Sam Newton (2010)
I’m currently playing Christopher Boone in the UK and Ireland tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It’s coming to Birmingham in July. (20/3/17)
Tom Edwards (2011)
In summer 2015, myself and Morgan Hirsch (2011) graduated from Cardiff University with 2:1s, me in BA History & Italian, and Morgan BA French & Italian. (9/8/15)Jack Hobbs (2011)
I am currently a second year architecture student at the University of Nottingham. Part of my degree this year is a charity design challenge. There are around 35 of us who will design and subsequently go out and build a school in a village called Calais in South Africa. Obviously this is a very exciting and engaging piece of work for me, however as a group we must raise as much money as we can to cover the costs of materials, any extra labor we might need etc. I want to stress also that we pay out of our own pockets to go and all money we raise goes directly to the building of the school. This is a project that has been running successfully for the past few years and this year is the final year of it. So the donated money would be rewarded with a (hopefully) completely finished scheme. Find out more at: www.justgiving.com/JackHobbs93. (3/2/14)
Bradley Garmston (2012)
Since leaving King Edwards at the end of the 2010 school year, I left to become a scholarship player at West Bromwich Albion. After a few years of youth team fixtures and impressing in the Reserve team especially at the beginning of the previous football season, my club (WBA) were contacted by Colchester United with the view to take me out on a months loan in order to gain first team experience in the 'League 1 football division'. I made my football league debut for Colchester United on the 16th February 2013 in a defeat away to Sheffield United in front of 17,000 people. I was also voted man of the match by the Colchester fans. After impressing at Colchester as one of their top players including two man of the match performances during the initial months loan, Colchester United approached West Bromwich Albion with a view to extending my loan deal until the end of the 2012/2013 season. In total I played 13 times for Colchester United helping them avoid being relegated from 'League 1'. After a successful loan spell, West Bromwich Albion rewarded my efforts with a new one year professional contract with the club last week. Following this, the club presented me with the number 33 first team squad number for the upcoming season. I am striving for another successful season, continuing to work hard just to get a step closer to my dream of playing at the top level in the English Premiership division. (31/7/13)
Abhrajit Giri (2012)
I won 1st prize for a poster presentation at the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) annual conference in November 2016. My poster was on ‘Evolution, Ethics and Etiquette - The similarities and fundamental differences of Modern and Classical Roman Medicine.’ There's always a first time for everything but never in my wildest dreams did I expect to win 1st prize at my first poster presentation at a national conference. (20/3/17)
Ted Green (2012)
I studied fine art at Stourbridge College before heading to the Smoke to study my BA at Central Saint Martins College of Art. Since graduating last year, I was accepted to study an Austrian Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Vienna has been my home now for a year and I have spent the time embracing Austrian culture and enjoying the opportunity to study art in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, plus attempting to further my knowledge of the German language.
I have also accepted a job working in a gallery space in the Museums Quarter of Vienna allowing me to really get my foot in the door in the art world.
When I was in London I started a company with a friend called Sphinx Digital, which is essentially a platform for unestablished artists to get their work out there. It focuses on the artists themselves and their stories rather than just the visual aspects of their work: www.sphinxdigital.co.uk (28/7/17)
Rob Wigley (2012)
I left the school in 2012 and have recently graduated from Cardiff University. I have just returned from a month of travelling in South East Asia with university housemates. Upon my return I found out that I have been accepted into BRNC Dartmouth, the royal naval college as an officer to become a pilot beginning in September 2015. This has been a long term ambition of mine to join the armed forces which was fuelled by my time serving in the CCF at KES. (14/8/15)
Nick Eccleston (2014)
On 6 August 2016, I commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into the reserves. I then transferred into the Queen's Own Yeomanry. (20/3/17)
Kieran Nandhra (2015)
I am currently undertaking research for my university (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry) regarding tooth morphology. In addition, I was voted in by my peers to be the first year Representative, although I am running for Vice President of the Dental Society for next year. Finally, I have joined the hockey team and, although it is not a strong as the KES team, it is still very enjoyable. (5/2/16)
I was recently elected as Vice President of Dental Society and Faculty representative of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. (19/6/16)
Jack Walton (2015)
I have recently returned to the UK after five months spent working at a scuba diving centre in Phuket, on the west coast of Thailand. While I was there, I took my course to become a PADI Open Water Instructor and passed my Instructor Examination in December. (5/2/16)
Will Mills (2016)
Andy Street (1981), former Managing Director of John Lewis, is the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands Metro Mayor and I am working on his campaign team. The role of Mayor is the biggest job in the region: controlling £8 billion in investment funds, running public transport, ensuring enough new homes are built, and investing in skills and apprenticeships.
Since I joined the campaign at Christmas, week by week there has been a notable increase in intensity and we are most definitely gathering momentum! I've been working on Andy's policy team, briefing him on meetings he's going to and helping him put his policy manifesto together. Key priorities are transport, housing and jobs. Plans to bust congestion include improving buses and reopening rail lines - such as the Camp Hill line to Moseley - which may even ensure the 885 arrives at KES before 9am! We've also been putting together our comprehensive plan on house-building, skills and the economy.
The election will take place on 4 May 2017, and who could be better than an Old Edwardian to shape the future of our region?! (20/3/17)