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Wet weather doesn’t dampen Year 5’s enthusiasm

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.

Wet weather doesn’t dampen Year 5’s enthusiasm

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.

Last Friday, Year 5 undertook their latest QE Award expedition when they spent the day on the Mendip Hills. As you will see from the photographs, the weather was perhaps the biggest challenge for the boys (and staff!). At one point the rain did actually stop… for all of about 5 minutes!

The boys did brilliantly and when they might well have had every reason to ask the age-old questions of “Are we nearly there yet” or “How much further”, instead their enthusiasm was fantastic. They showed some super values throughout the day by demonstrating empathy towards each other and resilience in themselves by not giving up and continuing to battle through the elements. We did take shelter for a short while in Goat Church Cave, which was both a welcome relief and a great experience.

Thanks for making the day so enjoyable and making the best of some ‘challenging conditions’ (thanks for the quote Mr Hall). Thanks to the staff, who might think twice before ‘volunteering’ for the next QE Award expedition!

The Queen Elizabeth (QE) Award is exclusive to QEH Juniors and is based on the principles of the Duke of Edinburgh’s scheme. Boys take part in a variety of outdoor pursuits and voluntary activities throughout Years 5 and 6, culminating in an overnight camp on Exmoor at the end of Year 6.

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.

Anyone feeling hungry?

Yesterday, the Girls’ 1st XI Hockey team won the tier 4 South West Regional tournament, and qualified for the National Finals - a historic achievement for QEH.

Girls’ Hockey team heading for the National Finals!

“Pupils are confident articulate communicators; they listen well and produce effective written work.”  ISI Report, 2022
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