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KES Community Issue 4

Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. Read about how our pupils think we can demonstrate kindness, particularly during lockdown.


Health and wellbeing podcast

Author: Ben Maguire

Two of our pupils have created a health and wellbeing podcast. Find out more about this initiative and what happened in the first recording.

A word from Vince House

Dr Ricks provides an introduction to KES Community Issue 4.

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The Hay Digital Festival

Author: James Corcoran

The Hay Digital Festival is already underway and continues until Sunday 31 May. Nine Fifths are leading a series of discussions following 32 of the lectures throughout the half term break.


Make your own face mask

Author: Enoch Cheung

Enoch Cheung interviews two pupils from King Edward VI Five Ways who have set up a fundraiser to encourage people to make their own face masks.


CAS: Staying connected with our remote societies

Author: AWP

Mr Petrie writes about how our remote societies have helped pupils stay connected during lockdown.


Cooking at KES

Author: Easwar Vivekanandan

Pupils and staff have been doing a lot of cooking during lockdown!

Help feed Birmingham

Are you looking for ways to help your local community during half term? Organisations in Birmingham who distribute food to those in need are running extremely short of food. Find out more about how you can help.


Societies in focus

Author: Arjun Narendran and Rory Swann

This week we hear from Medical Society and Literary Society. A full list of societies and how to join in can be found on Firefly.


What pupils have been up to in lockdown

Author: Tom Roberts 4B

Tom Roberts has been entertaining his neighbours with music after clap for carers on a Thursday night.


Teachers talk lockdown

Author: Euan Elliott

In this issue, Euan Elliot interviews Mr Vecchio and Mr Golightly to see if they are finding ways to fulfil the CAS ideals during lockdown.


The view from the (Remote) Classroom

Author: GJW

Mr Watson writes about what we have learnt from this first virtual half term.


School Captain’s thought of the week

Author: Emil Ali

The School Captain, Emil Ali, writes about the notion of being kind to yourself.

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