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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.

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.

Year 9 rise to the Challenge

On Monday, Year 7 were finally able to go on their long awaited trip to Margam Park!

Year 7 at Margam Park

The excellent extra-curricular programme remains a particular strength of the school, adding an extra dimension to the learning experience of the pupils.
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