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Laurel bashing in Belmont Wood

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

Laurel bashing in Belmont Wood

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

On Monday, Year 5 pupils spent the day in Belmont Woods, carrying out volunteer work with the Forestry Commission as part of their QE Award.

The boys learnt all about forest conservation and woodland management, identified some of the trees in the woods and then actively managed some of the woodlands by cutting (hacking!) down laurel bushes. Laurel is a non-native and highly invasive and, if not managed properly, takes over huge areas of woodland, preventing other plants and trees from growing. Suffice to say the area of Belmont Woods that we were working in is laurel free for the foreseeable future!

The boys worked really hard in their management of the wood and the Forestry Commission wardens were amazed at how much they cleared. They were also very impressed with the boy’s engagement and interest in how the wood is managed.

The QE Award is our own exclusive junior version of the highly popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. It is carefully designed for boys in Years 5 and 6 of the Junior School, as well as for younger Senior School years. The scheme introduces new skills and experiences outside the boys’ usual ‘comfort zones’, building confidence and resilience, encouraging them to feel good about themselves.

Ollie is a QEH 'lifer', as he joined QEH Juniors in Year 3, eleven years ago.  It's been great to watch his development through the years, both on and off the pitch.

Ollie signs for the Bears!

Huge congratulations to Mark who has joined the top 2% of the population as a member of Mensa. In typical modest fashion, Mark sat the test on a recent weekend and didn't mention it to any of his teachers!

Mark joins Mensa!

As well as being Head of Religion and Philosophy, Zak leads our digital vision. He was instrumental in developing our excellent online learning offering during lockdown, much to the relief of our parents, and is now leading the roll out of our school device programme.

Welcome back to Year 10 and 12

Intrepid Year 5 boys headed back to Belmont Wood last Friday for the 'Camouflage and Concealment' part of their QE Award.

Adventure awaits . . .

Since joining the school, we have been constantly amazed by the support and kindness given by the teachers, staff and other pupils and, above all, by the injection of fun that infiltrates throughout whether they're playing sport, completing a science project and participating in a school play.  No doubt there will be challenges ahead but we're confident the school will provide the support and guidance that has our sons' best interests at heart.
Michelle, Current Parent
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