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High Profile
25 Jun
2018

High Profile 2018

Many thanks to all students who have submitted articles for this year’s magazine which focus on topics as diverse as the mystery of Stonehenge, the terracotta warriors, the anarchist Internet, Esperanto, History’s forgotten women, Shakespeare’s plays, Leonard Susskind, the United Nations, Etymology, the psychology of..

Birmingham Library
25 Jun
2018

Library and Archives Visit

On 13th June, Lower 6th History students visited Birmingham University library to help with our A-Level coursework, which involves researching a 100 year period of our choice. As you can imagine, there are a myriad of possible topics to choose from, so the library was an excellent place to start.

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...

Chedworth 3
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...

Nice 1
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...

18 Jun
2018

Performers’ Platform

The final Performers’ Platform of this year’s series took place in the Ruddock Hall on Tuesday 12th June. Beatrice Beardmore (cello) opened the concert with a heart-rending performance of Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei

Chepstow Castle 3
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

18 Jun
2018

Lunchtime Recital

Rosy (6L) was the final pupil from KEHS to perform in the 2017-2018 series of Lunchtime Recitals during the recital in the Ruddock Hall on Thursday 14th June.

18 Jun
2018

Studying Modern Languages at University

On 14th June, our Modern Languages Department and the University of Oxford hosted a conference for students looking at the benefits of studying languages at university.

University Of Cambridge Anciet World Video Comp
18 Jun
2018

University of Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition

​In January’s newsletter, we included an advertisement for the University of Cambridge Ancient World Video competition. Students from across the country from Upper Fourth to Upper Sixth level were invited to submit a video which brings the Ancient World to life.

Mindfulness Day3
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

Widening Horizons
11 Jun
2018

Widening Horizons

​Before we broke up for half term, all girls in the Upper Fourth were given a copy of the Widening Horizons booklet which encourages them to explore areas of academic interest beyond the subjects they will be studying for GCSE.

Miranda Kaufmann
11 Jun
2018

Historian Miranda Kaufmann talks about Black Tudors

The History Department were delighted to welcome Dr Miranda Kaufman to KEHS last week to talk about her research on Africans living in Tudor England, as well as her book Black Tudors, which was recently shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize.

11 Jun
2018

Junior Mathematics Challenge

On April 26th, all the girls in the Thirds and Lower Fourth participated in the Junior Mathematics Challenge. This is a national competition that tests mathematical problem solving skills. Many of the girls who participated gained certificates but special mention goes to the following girls who were awarded Gold...