Five KEHS girls who gave their time and energy to support others during the coronavirus pandemic had their efforts recognised at a ceremony held on Wednesday 16th June, to mark the West Midlands Young Active Citizen Award, which was organised by the West Midlands Lieutenancy. Vice Lord-Lieutenant Professor Helen Higson OBE, who is the Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at Aston University, presented certificates to those nominated in the awards programme. The ceremony was held jointly with King Edward’s School, with both Mrs von Malaisé, our Principal, and Dr Ricks, Chief Master of KES, in attendance. Receiving certificates at the ceremony were: Ritisha in Upper Fourth, who spent more than 70 hours writing poems to raise money for Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund; Avni in the Lower Fifth who, together with her brother who attends KES, prepared home-cooked meals to be distributed to people in need via the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Walsall; and Ella, Hanna and Charlie in Upper Sixth who were representing the joint KEHS/KES Cycling Around the World group, which collectively cycled 29,000km to raise money for the NHS.
On Friday 23 February, the KEHS and KES African and Caribbean Society hosted the first King Edward’s Foundation wide Conference. We had 120 students from across 12 schools from across the KEVI Foundation attend the day.