English Speaking Union’s Mace Debating Competition

On Wednesday evening Satyam Verma and Rafal Faraj participated in round one of the English Speaking Union’s Mace Debating Competition. The School’s Mace was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest and largest debating competitions for schools in England. The event was hosted by St Peter’s School in York: a fascinating location as the school wa …

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Those lucky enough to see one of the two performances of our play ‘Petals’ were enthralled by the quality of the writing, acting and production values. It was a truly outstanding play – perhaps one of the best-ever performed at Birkdale. Petals is an original play written by our very own Mr Kenyon. It is a play about family, love and friendship …

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Birkdale remembers with stunning poppy cascade

 A stunning cascade of poppies has been installed as part of our remembrance week commemorations. Ahead of this weekend’s Armistice Day, students and staff have been making and selling poppies for the artwork, in aid of the Royal British Legion. Many have been dedicated to family members of Birkdale pupils who died in the Great Wa …

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German Study Visit to Berlin

During half term eighteen GCSE and A-Level students took part in a study visit to Berlin. Whilst in the German capital, the group enjoyed a wide range of activities that exposed them not only to the language, but also the city’s culture and turbulent political history. The trip started with a chance to see the most famous sights by night, including th …

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S4 Art visit to Chatsworth

On Thursday 18 October five of the S4 boys were awarded the privilege of working along side the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and Lord Burlington whilst studying various parts of their Art collection at Chatsworth.  They learnt a lot about Art History (with the Professor of Art Historian from Leeds University present) and how to speak in public.  It …

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Inspirational Talk by Ben Heason

We were delighted to welcome Ben Heason; professional climber, adventurer and motivational speaker to Birkdale on Thursday. He visited the Prep School in the morning and enthralled the pupils with his story of climbing in extreme places and overcoming difficulty to achieve his goals. In the afternoon the Senior School were also entertained with the fasc …

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Solos Music Concert

Congratulations to our talented musicians who took part in our Solos Concert last week. The event, by definition, showcased their individual talents. There was a diverse range of music styles from Pearl Jam played on the drums to Chopin on the piano! Parents and staff who attended thoroughly enjoyed the event. …

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London Art Trip

On Friday 5 October the S5 Art group visited the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and National Gallery all in one day.  This trip was a precursor to the Art mock exam and helped with their investigations into the work of some of the word's best known Artists both contemporary and historical. Read more »

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

‘Unconventional’ is an oft-used adjective when referring to a contemporary adaptation of a Shakespeare play – and it’s not always a positive label. Robert Hastie’s re-working of the Bard’s best known Romantic Comedy is certainly one to which this word applies though – boasting a musical score by The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie-Sells …

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History Society Debating Competition

Congratulations to Ultan Norris and Luke Matthews who both gave excellent talks at the History Society debating competition recently. The topic was the Age of Revolution and they were jointly awarded the Historical Association Cup. They will represent Birkdale in the Sheffield final, the winner of which speaks in the UK final. We wish them both luc …

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