Maths Olympiad Success

This year we had four students who, through achieving a fantastic score in the Senior Maths Challenge, qualified for the follow-up competition - the British Maths Olympiad. The Olympiad is a 3.5 hour paper in which students need to produce full written solutions to six problems. The problems are really difficult even for the best mathematicians, althoug …

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A Christmas Carol – in January?

A distinct lack of ‘humbug’ surrounded this gloriously vibrant Royal Shakespeare Company production, and the S1 and Sixth form pupils who were privileged to share in the experience came away buzzing with excitement. Aden Gillett’s curmudgeonly Victorian usurer always seemed to be suppressing the twinkle that erupted joyfully when Scrooge finally f …

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Start of Term Letter – January 2019

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New Head Master for Birkdale School

Birkdale School has a new Head Master with Peter Harris returning to the School after ten years away from Sheffield. The 49 year old completed his teaching qualifications in Sheffield and worked in Dinnington and Worksop before joining the teaching staff at Birkdale in 1998. Ten years ago, he moved to the south coast as a Vice Principal in Bournem …

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Birkdale Celebrate Christmas

The Birkdale Senior School Carol Service took place yesterday at the Jubilee Centre. Pupils, staff and parents came together to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Three school choirs: the Lower School Choir; the Male Voice Choir and the Sixth Form Choir performed exceptionally well and created a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Bible readings …

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Birkdale Orienteering Success

Written By: Dominic Dakin (L6) Back in November, 3 Birkdalians travelled to Witton Country Park in Blackburn to compete in the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018. They were part of a 100-strong contingent from other Sheffield Primary and Secondary Schools, most of whom travelled together in two coaches. All 3 pupils (Sa …

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British Informatics Olympiad Success

On Monday 10th December a few keen programmers from S3, S5 and L6 took part in the annual British Informatics Olympiad. This is a three hour individual assessment in which students try to solve some very challenging puzzles by writing efficient code in a programming language of their choice. Those who do well may be invited to join the British team for …

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Work Experience at Westminster

The second Birkdale Politics Forum of the term took place last week. Oliver Flint (L6) provided the audience with a fascinating presentation on his work experience in Parliament. He was fortunate enough to spend some time in Westminster with Mr Robert Halfon MP. We were extremely lucky to have welcomed Mr Halfon to Birkdale last year, where he addressed …

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A level Spanish Conference

Students from upper and lower sixth went to Bromsgrove School last Thursday to attend a conference for A level students of Spanish. They attended lectures on the Spanish civil war, the transition to democracy and on immigration and emigration in Spain. In the afternoon there were workshops on the film, Pan's Labyrinth and the play by Lorca. Although it …

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Sixth Form Choir in Cologne

Our Sixth Form Choir enjoyed a fantastic few days in Cologne this weekend. They were accompanied by members of the Sheffield Girls’ Choir and together enjoyed singing at the famous German Christmas markets. There was also time to enjoy the sights of Cologne including the stunning Cologne Cathedral and enjoy a visit to a chocolate museum. The Christ …

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