

History Trip To Paris
04 Mar
2019

History Trip to Paris

In the early hours of Friday 15th February, a group of A-level History students travelled to Paris for the weekend in order to consolidate their studies of the French Revolution. The itinerary was jam-packed; highlights included a visit to the Palace of Versailles, an evening spent by the Arc de Triomphe and a tour...

Salsa Night 2
04 Mar
2019

Salsa Night in Memory of Poorvi

On Friday 8th February, Upper Sixth Spanish students hosted a lively and entertaining Salsa Night, in memory of Poorvi Giri. The evening included a Salsa class, piñata, tombola and photo booth and was a great success, raising almost £600 for St Basils, a charity which supports young, homeless people.

Positive Voice For Hiv
04 Mar
2019

Lower Sixth Talk: A Positive Voice on HIV

On Tuesday 12th February, Emma Cole delivered an extremely inspiring and thought-provoking talk to the Lower Sixth about HIV. Emma, who has lived with HIV for the past 28 years of her life, talked very openly about how she contracted HIV, but also about the struggles of living with the virus.

Outreach Physics Roashow
04 Mar
2019

Outreach: Physics Roadshow

On Monday 11th February, we hosted 70 primary school pupils from across Birmingham for our Physics Roadshow. This informative and engaging session was led by our sixth formers who demonstrated a variety of impressive scientific experiments and explained some of the processes behind them.

Art Workshop
04 Mar
2019

Art Workshop

On Thursday 7th February, internationally acclaimed still life artist, Kate Brinkworth, visited school to run a day long workshop for Sixth Form Art students on using oil paint. Kate has worked with the likes of Coca Cola and Supreme; her work is known for its use of vibrant colour and photo realistic technique.

Outreach Debating 2
08 Feb
2019

Outreach: Public Speaking and Debating Workshop

On Wednesday 6th February, we welcomed 20 pupils from local primary schools to our first Public Speaking and Debating Workshop, led by Mrs Hargraves and Ms Waites. The workshop featured an informative quiz to test the pupils’ existing knowledge of the UK’s political system, vocal warm up activities and breathing...

Roman Day
08 Feb
2019

Roman Day

On Tuesday 5th February, the Thirds had the chance to gain an insight into the life of a Roman soldier as they were visited by Gaius Flavius Longinus, Optio X Cohort, Legio XXvv, Deva. Gaius spoke to students about the different ranks within the Roman army and the corresponding financial reward for different...

04 Feb
2019

Chess Success for Shriya

Last weekend, Shriya played in the Kenilworth Junior Open Under 18 Group B and achieved second place cementing her lead at the top of the Warwickshire Junior Grand Prix in her age group.​

Emily Russell
28 Jan
2019

Communication, Empathy, Organisation, Resilience...

On Tuesday 22nd January, we welcomed Lower Sixth and Upper Fifth students and parents to a Medicine Admissions Evening. The event was aimed at those interested in applying to medical school, in order to give them an overview of what to expect from a medical degree and what admissions tutors are looking for.

Debating 1
28 Jan
2019

Oxford Schools Debating Competition

On Wednesday 23rd January, four pairs of debaters competed in the first round of the prestigious Oxford Schools Debating Competition. All pairs opened their first debate, arguing in support of the motion, ‘This House would require 50% of MPs to be women’. Osha and Shivanii were praised for their selection of points...

28 Jan
2019

3K's Conservation Efforts

Congratulations to 3K who have raised over £400 for the Whales and Dolphins Conservation charity through collections and a sponsored silence. The class recently investigated the challenges facing whales and dolphins and they decided to take collective action to help however they could.