New & noteworthy

The poet, the prince and the podcast (and a proposal, too)

30.12.2020

Alumni | Library & creative writing

The poet, the prince and the podcast (and a proposal, too)

George Mpanga is among only a handful of voices to be heard on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s widely publicised first podcast, which has been issued following the royal...

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Making the case for ethical business

29.12.2020

Academic enrichment

Making the case for ethical business

QE’s latest Young Enterprise team have got off to a good start in their bid to build a successful business selling sustainable and accessible mobile phone accessories. The InDex team,...

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Musicians lift spirits with Christmas sound and vision

24.12.2020

Music

Musicians lift spirits with Christmas sound and vision

Pupils of all ages served up a Christmas musical feast, ending the year with a virtual concert of festive favourites.  Building on the success of the November concert, the 2020 Christmas concert again featured high-quality audio recordings of socially distanced ensembles, and this time there was...

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Focus on public speaking in photography competition that gives QE’s youngest boys a chance to be heard

22.12.2020

Academic enrichment | Debating & public speaking

Focus on public speaking in photography competition that gives QE’s youngest boys a chance to be heard

A Year 7 competition combining photography and oratory proved that public speaking has the power to move people as little else can. Pupils from the year group ‘bubble’ gathered in...

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Compliments of the season! Charity, celebration and tradition to the fore in a festive end to the term

18.12.2020

Charity | Music

Compliments of the season! Charity, celebration and tradition to the fore in a festive end to the term

Coronavirus restrictions may have forced major changes to QE’s normal Christmas arrangements, but there was festive spirit aplenty in the final week of the Autumn Term. Boys and staff enjoyed...

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Innovative approach by The Queen’s Library helps boys through a difficult chapter

17.12.2020

Library & creative writing

Innovative approach by The Queen’s Library helps boys through a difficult chapter

Although day-to-day use of The Queen’s Library is currently restricted to the Sixth Form ‘bubble’, other QE boys are not missing out, thanks to an innovative ‘Click & Collect’ service....

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Creative solution to a concert conundrum

15.12.2020

Music

Creative solution to a concert conundrum

Covid-19 caused the cancellation of the normal November Concert in front of a large audience in the Shearly Hall – but the Music department were determined not to be defeated by the pandemic.  Director of Music Ruth...

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We can work it out: employers’ quick-thinking and pupils’ perseverance keep work experience alive

14.12.2020

Academic enrichment | Careers

We can work it out: employers’ quick-thinking and pupils’ perseverance keep work experience alive

Year 12 pupils have thrown themselves into work experience placements this term, determined not to allow coronavirus restrictions to rob them of valuable opportunities. Many boys have completed placements during...

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Celebrating the revival of clubs at QE

11.12.2020

Academic enrichment

Celebrating the revival of clubs at QE

It took a little time to get to grips with the complications of year-group bubbles, staggered lunchtimes and other coronavirus-related restrictions, but QE’s clubs have been firmly back in action...

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Equipping pupils for an uncertain post-Covid careers market

09.12.2020

Careers

Equipping pupils for an uncertain post-Covid careers market

While coronavirus restrictions have forced the cancellation of the School’s normal Year 11 Careers Convention, QE has ensured boys do not miss out in this challenging time by giving them...

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Hamlet in the house: boys treasure opportunity to enjoy live drama during lockdown

07.12.2020

Academic enrichment | Drama

Hamlet in the house: boys treasure opportunity to enjoy live drama during lockdown

With theatres across the land closed because of Covid-19, QE boys revelled in a rare chance to see live drama as part of this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival. Year 9...

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To the curriculum and beyond!

03.12.2020

Academic enrichment | Biology | Chemistry | Geography | Technology

To the curriculum and beyond!

Experts have been helping QE A-level students see the exciting topical applications of their subjects in the real world in a series of lectures streamed into the School. Sixth-formers have...

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