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National Arts and Minds Competition

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Congratulations to Mattea for winning the Creative Writing prize in the National Arts and Minds competition for her poem entitled Eleven Floors. The Arts and Minds competition, run yearly by the NASWUT, celebrates cultural diversity and equality in schools. As part of her prize, Mattea attended an awards ceremony in London, enjoying a lunch with […]

Deep reflection in RS…

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Dr Marius Felderhof of the University of Birmingham delivered an excellent talk on ‘Theodicy’ – how theists attempt to assert the omnipotence and omnibenevolence of God despite the evil and suffering in the world. Dr Felderhof explained that there are a number of classical philosophical responses – perhaps evil does not exist, rather it is […]

Upper 5th Religious Studies and History visit to Beth Shalom National Holocaust memorial – Wednesday 14th October 2015

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  Beth Shalom (‘House of Peace’) is a special kind of place. The museum is based in a large house in the Nottinghamshire countryside, hidden from the road by a small copse and surrounded by a thoughtfully landscaped garden. The house and land were donated for the purpose of educating people of all ages about […]

RS GIRLS CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY

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At a glittering award ceremony held at a top London hotel, the creative talents of MAHA SALMAN and LAURA STEVENS were recognised and rewarded. Laura’s poem ‘A POWERFUL FORCE’ was selected from over 1800 entries in the NASUWT creative writing section of the National ‘ARTS and MINDS’ competition. The poem explored the way that words […]

HOPE – By Maha Salman

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Maha Salman’s poem ‘Hope’ was the National winner of the ANNE FRANK POETRY award.   As siren sounds, a life is broken Eyes glaze with depression As those who hide in the shadows Wonder           Wait Watch As their hope disintegrates into dust Day By Day Wondering if their screams will cease […]

RS Department News

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The RS department has been fortunate this term to welcome speakers who have added enrichment to community life and to RS lessons. The Reverend Anthony Perry of St Mary’s Church in Bearwood led our Harvest assembly from a platform filled with gifts which will be distributed to those in need through a local Christian-run food […]

Dr Iain Law – Philosophy at University

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On Tuesday 15th September, Dr Iain Law, Undergraduate Admissions tutor for Philosophy at the University of Birmingham visited KEHS at the invitation of Mrs Young and met with girls studying RS to answer questions and offer advice to those considering reading Philosophy/PPE and related subjects at University. Dr Law has written widely across many aspects […]

SUCCESS IN NATIONAL ‘SCIENCE AND BELIEF’ COMPETITION

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Congratulations to Catherine Tran (LV) who won one of ten runner-up prizes in a national competition based on exploring the relationship between science and religion. Catherine’s essay examined some of the widely held assumptions about the supposed gulf between science and religion: “It may appear that science and belief are two opposites – whilst science […]

LOWER SIXTH RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENTS ATTEND A THEOLOGY MASTERCLASS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM.

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Our ‘community of enquiry’ consisted of women academics, women students and teachers and women of faith across the generations. The subject of our seminar: women in early texts, including those from Qumran and, in addition, contemporary perspectives from women within the Jewish community in Birmingham. The learning was lively, what would the first century texts […]