Birkdale School achieved a fine set of results at A level across the full range of subjects in 2017 in the first year of the new linear courses. There are a large number of particularly notable achievements:
Yet again, the Pre-Prep boys have amazed, impressed and entertained us with their Summer Show. Written by Mrs Fletcher, with a little help from Stanley Leighton and George Mills in Prep 1, our very youngest boys told the story of a sadly maligned and misrepresented giant called Steve, a cow called Daisy, and eight enterprising brothers.
S1 enjoyed a Chinese-themed day at school on Thursday 6 July. They participated in a carousel of six workshops led by teachers from the Sheffield Confucius Institute. Pupils explored aspects of culture from Chinese folk dance to kung fu and calligraphy. They also enjoyed a taster lesson in Mandarin as well as a delicious Chinese themed lunch. All the boys had an enjoyable day and we look forward to relaunching our extra-curricular activities in Mandarin from September.
Sam Richards (S1) participated in the Sheffield Student Colour Run recently. He was running to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity and his team has just reached their £1000 target! Sam managed to outstrip his team mates with his brilliant fundraising. He ran in the number 1 bib and his trusty goggles. Sam was determined to keep up with the 3 university student pacesetters - he not only managed this, but overtook one and so was placed third overall. Well done Sam!
On Friday 7 July our acclaimed Big Band travelled to Birmingham to perform at the National Finals of the Music For Youth Festival. After regional heats over 8,000 of the very finest young musicians from across the whole country once again took over Birmingham's Town Hall and Symphony Hall for this 5 day of musical extravaganza.