Spring II Newsletter
Headteacher’s Introduction Dear parents/carers In my last newsletter as Acting Head, I’m delighted to present one packed with articles about activities and competitions that girls have been involved in. Most of the articles are written by students and convey their passion for subjects and extra-curricular activities. For the first time, members of the Senior Leadership […]view post
We’ll Mace Again!
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 […]View post
Senior Youth Speaks Team Reach District Final!
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 […]View post
Year 8 Pirates! Day 2017
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 […]View post
Year 7 Activity Day Trip to Warwick Castle
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 […]View post
Y9 History Commemorative Plate Competition 2017
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 […]View post
The Big Sleuth Design Competition
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 […]View post
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 […]View post
Sixth Form Stars!
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 […]View post
Pirates! Treasure Maps!
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 […]View post
Birmingham School Games
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 […]View post