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Classics Talk Ara Pacis
22 Oct
2018

Classics Lecture: Augustus, the Senate and the Ara Pacis

On Thursday 11th October a number of Latin and Greek students attended a very interesting evening lecture given by Dr Amy Russell on “Augustus, the Senate and the Ara Pacis’ at the University of Birmingham. The Ara Pacis, or ‘Altar of Peace’, is an altar that was commissioned by the Roman Senate on 4th July 13 BC...

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...

Danielle Russell Film Award
22 Oct
2018

Upper Fourth Film Making

In the Summer Term, girls in the Upper Fourth had the opportunity undertake a film making project as a part of their enrichment programme. They were able to draft a story-board, write a script, create a film template and a shot list, before guest professional film makers aided them in the filming and editing process.

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...

22 Oct
2018

Engineering Education Scheme

On Wednesday 17th October, the KEHS Engineering Education Scheme team attended a project launch day at the RAF Museum in Cosford. They started the day by practising their organisational skills before the main challenge: creating a rocket propelled car that would successfully travel the furthest.

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.

Silver Crest Awards Arup
22 Oct
2018

Silver Crest Awards

Congratulations to the current Upper Sixth girls, Lucia, Zofia, Saffron and Jessica, who have all received Silver Crest Awards for working with Arup as a part of the Engineering Education Scheme last year.

22 Oct
2018

Instrumental Evening: Piano and Vocal

The 2018-2019 series of Instrumental Evenings began in earnest on Monday 15th October with the Piano and Vocal Evening. Musicians from both KEHS and KES displayed their musical prowess, coping professionally with disruption to the running order due to traffic problems causing a delay for several supporters...

22 Oct
2018

Performers’ Platform

Jessie opened last week’s Performers’ Platform on Tuesday 9th October with a stirring rendition of the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor op. 2 no. 1, playing with crisp articulation and clearly contrasting themes. Scarlett followed with poised performances of Schubert’s An Die Musik and Purcell’s Music...

22 Oct
2018

Lunchtime Recital

Charlotte Howdle opened this week’s lunchtime recital with an assured performance of the final movement of Franck’s incredible Violin Sonta, displaying a warm tone and great versatility in all registers of the violin. Naomi closed the recital with contrasting piano works by Rachmaninoff...

22 Oct
2018

Success at Birmingham Music Festival

Three of our pupils had great success at the Birmingham Music Festival, an annual piano competition which takes place in the Ruddock PAC, which was held last weekend on Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October. Bronagh won the Junior Open Choice Class with her performance of Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Grieg...

Thirds Biology Project
15 Oct
2018

Third's Biology Project

During the first term at KEHS students in the Thirds study cell structure and organisation in Biology lessons. For many students this is their first time using a microscope and experiences of the microscopic world. As part of this curious adventure, students from 3K undertook a homework project to bring these tiny...

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.

15 Oct
2018

RS Talk on The Ontological Argument

On Wednesday 10th October, A level Religious Studies students had the opportunity to attend a lunch time talk given by Professor Nagasawa from the University of Birmingham on the logic of the Ontological argument which is a topic that students are currently studying as a part of their A level syllabus.

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,...

Aliyah
15 Oct
2018

Aliyah crowned Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate

Award winning poet and writer Aliyah was recently crowned Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate 2018-20, during the Birmingham Literature Festival and said she was “overwhelmed and incredibly proud”. Aliyah was among hundreds of talented youngsters who applied for the honour which, along with the adult Laureateship, is...

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...

Languages Lecture 2
05 Oct
2018

Languages Lecture

​On Tuesday, Sue Clark spoke to 15 girls on the topic of where languages can take you. Despite being a brief talk, it was incredibly insightful and informative. Who would have thought that learning languages could take you to the sideline of a football match with a French speaking player in an English team?

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...