New & noteworthy

“The School has an important responsibility to speak out against inequality”: opening a dialogue about race

05.06.2020

Support & guidance

“The School has an important responsibility to speak out against inequality”: opening a dialogue about race

A new forum for discussing vital issues such as race, with respect to the School community and wider society, is being established in the wake of the killing of George...

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Mansimar’s winning prescription for economic progress in an independent UK

03.06.2020

Academic enrichment | Politics

Mansimar’s winning prescription for economic progress in an independent UK

Sixth-former Mansimar Singh has won a national essay competition with his plea for the UK Government to do more to make Britain economically stronger in a post-Brexit world. Mansimar’s entry...

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Let us (remotely) entertain you! QE musicians serve up a musical feast for nursing home residents

28.05.2020

Music | Service

Let us (remotely) entertain you! QE musicians serve up a musical feast for nursing home residents

When the emerging pandemic forced the cancellation of a concert at Abbey Ravenscroft Nursing Home, QE’s young musicians were determined not to let the residents down. So, after boys from...

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Mars: creating a space to work, rest and play – in only one day

26.05.2020

Academic enrichment | STEM

Mars: creating a space to work, rest and play – in only one day

Four QE boys were part of a team of 50 set the daunting task of designing a settlement for 10,000 people in just a single day after reaching the national...

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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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