24 Year 9 music and drama students went to Riverhead Theatre, Louth to launch their live music event project in association with Lincolnshire One Venues. During the afternoon students explored the theatre including the set/props workshop, wardrobe, stage, and lighting box. Students also participated in drama and music workshops before enjoying pizza (a particularly popular part of the day!), starting work on their Arts Award and attending the evening 'Hot Club of Lincoln' gypsy jazz concert. Over the next 8 weeks students will be working together to design and produce their own live music event before returning to the Riverhead Theatre to perform on stage.
On Thursday 23rd January 2020 31 students attended Voice IT in the Engine Shed and LPAC of The University of Lincoln, a music industry day with experts across the profession. Students participated in activities with industry experts including talks from Simon Bates and Carl Hudson, a vocal workshop with Mark De-Lisser and a song-writing workshop with QEGS alumni Elliott Morris. Students thoroughly enjoyed the day which was an enriching experience for all involved.
The annual QEGS Careers Fair welcomed over 30 organisations into the Main Hall for the afternoon on Monday 27th January 2020. Students in Years 10 - 13 had the opportunity to engage with the largest number of employers to date, with representatives from a wide range of employment sectors. Students found the event useful, welcoming the opportunity to talk about their options for Further and Higher Education, as well as discussing their potential future career pathways. Students commented on the broad range of organisations attending, and several students sourced new contacts for Work Experience or volunteering opportunities as a result of attending the event. Employers and the teaching staff involved all commented on the student behaviour during the afternoon, which was excellent and the Careers Fair Bingo once again provided a good conversation starter.
I would like to extend my thanks to all the organisations for giving their time to attend this event.