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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Linguistics Olympiad Success!

Three Birkdale Sixth Formers achieved successes in the recent UK Linguistics Olympiad 2016. This fiendish national contest requires students to decode examples of unusual lan …

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London Trip to the Royal Academy of Arts

Recently Mr. Armitage, Head of Art, led a Sixth Form trip to the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The trip was most fortunate to be welcomed personally by Professor Brian Griffiths fr …

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Physics Department Stargazing

A number of pupils recently spent an evening stargazing with the Physics department's new telescopes. It was a very clear and cold night. Jupiter was stunning with the four Gallilean moons clearly visible. Pupils also got clear views of the Orion Nebula. Both students, parents and staff alike really enjoyed the experience and the new departmental …

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Welcome to the House of Fun!

Musical Madness took over at Birkdale School this week with 3 outstanding performances of the musical, Our House. Based around the music of legendary 80’s band Madness, the story is about a lad from Camden whose life can take two paths – one being the right one and the other wrong. Performed on Birkdale’s own stage, parents, staff, pupils and f …

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Rock Talent at Band Night

Birkdale hosted their annual ‘Band Night’ in the Heeley Hall last week. The event featured a diverse range of acts from Birkdale School, The Sheffield School of Rock and Pop (http://sheffieldrockandpop.co.uk/), the Sheffield High School and also The Music Academy. The audience enjoyed some fantastic performances and it was great to see an increas …

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All the World’s a Stage?

On 25 February Sixth Form students from the Classical Civilisation and Theatre Studies groups travelled to Manchester to watch the comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes as part of their …

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