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2023 QEH Community Senior Sixth Form

QEH celebrates Pride month

We were delighted to welcome Charlie Walker back to QEH this week. Charlie is an explorer, writer and public speaker who has done some amazing expeditions over his 12 year career to date.

QEH celebrates Pride month

We were delighted to welcome Charlie Walker back to QEH this week. Charlie is an explorer, writer and public speaker who has done some amazing expeditions over his 12 year career to date.

QEH has been marking Pride Month in a number of ways, both in the classroom and throughout the school community.

One of the most visible ways that QEH has been celebrating Pride is by flying the Pride flag at the school. The flag is a symbol of the school’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

In addition to flying the Pride flag, QEH has also held several year group assemblies to discuss the meaning and history of Pride. These assemblies have been an opportunity for students to learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, and the importance of celebrating Pride.

Tutor time sessions have also been used to discuss Pride. These sessions have been an opportunity to discuss topics including rainbow washing and the sincerity with which Pride is celebrated in the corporate world.

Mr. Moore, head of Allies, took several pupils to a cinema screening of the film “Love, Simon”. This film tells the story of a gay teenager who comes to terms with his sexuality. The screening was an opportunity for students to see a positive representation of LGBTQ+ people on screen, and to discuss the themes of the film.

Allies and pupils from across the year groups, supported by the Art department, designed a colourful chalk mural in the Yard. QEH staff were also encouraged to add to the mural in break times.

Finally, a cake sale was held in support of AKT which raised £240. AKT is a charity that provides support to LGBTQ+ young people who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. The cake sale was an opportunity for students to raise money for a good cause, and to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. For more information about AKT, please visit: https://www.akt.org.uk/what-we-do

QEH School is proud to celebrate Pride Month and to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students. The school’s commitment to celebrating Pride reflects its values and its commitment to creating a school where everyone feels welcome and accepted.

Miss L. Mantle
Assistant Head (Equity and Pupil Wellbeing)

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.

Induction day, but not as we know it!

This week, Year 6 boys and their teachers headed off to Exmoor for their last QE Award trip of the year and of the Junior School.  QE Camp is the final part of their two year outdoor pursuit programme and is the culmination of the skills they have learned and journey they have been on.

Exmoor at last

QEH has surpassed all of our high expectations considerably.
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