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Birdwatch 2018
26 Feb
2018

KEHS Bird Watch 2018

Students and teachers gathered in Lab 4 for our annual School Bird Watch! Nine species of bird were seen, including: Wood Pigeons, Blackbirds, Blue Tits, Hedge Sparrows, Magpies, Crows, Black-Headed Gulls and Starlings. Lastly, the team spotted a Peregrine Falcon...

Madeline Mastermind
26 Feb
2018

Madeline on Mastermind

​Old Edwardian Madeline Grant competed in the semi-final of BBC’s Mastermind! Madeline, whose specialist subject was Jane Austen, was in the lead after the first round, but narrowly missed out after her general knowledge round.

Creative Writing
26 Feb
2018

Creative Writing Workshop

Screenwriter and film director Mike Carter visited KEHS to host our annual Creative Writing Workshop. The session, which was attended by over 120 pupils from eight local primary schools, allowed the children to practise their story writing skills and learn new ways to come up with exciting storylines.

Physics Roadshow
26 Feb
2018

Physics Roadshow

On Monday 5th February, KEHS welcomed over 100 children from six primary schools across Birmingham to our Physics Roadshow outreach workshop. Delivered by seven talented A Level Physicists, the workshop featured a fire tornado, giant bubbles, LED light tricks, smoke rings and lots of liquid nitrogen!

Foodbank
26 Feb
2018

Birmingham Central Foodbank

Birmingham Central Foodbank would like to thank all at KEHS for our donation of food and toiletries in December. We gave 30kg of food which is equal to approximately 71 meals. Many thanks to all who donated.​

26 Feb
2018

Senior Maths Team Challenge

​On Tuesday 6th February, two Upper Fifth and two Upper Sixth girls went to London to take part in the National Final of the Senior Mathematics Team Challenge competition. The competition involved working as a group to answer some questions, then solving a cross number, one pair had the across clues, the other pair...

Dr Law
26 Feb
2018

Dr Stephen Law Visits RS Department

On Monday 12th February, philosopher and author Dr Stephen Law visited the school and spoke to students about his argument against the existence of God, 'The Evil-God Challenge'. In short, the argument can be stated as follows: 'why is belief in a good-god, significantly more reasonable than belief in an evil-god?'

Raf Cosford
26 Feb
2018

Trip to RAF Cosford

​On Thursday 15th February, Lower Fifth historians took a trip to the RAF Museum at Cosford, as part of our Cold War studies. We started the day with a talk from a Cold War veteran who flew in the RAF to post-war West Berlin as part of the supply crew who risked their lives and worked 18-hour days to provide supplies..

Civil War Museum
26 Feb
2018

Lower Sixth Visits National Civil War Centre

​On Wednesday 14th February, Lower Sixth historians visited the National Civil War Museum in Newark. At the museum, we re-enacted the trial of Charles I wherein Judge John Bradshaw (Zahra) tried Charles (Lauren) in front of our court.

26 Feb
2018

Performers' Platform

​This term’s Performers’ Platform featured two chamber ensembles as well as several solo items. Rhea (oboe), Lydia (oboe) and Nikita (bassoon), with supporting continuo from Nathan, opened the evening with a Trio Sonata by Zelenka.

26 Feb
2018

Instrumental Evening: Strings

​Training String Orchestra, conducted by Michelle Sanders, began this week’s Instrumental Evening by showcasing some traditional music from the British Isles; The Bells of Aberdyfi and The Star of County Down. They played with gusto and it was a real celebration of their term’s work.

Charity Showcase
26 Feb
2018

Period Poverty Charity Showcase

Tickets are now available for the Period Poverty Showcase! The event, organised by our Sixth Formers, will take place on Thursday 1st March at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.

Fencing
26 Feb
2018

Fencing Success

Congratulations to Hannah and Noor, in the Thirds, and Melissa in the Lower Fourth for competing in the annual King Edward’s School Fencing Competition. Melissa did extremely well, finishing third overall in the Under 14 competition and Noor, who has only been fencing for a few months, won her pool.​

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09 Feb
2018

KEHS Wins TES Fundraising Initiative of the Year Award!

We are delighted to announce that KEHS has been awarded the TES Fundraising Initiative of the Year Award! The ceremony, which took place last night at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, saw more than 400 representatives from schools around the country come together for the TES Independent School Awards 2018.

A Level Classics Trip
09 Feb
2018

Latin and Greek Conference

​On 7th February, a group of girls studying Classical Greek and Latin A Level spent the day at the East Midlands Association of Classical Teachers Sixth Form Conference at Loughborough High School. The day included two lectures, one that looked at Homer’s Odyssey, and another focusing on Virgil’s Aeneid.

09 Feb
2018

Oxford Schools Debating Competition

On Friday 2nd February, six girls represented KEHS at the Oxford Schools Debating Competition. Nikita returned for her second year at the competition, capably joined by Tvisha. Anushna and Nimhara worked well together for their third competitive debate this year and Kiran was joined by novice Elise.

Peter Vardy
09 Feb
2018

RS Philosophy Conference

Lower Sixth Religious Studies students spent an excellent day on Wednesday at an Ethics and Philosophy conference held in Coventry. The day was led by world renowned writer and educator Peter Vardy and provided an excellent opportunity for everyone to explore a number of fascinating topics...

09 Feb
2018

Intercollegiate National Piano Trio Competition

​Congratulations to Lauren and Alice whose piano trio came third in the Intercollegiate National Piano Trio Competition which was held on Sunday 4th February at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

09 Feb
2018

Lunchtime Recital

​Rhea, Renee and Lauren performed in yesterday’s well-attended lunchtime recital in the Ruddock Hall. Rhea (accompanied by Miss Sanders) displayed brilliant technical versatility in her renditions of Bozza’s Burlesque and the final movement of Saint-Saëns’ Sonata for Bassoon and Piano.

09 Feb
2018

Physics Olympiad

Congratulations to Natasha, Melissa and Melissa for gaining Bronze awards in last November’s three hour Physics Olympiad paper. Six other girls gained commendations.

09 Feb
2018

United Kingdom Young Physicists Tournament

Last term, a team of eight physicists (Melissa, Connie, Blessing, Saffron, Jess, Katrina, Maha and Lauren) from the Upper Fifth to Upper Sixth participated in the United Kingdom Young Physicist Tournament.

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05 Feb
2018

Harry Potter Book Night 2018

Thursday evening, Harry Potter Book Night, celebrated at KEHS for the second year, was once again enthusiastically supported by girls throughout the school. This year’s theme was ‘Fantastic Beasts’.

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05 Feb
2018

Thirds Roman Day

On Friday 26th January, the Thirds enjoyed a carousel of activities to complement their studies of Latin during Roman Day. The girls enjoyed a visit from a Roman soldier who shared his wealth of knowledge about the Roman World.

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05 Feb
2018

Dr Daniel Visits the RS Department

Dr Dafydd Daniel, lecturer in Christian Ethics at Jesus College, Oxford, visited the Religious Studies Department on Wednesday 31st January to speak to the Sixth Form students about the ethics of human relationships. He also gave our girls some helpful advice on the Oxford application process.