Work Experience at Westminster

The second Birkdale Politics Forum of the term took place last week. Oliver Flint (L6) provided the audience with a fascinating presentation on his work experience in Parliament. He was fortunate enough to spend some time in Westminster with Mr Robert Halfon MP. We were extremely lucky to have welcomed Mr Halfon to Birkdale last year, where he addressed …

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A level Spanish Conference

Students from upper and lower sixth went to Bromsgrove School last Thursday to attend a conference for A level students of Spanish. They attended lectures on the Spanish civil war, the transition to democracy and on immigration and emigration in Spain. In the afternoon there were workshops on the film, Pan's Labyrinth and the play by Lorca. Although it …

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Sixth Form Choir in Cologne

Our Sixth Form Choir enjoyed a fantastic few days in Cologne this weekend. They were accompanied by members of the Sheffield Girls’ Choir and together enjoyed singing at the famous German Christmas markets. There was also time to enjoy the sights of Cologne including the stunning Cologne Cathedral and enjoy a visit to a chocolate museum. The Christ …

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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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