On Friday the 17th March a small but select group of U6 students went to Boston Grammar School to participate in a Sixth Form German Workshop on Life in the GDR and Memory Landscapes. Presentations were given on a variety of topics by Dr Anna Saunders of Bangor University and Dr Sara Jones of Birmingham University. They included a whistle stop tour through the rise and fall of the GDR, the history of the Stasi, the portrayal of the GDR in Film and samples of socialist/communist memorials in Berlin. There was also time to discuss some issues in small groups, of course in German. The day was not only informative but also provided food for thought and was enjoyed by all.
COUNTY CUP SUMMARY– QEGS U13s Football
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – QEGS U13s 3 – 0 Priory Ruskin, Grantham
QEGS went straight in to the second round of the County Cup after receiving a bye for the first round. Going into the match, QEGS were excited to get their cup run underway and in the end, came out with a 3 – 0 victory, with 2 goals from Captain George Parkinson and another from attacker Tarun Vel. The man of the match was the Captain after his excellent brace.
Quarter Final – QEGS U13s 3 – 2 Kings, Grantham
After their last performance, QEGS had high hopes for their next round. Kings took the lead in the first minute of the game, but QEGS showed great resilience in fighting back. After an end to end game, QEGS were into the next round, thanks to goals from Tarun Vel (2) and Callum Dodsworth (1). After an excellent performance leading the line in the defence, the man of the match was awarded to QEGS’ defender Harry Alexander.
Semi Final– QEGS U13s 1 – 0 Carres
QEGS went into the Semi Final feeling fairly confident after their last two victories and in the end, their confidence paid off as they beat Carres 1 – 0, after a good all round performance from everyone in the QEGS team. The man of the match went to George Parkinson after scoring the only goal of the match, but special credit must go to goal keeper Max Marritt and the back four of Anton Kiss, Aaron Smith, Harry Alexander and Jack Leggate for keeping a clean sheet against a previously free scoring team.
Final – QEGS U13s 0 – 2 Deeping
QEGS arrived at Ravendale Drive with a good attitude and a team lifted by high morale, however, the victory wasn’t to be. QEGS failed to take their chances in the first half, leaving a lot to do in the second half, and unfortunately for QEGS there wasn’t enough time to change the result. After the final whistle, QEGS left the pitch with an overall result that unfortunately, didn’t really reflect their performance. QEGS still did extremely well to reach the final and their performances throughout the cup deserve appreciation, even though they couldn’t bring home the trophy. The QEGS team are looking forward to their next chance to try and win the cup and hopefully next year, they can bring back the trophy.
The team would like to say a massive thank you to Mr Randman who manged the team for both the league and cup matches. Without his organisation, commitment and support the team wouldn’t have been as successful as they were. Thanks Sir!
Written by Louis Jones 8B
On the 15th of March, 32 of our enthusiastic Year 9 Art students visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a day of hands on making inspired by the incredible sculptures found in the park.
We were very fortunate with the weather and students received a guided tour from one of the parks resident artists and created work in both paper and clay mediums as we toured the grounds. Students were also treated to a viewing of the new Tony Cragg exhibition which had only opened this month.
Students were impeccably behaved, our guide was very impressed with our student’s knowledge and understanding of sculptural techniques as well as their own insights of what they thought the work represents.
29 Year 9 and 10 students went to the Lincoln Showground for 'Voice It'. Professional musicians led a variety of interactive workshops including song writing, connect with your audience and backing vocals. Students had the opportunity to talk to some leading people in the industry including Elliott Morris (ex-QEGS student now singer songwriter), Gilson Lavis (professional drummer for 50+ years, working with artists including Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland & Ed Sheeran), the ACM Gospel Choir and one of Jess Glynn's backing singers. In addition, students volunteered to perform in the open mic session, singing in front of an audience of 200 other students on a professional stage. It was an amazing day and all the students enjoyed themselves as well as gaining useful tips and strategies for developing as a musician and performer.