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 […]

Special FX Makeup Workshop

Earls students were treated to a special effects make up tutorial with professional artist Laura, from Phantom Father Studios this week. Laura explained how she trained to become a special effects make up artist, before sharing a gallery of her creations. Her repertoire includes work for film, TV, theatre and […]

Cracker of a Carol Service

Last Thursday, Earls students spent all morning preparing for another spectacular display of talent at The Earls’ annual Carol Service, which was held at St John The Baptist Church, Halesowen, the same evening. Parents and other members of the public were treated to a cavalcade of Christmas entertainment including performances […]

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 […]

Great Languages Bake Off 2018

The second Great Languages Bake Off, held on Friday November 30th, saw a truly awesome array of baking skills, coupled with a clear understanding of the language and culinary heritage of students’ target nations. Representing France, Germany and Spain, the display of sweet treats showed what our students are capable […]

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 […]