Tribute to Kath

It is with great sadness that we report the recent death of Kath Jackson.  Kath had a long career in education which included teaching locally at our near neighbour Stourbridge College. Kath first joined the board of governors at King Edward's as a parent governor later becoming a Foundation Governor and a Trustee.  We would like to pay tribute to Kath's expertise, dedication and service, both to education and the local community and send our condolences to her family. Kath was a true friend to the College and we'll all miss her greatly...

December Trips & Visits

In December we had quite a few departments take their students on trips and visits to enrich their studies with us.   Psychology On 5 December 2018, 40 psychology students attended a hands-on psychology day at the University of Central Lancashire, an event which was exclusively arranged for King Ed's students. This offered our students the chance to experience what psychology is like at degree level, whilst also getting the chance to see what attending University would be like. During the visit, students got to see working psychology labs including an observational suite with two-way mirrored glass; have a go at some hands on cognitive psychology by taking part in a memory experiment and also interact first hand with UCLAN's break ...

Student news round up

Last week was a busy week for our students we have a quick round up for you...Our dance company performed at Stourbridge Town Hall on Wednesday 5 December, as part of the Dudley Performing Arts winter dance festival. They gave really committed performances and represented the college brilliantly. x   Our year 13 drama students performed their devised examination pieces on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week. The performances were outstanding and over the three evenings we got to watch performances from The Twits, The ID, The Thief of Time, Unforgotten, The Witches, Revolting Rhymes & Catastrophic Crimes, Emil & The Detectives and finally La Chamber Rouge. {gallery width=600 height=500 count=1 slider=boxplus.slider anim...

ESSA National Finals

On Friday 16 November, ten of our students headed down to the Aquatic Centre in Stratford, London to take part in the ESSA National Finals. The regional qualification round took place at Thomas Telford School, and out of 30 places nationally, both teams finished first in their heats and the boys qualified 7th place in the freestyle and 8th place in the medley, while the girls qualified 11th place in the freestyle and 21st place in the medley. The teams they were competing against were made up of international standard swimmers who have access to world-class facilities and expert swimming coaches and strength and conditioning coaches. On Saturday 16 November, the teams headed down to the pool at 9:30am to have a warm up session and the ev...

Tuba dreams

We had the pleasure of talking with Callum Davies last week about his amazing success of gaining a seat, for the second year running, with the National Youth Orchestra, playing the tuba. With over 700 applicants each year, from all across the UK, the NYO auditions and assesses each person and from those, awards 164 places to complete its orchestra.Callum, who is a former student of ACE Academy, Tipton, first joined the NYO under the Inspire scheme which his former music teacher, Kate Williams, mentioned to him. NYO Inspire, provides teenage musicians who are playing to a grade 6 standard with a free opportunity to develop their orchestral playing. Callum relished the opportunity and it gave him the encouragement and passion he needed to pus...

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