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Geography Trip
21 Oct
2019

Visit to Cardingmill Valley

On Monday 14th and Thursday 17th October, the Lower 4th travelled to Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire for their Geography fieldwork. In the morning, the students observed river processes at work and sketched the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall and the v-shaped valley and interlocking spurs in the river’s upper...

Pupil Well Being Commitee Meeting 2
21 Oct
2019

Pupil Wellbeing Committee

On Friday 11th October, several of the Upper 4th and Lower 5th girls met with Mrs Hargraves for the second Pupil Wellbeing Committee meeting. Our Thirds and Lower 4th met with Mrs Waites and the Upper 5th and Sixth Form met with Mrs Coetzee. The committees have discussed valuing every member of the school...

21 Oct
2019

Performers’ Platform

This week's Performers' Platform showcased some excellent performances. Alisha performed Beethoven's Romance in F major for violin, Lucy played the first, fourth and fifth movements from Handel's Sonata in C major for recorder, Nikita played guitarist Gerald Garcia’s Etude No. 4. Lucy (clarinet) and Shivanii...

21 Oct
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Bronagh, Nikita, Naomi, Ivy and Samantha produced some fantastic performances at Thursday's lunchtime recital. Violinist, Bronagh, opened the concert with Faure's Après un rêve, followed by Kreisler's Tambourin Chinois. Bassonist, Nikita, performed Bozza's Fantaisie and pianist, Naomi, performed as part of a piano...

21 Oct
2019

British Women’s Chess League

This month, Shriya played for Warwickshire in the first tournament of the British Women's Chess League, a brand new competition which was held in Kenilworth. Shriya won two of her four games helping Warwickshire to finish in third place in the competition.​

National Schools Squash Championships
21 Oct
2019

National Schools Squash Championships

On Wednesday 9th October, Meha, Harriet, Amelia, Anya and Trinity competed in the first event of the National Schools Squash Championships. The girls played extremely well against Moreton Hall and Cheltenham Ladies College, managing to remain unbeaten throughout the 30 games played collectively.​

21 Oct
2019

Rebecca’s Success at the Birmingham Music Festival

Congratulations to Rebecca, who recently competed in the Birmingham Music Festival. Rebecca won two open classes, performing Gershwin for the American class and Kabalevsky for the Russian class.​

Foundation Ceremony Photo 2 Spoken Word Poets
21 Oct
2019

King Edward VI Foundation Service

All the new Thirds were officially welcomed in to the King Edward VI Foundation at the Great Hall at Birmingham University on Monday 7th October, where they enjoyed a morning of speeches and music from across the Foundation. KES Chief Master, Dr Katy Ricks, welcomed everyone and encouraged her young...

14 Oct
2019

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

The second seminar lunch of the new academic year took place on Tuesday 8 October, with three students in the Upper Sixth presenting papers on a range of topics. Scarlett opened the event, speaking with great clarity about female novelists of the 19th Century. The next two papers focused on politics: Laura provided...

One Day Film School Winners
14 Oct
2019

Outreach: One Day Film School

On Monday 7th October, KEHS hosted its annual One Day Film School attended by 72 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...

Macmillan 1
14 Oct
2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 27th 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 and raised a remarkable £371.90. Students then had an opportunity to savour the delights at lunchtime also donating a...

14 Oct
2019

Forensic Linguistics

On Friday 11th October, we were visited by Dr Krzysztof Kredens, Co-Director of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics. Students learnt about this fascinating field, which is the application of linguistic knowledge, methods and insights to the context of law and judicial procedure. Dr Kredens, who is also Director of...

14 Oct
2019

Upper Fifth Careers Talks

On Tuesday 1st October, Upper 5th attend their final set of timetabled careers talks. Dr Sara Jabbari, from the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, talked to girls about her career in academia teaching undergraduate students and carrying out research into the applications of mathematics in...

14 Oct
2019

Performers’ Platform

On Tuesday 8th October, we were treated to the following solo performances: Rebecca performed Grieg's March of the Trolls, Zoe played Brahms' Scherzo for violin and piano, Alicia performed Rachmaninoff's Eighteenth Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Amber played the first movement of Ravel's...

14 Oct
2019

Music Successes

Congratulations to the following girls on their musical achievements. Jenni has achieved a distinction in her violin ABRSM Diploma and has been successful in gaining a place in the CBSO Youth Orchestra. Alicia achieved a Distinction in her ABRSM Grade 8 violin, Zoe received her violin ABRSM Diploma and Naomi...

Swimming Gala 2
14 Oct
2019

Swimming Gala at Malvern

On 1st October, eight girls competed in their first swimming gala at Malvern College. Neave, Annalisa, Isabelle and Skye competed for the Junior Team achieving 7th place in the Freestyle Relay and the 6th place in the Medley Relay. Skye deserves a special mention for stepping in at the last minute and completing her...

Ke Foundation Cup Winners
14 Oct
2019

KE Foundation Netball Cup Winners

On 2nd October, our top netballers competed in the King Edward’s Foundation Netball Cup. Congratulations to Maddie, Jusuiran, Frankie, Jaya, Zanna, Iris, Jemima, Grace, Maya, Alice, Mia, Grace, Arya, Lauren, Saliha, Alisha, Freya and Serena who were crowned the champions of the tournament.​

U16 County Tournament Winners
14 Oct
2019

U16 County Tournament Winners

Congratulations to our U16 Netball Team who, on 8th October, were crowned U16 County Tournament champions. They will now go on to represent Birmingham in the regional finals. Well done to Alisha, Harriet, Amelia, Khadijah, Arya, Emma, Salihah, Dhaksha, Grace and Leah!​

Fantastic Four 19 Anusha Isabelle Nandhika Amira Maya
14 Oct
2019

Fantastic Four at South Birmingham Schools Cross Country

KEHS once again swept the board at the South Birmingham Schools Cross Country championships this week, with our girls winning all three age groups. Bella was a clear winner in the Junior Girls event, showing excellent endurance and confidence to execute a fantastic race. Maisie also had an impressive race and...