In half term a group of Geography and Geology students went on a fantastic fieldtrip to Southern Italy to go and explore and learn more about three volcanoes. We started out by flying early on Wednesday morning to Sicily and went to the spectacular Alcantara Gorge (in the valley below where ‘The Godfather’ was filmed) where we trekked through the lemon and orange groves down to the waters edge. We then travelled to the pretty seaside resort of Giardini Naxos which was to be our base for the next few days and had a chance to eat our first gelato of the trip.
Thursday was Etna day and we went with our guide to the west foot of Etna and ascended to the cable car station at 2000m. We then took a cable car up to 2500m to see lava flows and got into jeeps to take us up to just below the crater at 2900m. There we were met by a special Etna Alpine guide who walked us around the crater. The weather was perfect and you could see most of Southern Sicily and our hotel resort from the summit, but it was a little bracing with the strong wind and snow underfoot. We then descended and walked around some ancient lava flows before returning to Giardini Naxos for another gelato and some down time on the beach.
We want to ensure that all of our students have access to information and advice in one place, and are aware of local services, that can help support them when experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behavioural concerns.
Please find below a link to a new Lincolnshire health services pathway which is designed to help families of children and young people experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behaviour concerns and the professionals working with them.
The pathway aims to provide children and young people, and their families, with better access to the right support at the right time.
Should you require any further details or advice regarding any of the available support, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lynda Divers (Deputy Headteacher) at QEGS.
On the Friday before Remembrance Day we gathered for our annual act of remembrance. The assembly featured this poem, written and beautifully read by Emily Cooper (Year 7).
Proud and strong.
Giving hope to everyone.
Where once nothing grew.
The first thing after war.
Making spirits soar.
Fluttering in the wind.
Where once gunshots sounded
In peace, surrounded.
A remembrance poppy.
At the end of the assembly and following the reading of The Exhortation by Head Boy, Karan Gupta, a wreath of poppies was laid below the Roll of Honour by Head Girl Anna Frick and Emily. This board lists pupils of QEGS who lost their lives in both world wars.
The Last Post and Reveille were confidently played by Charlie Tant (Y10) with a two minute silence in between.