Headteacher’s Stars of the week

Heads stars this week are a group of students who got together because they wanted to make difference and raise some money for specific charities at Christmas. I listened to stories of students experiences of cancer in their family or wanting to do something for those children who are suffering […]

Christmas Assemblies round off a long, hard term.

Earls’ musicians treated Key Stage 3 students to a feast of festive fun, during our annual Christmas Assemblies. Orchestra, Brass Band, Guitar Group, Samba Band and Choir performed a selection of happy tunes to send everyone on their way with sounds of the season in their ears. Merry Christmas Everybody!

Waking up with the animals at Dudley Zoo

Our Breakfast club visited Dudley Zoo this morning to see the animals as they woke up and started their day. The students had a really informative visit and asked lots of great questions as well as getting up close and personal with the Tapir, feeding the male sealion and spending time with the […]

Children in Need Competition Prizewinners

We did something different for Children in Need this year. Mrs Heath, one of our parents, spent the year crocheting squares and turning them into huge blankets. Year 7 and 8 were given the task of estimating the number of squares in the blanket for a pound-a-go to win either […]

Headteacher’s Stars of the Week

Sometimes it is the little things that make a difference! Headteachers stars of the week are year 7 science students Dylan, Jasmine, Zoe, Jacob and Jack who were given a homework to make a model and give a presentation about atoms. They went over and above as you can see from […]

Students compete in national public speaking competition

On the evening of Friday 7th December, six of our KS4 students (Oliver, Mu’adh, Thomas, Rebekah, Gabriela and Toby) competed in the regional round of the ESU-Churchill national public speaking competition for schools at Whitley Academy in Coventry. They debated a number of topical issues and all represented the school […]

‘Phone Home’

Students have a close encounter with a classic sci-fi movie: Forty three Year 10 Film Studies GCSE students visited Odeon, Merry Hill, on Friday morning for a special screening of the Spielberg sci fi classic E.T. After buying a selection of tasty snacks and beverages, we were whisked off to a private screening, […]

Town Square Christmas Celebrations

Students gathered in Somers Square to celebrate the start of the festive season on Monday, in what has become a much loved annual event. Choirs from local primary and secondary schools sang to the accompaniment of brass players from Earls, Windsor and Leasowes, delivering seasonal favourites to the assembled crowd […]

Writing Workshop with Candy Gourlay

Author and illustrator Candy Gourlay has been into school to lead a writing workshop with Yr 9 and Yr 7 students. She showed them how to use story-boarding to help develop ideas. Candy encouraged students to develop their characters by using comic strip panels and following a three act structure. Students then worked together to […]

Headteacher’s Stars of the Week

A whole host of headteachers stars of the week. So many in fact that there wasn’t room for me on the photo! Abi and Ruby were set the task of showing the process of cell division in a visual way and produced very detailed and colourful models, so good the […]

Shakespeare Masterclass

On Wednesday 14th November, a group of our year 11 students attended a Shakespeare ‘masterclass’ at the University of Birmingham where they enjoyed the opportunity to experience a university style lecture covering aspects of their GCSE English Literature set texts ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Macbeth’. They were a credit to […]

Weekend writing workshops in Limerick

On Friday 16th November, five of our year 11 students travelled to Limerick, Ireland to take part in ‘Telling the Other Story: Narratives without borders’, a four-day cultural programme in Limerick co-facilitated by the global not-for-profit Narrative 4 and the University of Birmingham. Students spent four days working with renowned British and […]