Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Head's Half Term Message

Head's Half Term Message

16 Feb 2018: After a cold and wintry few months we look forward to half term and the Spring to come. This half term has gone by in a flash but we...

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Inspiration at Language and Literature Day

Inspiration at Language and Literature Day

16 Feb 2018: Edgbaston High School was delighted to host the much-anticipated Language and Literature Day on Wednesday this week. The event took the...

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Prep News

Prep News

16 Feb 2018: We always enjoy inviting parents into school to share their experiences and we were delighted that Mrs Boocock came in to talk to Year...

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Old Girls return for Careers Fair

Old Girls return for Careers Fair

16 Feb 2018: A fantastic day was had on Wednesday with all Senior School girls from Years 7-13 seizing the opportunity to ask questions and have discussions...

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Double success for Asmita

Double success for Asmita

16 Feb 2018: Congratulations to Year 11 student Asmita who is celebrating becoming the U19 English national mixed doubles badminton champion. Asmita...

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Year 5 pupils demonstrate their learning

Year 5 pupils demonstrate their learning

16 Feb 2018: The last three Friday assemblies have featured our Year 5 classes who have demonstrated to their parents what they learn beyond the curriculum. We...

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Debating team on a roll

Debating team on a roll

16 Feb 2018: There was more success for Hannah Clutton-Brock and Davina Mahgerefteh on Wednesday 31 January at the second round of the ESU Mace debating...

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Classicists consider 'heritage under threat'

Classicists consider 'heritage under threat'

16 Feb 2018: On Tuesday 6 February, a group of A Level and Year 11 Classicists were accompanied by Mrs McAlister to the University of Birmingham to...

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Girls join the WE Movement

Girls join the WE Movement

16 Feb 2018: On Monday 12 February 2018, Miss Welsh, accompanied by Aman Kaur Sidhu, Lydia Diwakar and Ushna Mukhtar held an assembly about the WE Movement,...

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Big Brum Theatre brings Macbeth to life

Big Brum Theatre brings Macbeth to life

16 Feb 2018: On a dreary Tuesday morning, Years 10 and 11 of Edgbaston High had the opportunity to experience the famous story of Macbeth, live, performed...

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Pancake Day teamwork

Pancake Day teamwork

16 Feb 2018: In preparation for Pancake Day a Year 5 class visited the Senior School Food and Nutrition department to make Recette Crêpes, a French...

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Years 7 and 8 put Thinking Skills into action

Years 7 and 8 put Thinking Skills into action

16 Feb 2018: Last week in our invitational Thinking Skills Club, Gifted and Talented pupils in Years 7 and 8 took on the ‘Paper Chain Challenge’. The...

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Librarian's Top Picks

Librarian's Top Picks

16 Feb 2018: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include...

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Introducing the EHS app

Introducing the EHS app

16 Feb 2018: Edgbaston High School is pleased to announce the launch of our new school app. It is free to download and is part of our commitment to...

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Historian Lucy Worsley to appear at Bournville BookFest

Historian Lucy Worsley to appear at Bournville BookFest

16 Feb 2018: “What's it like if your parents are the most famous divorced couple in history?” Lucy Worsley - royal historian and chief curator at...

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16 Feb 2018: Diary Dates Lunch Menus

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A lesson in electrochemistry

A lesson in electrochemistry

09 Feb 2018: On Tuesday 30 January, A Level chemists attended a fascinating lecture on one of the most important elements in chemistry, carbon. Professor...

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News from Prep

News from Prep

09 Feb 2018: Last Friday began with a Class Assembly from 5F. The chosen theme was the Water Cycle which they have been studying in Geography. The girls...

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Classic makeup looks for Year 7

Classic makeup looks for Year 7

09 Feb 2018: At Classics Club this week, a group of Year 7 girls took part in a workshop on ancient Roman and Egyptian makeup. The girls chose Cleopatra...

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EHS girls compete in Oxford Schools Debating Competition

EHS girls compete in Oxford Schools Debating Competition

09 Feb 2018: After school on Friday 2 February, Mariam Al-Ani and Lava Yassen travelled the short distance to St Paul’s Girls School to compete in the...

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Announcing this year's Essay Competition

Announcing this year's Essay Competition

09 Feb 2018: Edgbaston High School provides a wide range of opportunities for stretch and challenge with the aim of encouraging girls to further their...

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This week’s Librarian’s Top Picks

This week’s Librarian’s Top Picks

09 Feb 2018: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include...

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The Friday Digital Digest

The Friday Digital Digest

09 Feb 2018: Tuesday 6 February was Safer Internet Day. This year’s slogan is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”....

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Bestselling author promises inspiration

Bestselling author promises inspiration

09 Feb 2018: All EHS parents are warmly invited to join us for a keynote speech from award-winning author Joanne Harris. Ms Harris has produced numerous...

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Geography GCSE revision sessions confirmed

Geography GCSE revision sessions confirmed

09 Feb 2018: GCSE Geography revision sessions began in earnest this week, revisiting the Urban Futures topic studied in Year 10. The remaining revision...

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Dance showcase on the horizon

Dance showcase on the horizon

09 Feb 2018: EHS will be staging a Dance Show on the afternoon of Thursday 15 March. The theme is 'around the world' and will be a showcase of the work...

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EHS Holiday Club: 19 - 23 February

EHS Holiday Club: 19 - 23 February

09 Feb 2018: The EHS Holiday Club will be running again during February Half Term from Monday 19 - Friday 23 February. As always, the club will offer...

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09 Feb 2018: Diary Dates Lunch Menus

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Superb performance at Independent Schools Mock Trial

Superb performance at Independent Schools Mock Trial

02 Feb 2018: On Saturday 27 January, a team of 13 Year 11 girls took part in their first Birmingham Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition at Birmingham...

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Prep News

Prep News

02 Feb 2018: Earlier this month we welcomed Giles Abbott, well-known story teller, to EHS. He spent the day with Year 3 helping them to write exciting...

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Gymnasts set sights on national finals

Gymnasts set sights on national finals

02 Feb 2018: On Saturday 27 January, four gymnastics teams and two trio groups travelled to Stoke for the West Midlands round of the British Schools...

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Masterclass inspiration for Year 5

Masterclass inspiration for Year 5

02 Feb 2018: Over the course of the last fortnight, our Year 5 pupils have enjoyed a series of student-led Masterclasses held in the Senior School. The...

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More accolades for sporting star Asmita

More accolades for sporting star Asmita

02 Feb 2018: Year 11 student Asmita was awarded our Autumn Term Sporting Star Award at the end of last term and her prowess on the badminton courts...

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Roadshow brings the rainforest to life

Roadshow brings the rainforest to life

02 Feb 2018: A main unit of the Geography curriculum in Year 4 is the study of major aspects of the rainforests of the world. The girls always enjoy...

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Artists enjoy life drawing session

Artists enjoy life drawing session

02 Feb 2018: The first half of term has seen the completion of another successful course of Life Drawing sessions. On Thursdays after school girls from...

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Bienvenu, Monsieur Dubois

Bienvenu, Monsieur Dubois

02 Feb 2018: The arrival of the new French puppet, Monsieur Dubois, has caused quite a stir amongst girls in Years 1 and 2. They have been busy trying...

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Mariam launches Film Club

Mariam launches Film Club

02 Feb 2018: The Senior School has numerous clubs and societies and many are run by the students themselves. Year 12 student Mariam Al-Ani has recently...

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Busy bees in Westbourne

Busy bees in Westbourne

02 Feb 2018: The girls in Westbourne are always busy extending their knowledge of the world. Their learning takes place both indoors and outdoors and...

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Duke of Edinburgh training expedition a success

Duke of Edinburgh training expedition a success

02 Feb 2018: The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is very popular with girls at EHS and this year there are 29 entrants to the Silver Award. A training...

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Join the Big Battery Hunt

Join the Big Battery Hunt

02 Feb 2018: The Preparatory School’s Eco group will be participating in the Duracell Big Battery Hunt, a challenge to collect and recycle as many used...

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Librarian's Top Picks

Librarian's Top Picks

02 Feb 2018: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include...

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Links

02 Feb 2018: Lunch Menus Diary Dates

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