Student Commendations November 2016

Watch the video from our most recent commendation event which was held on 29 November  

Students honour fallen in Armistice Day ceremony

Students at King Edward VI College observed a two minute silence in remembrance of the fallen in two world wars at their traditional Armistice Day ceremony this week. At eleven o'clock on Friday 11th November a bugler sounded The Last Post and the quad at King Edward's fell silent as more than a thousand students and staff showed their respect for those who laid down their lives in conflicts. The end of the silence was marked by bugler Lara Simms sounding Reveille after which Sarah Jacobs the Chair of the Student Union gave a short reading. Later there was a short ceremony in the main hall where the Principal and representatives from the student body, board of governors, trustees and Old Edwardian's club laid wreaths in front of the coll...

CISI Investment 2020 Insight Day – ‘an amazing opportunity’

During the half term break, three of our year 12 economics students were given the chance to spend a day in London learning about the finance industry from leading professionals. Following a rigorous application process, Grace Imeson-Wood (Kinver High School), Charlotte Knight (North Bromsgrove High School) and Huw Morrey (North Bromsgrove High School) were selected to participate in the event run by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and Investment 2020. The students took part in team-building tasks, workshops and networking activities which enabled them to gain valuable contacts within the finance industry. All three students found the day to be a valuable experience – Grace described the event as "an amazing op...

Dragon lands in King Ed’s!

Former student and internationally renowned artist Luke Perry has been working with current students to produce a spectacular new sculpture in the college's grounds. Commissioned by the Students' Union, the imposing sculpture represents a dragon coiled around a 'moral' signpost that features a variety of quotes from literature. Luke and the art students who worked alongside him drew inspiration for the piece from both the dragons that feature in stained glass and stone work around the college and the traditional signposts in the central courtyard. Speaking at the recent unveiling Luke explained: "The College were looking to create a focal point for an outdoor area where students could study and be inspired." College principal Remley M...

King Ed’s students strike gold in Rio

Monday 12th September 2016 It's been a golden weekend in Rio de Janeiro for two former King Edward VI College students who secured gold at the Paralympics for Team GB. Helen Scott, who completed her studies at King Ed's in 2008 returned to Paralympic action to secure medals in track cycling and Lauren Rowles who received her A Level results just a few short weeks ago struck gold in the rowing on her Paralympic debut. Lauren is a former wheelchair athlete took up rowing last year whilst studying at KE following a chance meeting with GB Rowing Team staff at Stoke Mandeville Sports Centre. On Sunday she and her partner Laurence Whitely rowed to gold in the trunk-arms mixed double scull class. Helen Scott secured gold and bronze medals as ...

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