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U12 Hockey Team Photo
20 Mar
2020

Netball and Hockey Successes

​As the netball and hockey season comes to an end, we are proud of the sporting achievements of all the girls who have participated in both sports. Overall, we have played 88 fixtures and entered our teams for 17 tournaments. Our netballers finished the season winning 72% of their fixtures and scoring 1159 goals!...

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20 Mar
2020

Sport Relief Success

​Last week, our Sixth Form Sports Committee set up the PE Department’s gym bikes in the Entrance Hall to undertake a static charity cycle ride to raise money for Langa Hockey Club in South Africa. The aim was to cycle 1917 km from the northern most part of South Africa, Messina, down to Cape Agulhas in Cape Town...

Fencing Competition
20 Mar
2020

Fantastic Fencing

​It has been a good term for fencing at KEHS. In February, Ella, Hannah and Melissa all qualified for the British Youth Championships, one of the UK’s largest fencing competitions. At the qualifying competition, in the Under 16 girls’ foil, Hannah was placed 3rd whilst Melissa achieved 2nd place. In the Under 18...

U13 Hockey Fiveways
13 Mar
2020

Society of Heads of Hockey Tournament

On Saturday 7th March, we hosted the annual Society of Heads hockey tournament, involving six schools. Our Under 13A team got off to a great start by winning their group and making it through to the cup competition. The Under 13B team also did well and made it through to compete in the plate competition...

13 Mar
2020

Lifesaving Competition

On Saturday 7th March, Erin, Annalisa, Sumayyah, Lily, Evelyn, Nidhi, Ava and Jessie competed in the Rookie Lifesaving competition at Droitwich Leisure Centre. They faced some really strong and challenging teams, excelling in the ‘torpedo buoy relay’ where they achieved first place. Overall, our team came a...

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13 Mar
2020

Creative Writing Outreach Workshop

On Wednesday 11th March, we hosted over 70 pupils from local primary schools for our annual creative writing workshop. The pupils were able to hear about story writing from established playwright, Mike Carter. They spent time talking about their favourite authors and were very impressed to hear that Mike had even...

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13 Mar
2020

World Book Day

Despite the cold weather it was lovely to see nearly the whole school taking part in World Book Day 2020, dressing up as characters across the spectrum of literature. There were numerous other activities taking place over the course of the day, including a bookmark treasure hunt, bookworm bookmark making...

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13 Mar
2020

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 5 March, Professor Lewis Dartnell visited KEHS to speak to the Lower Fifth about his bestselling book The Knowledge, which assesses how people might try to rebuild society after an apocalypse. Professor Dartnell started by discussing how people might hope to live in the immediate aftermath of...

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13 Mar
2020

Anya Returns to KEHS

On Thursday 5th March, we welcomed Anya Duxbury back to School. Anya is currently in her first year studying Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast. She spoke about the opportunities available at Queen’s, including generous scholarships for GB students, and life in the beautiful city of Belfast. As well as having..

Zara Newby
13 Mar
2020

Classics Lecture

Old Edwardian Professor Zahra Newby left KEHS in 1990. She studied Latin, Ancient History and Mathematics at A level before reading Classics at the University of Oxford. Zahra is now Head of Department at the University of Warwick, and she returned to School on Wednesday 4th March to give a lecture to...

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13 Mar
2020

Classics Trip to Bath

On Wednesday 11th March, the Upper Fourth visited the famous spa town of Bath, the Roman 'Aquae Sulis'. Even before the arrival of the Romans, Celts worshipped the goddess Sulis here, believing that their ailments could be cured by immersion in the hot spring waters. During the Roman occupation of Britain...

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13 Mar
2020

Lewis Dartnell: Parents’ Association Lecture 2020

On Thursday 5th March, Professor Lewis Dartnell delivered a fascinating lecture based on his bestselling book Origins: how the earth made us. Professor Dartnell talked about how the planet’s active geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa, with a fluctuating planetary climate enabling our ancestors to...

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13 Mar
2020

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

On the afternoon of Sunday 8th March, the first Choral and Orchestral concert took place in the Ruddock Hall. Choral Society performed a stunning rendition of Vivaldi's Gloria with outstanding solos from Naina, Alisha, Scarlett and Sanjana. Many years ago, these solo parts would have been performed by professionals...

Geography 5
06 Mar
2020

Alice and Noemi Win The Royal Geographical Society’s Excellence Award

Last week the Royal Geographical Society named Alice and Noemi as winners of their 2019 Excellence Awards for outstanding results in the latest International GCSE Geography examinations. The pair were among a tiny group of top-scoring candidates who achieved virtually full marks – an astounding 170 points - in...

Ludlow
06 Mar
2020

Geography Trip to Ludlow

Last Thursday, Lower Sixth geographers visited rural Shropshire to undertake fieldwork as part of their A level studies. They investigated the branding of Ludlow, a small market town, as a centre of national gastronomical importance, studying the links between this and changes to agriculture in the surrounding...

06 Mar
2020

RAP Project: The Big Leap

On Wednesday 26th February, Allison Havey, co-founder of the RAP Project, gave an interactive and engaging talk to Upper Sixth students about preparing for life after school, whether it be at university, in the workplace or during a gap year. Allison spoke candidly about several important issues which are common...

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06 Mar
2020

Geography Selly Oak Trips

On Monday and Tuesday this week, Thirds geographers were introduced to geography fieldwork and data collection techniques. They ventured into Selly Oak to examine the characteristics of the urban environment and worked in small groups to survey the housing and assess the environmental quality of two contrasting...

06 Mar
2020

German Independent Learning Blog

During the recent exchange trip to Hamburg the girls spent most of the mornings shadowing their German partners as they went to all their different lessons. However, one morning the German girls all had a Maths test which the KEHS girls could not sit, so they had the idea of writing some blogs in German about all...

06 Mar
2020

U13 Hockey Tournament Winners

On Tuesday 3rd March, KEHS hosted a mini Under 13 hockey tournament involving Edgbaston High School, Sutton Girls’ School and KE Fiveways. In the first match against Sutton Girls, our team conceded an early goal and ultimately lost the match 1-0. However, in the second game of the tournament, Skye fantastic...

06 Mar
2020

Minchin Cup Winners

On Thursday 27th February, the KEHS swimming team, comprising of Imogen, Ruby, Abigail, Audrey, Neave, Skye, Emily and Maisie, competed against KE Five Ways, KE Camp Hill and KE Handsworth in the annual Minchin Cup swimming competition. There were many individual successes during the event...

06 Mar
2020

Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening

On Monday 2nd March students from KEHS performed in the Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening in the Ruddock Hall. Congratulations to Radhika, Saran, Shalini, Shasmeen and Emily for performing such lovely solos. There was also some excellent ensemble playing from Grace, Rosie and Aditi who...

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06 Mar
2020

NCO Success

Congratulations to Derwent who has been awarded the Peter Clarke Memorial Cup by the National Children's Orchestra South Westerlies Regional Orchestra for her musicality and dedication in 2019. She is the youngest recipient of the Cup since it started in 2007.​

06 Mar
2020

U12 Netball County Tournament

On Monday 2nd March, the Under 12A and Under 12B netball teams competed in the annual county tournament. Despite the weather and some tough competition, both teams played really well but missed out on qualification for the Semi-Finals.

06 Mar
2020

West Midlands Chemistry Quiz

On Tuesday 3rd March, Namrata, Gracia, Samantha and Jasmeen competed in the West Midlands Chemistry Quiz at the University of Birmingham. They completed a ten round quiz under timed conditions. They were required to conduct different activities including balancing equations, solving chemical anagrams...