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KES Community Issue 3

KES to host two sports in the 2023 IBSA World Games

King Edward’s School will be a host venue for two sports in the 2023 International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) World Games.

Birmingham has been selected as the host of the Games, which are due to take place from 18-27 August 2023. King Edward’s School will host the cricket and powerlifting, with other events being staged at the University of Birmingham and across the wider region. Read more.


NHS bike service

Author: Elijah Amiss

Fourths pupil, Jeremy Maclean, has started up a service to repair and clean up bikes during the lockdown, providing a free service to all key workers.

A word from Vince House

Dr Ricks provides an introduction to KES Community Issue 3.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Author: DEM

As part of the school’s activities for Mental Health Awareness Week, Old Edwardian Shantanu Kundu is delivering a talk on how kindness and passion can change humanity.


What pupils have been up to in lockdown

Author: Will Patterson

Harry Hawkesford has been helping his local food bank, while Josh and James Howard have been making PPE.


Pupil selected for McKinsey Leadership Academy

Author: CRT

Shoaib Aftab in Sixths has been selected as one of 100 students across the UK for the McKinsey Leadership Academy 2020.


VE Day

Author: Euan Elliot and Malachy Gill

Two articles on the VE Day celebrations that took place on Friday 8 May.


Lower School CAS

Author: AWP

Mr Petrie discovers what our Lower School pupils have made of their first experience of CAS.


Removes Senbazuru Challenge

Author: Enoch Cheung

An interview with Owen Swanborough in Removes, who initiated the Senbazuru Challenge. Includes photos of staff attempts at origami cranes and a contribution from governor and Old Edwardian, Ian Metcalfe.



Author: HKS

Bookworms has moved online. There may not be cake, but the ideas, enthusiasm and wild opinions continue in lockdown.


Societies in focus

Author: Nikash Chekuri, Omar Amin and Rishit Harsh

This week we hear from Debating and Public Speaking Society, and The Open Platform. A full list of societies and how to join in can be found on Firefly.


The view from the (Remote) Classroom

Author: GJW

Director of Studies, Mr Watson, writes about the importance of activities, especially at this time.


Teachers talk lockdown

Author: Tom Roberts

In this issue, Tom Roberts interviews Dr Fennell and Miss Havel to see if they are finding ways to fulfil the CAS ideals during lockdown.


KES Clap for Carers

From saucepans to drums and guitars, every Thursday at 8pm KES makes some noise to thank our NHS and key workers! Take a look at the KES community taking part in #ClapForCarers and many thanks to all involved.


Mindfulness and purpose

Author: Rohit Ramachandran and Kishan Sharma

A good routine is central to our mental health and wellbeing. This article shares some suggestions for creating a stable daily routine.


School Captain’s thought of the week

Author: Emil Ali

The School Captain, Emil Ali, writes about struggling with motivation during lockdown.

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