Politics Forum Brexit Talks

Politics forum met virtually last week. The host, Ahmed, gave an interesting talk on the talks about a deal for leaving the EU. The deadline for the transition period is due by the end of the month and he spoke about what a no deal Brexit might mean for Britain. He talked remotely in an U6 room to the L6 in their own room and so both years of the Sixth …

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History Society Balloon Debate

Overall the history society balloon debate was very successful. We had 5 people speaking at the event, with more people coming to observe. The subject was on 'The Greatest Briton'. Each person had 5 minutes to make their case on why the person they chose was the greatest Briton. The 5 contestants were: Josh arguing why Sir Tim Berners-Lee is the greates …

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Going For Gold in Computational Thinking

Congratulations are due to Ollie from S1 and Matthew in S5 who have both secured the best score in South Yorkshire in the recent Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. These boys were not alone in their success - Birkdale school managed a very impressive 23 Gold certificates in the competition - placing them in the top 10% of competitors for their res …

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House Rugby Competition

House rugby reached its climax last week with final rounds being played in all competitions for S1 – S4. Well done to everyone who took part, full results have been published on the school website. Congratulations to the winners and to every pupil for the effort and commitment they’ve shown to their house over the last 3 weeks S1: GRIFFITHS S2 …

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Bake-Off celebrates Advent!

Week six is the culmination of Birkdale’s very own domestic science jamboree, and has the inevitable Christmas season as its theme. The hale and hearty pastry manipulators flocked to the tent to display their festive wares, with Yule logs aplenty, some delectable fudge, mince pies, stollen, and petit fours amongst the goodies challenging for the final …

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Loving Language at Birkdale

A team of talented S4 linguists took part in the Business Language Champions competition last Friday. The event was linked to the work of the World Health Organisation where multilingual communication is crucial and a keynote speech was delivered by Alison Brunier, communications officer at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Working entirely in Spanish, th …

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Bake-Off goes international!

Week five of South Yorkshire’s premier culinary competition celebrated all things intercontinental this week, as the doughty dough-punchers rustled up a smorgasbord of delightful delicacies, leaving the judges with a lot to chew over. The sixteen contestants arrived in the tent with their mouth-watering goodies, which ranged from a Swiss roll to India …

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Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening Success

We were delighted to welcome over 200 prospective families to our first ever virtual 6th Form Open Evening. The event took place via Google Meet and we shared videos of Life in Birkdale Sixth Form, The Birkdale Experience by current students and over 20 A level subject videos. If you missed the event, the the videos can be found here Read more »

It’s Bread Week!

The Senior School S3 Birkdale Bake-off competition continues apace, entering its third week. A mind-blowing fifteen bakers produced offerings this time round, and thematically was the famed ‘bread week’, and the boys involved rolled up their sleeves, donned their aprons, and proceeded to concoct some bodacious buns and lip-smacking loaves. Ben's ‘ …

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Nepal 2021

Whilst our annual trip to Nepal can’t take place this coming Easter, we are delighted with the overwhelming response from our Lower Sixth students to be a part of the Nepal team this year. Students were offered the opportunity to work alongside the Nepal team, to keep up the good work achieved over the last 20 years. Their aim will be to continue t …

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