Business and Language Challenge

On Friday, twelve talented S5 linguists took part in a business and language challenge event organised by Business Language Champions (BLC) in conjunction with the Rail Alliance and hosted by Sheffield University. The rail industry employs 190,000 people in the UK and with its many partnerships on the continent offers many opportunities to use languages …

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Roo achieves Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is an organisation that endeavours to find school students with potential to hold leadership roles in world-leading engineering industries. Through being elected by teachers in school and making it through the subsequent selection process I was recognised by the company Liberty Speciality Steel. They have appointed two c …

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Barclay Demonstrates Star Potential

We're incredibly proud that Birkdale's Barclay Brown won the recent Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship at PGA Catalunya. He was the only player in the boys’ and girls’ events to finish below par at one under - and led the tournament from day one. Previous winners of this prestigious title include Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood and Matt …

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National Theatre Production of Macbeth

Last week, S5 went to see the National Theatre production of Macbeth at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. As well as an exciting opportunity to see one of the Bard’s finest works performed live, the trip was also potentially an excellent source of revision; especially ahead of the looming January mock exams. Upon arrival at the theatre, we were inst …

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6th Form Mindfulness Ambassadors support the Lower School

This term a fantastic team of 6th formers (Hazel Moore, Fran Pitfield, Karim Al Abed, Millie Bethel, Isobel Budgen, Abdullah Kendeel and Francis Adam) have been training our S1 and S2 boys in ‘.b’ mindfulness techniques. What is mindfulness? At its most basic level, mindfulness helps train your attention to be more aware of what is …

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Physics Live

The Lower Sixth Physics students visited Birmingham University this week for the ‘Physics Live’ event. In the palatial surroundings of the University’s Great Hall, they were treated to talks by eminent physicists, writers and broadcasters. There were fascinating contributions from Helen Czerski, who described her research expeditions to the Arc …

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Death of a Salesman

On a bright November morning, we went to see Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ at the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester. The story takes place over the last 24 hours of salesman Willy Loman’s life following his mental breakdown, through flashbacks and conversations with his family. It was performed in the round, with actors performing …

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English Speaking Union’s Mace Debating Competition

On Wednesday evening Satyam Verma and Rafal Faraj participated in round one of the English Speaking Union’s Mace Debating Competition. The School’s Mace was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest and largest debating competitions for schools in England. The event was hosted by St Peter’s School in York: a fascinating location as the school wa …

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Petals

Those lucky enough to see one of the two performances of our play ‘Petals’ were enthralled by the quality of the writing, acting and production values. It was a truly outstanding play – perhaps one of the best-ever performed at Birkdale. Petals is an original play written by our very own Mr Kenyon. It is a play about family, love and friendship …

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Birkdale remembers with stunning poppy cascade

 A stunning cascade of poppies has been installed as part of our remembrance week commemorations. Ahead of this weekend’s Armistice Day, students and staff have been making and selling poppies for the artwork, in aid of the Royal British Legion. Many have been dedicated to family members of Birkdale pupils who died in the Great Wa …

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