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27 Mar 2018

Year 8 Pirates

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To celebrate World Book Day, on Tuesday 6th March Year 8 students took part in a day of pirate themed fun to explore the pleasures of books and reading.  In particular, they were celebrating the book Pirates! by Celia Rees, a successful children’s author, who came in for the day to inspire girls’ reading and […]

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27 Mar 2018

Who can your child turn to

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Who can your child turn to? As a school we have a strong Pastoral Team who work tirelessly to support the students in school. Sometimes however young people need a bit of extra help, often from trained professionals who specialise in areas such as bereavement or anxiety. For support and guidance here are just a […]

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27 Mar 2018

There is a way to be good again

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In preparation for this year’s A level English Literature exam, we were fortunate enough to see Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ come to life at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The poignant retelling of the novel was accompanied by the soft beat of the tabla to create an authentic portrayal of Afghan life. Set against the […]

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27 Mar 2018

Pastoral Update

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Pastoral support – how to talk to your teenager In my role as Director of Pastoral Care for KS3/4, I often get asked if I can point parents in the direction of support for bringing up a teenager. Anyone who has been to Challenging Changes for Year 7 parents knows that Liz Bates talks about […]

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27 Mar 2018

Parentzone and Parent Info advice on WhatsApp

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The Pastoral Team continue to fight our long standing battle with inappropriate use of the internet and the need to share thoughts and feelings with everyone that can be contactable via this route. The impact of young people using social media inappropriately does have a knock on effect academically and therefore I would appreciate it […]

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27 Mar 2018

My Experience of the Show

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Since September, we have been working on the show ‘Pride, Prejudice, Rock n Roll’, which is the story of Pride and Prejudice set in the 1960s. The songs are classic Beatles and Rolling Stones tracks that have been really fun to sing and dance along to. I am pleased with how well the show worked […]

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27 Mar 2018

Lessons from Auschwitz Project 2018

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Each year the History department selects two girls to take part in the government-funded Lessons from Auschwitz programme. This always proves to be a worthwhile experience, both for the girls themselves and for the whole school community as they seek to share what they have learned with younger pupils. This year’s participants, Grace Isherwood and […]

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27 Mar 2018

GCSE Science Live

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On Tuesday 27th February, Year 10 went to Symphony Hall for GCSE Science Live. There were lectures from professional scientists who gave us an insight into their careers and how the science we learn is relevant to their work. After starting the day with some quizzes and activities in school we headed to Symphony Hall, […]

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27 Mar 2018

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Visit

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A Level Art Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Visit Friday 23rd March 2018 Our A level Art and Design students spent an afternoon visiting this renowned gallery in the heart of the city centre to gain inspiration for their A Level Art practice.  They were able to take advantage of the permanent and temporary collections at BM&AG […]

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27 Mar 2018

Becoming an MYP

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Becoming a member of the UK Youth Parliament Until November, last year, I had not heard of the UK Youth Parliament nor knew there was a chance to become an MYP (Member of Youth Parliament), representing the young people of Birmingham. My dad had brought it up in conversation over a lunch, knowing it would […]

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