The second volume of QEGS Academia is available now. This is an academic journal designed to showcase some of the best, most interesting and thought-provoking work produced by our A level students. We hope that it provides an interesting read on a diverse range of topics. The journal is available on the school website. We have also printed a small number of copies, which are around school; they will also be distributed in the local community. If you work in a business or organisation where you think it would be interesting and beneficial to have a printed copy of the journal, please feel free to get in touch with the Main Office and they will arrange for a copy to be sent to you. Ms Macdonald and Mrs Brown.
On a wet weekend at the end of April the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expedition set out across the Lincolnshire Wolds. They overcame all the challenges the weather bought, walking over 25 miles carrying their heavy packs and camping for two nights. They improved their teamworking skills and always had smiles, despite the weather.
Year 10 GCSE RS students recently had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the St Philip's Interfaith Centre in Leicester. They were given an extremely informative guided tour of the Leicester Central Mosque by the very knowledgeable Parvez, before taking part in a thorough and wide-ranging Q&A session with faith representatives Sumaiya and Riaz. Issues under discussion ranged from the wearing of hijab to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and included just about everything inbetween! The students were attentive listeners and careful observers: the visit will undoubtedly enhance their understanding of the faith and of the GCSE course.
We are delighted that four of our Y9 students have been awarded the regional winners prize for their group entry into the 'Step into the NHS' careers competition. Theo Jones, Yasmeen Soliman, Fearline Sebastian-Pillai and Jacob Townsend worked together to create a video on the importance of the role of psychiatry in the NHS. They received their awards from James McClean (a local director in the NHS) and Dr Walid Sorour (a consultant psychiatrist) who gave a fascinating presentation to Y9 and Y10 on the range of careers available in the NHS.