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16 Dec 2020

PE Newsletter December 2020

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Birmingham sports are doing a collection of challenges linked to the School Games developed by the Birmingham School Games Organisers (SGO) and Sport Birmingham. The School Games is a National Initiative open to any young person. It is an opportunity for young people to play, compete, and represent their school in a wide range of […]

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16 Dec 2020

Online Astronomy Talks

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Throughout this term, a number of students have been watching the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and University of Birmingham Astronomy talks online. With parent/guardian permission and supervision, students care able to watch and interact with lectures from leading experts on Astronomy. Students from across the year groups have learnt about a range of topics from ‘interstellar […]

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16 Dec 2020

Charity Update December 2020

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School lunchtime was unusually quiet on Children In Need day, it was the first year that the annual “Miss KE” extravaganza had not been run for longer than anyone could remember. There were no form cake sales or raves, and to top it all 4 year groups were self-isolating. However, the students in school *(and […]

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16 Dec 2020

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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16 Dec 2020

Birmingham Young Researchers

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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. The Birmingham Young Researchers ran an interactive, online workshop through Google Meet with both year groups. This enabled our pupil’s voices to be heard in the process of planning […]

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26 Oct 2020

Free School Meals

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Birmingham City Council announced late on 23rd October that it would be funding support for eligible students during half term. BCC has confirmed that the support will be vouchers issued retrospectively after half term. In the meantime please use the link below to find support available from Birmingham Childrens’ Partnership should you need more immediate […]

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21 Oct 2020

Autumn Term I Newsletter 2020

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Finalists in National Association of Pastoral Care in Education Awards In March 2020 the Pastoral Team, having been put forward for a number of categories in the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education were delighted to hear Click Here to read more Photograms with Year 11 Art Students This half term our fabulous Year […]

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21 Oct 2020

Physical Education

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Key Stage 3 pupils are following the AfPE advice and continuing with sports and skills. We are doing Year 7 – Tennis and Gymnastics Year 8 – Dance and Athletics Year 9 – Fitness and Badminton These are individual sports and equipment is sanitised after and before use and where possible into year group bubbles. […]

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21 Oct 2020

The First charity day of the year

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Before we talk about this year, we can announce that we raised a fantastic £10 491 in the last academic year, despite not being in school from the end of March. The new (strange) year has started off with a brilliant socially-distanced charity event where the school did not fail to disappoint with wonderful dress-ups […]

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21 Oct 2020

White Rose Physics Work Experience

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In July, I took part in the White Rose Work Experience Week, which was hosted by the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield and involved engaging in academic research for a week during the summer holidays. Despite being online, the programme offered meetings with academics and informative sessions on studying physics at undergraduate level, and […]

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