Students in Year 13 went on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland with the Holocaust Educational Trust. An emotionally draining day but a very important visit not just for History studies but also to act as ambassadors in an act of remembrance.

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    We would like to introduce our very own KESH owlet. This fine 90cm tall specimen is part of a city wide Public Art project that will be happening this summer. For ten weeks during the summer, Birmingham will play host to about 300 owls and owlets, all gloriously designed and painted by Birmingham Schools and Artists. A whole school competition will be launched to design a look for our owlet. Then our KS3 Art Club Artists will paint it up ready for its installation in a prime location in our Birmingham City Centre. King Edward VI Foundation is proud to be part of the Big Hoot, which is billed as Birmingham's biggest art event. As you can see below, our owl has been around a bit, even experiencing the eclipse!

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      Year 13 students studying Textiles and 3D putting together their final pieces for the exhibition. They used a variety of techniques including using video for a dazzling effect.

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        Our annual celebration evening was once again an opportunity for students to be recognised for their hard work. Heads of House spoke of the students achievements in their respective houses, as well as the Principal, Mr Allen telling the audience how proud he is of the way students conduct themselves, academically and sportingly. Short performances put together by the Performing Arts department rounded off a lovely evening of celebration.

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          Roll up roll up! It's carnival time!

          Staff and students put on a fantastic carnival at the end of the Academy year. We had loads of activities and stalls on including Hook a Duck and Tin Can Alley, candy floss, rock climbing, Spanish dance, music and much more. Students conducted themselves brilliantly and took charge of organising the stalls themselves. Big well done to Mrs Ayling for overseeing it all.

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            Staff and students have been getting used to new surroundings in 2013 - a brand new building! We are very proud to be in our new building which we hope will last us as long if not longer than the last building. Amazing facilities throughout the school will make this a great place to learn for students.

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              A special assembly was held in Tolkien House on 20th November 2012. The mother of Harry Moseley was present and accepted a cheque on behalf of all at KESH to go towards the Help Harry Help Others charity.

              Dr Essex had the vision of getting all the staff and students to create Harry's signature bracelets during personal tutor time. Great fun was had by all and we raised alot of money for the charity. Thanks to all those who took part!

              A big thank you to Aziz Coach Service from Sparkbrook for donating £100 towards our Water Aid fund raising efforts. The fund raising will culminate in the head shaving extravaganza planned for Thursday 20th Lloyd House assembly. Find out more about Water Aid and the vital work they are carrying out.

              At King Edward VI  Sheldon Heath  Academy we like to do our bit for the environment and we are currently working towards the Eco School's Bronze award. Staff and pupils in the Geography department have been involved in thinking about ways that the school can be kinder to the environment by undertaking an environmental review and creating posters to encourage people to be more sustainable around the school. All of our printer toner cartridges are sent for recycling as an example.

              Not only is this great for developing the ideas of pupils in the future it will also mean that the school will obtain the Eco Schools Bronze Award that can be added to its many other achievements!

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