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24 Sep
2018

Beach Clean

On Saturday 15th September, 16 Lower Fourth girls travelled to Sand Bay, near Weston, to be involved with a beach clean organised by the Marine Conservation Society. Ex-Olympic Swimmer Sharon Davies, a patron for the Charity, opened the clean and the girls got to work clearing up the beach and removing litter.

24 Sep
2018

Careers Talks

Last week the Upper Fifth attended their first careers talks of the Autumn term. Each girl chose to listen to one of three talks by visiting speakers. Steve Ward of KPMG spoke about a career in finance and the routes open to new entrants. Dr Emily Russell (OE 2012) talked to girls about medical school.

24 Sep
2018

National Portrait Gallery Visit

​On Friday 14th September, 30 Art students from the Upper School embarked on a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London. They visited the Michael Jackson ‘On the Wall’ Exhibit, showcasing a variety of pieces honouring his life and career in a multitude of ways, including film and sculpture.

24 Sep
2018

Body Language Workshop

On Tuesday 18th September, filmmaker and body language coach, Mike Carter, delivered a fascinating workshop to the Lower Sixth, focusing on body language, including useful tips on interpreting signs and signals. The session was entertaining and applicable to everyone; it aimed to equip the students with extra tools...

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24 Sep
2018

Girls Go Gold!

On Friday 14th September, 15 girls in the Lower and Upper Fifth attended Girls Go Gold, an annual sports conference organised by the GSA. It is aimed at girls who are passionate about sport and who may want to pursue a career in the field of sport, not just as an athlete but also in medicine...

Cern
17 Sep
2018

Trip to CERN

In August, three KEHS physicists, Blessing, Lucia and Jessica, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, for five days of all things particle physics at CERN - the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. They were joined by three boys from KES, and students from schools across London.

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17 Sep
2018

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

​The summer holidays are the time when many students in the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme Expeditions. Luckily they took place in the second half of the holidays and therefore the participants did not suffer too badly from the heat.

Shami Chakrabarti
17 Sep
2018

Gender Inequality in the 21st Century

​Shami Chakrabarti, will be delivering this year’s Parents’ Association lecture on ‘Gender inequality in the 21st Century’, at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, on Thursday 11th October at 18:30. After graduating with a Bachelor of Law degree from the London School of Economics, she was called to the Bar...

17 Sep
2018

Student Savvy

This week, the Upper Sixth were visited by Student Savvy, an organisation set up to inform and prepare school leavers for the next step in life, and that dreaded time when they must do their own laundry. The students drew up budget sheets for themselves, and many were shocked by the weekly cost of everyday items...

17 Sep
2018

The 39 Steps

On Tuesday evening our Lower Fifth GCSE Drama students went on their first live theatre trip to see The 39 Steps at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. It was an incredibly inventive production with just four actors performing over 30 roles, with numerous settings being re-imagined using only four benches.

17 Sep
2018

Birmingham Young Poet Laureate

Aliyah in the Upper Fifth has been shortlisted for Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate award. After submitting two of her poems for consideration, she has now been invited to an interview at the Library of Birmingham, where she will perform an additional poem of her own, as well as one that she admires.​