Ladies’ 1st XI V Staff Hockey Battle

The staff staged a dramatic fightback this year to hold the ladies’ 1st XI on Friday afternoon and partially erase the memory of last year’s whitewash. In the final game of a bus …

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Economics Society Guest Speaker

Birkdale School’s Economics Society recently welcomed visiting speaker Dr Alex Tziamalis to the Lecture Theatre for a relevant and incisive talk on applications of behavioural economic …

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L6 Inspired by Hamlet Performance

‘O, That this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew.’ So says Shakespeare’s grieving, conflicted Danish Prince, as he struggles to accept the death of hi …

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Choristers Tour Austria and Slovakia

Birkdale has a rich tradition of musical talent and within our midst we also have a number of Sheffield Cathedral Choristers. Over the Easter break Max Sharp-O’Reilly, Max and Tom Broadbent and Thomas Kruger-Dorado, all of whom have sung in the Cathedral Choir for some years, toured Austria and Slovakia with the choir. It was a highly successful to …

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Football Victory in the North-East

The S4/U15 football squad enjoyed three days of football in the north-east at the end of the Easter term. Unfortunately the first fixture against RGS was cancelled, but the sun was shining so it was possible to have a great 5-a-side game of our own on the beach at Tynemouth. On Friday there was an insightful tour of St.James' Park where the boys were …

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Nepal Expedition Success

Over the Easter holiday Birkdale School, which has been directly supporting The Peace Garden School and other Nepalese charities since 2000, embarked on their Nepa16 trip. Over 50 pupils, staff and volunteers from various backgrounds and professions made the journey with this year’s focus on helping local people to further recover after the devasta …

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Senior Footballers Travel to Liverpool

The senior football squad enjoyed a new tour to Liverpool at the end of the Easter term. During the two days they played fixtures against Liverpool College and St.Marys, Crosby. Both these fixtures were very competitive but unfortunately the team lost each game 3-1. To conclude the tour everyone then enjoyed watching a very entertaining and …

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Battlefields of the World Wars

During the Easter holidays Mr Clarke and Mrs Parsons ran a History Department expedition to the Battlefields of the World Wars. The trip followed in the footsteps of History by taking the journey from Portsmouth across the channel to the beaches of Normandy and visiting the battlefields of D Day and the following Normandy campaign of the Second World …

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D of E Award – Gold Training

On a bright and salubrious Sunday morning, preparation for the summer 2016 practice expedition began in earnest, as forty L6 students and six Birkdale teachers boarded a coach and headed …

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Testing and Learning

Spring is in the air and the teacher union conferences dominate the education pages of the press. A cursory glance reveals the usual concerns about how over-tested UK children are com …

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