National Mathematics Success

Zach Thompson (S1), Matthew Morris (S2), Archie Conway (S3) and Jonathan Lee (S3) travelled to London recently for the national final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. They joined teams from 87 other schools, all of whom had already also beaten off stiff competition in their regional heats from over 1700 schools who entered. The day began with an hou …

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Students Awarded Prestigious Degree Apprenticeships with Dyson

Birkdale are delighted to announce that two Upper 6th students, Ned Lockwood and Robert Tomblin have been awarded prestigious degree apprenticeships with Dyson. They will be studying a degree in engineering credited to the University of Warwick. They will be studying for their degrees two days per week and working for Dyson on the other th …

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S1 trip to York

S1 were luck enough to visit York recently. They had a great day highlighted by the fantastic account written by one of the boys below: "I was quite nervous about the idea of spending the day in a dungeon, but it turns out to have been one of the best and most fun days out I could have had. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Were we going inside a real …

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Photography Day

Prep 4 enjoyed a memorable day at Roche Abbey near Maltby to improve their photography skills. The focus for this project was on structure and landscape. We are very grateful to photographer and parent, Graham Dunn who coached the boys. They learnt to take effective photographs of the landscape as well as close-ups. Further opportunities during the da …

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A Taste of France and Germany

36 S2 and S3 boys, accompanied by 4 members of staff, travelled to Alsace during half term for a “Taste of France and Germany”.  The purpose of the trip was to gain a sense of the unique identity of this beautiful region, that has historically oscillated between French and German control. An evening walk through the vines to the Sigolsheim WW2 M …

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Young Enterprise South Yorkshire Finals 2018

10 members of this year’s Birkdale Young Enterprise team ‘Pastel’ competed in the South Yorkshire Final at Sheffield College last week. Having progressed from Sheffield Final level, the team were pitched against others from Sheffield and Doncaster. The team, whose main products were scented candles and handmade greetings cards, were required to se …

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Old Birkdalians in D of E Gold Ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Five former Birkdalians and one current student were at Buckingham Palace on 17 May to receive their Gold Award. They were joined by two of Birkdale’s D. of E. Award leaders, Mrs Kathryn Higham and Mr Chris Cook who had been invited as Regional representatives in recognition for their long-standing contribution to supporting students in this. They …

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GCSE Students Inspired by Visit to London

Wednesday 9 May saw the S4 history students along with Mrs Parsons, Mr Clarke and Mr Bridle travel to London to visit sites related to their GCSE course. The main focus of the visit was the Globe Theatre on the Southbank, the subject of the ‘study in the environment’ aspect of the GCSE paper. The boys received a lecture on the changing nature of the …

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Scholarship Success

We are pleased to announce that U6 student Rebecca Kent, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship through the Arconic Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program. Rebecca was selected from 200 applicants by an outside panel of judges through a rigorous process managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS). Her achievements were …

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First aid; a life saved or a life lost

Form CPR was started in October 2017 by a scheme from the British Heart Foundation titled ‘Call Push Rescue’. Four students Shahid Qadar, Ben Lowe, Harry Jones and Alec Lawrie have successfully trained CPR to all the students in the school, with the help of the Sixth Form Enrichment course, and First aid club. During form times students have had …

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