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2022 Senior

Waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes!

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.

Waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes!

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.

Over the half-term break, it was finally time for the Geography Department to resume its programme of overseas trips after the disruption of the pandemic.

Four members of staff accompanied 40 students from Years 8-10 on a whistle-stop tour of some of Iceland’s most majestic scenery and attractions. We were barely off the plane when we found ourselves walking through steaming volcanic landscapes, picking up that whiff of rotten eggs that is so characteristic of geothermal activity.

Highlights of the trip including visiting a number of giant waterfalls as well as a black sand beach with cliffs made of hexagonal basalt columns. On the ferry across to the Westman Islands, we were able to watch an assortment of seabirds, including puffins, fly low across the water and witness the effects of the famous Heimeay eruption of 1973, when a lava flow almost sealed off the town’s main harbour from the sea. Although the local midges caused us a few problems, any itching was eased by time spent in our hostel’s two naturally heated hot tubs.

Mr Porter did an expert job as our unofficial tour guide and I think everyone returned having had a really enjoyable time, even if the very short Icelandic nights made it difficult to get much sleep!

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.

Thank you Friends of QEH!

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!

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 stage!

Year 11, 12 and 13 Art students went to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for a tour by Clare Cory, the Learning Officer for Secondary and Young People. It was her first tour since lockdown so she was particularly energised and enthusiastic with the group!

Art Trip to Oxford

QEH provides a safe, nurturing environment where each pupil is treated as an individual.  The results are confident young men who truly believe in themselves.  Freddie now has a passion for learning and the confidence to apply it which is due to the school, its understanding of boys and its fantastic staff.
Lisa, Parent
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