On Thursday December 20th the U6 Business students were given the opportunity to visit the recently opened Costa in Horncastle. They were able to meet the store manager Ellie Goodband (centre of the photo above) who has responsibility for several other Costa outlets. This resulted in some very interesting questions and discussions relating to business concepts that are part of the A-level business syllabus. It was great to see students so engaged with this and they will have developed a good understanding of a business which they could use as an example in their exams. They also enjoyed some delicious drinks and food and discovered that Costa has a special table for revision which the business students are planning to make use of!
The school community gathered at the end of term to celebrate the achievements of our Year 11 and Sixth Form students at Senior Prizegiving. Ex-student and Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim Shipman, presented the prizes and gave a very entertaining speech afterwards. He is pictured with Head Boy Tom Massey and Head Girl Joanna Ward, who presented gifts. Current students were joined by award winners from last year’s Upper Sixth, most returning from university.
Our Drama and Music department joined forces to stage a spectacular large scale production of The Wizard of Oz. Students rose to the challenge and performed to large audiences for each of the 4 nights. There has been a really exciting atmosphere surrounding the production since the initial announcement and it was fantastic to see students’ energy and passion on stage. Set to the music of a live orchestra, this production of The Wizard of Oz truly showcased the talent here at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, both on and off the stage. We are extremely proud of all involved.
On Thursday 13th December, we took U6th product designers and design engineers to the Science museum in London. The students had an amazing time looking at materials and their application in past and present product. There was a heavy focus on engineering and new materials that will someday be used to create innovative, life changing products. Students were able to make links to their coursework and theory on how materials have been used in industry. We then made a quick pit stop at the lego store to look at some fascinating structures. All in all, it was a very fun and productive trip.