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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!

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.

Taking on the Ten Tors Challenge!

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.

QEH tops the DofE Bristol leaderboard

Former pupil Lawrence Dunhill (1994-1999) has been leading the way in reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. He was named ‘Specialist Journalist of the Year’ at the Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards in 2020, for his work reporting on the pandemic.

Captains of School – Children’s Mental Health Week

You run a remarkable school with an ethic that is truly unique. It shines through in each and every boy. There’s something in the way the teachers know every boy’s talent and in the way the boys support each other (while also embracing real competition!) that’s just remarkable.
Esther, Parent
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