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Mock Bar Trial
24 Jan
2020

Barrister Visits KEHS

On 10th January, we were lucky enough to welcome barrister Aadhithya Anbahan to mentor the KEHS/KES Mock Bar Trial team in preparation for our upcoming competition. Miss Anbahan, a practising member of St Ives Chambers and representative of the Young Bar Committee in the West Midlands Circuit, gave us a...

Clara
24 Jan
2020

Studying in Bonny Scotland

On Friday 17th January, Clara Harrison (OE 2019) returned to school to talk to pupils about her studies at St Andrews. Clara is in the first year of an English degree and spoke about the variety of texts she has studied so far, as well as tips for those looking to apply for English. Hint: read! She also talked about...

Olga
24 Jan
2020

Dr Olga Khrushcheva visits KEHS

On Wednesday 15th January, Dr Olga Khrushcheva from Manchester Metropolitan University visited KEHS to deliver a thoroughly fascinating presentation on Russian identity. She explained how Russians went from having a strong, proud identity as subjects of the Tsar during the Russian Empire, to becoming law...

Liv Garfield
24 Jan
2020

Liv Garfield: Thoughts for the Future

On Monday 20th January, KEHS hosted a talk by Chief Executive of Severn Trent, Liv Garfield. The audience was made up of students from KEHS, King Edward VI Five Ways School, King Edward VI Handsworth School and Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy. Liv spoke about her journey from studying Modern...

24 Jan
2020

Cancer Research Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 16th January, students in the Lower Fifth learnt about the main scientific developments in the fight against cancer in a talk delivered by Dr Tracey Perry from Cancer Research UK. Dr Perry spoke with clarity about the challenges facing health workers and researchers and discussed many of the major...

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24 Jan
2020

Roman Soldier Visits KEHS

On Wednesday 22nd January, the Thirds enjoyed a visit from a Roman soldier, Gaius Flavius Longinus, Optio. X Coh. Legio XXvv Deva. Gaius spoke to the girls about life as a soldier in the Roman army, showed them replica equipment, armour and weapons and entertained them with terrible tales of Roman battle tactics...

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24 Jan
2020

LEPRA Workout

This week, the Thirds began raising funds for the fantastic charity, Lepra, which we support every year. In an assembly on Thursday 16th January, a speaker from the charity discussed the physical, social and emotional problems which leprosy causes around the globe. Lepra increases understanding of the disease...

24 Jan
2020

KEHS named as one of the Top Independent Schools for Sport

KEHS has achieved 12th place in a list of top independent schools for sport compiled by School Sports Magazine. This is the first time we have made it into the top 100 as a result of our national success in badminton and squash. We are the only school in Birmingham to make it into the top 30. This is an incredible...

To Tb Regional 147 Scaled
24 Jan
2020

Top of the Bench Competition

On Saturday 18th November, following their success in the qualifying round in November, Samantha, Namrata, Jamima and Rachel returned to the University of Birmingham to participate in the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of The Bench West Midlands Regional Final. They completed a written quiz, followed by a...

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24 Jan
2020

Mace Debating Success

On Wednesday 22nd January, the second round of the ESU Schools Mace Debating Competition took place. KEHS were successful again, being chosen as one of the best two teams to go forward into the third round. Chloe, Cathy and Charlotte had to prepare arguments against the motion that vaccinations should be...

17 Jan
2020

130 Amazing Old Edwardians

This academic year marks the 130th Anniversary of the Old Edwardian Club. Founded in 1889 by our very first KEHS leavers, the Club has fostered life-long school spirit, and given a platform for alumnae to promote and support one another beyond the school gates. To mark this auspicious occasion, we took...

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17 Jan
2020

Sustainable Fashion Sale

On Wednesday 22nd January, a sustainable fashion sale will be held in school which has been organised by Tara and Emily in the Upper Sixth. They will be selling quality second hand clothes in G6 to discourage the use of fast fashion, which is extremely detrimental to the environment. All proceeds will be donated to...

Dr Burwood
17 Jan
2020

Dr Stephen Burwood Visits the Religious Studies Department

On Tuesday 14th January, Dr Stephen Burwood spoke to Sixth Form A level Religious Studies students on the theory of functionalism and its role in the mind/body debate. This theory states that, rather than focusing on what the mind is made of, we should be evaluating what a mind actually does. The discussion...

Scott Lucas Enrichment Lecture
10 Jan
2020

Lecture by Professor Scott Lucas

On Thursday 9th January, students in the Lower Fifth were treated to an excellent lecture by Professor Scott Lucas from the University of Birmingham. An expert on US and global politics, Professor Lucas discussed a range of highly relevant topics, from the inner workings of the Trump White House through to recent...

10 Jan
2020

KEHS Music Makers on Tour

​Our first KEHS Music Makers Chamber Music Tour took place on Monday 16th December when Samantha Burley, Jennifer, Naina, Beatrice and Shivanii took to the road to perform a selection of well known Christmas music to Primary School children aged between 3 and 7. The tour included visits to Raddlebarn Primary...

10 Jan
2020

CBSO: A Vision of the Future

On Thursday 9th January, Katie and Renee took part in the CBSO Concert: A Vision of the Future. This was a project run by the CBSO Youth Ambassadors who took over the CBSO and put on a fantastic event. The programme included Marquez, 'Danzón No.2' and Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.

10 Jan
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to the musicians who performed at this week's lunchtime recital at the Ruddock Hall. Beatrice began the concert with Holst's Invocation. The cello and piano are imitative of each other throughout the piece, Beatrice captured this beautifully and gave an excellent performance. Samantha concluded the...

10 Jan
2020

Senior Swing Band Outreach Tour

On Monday 16th December, the Senior Swing Band visited four primary schools, in Small Heath and Rednal, to give ‘Christmassy’ concerts to primary school children in their final week of term. Many of the children had never experienced live music of this kind before, so it was a real treat for them, and the band did a...

10 Jan
2020

Tara’s Success in the Sam Hood Translation Competition

​Congratulations to Tara whose translation of Ovid was warmly commended by the judges of the Sam Hood Translation Competition run by Omnibus magazine. There were a huge number of entries this year, many of which were of an exceptionally high standard, so Tara’s commendation was a real achievement and a...

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10 Jan
2020

Karate Success

On 30th November, Lina travelled to London to complete a three hour karate exam, consisting of basic moves and fighting. Lina showed some excellent skill and successfully achieved her Dan Black Belt. Well done Lina!​