Three of our students had the honour of meeting Julian Lloyd Webber at the Music Education Conference in Grantham. Members of the Lincolnshire Youth String Chamber Orchestra performed to a full room of teachers and other music professionals before having the opportunity to listen to Julian, now Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, speak about his passion for music and the importance of music education in schools. Vanessa Ankude and Raashi Padhiyar are violinists in the ensemble and Oliver Jones is the pianist - he was featured as a soloist in one of the pieces.
In June the Equestrian Team took part in the NSEA competition at Arena UK. The riders achieved fantastic results;
Flossie England came 4th in the 80cm show jumping and has qualified for the NSEA Plate in December.
Ava Vernon came 4th in the 110cm show jumping and has qualified for the NSEA Plate in December.
Abbie Lawson won the Elementary dressage class and has qualified for the NSEA Championships. She also came 3rd in the Novice dressage class.
Rosie Finney came 4th in the Novice dressage.
The dressage team of Abbie Lawson, Rosie Finney and Charlotte Lawson came 3rd and missed out on qualifying for the NSEA Championships by 0.25%
All the QEGS team competitors came home with a rosette, which is a great achievement on a very hot day.
Sixty six students in Years 9 and 10 took part in the Bronze Practice Expedition in the Lincolnshire Wolds on 19th-20th May. All the students walked in good spirits and worked well in their teams. The weather was a little wet at times but their spirits weren’t dampened. Everyone is looking forward to the actual expedition in July.
QEGS students achieved 7 golds, 16 silvers and 21 bronzes in this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 250,000 students from across the UK sat the challenge with approximately the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze. Well done to all that took part. Special congratulations to Amanda Platt (Yr8) , Adam Zarien, Isaac Keeling and Owen Wilkinson (Yr7) who have qualified to take part in the Junior Mathematical Kangaroo due to their impressive scores. This will take place on Tuesday June 13th 2017.