We welcomed almost 100 children from six different primary schools across Birmingham to our Autumn Challenge Workshop in November. Talented children from Years 5 and 6 came to KEHS to follow Maths, English and Science classes with some of our teachers. This was a great opportunity for the children to broaden their knowledge outside of the primary curriculum and get a taste of what secondary school is like. The classes included activities such as poetry writing in English, cracking codes in Maths and investigating a crime scene in Science.
Also in November, we hosted a number of primary schools for a Film Technology Workshop, with a morning and an afternoon session. This workshop was led by a professional photographer from the company Imaging Partnership and it was aimed at improving literacy skills through the medium of film. The children enjoyed working together to create a storyboard for a film trailer and a poster to advertise a film based on an excerpt of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
In addition to these workshops, our weekly Gifted and Talented classes have continued to take place on Friday afternoons with seven primary schools attending classes in Maths, English, Science and Spanish. The schools will go onto their third block after the Christmas break.