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Commemoration Day 2017; 129 years of QEGS

This year marked 129 years since Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School was founded and we celebrated it over a two day period.

On Thursday 11th May we held our annual cake competition where students of all ages baked cakes, decorating them in accordance with the STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) theme for this year.  There was a fantastic array of very creative cake designs and a very sweet smell in the air in the lecture room all day!

On the morning of Friday 12th May our Headteacher, Mrs Walker, led a procession of staff and students to St John the Baptist Church for a special service of celebration. Guests and members of the school community enjoyed performances from our choir as well as several readings given by our students.  There was a wonderful atmosphere in the church and this continued into the afternoon when we held our Commemoration Day prize giving ceremony back at school.  We were fortunate to have former student, and current RIBA president, Jane Duncan in attendance.  Jane presented our prize winners with their certificates and prizes and gave a very inspiring talk where she explained how her interest in architecture developed whilst studying here at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School.

Students in St John the Baptist Church.
Teachers wore graduation gowns during the procession to the church.  This is a tradition of our school which was recently reinstated.
Some of our very talented musicians performing.
Jane Duncan with some of our prize winners.