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14 Feb 2022

Spring Term I Newsletter 2022

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Activity Day Year 8 Most of the pupils participating in the Drop Down this year have never had one before. We were all excited, there were no lessons and we had quite a creative, fun task to do – creating a product. Click Here to read more Activity Day Year 10 Year 10 recently enjoyed […]

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14 Feb 2022

War of the French Words

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The War of the Words is designed for Year 12 and 13 students who are studying French and who are interested in developing their oral skills. Three of our Year 13 French students took part in this debating challenge just before Christmas last year. They competed against 3 other linguists from a school in Twickenham […]

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14 Feb 2022

Speech Day and The Year 12 Celebration

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In person celebration events After a year of remote manythings and pre-recorded most other things it was a welcome change to be able to have a smaller than usual but in person Speech Day event and also to be able to present GCSE Certificates and Certificates of Welcome to our current year 12 students. In […]

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14 Feb 2022

PE News Autumn Term

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Queens Baton Relay Launch 15 pupils from King Edward VI Handsworth School for girls attended a special ceremony on the forecourt of the Palace to launch the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay. They were joined by the Queen, The Earl of Wessex, Baton Bearers (made up of athletes who will be competing in next year’s […]

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14 Feb 2022

Nouvelle Ecole Nouvelle Langue

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Nouvelle école, nouvelle langue – new school, new language! When we welcomed the new Year 7’s at Handsworth only a few months ago, the French Department were looking forward to introducing the pupils to the wonderful French language and also sharing our passion and knowledge about the rich cultural history and traditions that France embodies. […]

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14 Feb 2022

Music Department News

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The Autumn Term is always a very busy one for the music department with Speech Day, Y12 GCSE Awards Afternoon and the Christmas concert needing music.  There was a wide variety of music performed at the Christmas Concert on Tuesday 14th December and the following school ensembles performed to their usual high standard. Dhol Ensemble […]

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14 Feb 2022

Lord Mayor Mega Quiz 2021

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The Lord Mayor’s General Knowledge Quiz returned this November, and 11 teams from Years 12 and 13 competed for the supreme honour of representing Handsworth at the event held in the Great Hall at University of Birmingham. After a very close contest, Team Bagel from Year 13 and The Vixens from Year 12 won through […]

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14 Feb 2022

Debaters into Regional Finals!

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Three members from our debating team — Angharad Thorp, Annabel Philp and myself — have been involved in the English Speaking Union Mace Debate Competition. So far, we’ve made it to the Regional Finals after two very tough heats, both held on Zoom. We’ve debated in heats with KES, Bishop Vesey’s, Joseph Chamberlain College, Repton […]

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14 Feb 2022

History Plate Competition Year 9

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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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14 Feb 2022

Extra curricular spotlight 3

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Spotlight on – Debate Society: Handsworth Debate Society has grown significantly in the past couple of years. In fact, we have two whole societies! Junior Debate Club (for KS3) runs on a Monday lunchtime, led by Year 12 debaters, and Senior Debate Society runs on Friday lunchtime, led by our all-round debating expert and coach, […]

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