Laudable Linguists

Congratulations to our language pupils who entered the Modern Languages in Schools competition run by Lancaster University. S4 pupils Abdullah, Jacob, Tom and Adam won the overall GCSE competition by creating their own languages video (reported earlier in the year). U6 pupil Hollie was also runner-up in the Herbert Hughes Memorial Spanish competition …

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Gold DofE Training

It’s that time again; this year’s Gold DofE expedition is on the horizon, meaning that all 48 Lower Sixth participants headed out to the Peak District for a day of map reading, camp craft, and first aid – not to mention a fair bit of walking! Meeting outside Hathersage train station, the hardy bunch headed for picturesque Bretton Clough, where …

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An Emotional Farewell to Upper Sixth

Upper Sixth leavers' day is always an important day in the Birkdale calendar. As we marked this year's Upper Sixth last day at school, there was a great sense of emotion after what has been a very difficult year with Covid lockdowns, social distancing and self-isolation. Three key words sum up this incredible group of young people: Resilient; Compassion …

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Top Tips on Mobile Phones

Two heads have shared their advice for parents regarding the right time – and right way – to buy your child a mobile phone. Our very own Chris Burch, Head of Birkdale Prep School and Kate Gater of High March School were speaking to Attain's Fresh Thinking podcast. The podcast can be viewed here: Read more »

Old Birkdalian Representing GB & Ireland

We would like to wish Old Birkdalian, Barclay Brown every success as he represents Great Britain & Ireland in the 2021 Walker Cup match at Seminole Golf Club in Florida this weekend. After leaving Birkdale in 2019, Barclay went on to study at Stanford University in America, where he gained a Golf scholarship. He has just completed his sophomore s …

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Tom Selected for EYP National Finals

We are delighted to announce that L6 student Tom has been selected by the European Youth Parliament (EYP), to attend this summer's National Session having stood out as one of the best students at the regional forum that took place on 20/21 March. Below is an extract from the email that we received from one of the Trustees of EYP. "As Trustee for Nati …

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To Me To You

Thanks to everyone who participated in the "To Me to You" House challenge. Congratulations to Griffiths on their victory!

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Physics Olympiad Achievement

Congratulations to U6 student Tom for his success in the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO). After achieving a Gold medal in Round 1 with a score that placed him in the top 100 worldwide, Tom was invited to compete in Round 2 where he performed incredibly well to achieve a Bronze medal. To quote the BPhO question setters, the Round 2 paper is an 'extreme c …

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Interview with England Cricket Captain Joe Root

Mr Depledge, Drector of Sport, had the great privilege of interviewing England Test Cricket Captain Joe Root, who gave us some of his time to talk about how growing up in Sheffield made him the cricketer and sportsman he is today. He was captained at Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club, by our very own Games Teacher Mr Tasker. We brought them together …

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EYP Enthusiasm

Over the weekend of 20/21 March eight members of Birkdale’s Lower Sixth took part in the North East of England regional heat of the European Youth Parliament competition. As a result of Covid -19 the event took the format of an online forum but the debating was no less passionate because of that. Our students were very well informed and able to demons …

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