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Year 9 business studies students attended the Real Business Challenge at Villa Park where they had to present in front of distinguished guests.

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    Our resident expert in all matters Pi, Mr Organ, here is running a family Raspberry Pi evening for a local junior school as part of KESH Academy's outreach work.

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      The Schools of King Edward VI and Birmingham Airport launched The Learning Hub on Monday 25th April. Officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, the facility will host workshops for pupils as well as CPD sessions from primary schools across Birmingham and beyond. The Learning Hub will also be hosting activities for pupils and parents during holiday periods which will enable parents to share in their child’s learning and most importantly have fun!

      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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                  King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered number 10654935. Registered office: Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UD. Academy tel: 0121 464 4428.

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