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 […]

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 […]

UK Parliament Week

Earls students engaged with democracy, during UK Parliament Week. Activities involved the development of in-school political parties, live political debates, filming of PartyPolitical Broadcasts, which culminated in students voting for candidates in a mock election. There was also a chance for students to ask questions of politicians from both National […]

Headteacher’s Star of the Week

Cameron is my star this week. He has been selected to play cricket for Worcester for the second year running. We had a well informed discussion about batting and bowling as he has real skills in both areas. I look forward to hearing more about his progress with the county […]