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KES Community Issue 5

Welcome to the Sustainability Issue

I am delighted to introduce the latest edition of the KES Community newsletter which has been named the ‘Sustainability Issue’. The lockdown period has given many staff and students the opportunity to reflect upon some of the most significant issues we face today.  Many have set themselves personal lockdown challenges, learning new skills and setting aspirational goals.

Read the full introduction to this issue written by Dr Ricks.


Renewable future at KES

Author: Nithi Sendhil, Oliver Clarke, Dhiran Sodha, Umar Ashraf and Harshith Yerraguntla

Read our pupils’ thoughts on how KES and the school community could contribute to a sustainable future.


Food sustainability

Author: Joshua Bobin, Yusuf Tayyebi and Umar Ashraf

Find out about the impact food waste has on the environment, how we can reduce our food waste and carbon emissions.


Sustainability Network

Author: JB

The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham Sustainability Network is combining student voices across all 11 schools.


KES cycling fundraisers

Author: Rohan Tandon and Aran Bansal

Find out more about two different cycling challenges that pupils have been participating in to raise funds for the NHS.


The value of environmental education in schools

Author: Ms Irani

Ms Irani writes about the importance of environmental education and students having an understanding of the world around them.


A word from the School Council

Author: Pratosh Atreyas, Council Chair

Council Chair, Pratosh Atreyas, provides an update on School Council progress during this term.


Student CAS experiences

Author: Euan Elliott

Find out what Harri Jervis in Shells and Krishna Kulkarni in UMs have been doing to keep busy in lockdown.


A look back on Hay Festival

Author: James Corcoran

James Corcoran reflects on the success and enjoyment of participating in the Hay Festival.


School Captain’s thought of the week 

Author: Emil Ali

The School Captain, Emil Ali, provides his thoughts on what sustainability means to him.


The view from the (Remote) Classroom

Author: GJW

Mr Watson reflects on our social obligations during this period of lockdown.


Societies in focus

Author: Pranav Gajula and Louis Bowker

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


Teachers talk lockdown

Author: Tom Roberts

In this issue, Tom Roberts interviews Mr Macdonald and Mrs Gillow to see if they are finding ways to fulfil the CAS ideals during lockdown.


Poetry by Heart

Author: KCL

A number of boys from Removes through to Fifths took part in this national poetry recitation competition.

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