Physical Education is at the heart of the school. Both students and staff are fully involved in the participation and running of extracurricular clubs. Our curriculum is broad and diverse, ensuring that all students experience success and engage in lifelong sports.
Our school is fortunate enough to have a large sports hall, use of the main hall and extensive playing fields on site. We also make full use of the local Swimming Pool, Fitness suite, Tennis club, Squash club and Astroturf facilities.
As a department we encourage participation and competition in a variety of sports with teams in Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country, Badminton, Rounders, Table Tennis and Cricket. For the vast majority of sports we progress through to county and regional level.
Individuals from QEGS are frequently selected for County teams; we also boast several Academy and National performers within the school in an array of activities.
Examination in PE is of great importance to us, ensuring high level performers can achieve academically within this subject at both GCSE and A Level.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents, local community members, our governors and the parents association for their continued support in our aim to continually develop our subject.
Our school has a long tradition of successful music and drama. Peripatetic music staff provide instrumental tuition and many of our pupils are involved in our weekly extra curricular music programme including a wide range of choirs, large and small ensembles catering for all abilities and all music genres and styles. In addition, the school is a Music Centre Partner with the Lincolnshire Music Service, which has extended opportunities to experience music in a wider context both as a performer and as an audience member. Most recently this has included the Lincolnshire Schools Prom (Embassy Theatre, Skegness), visit of the Jazz Ambassadors and performing at the Music for Youth Festival Fringe in Birmingham. The Music Department encourages pupils to join the county orchestras and a large proportion of our pupils do this. We have an annual concert programme including 3 formal concerts, a jazz evening and several recital evenings. Our Drama and Music departments also work collaboratively to produce a musical production bi-annually.
During the year we arrange many visits and expeditions of broad educational value, related to particular subjects or outdoor pursuits. Our sailing club, for example, operates at Hykeham Sailing Club, where students learn to sail and develop the skills required for competitive and recreational sailing.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is well established at bronze and silver levels. Our school also organises a residential for year 8 pupils to the lake district.
We are twinned with a private school in the south of France (near Saint Etienne) and with a gymnasium near Hannover in Germany.
The geography department organises trips to Iceland and Italy annually.
Other visits abroad in recent years have included trips to view Art Galleries in Paris, London, Barcelona and Madrid.
Larger residential visits with community projects, that students can get involved in include Project Nepal (Global Action), Operation Wallacea and World Challenge to various locations.