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KEHS Poet Laureate 2017


In this week’s assembly, the winner of this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate competition was announced as Shivanii Arun from L5E. Poems were entered on the theme of ‘Friendship’ and as always the standard was very high. Congratulations Shivanii!   Here is her poem: Growing up (and apart)   My earliest memories are about you, not […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017


This is a poem written by this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate, Scarlett, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The train moves over the snow-covered tracks, The world only existing in patterns of black. Until the doors open to hell on earth. Feet move out, covered with dirt. — Walls and wires, barren and cold. We stand […]

KEHS Poet Laureate 2016


The winner of this year’s KEHS Poet Laureate competition has been announced. Poems were entered on the theme of Shakespeare, and as always the standard was very high. The KEHS Poet Laureate for this year is Scarlett of L5E. Congratulations Scarlett! Here is her poem: Shakespeare’s Plays   It was on a harsh winter’s day, […]

KEHS English student speaks at the UN

Sarah Tayara

KEHS English student Sarah delivered a talk at the UN building in Geneva to the Syrian Medical Organisation’s conference. Sarah’s talk was to raise awareness to the world about the plight of the Medical Organisation in the ongoing refugee crises. It was an emotional speech for her as Sarah is of Syrian origins herself. She […]

Poetry around School


Inspired by London’s “Poems on the Underground”, KEHS Creative Writing students have been writing haikus to be placed on objects or at locations around the school building. Below are some of their recent compositions: Curtains These folds of fabric Conceal all life beyond them Isolating you.   Clock Tick, tock, tick. Seconds. Minutes. Hours. Forever. Unchanging time […]

Christmas Poem

For our 2015 Christmas assembly, our school poet laureate, Anum, composed this special poem: Christmas Lights twinkle on bare branches Where red leaves used to rustle Once upon a time, Before the snow began to fall And all eyes began to sparkle With Winter’s smile.   I hope you’re warm this Christmas, Singing the same age old […]

KEHS Poet Laureate


Well done to Anum in U5S, winner of the first KEHS Poet Laureate competition! Here is her poem based on the theme of ‘Past, Present and Future’: Tomorrow, Today will be lost Just like every yesterday. Today I am Yesterwhen, yesterhow, yesterwhy. Any yestertime I ever owed Is only felt and known And loved and […]