New Perspectives in association with Derby LIVE presents
The Giant Jam Sandwich
Thursday 9th March 2017, 6.00 pm
Tickets available from QEGS School Office, Parent Pay and on the evening,
£8 (concessions £4)
Running time: 50 mins
Interval length: no interval mins
What a to-do!
One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. The picnickers panic and the farmer stops haymaking. The wasps are noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don't mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea...
Following successful tours of Farm Boy and The Butterfly Lion (Michael Morpurgo), Not Now, Bernard (David McKee) and The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories (Ted Hughes), we bring one of the most loved picture books to life on stage to enthral a new generation.
Join the villagers in their giant sandwich-making plan to defeat the wasps and help save the day, in a fun-packed feast for +3 year olds and their families.
by John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway (adapted for stage by Jack McNamara)
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School and the Horncastle War Memorial Centre Trustees are delighted to announce that a working Enigma Machine will be brought to Horncastle's Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. This exciting event has been made possible owing to a grant from the HWMC Trustees. The machine will be brought by Dr Grimes from Bletchley Park and students from QEGS, Horncastle Primary and St Andrews Primary will be introduced to the topic of code breaking and the importance of the machine to the outcome of the Second World War. A full demonstration of the machine will be followed by code breaking workshops for the students throughout the day.
In the evening the Enigma Machine will be available for any interested members of the public to see. Dr Grimes will give a presentation about the machine and demonstrate how it works, from 7:15 to 8:30pm in the Main Hall at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School. Owing to the grant from the HWMC Trustees there will be no cost for this event but any voluntary contributions towards a memorial sculpture for the School's garden would be gratefully received.
QEGS Parents' Association bought reading books for Year 7 pupils. As a thank you to the PTA pupils from 7J made a 'Thank you' Calendar.
Over the period of a couple of weeks, students, staff and the wider QEGS community gave up their time and talent to produce over 70 knitted squares which have been sent to the Animal Health Trust. This was in a response to an appeal for squares that could then be made into 'MRI jumpers', to keep dogs warm and comfortable while under anaesthetic or undergoing scans. Students from a range of different year groups, many of whom had never knitted before, gave up their lunchtimes to add rows to the total and thanks also go to the various staff members who came along to give extra tuition and pick up the occasional dropped stitch! The sessions provided a pleasant opportunity to chat sociably and find a moment of calm in the often hectic school day. The activity even proved popular among the wider QEGS community, and special thanks must go to Mrs Bealby's mum and Miss Macdonald's mum, whose red-hot knitting needles really helped to swell our total!