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12 Apr 2017

We’ll Mace Again!

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This year was the first time that students had the opportunity to enter the English Speaking Union MACE debating competition. This fiercely contended competition runs nationally. KEHS’ debating duo, Ava Verdi Ashton and Louise Robinson (Year 11) gave spectacular performances against Edgbaston School for Girls and successfully gained a place in the second round. Motions […]

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12 Apr 2017

Senior Youth Speaks Team Reach District Final!

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On the 4th March, Isha Sahonta, Anjali Goyal and I performed in the Youth Speaks District competition. Youth speaks is a national public speaking competition run by the Rotary Club. A group of 3 students put together and present a speech on a subject they are passionate about. Our team chose abortion, as we feel […]

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12 Apr 2017

Year 8 Pirates! Day 2017

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Handsworth continued to celebrate World Book Day by inviting Celia Rees, the extremely popular children’s author, to celebrate reading at Handsworth with a piratey twist.  Celia is the author of Pirates!, a powerful novel exploring how two girls shake of the shackles of their day to day lives by embracing the pirate life.  To pay […]

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12 Apr 2017

Year 7 Activity Day Trip to Warwick Castle

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On Wednesday 1st March Year 7 visited Warwick Castle. In History lessons pupils have been studying England in the Middle Ages, most recently the development of castles, and in Computing they will be making an audio guide based upon their visit. Highlights of the day included climbing up the tower/mound for spectacular views (we were […]

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12 Apr 2017

Y9 History Commemorative Plate Competition 2017

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Each year the History department runs a competition to design a commemorative plate for the 19th Century, based on the theme of ‘Industry and Empire’. As usual, some girls chose to emphasise the positive aspects of our unit, such as inventions and entrepreneurial spirit, others chose to highlight the darker side, such as child labour […]

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12 Apr 2017

The Big Sleuth Design Competition

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The Big Sleuth Design Competition Year Ten Art Students were tasked with producing a design for a bear sculpture that will be decorated next term for ‘The Big Sleuth’ Wild in Art exhibition.  The completed sun bear sculpture is to be featured in Birmingham and the surrounding area in a similar vein to the Big Hoot and […]

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12 Apr 2017

Team Company

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As part of Envision, a Sixth Form social enterprise programme, we have chosen to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health issues in young people and the loneliness which results from it. For the past six months, we, Team Company, have been fighting to reach our goal of influencing 1,500 people across the community. Our project […]

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12 Apr 2017

Sixth Form Stars!

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Over in the Sixth Form block, we like to celebrate our   Just look at the array of achievements, experiences and contributions to the school that are below… What a helpful and inspiring Sixth Form we have!  Maaria Siddiqi, Makayla Ward, Amina Gardner, Lubna Jameel, Maariyaah Shaheen, Charlotte Foley, Katie Boekestein – giving advice and […]

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12 Apr 2017

Pirates! Treasure Maps!

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During Activity Day this half term, Year 8 pupils participating in the Pirates! Event in Art produced compositions inspired by Celia Ree’s story and the treasure maps that are so commonly linked with the illustration of pirate-based literature. Pupils earned materials to apply to their art work by completing a treasure hunt organised by Mrs […]

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12 Apr 2017

Birmingham School Games

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Badminton Thursday 9th February 2017 may have been an ordinary day for some, but our school badminton team, it was a day of great victory. Completing level 2 games for both KS3 and KS4 teams winning 5-0 games meant that we won the opportunity to represent our area in the annual Birmingham School Games. Out […]

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