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Podcasts, Pepys and pandemics: The Queen’s Library spans the centuries

21.05.2020

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing

Podcasts, Pepys and pandemics: The Queen’s Library spans the centuries

A new podcast series from The Queen’s Library starts with a look at the contemporary challenge of climate change, while Library staff have also put together a lavishly illustrated historical...

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Génial! Creativity to the fore as linguists show their mettle

18.05.2020

Academic enrichment | Languages

Génial! Creativity to the fore as linguists show their mettle

Pearce took the honours in two separate competitions run by the Languages department to encourage boys to flex their linguistic muscles and show off their creativity during the lockdown. For...

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QE volunteer at doctor’s surgery Britain’s youngest ‘NHS hero’?

15.05.2020

Service

QE volunteer at doctor’s surgery Britain’s youngest ‘NHS hero’?

Year 10 pupil Ryan Bentley’s dedicated voluntary work at his father’s NHS GP practice over the last two years is paying dividends in the current health crisis. Ryan, who has...

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George the Poet makes history with nomination for top international media award

13.05.2020

Alumni

George the Poet makes history with nomination for top international media award

Old Elizabethan George Mpanga’s podcast has been nominated for a Peabody Award – one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious media prizes. Have You Heard George’s podcast?, which last...

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Stay safe! Sixth-formers rise to the occasion in engineering H&S challenges

11.05.2020

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

Stay safe! Sixth-formers rise to the occasion in engineering H&S challenges

Two Sixth Form teams devised innovative engineering solutions to workplace safety challenges and successfully presented them to the world’s largest health & safety organisation. The presentations were part of this...

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Saving the planet from climate change: competition winners announced

06.05.2020

Academic enrichment | Geography | QE Update

Saving the planet from climate change: competition winners announced

The twin importance of message and method in fighting climate change was brought to the fore in the two winning entries in the Geography department’s Earth Day competitions. The competitions...

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“A perfect balance between learning and having fun” – discovering careers in STEM

06.05.2020

Academic enrichment | Careers | STEM | Trips

“A perfect balance between learning and having fun” – discovering careers in STEM

Year 9 pupils not only found out about careers in STEM and had lots of fun on a special three-day course, but also gained a new qualification, too. All five...

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First-ever QE boy to gain place at a Canadian university also wins prestigious full scholarship

04.05.2020

School performance | Support & guidance

First-ever QE boy to gain place at a Canadian university also wins prestigious full scholarship

Aly Sayani has won a sought-after scholarship to the University of Toronto, one of only 37 applicants from around the world to taste this success. The coveted Lester B Pearson...

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‘Collaborative independence and isolated community’: competition winners announced from QE in lockdown

01.05.2020

Academic enrichment | Arts | English

‘Collaborative independence and isolated community’: competition winners announced from QE in lockdown

A wealth of creative talent is showcased in this month’s special competition edition of The Arabella – a magazine produced by QE boys featuring the work of the pupils. Under...

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Peak performance! Old boy Kam working online to help current QE boys give of their best

29.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Support & guidance

Peak performance! Old boy Kam working online to help current QE boys give of their best

Sixty-five senior QE boys have enrolled on a coaching programme run by alumnus Kam Taj. Kam (Kamran Tajbaksh, OE 2004–2011), a performance coach, inspirational speaker and author, will help the...

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A radical proposal for extraordinary times: boys’ budget wins judges’ approval

27.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Economics

A radical proposal for extraordinary times: boys’ budget wins judges’ approval

In only QE’s second year of entry, a School team has secured second place in a prestigious and demanding national Economics competition. For the Budget Challenge, run by the Institute...

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The lights are off…and everyone’s home! But The Queens’ Library is rising to the challenge

24.04.2020

Academic enrichment | Arts | Library & creative writing

The lights are off…and everyone’s home! But The Queens’ Library is rising to the challenge

Head of Library Services Surya Bowyer has been making sure that boys are aware of the wealth of resources that are available online – both for study and for leisure....

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