Economics and Politics Trip to London

The departments of Economics and Politics took 29 students to London on a typically sunny Monday 2 July. The group began with a tour of the Bank of England along with an exclusive cinema showing of a film on modern monetary policy. After lunch and a walk along Whitehall, we were then fortunate enough to be able to access Downing Street for photo opportu …

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Uncovering Sheffield’s Past

Will Colton, Cameron Dolan and Tom Hibbert of the Lower 6th spent a day volunteering for this year’s Dig It! Project organised by the archaeology department of Sheffield University. The project is hoping to uncover the foundations of Edwardian bandstands which were a feature of the Sheffield parks. There is photographic evidence and Geophysical sur …

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A Birkdale First!

We are thrilled to announce the excellent news that L6 student Barclay Brown has been offered a place to study at Stanford University, USA. Barclay is a talented and accomplished golfer, and was invited to play for their golf team of 10 players. Barclay was then required to apply for a place at the university. His application was supported by three r …

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Acoustic Night

Last Friday young Birkdale musicians entertained a strong audience with stirring renditions of pop and show songs at the annual Acoustic night. This was combined with thoroughly catchy and entertaining original compositions, highlighting the diversity of musical talent here at Birkdale. The Birkdale Acoustic Night is always popular with parents and t …

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Expeditions

After weekly training sessions since February, and a practice expedition in May, the culmination was a hugely successful set of qualifying Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s (D of E) Award expeditions this weekend, and what glorious weather! All nine groups, involving almost the whole year-group, completed their qualifying expeditions. Each group had to pl …

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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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