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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Hello and welcome to our page, here you will find the story of our miniature show garden. Happy reading!

Our school: We are a grammar school in Horncastle with approximately 800 pupils aged 11-19.

Stem Club: We are all part of a STEM club that is run by Miss Hebden. We participate in lots of different STEM based activities on a weekly basis, the most recent of which has been the great gardening challenge.

Our story:

This year we were challenged with creating a War Themed Victory Garden.  We did extensive research and found that the term "victory garden" was predominantly from WW2.  As a result of this we decided to use the theme of an air-raid shelter and the dig for victory campaign as the basis for our project.


We also had some visitors come into school to help us out: Fiona World, an avid cook who enjoys making jam and chutneys, Cordelia McCartney, a garden designer, and our mentor Sue Stennet.  We also had a lot of help from our sixth form mentors, Jess Holland and Tom Massey.  We would like to thank them for all their help and support.


After we had done all of our research we wrote a design specification to make sure we included all of the important factors we had concluded from our research. We put a few design ideas together and then got to making, here are a few photos to show how we got to what you see in front of you today.


We had so much fun doing this challenge and learnt a lot. Please take a recipe book from the stand and come and see our presentation in the exhibition hall, opposite the Epic centre.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our page!


Year 10 RS visit to Leicester Central Mosque Year 10 RS visit to Leicester Central Mosque

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.

NHS Competition Winners

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.