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12 Feb 2021

Young People’s science prize 2020

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This year a small group of nine Year 7s volunteered to act as a judging panel for the Young People’s Science Prize organised by The Royal Society. The Science Prize is awarded annually to the authors of an information book judged to be the best that year. The book can be about any aspect of […]

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12 Feb 2021

Year 7 Personal Development Day

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On Wednesday 3rd February Year 7 had a whole day dedicated to their personal development. David Hyner is a fantastic motivational speaker who has the ability to engage, enthuse and inspire our pupils to think beyond their goals within a school setting. David visited Year 7 in September where he focused on resilience, during his […]

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12 Feb 2021

Photography Club

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The virtual photography club organised by Zahra Mahmood in year 12 has been running since the end of January and has just completed its first “exhibition”.  Students were asked to submit photographs on the theme of snow or lamps. With just under 40 submissions Marriam Hasan, Alayna Ellahi, Faayiza Haliloor and Madiha Choudhury  were picked […]

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12 Feb 2021

Pastoral Workshops

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The Pastoral Team know how hard it has been to stay motivated during another lockdown, not only for students but for all of us! As a team we identified a number of student needs and decided to run some workshops to lift the mood, raise morale and impart a little bit of wisdom! Our workshops […]

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12 Feb 2021

History and Politics Activities

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We have very much missed being able to offer our usual range of trips and extra-curricular activities in History and Politics! However, lockdown this term has provided a range of new opportunities for our students. Here are three examples… Year 8: Gunpowder Plot Project Usually at this time of Y8 girls get to re-enact the […]

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12 Feb 2021

Engineering Education Scheme

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Due to the global pandemic, the opportunity to participate in work experience seemed almost impossible, so when Miss Campbell presented us with the chance to take part in the EES project we were all excited. As aspiring engineers, EES provided us with a great opportunity to experience what our futures would look like and a […]

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12 Feb 2021

Black History Month Competitions

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Following a thought provoking and emotive Summer, October saw the return of Black History Month. In addition to daily ‘Literary Bites’ from the English department, Prefect-led assemblies and pupil-designed form activities, there were two competitions running across school. ‘Black and British’, and ‘Hidden Figures’, both asking students to use their research skills to design and […]

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12 Feb 2021

Birmingham Stories

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Several students across the school entered a competition called ‘Birmingham Stories’ which was jointly hosted by the National Literacy Trust and the University of Birmingham. Professor Michaela Mahlberg, Director of the Centre for Corpus Research at Birmingham University, explained what the judges were looking for in the entries: “In addition to directly addressing the KS3 curriculum, […]

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16 Dec 2020

Autumn Term II Newsletter 2020

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Birmingham Young Researchers We were offered a fantastic opportunity to get involved with Birmingham Young Researchers. We decided to incorporate this within our Year 7 and 9 PSHCE curriculum. Click Here to read more Black History Month Competitions Following a thought provoking and emotive Summer, October saw the return of Black History Month. Click Here […]

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16 Dec 2020

Reflections on Live Lessons and Self Isolation

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I think that we can all agree that this year has been a whirlwind! As schools and businesses shut down in March, it felt as though the much-anticipated summer months were skipped this year. It became blatantly obvious for many people that life can become very unpredictable and when we came back to school it […]

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