Birkdale Celebrate Christmas

The Birkdale Senior School Carol Service took place yesterday at the Jubilee Centre. Pupils, staff and parents came together to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. Three school choirs: the Lower School Choir; the Male Voice Choir and the Sixth Form Choir performed exceptionally well and created a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Bible readings …

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Birkdale Orienteering Success

Written By: Dominic Dakin (L6) Back in November, 3 Birkdalians travelled to Witton Country Park in Blackburn to compete in the British Schools Orienteering Championships 2018. They were part of a 100-strong contingent from other Sheffield Primary and Secondary Schools, most of whom travelled together in two coaches. All 3 pupils (Sa …

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British Informatics Olympiad Success

On Monday 10th December a few keen programmers from S3, S5 and L6 took part in the annual British Informatics Olympiad. This is a three hour individual assessment in which students try to solve some very challenging puzzles by writing efficient code in a programming language of their choice. Those who do well may be invited to join the British team for …

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Work Experience at Westminster

The second Birkdale Politics Forum of the term took place last week. Oliver Flint (L6) provided the audience with a fascinating presentation on his work experience in Parliament. He was fortunate enough to spend some time in Westminster with Mr Robert Halfon MP. We were extremely lucky to have welcomed Mr Halfon to Birkdale last year, where he addressed …

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A level Spanish Conference

Students from upper and lower sixth went to Bromsgrove School last Thursday to attend a conference for A level students of Spanish. They attended lectures on the Spanish civil war, the transition to democracy and on immigration and emigration in Spain. In the afternoon there were workshops on the film, Pan's Labyrinth and the play by Lorca. Although it …

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Senior Bulletin 173

Weekly Bulletin 173 - 7 December 2018

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Prep Bulletin 139

Weekly Bulletin 139 - 7 December 2018

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Santa Surprises Pre-Prep

Pre-Prep had a terrific surprise today when Father Christmas visited during playtime. There was great excitement when some boys noticed a colourful sleigh being driven down Clarke Drive.  Everyone gathered on the decking as we cheered to see Father Christmas arrive. To the delight of the boys, a Christmas Elf invited them to clamber up onto the s …

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Sixth Form Choir in Cologne

Our Sixth Form Choir enjoyed a fantastic few days in Cologne this weekend. They were accompanied by members of the Sheffield Girls’ Choir and together enjoyed singing at the famous German Christmas markets. There was also time to enjoy the sights of Cologne including the stunning Cologne Cathedral and enjoy a visit to a chocolate museum. The Christ …

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Business and Language Challenge

On Friday, twelve talented S5 linguists took part in a business and language challenge event organised by Business Language Champions (BLC) in conjunction with the Rail Alliance and hosted by Sheffield University. The rail industry employs 190,000 people in the UK and with its many partnerships on the continent offers many opportunities to use languages …

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