Nepal 2019

The 19th Nepal trip took place over the Easter holidays. 50 staff and students spent three weeks in the region, trekking, teaching and being truly humbled by the wonderful people they encountered. Helen Frost has provided a fascinating account of the trip sharing some of their experiences. "The Nepal charity and service expedition begins in the capit …

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Old Birkdalian Football Match

We were delighted to welcome almost fifty Old Birkdalians to Castle Dyke on Saturday, where Mr Rodgers and team hosted our annual Old Birkdalians football match. The weather didn't disappoint as the teams battled wind and rain, as well as each other! The football was closely contested and played in great spirit. In the end the old boys came out victo …

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Tour of China

On the back of new relationships being formed with schools in China this year, it was very exciting for a number of our pupils to have the opportunity to visit the country. The trip took them to Beijing, Nanchang and Hong Kong so there was terrific diversity in what they were able to see and experience. In Beijing, the group were able to visit the Fo …

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Start of Term Letter – April 2019

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Making Music for Charity

There was an evening of fabulous musical entertainment here at Birkdale School last Friday. The Rotary Club of Abbeydale presented a charity concert in aid of End Polio Now. There were outstanding performances by Dore Male Voice Choir, Birkdale Big Band, Birkdale Lower School Choir and King Ecgbert School Jazz Band. Birkdale Big Band perform at a …

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European Youth Parliament : Yorkshire and Humberside Regional heat

On Friday 22 March 7 L6 pupils engaged in high-powered debating on a range of controversial topics relating to the EU in the Yorkshire and Humberside regional heat of European Youth Parliament competition at St George’s Conference Centre in Leeds. Barnaby De La Billiere, Rafal Faraj, Oliver Flint, Alex McGlone, Ultan Norris, Satyam Verma and Siqi Yu w …

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Visit to Newton Society from Professor Edward Draper

We were delighted to welcome Professor Edward Draper from the Sheffield based medical technology company JRI Orthopaedics to speak to Newton Society (our society for Physics, Maths and Engineering) this week. Professor Draper is well known as an innovator and inventor in Medtech, and he spoke to us about the mechanics of the joints and the musculoske …

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Emag English Language Conference 2019

The annual EMC English Language Conference kicked off in fine style this year, with an insightful and engaging talk on Accent and Dialect. Hot on the heels of this strong opening came Professor Tim Grant from Aston University, who introduced the intriguing topic of Forensic Linguistics, using some (at times) emotive and powerful case studies of how his …

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Gold navigation training

On a rather bleak and snowy Sunday morning, preparation for the summer 2019 practice expedition began in earnest, as forty L6 students and three Birkdale teachers boarded a coach and headed to Hayfield in the Sett Valley region of the Peak District. In their expedition groups, the students navigated their way up and around Kinder Scout moorland plateau …

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TCS Oxford Computing Challenge

On the afternoon of Wednesday 6th March a group of students took part in the Oxford Computing Challenge (sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.) This competition is by invite only and is open to the students who performed in the top 10% of the country in November's Bebras Computing Challenge. Birkdale had a commendable pool to pick from, with 37 studen …

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