Birkdale Pupils Dream a Dream

It was show time at the Senior School with three performances of this year’s production, Les Misérables. The show was a complete sell-out on all three nights and audiences were not left disappointed. The production was an incredible success with outstanding performances on stage, in the orchestra and behind the scenes. The quality of the solo sing …

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Celebrating Science

A team of eight sixth-form students took part in ‘SHUniversity Challenge’ at Sheffield Hallam University this week. This brand new quiz competition was organised as part of the events for national science week 2020. They competed against schools from across the region in a series of rounds throughout the day covering maths, physics, chemistry, biolo …

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Old Birkdalian Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

It was very exciting to hear of Old Birkdalian Henry Stevenson receiving his Gold DofE Award in the presence of the Earl of Wessex recently. Henry had a chance to chat briefly with HRH, before being presented with his certificate by adventurer Jo Bradshaw, who regaled a thrilled audience with her inspirational story. Completing the Gold Award is an i …

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Inspiring Future Medics

The Birkdale Medical Society (MedSoc) have enjoyed three really excellent guest speakers over the last few weeks. MedSoc is aimed at those pupils aspiring to a career in medicine and provides invaluable advice and understanding of the many fields of work they may choose. Firstly, Dr Sharma, a consultant from Sheffield Children's Hospital came in just …

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Old Birkdalian Receives University Scholarship

We are always pleased to hear from former Birkdale students and we are delighted to report that Old Birkdalian Peter Sykes has been awarded a prestigious scholarship. Peter left Birkdale in 2016 after studying Business, Geography and Design & Technology (Product Design) at A level. The scholarship is the “highest academic excellency scholars …

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Going for Gold

On a surprisingly bright and fresh Sunday morning, preparation for the summer 2020 practice expedition began in earnest, as thirty L6 students and four Birkdale teachers boarded a coach and headed to Hayfield in the Sett Valley region of the Peak District. In their expedition groups, the students navigated their way up and around Kinder Scout moorland p …

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Oxford Computing Challenge

The first round of the Oxford Computing Challenge took place this week and Birkdale students were well represented by groups of boys who took part on Wednesday and Thursday. The competition is by invitation only to those students scoring in the top 10% of the country in the Bebras computational thinking challenge. Birkdale had over 30 new invites this y …

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Cricket Tour to UAE

Over half term, 18 cricketers from S3-L6, as well as Mr Depledge, Mr Clark and Mr Tasker, embarked on the third bi-annual cricket tour to the UAE. During the week, the touring party were subject to fantastic weather and excellent hospitality from all of their hosts. With a combination of age groups, the boys were split into U14 and U17 squads for the …

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Problem Solving in Perse Braben Cup

Congratulations are due to S4 Computer Science students who took part recently in the Perse Braben Cup - a computer programming competition that attracts competitors from around the world. The pupils had to work in pairs to try to solve some tricky computing problems and submit their code to be tested by an AI 'robot' behind the scenes. The competition …

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EYP Enthusiasm

On 10 February two teams from Birkdale took part in the regional heats of the European Youth Parliament competition at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Despite this event taking place less than two weeks after the UK left the EU it was evident that our students were very passionate and well informed about European politics. The Committee for Civil Li …

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