Music for Youth competition 2018

The Earls Orchestra travelled into Birmingham today, to participate in the first Regional stages of the Music for Youth competition 2018. The ensemble performed a wide variety of pieces from an Irish Party in Third Class, to Dvorjak’s New World Symphony. Upon receipt of feedback students learnt that they have impressive […]

Stars of the week

This week’s stars of the week are Drew and Ethan. Both students worked fantastically well to support the school in the interviews of two new members of staff. Both students showed real leadership and thought in the whole process.

Symphony Hall Samba

On February 26th 42 members of the Samba Ensemble travelled to The Symphony Hall Birmingham to perform on one of the world’s most famous stages. The Samba ensemble performed twice during the day. Each time in front of well over one thousand audience members comprised of primary school children from […]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers. 

Year 10 film studies students have been producing creative resources alongside studying the 1956 horror sci fi film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. S2 has been taken over by pods attempting to deprive individuals of their identity and convert them into conformist Pod People! Determined Year 10 students have maintained their […]

Woman in Black

On Thursday 8th February, Year 11 Drama students travelled to Covent Garden in London to see Stephen Mallatratt’s ‘The Woman in Black’. There were a mixture of emotions amongst the students: those who were excited at the prospect of the watching such a fantastic piece of West End theatre, and […]

Headteacher’s stars of the week

Headteacher’s stars of the week: this week go to Poppy and Ben. Poppy demonstrated perseverance and determination in maths and Mr. Berry was particularly pleased with the way she approached tasks. Ben went above and beyond in art and particularly with a homework task. Both have demonstrated the drive for excellence […]

Young Writers ‘Welcome to Wonderland’

Last term saw the biggest contribution made by the talented students of The Earls High School to the latest publication by Young Writers. Over eighty students submitted an original mini-saga for the ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ writing competition resulting in a record seventy-three being published. A hearty congratulations to all our wonderful young writers who participated. Watch […]

GCSE Poetry Live

Year 11 students joined an audience of 2,000 attending the latest Poetry Conference ‘GCSE Poetry Live!’ held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Monday 22nd January 2018. Not only did we enjoy performances from famous poets such as Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, John Agard, Owen Sheers, Daljit Nagra, Gillian Clarke […]

Orchestral Treat at Symphony Hall

On Tuesday 30th Jan Year 7 students travelled en-masse to Symphony Hall, Birmingham, in order to hear a specially programmed concert by the CBSO. They were introduced to sections of the orchestra one by one and were taken on a journey through the standard history of music. Lots of connections were […]

Headteachers stars of the week

Mr Loveday met with Jude and Caleb to celebrate their nominations as stars of the week. Jude has worked particularly hard in design technology, completing his work to a high standard (excellence) and then worked in partnership with the teacher to help others in his class who were absent to ensure that […]

English Speaking Union public speaking competition

On Saturday 20th January, six of our KS4 students (Olga Groves, George Davis-Prinn, Tom Kendrick, Megan Adams, Ellie Ricci and Amy Rae Harris) braved the snowy conditions to represent The Earls in a national public speaking competition at Solihull School run by the English-Speaking Union. Topics up for debate included: ‘Is the […]

DofE students up-skill on first aid

On Friday 19th Jan, Earls DofE students continued their Expedition training with a First Aid session facilitated by the Red Cross. Different scenarios were given out to students ranging from heavy bleeding to seizures to the unconscious non-responsive casualty. Students were asked to study these scenarios and then teach the […]