We Will Remember Them

Each year Birkdale remember those who gave their lives in conflict. In the Prep School and Senior School, form groups gathered to watch virtual Remembrance Services. Mrs Walton and Mr Bish put together the Prep School service, with lovely readings from a number of pupils. It highlighted the importance of remembering those who sacrificed their live …

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Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

In the first week of the half term all Computer Science students have taken part in the annual Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. Students from S1 through to Sixth form have wrestled with problems of logic and reasoning in a series of online tasks. From coding the paths of small robots to optimising scheduling problems and performing tricky patter …

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Return of the Great Birkdale Bake-Off!

Birkdale’s very own flagship culinary convention reconvened in fine style on a surprisingly mild November afternoon. Eight ebullient bakers proudly presented their cakes, with an Estonian cinnamon strudel, a batch of banana muffins, and an imaginative Minecraft layer cake standing out. However, there can only be one winner, and that was debutant Ben, …

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Artists in Residences

We are delighted to share a recent success achieved by our very own Head of Art, Mr Armitage. His art work was shortlisted down to the last 13 entries out of 1200 initial entries in the Ashmolean Museums lock down competition called ‘Artists in Residences’. Mr Armitage submitted a piece he did for google classroom, whilst teaching remotely during …

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Politics Forum Presidential Debate

There has been a brace of Politics Forum meetings for the L6 and U6 and both on the forthcoming Election for President of the United States. Both meetings were expertly chaired by Ahmed who is the Chairman of the Politics Forum this year. Both meetings were wide ranging discussions investigating all the issues that could still impact upon the outcome an …

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History Society Events Underway

The Sixth Form History Society has started its programme of events for the year with Matthew as the Society President. The first events of the year were a brace of quizzes. One for the U6 and one for the L6. Students answered questions on the History of Politics, Culture, Sport, Religion and even the History of Geography. Tom and Ahmed won the U6 event …

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Birkdale Economics Society

Harris led this year's first Economics Society meeting during Tuesday lunchtime, giving a thorough overview of the arguments for and against the National Minimum Wage. Around 25 members of the Upper Sixth came along to engage in discussion and extend their understanding of this topic. The Society exists as a vehicle for students to present and discus …

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Cyber Discovery

At the end of September the S4 Computer Science students took part in a virtual workshop delivered by Cyber Discovery, a competition and awareness-raising event organised by the government to encourage more students to get involved in the IT Security industry. Students watched a Zoom meeting and participated in live questions using Kahoot. The students …

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European Day of Languages

It was so lovely to see everyone celebrating the European Day of Languages. At the Prep School there was an array of fabulous costumes and everyone enjoyed discussing their chosen Country and Language. A massive ‘well done’ to all pupils who came in such wonderful  attire, some of their creativity was truly spectacular! P3 even celebrated

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D of E Thriving at Birkdale

It is extremely heartening in these uncertain times to see that The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme continues to thrive at Birkdale. Over the lockdown period, and through the summer, several of our pupils completed the Bronze award remotely, showing initiative, perseverance and resilience. It is to be hoped that a Bronze expedition will take place in 202 …

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