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Latest News from Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School.

 

May 2017

  • London Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Barbican

    Published 26/05/17

    Our Music department recently visited the Barbican Centre with a group of Key Stage 3 students to listen to the London Symphony Orchestra.  Below is an account from two Year 8 students who were in attendance.

    "On Thursday 18th May, a selection of students were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to listen to the London Symphony Orchestra perform at the Barbican Centre, one of London’s greatest concert halls. Accompanied by our music teachers Mr Levy and Mr Verma, we travelled in anticipation via the underground (sheltered from the pouring rain) to Moorgate station.

    From there, we were only to walk through a couple of London’s busy streets in the heart of the City, past the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to enter the Barbican Centre. In the entrance hall, that was modern and displayed details for all of the performances to be held there, we were privileged to meet Mr Colin Paris, sub- principal Double Bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra. We asked questions about the life of a musician which was highly inspiring. After a photograph, we enjoyed exploring the grand building before proceeding to listen to the orchestra  play works by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Holst’s ‘Planets Suite’ in the concert hall.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feeling of a professional concert. It was amazing and we hope to go there again in the future."

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  • Year 9 visit the British Museum

    Published 19/05/17

    Our Year 9 students all had the opportunity to visit the British Museum.  Below is an account from one of many students who enjoyed this visit.

    "A trip full of breath-taking artefacts and wonderful culture; the Art department visit to the British museum was a wonderful opportunity for Year 9.  We learned about the history and culture of various different countries and how this influenced artwork of the time.  We also looked at the symbolism reflected in the artwork and connected this to some of the topics we have been studying this year.

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  • QEGS receive two SSAT awards

    Published 18/05/17

    On Wednesday 17th May, our Deputy Headteachers, Mr Duffy and Mr Jones, collected two SSAT awards on behalf of Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School.  The awards are in recognition of our best ever examination results at GCSE level in summer 2016.  We were awarded:

    • An attainment award for being in the top 10% of non selective schools nationally for attainment.
    • A progress award for being in the top 20% of non selective schools nationally for progress.
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  • Commemoration Day 2017; 129 years of QEGS

    Published 15/05/17

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

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  • "Stations of the future" competition winners

    Published 03/05/17

    On the 18th of April, six students from Year 8 went to the University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, to take part in a competition against 12 other schools from the London area. This STEM competition was coordinated by EDT and the event was sponsored by Network Rail.  It was simply called 'Stations of the future' and students were invited to redesign an existing railway station, developing it to make it sustainable and safe,  incorporating the latest and upcoming technologies.

    For over 10 weeks, a group of students worked hard to create an architectural model, a presentation, and full report of their research, design ideas, final solution and testing. The competition was tough and there were many creative ideas but our team's hard work and original ideas paid off as they won the competition for their innovation and practical solution to problems at London Victoria.

    The award was presented by a very senior engineer from Network Rail who said that the reason the QEGS team won was because they listened very clearly to what the judging panel were looking for, but also had managed to design real solutions to real problems that Network Rail are trying to address with London Victoria. He also took photographs of the model as he was going to bring it to the table when discussing long term plans for London Victoria incorporating Crossrail 2, which the girls included in their design work.

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