Six students in Years 9, 11 and 12 went to Lincoln Drill Hall on November 13th for a Get the Gig music industry day. Organised by Lincolnshire One Venues, the day included 3 workshops, live performances and DJ sessions. Students learnt about the music industry and how to get involved from starting out to uploading music to understanding the roles of promoters etc. BBC Introducing explained how their song uploader worked and what opportunities were available in our county regarding performances and getting your music heard. It was a useful day for students interested in pursuing a career in music performance and we hope some of them will take advantage of the inside information received.
On the Friday before Remembrance Day we gathered for our annual act of remembrance. The assembly featured this poem, written and beautifully read by Emily Cooper (Year 7).
Proud and strong.
Giving hope to everyone.
Where once nothing grew.
The first thing after war.
Making spirits soar.
Fluttering in the wind.
Where once gunshots sounded
In peace, surrounded.
A remembrance poppy.
At the end of the assembly and following the reading of The Exhortation by Head Boy, Karan Gupta, a wreath of poppies was laid below the Roll of Honour by Head Girl Anna Frick and Emily. This board lists pupils of QEGS who lost their lives in both world wars.
The Last Post and Reveille were confidently played by Charlie Tant (Y10) with a two minute silence in between.
On Wednesday 18th October Mrs Bealby and her Lower 6th Art and Photography students attended Lincoln University’s ‘Big Draw’ event. The day was split into 3 workshops each focusing on a different area of creative practice.
Session one was spent in the university's photography studio where students experimented with long exposure and light painting. It was a real privilege to be allowed into a working studio and understand how lighting rigs and backdrops can influence the outcome of images.
During session two we were introduced to the university's second year music students who interpreted our large scale music inspired drawings into an improvised performance. Both QEGs students and the music students worked together collaboratively to record their performance which will be used in an Art installation.
In our final session of the day students were given a skills based animation workshop by the university's head animation lecturer. Students learnt how to use animation packages and developed different styles of animation.
Students impressed lecturers with their knowledge of techniques and enthusiasm to learn new skills. Lower 6th students expressed after their visit how they valued the experience they had at the university with many being inspired to try out new techniques learnt in their own personal investigations.