As part of the Horncastle music and arts festival at St Mary's church, the music department organised a lunchtime concert. The programme included a wide variety of musical genres and styles, soloists and ensembles. The Girls' Choir started the concert with an African song, Siyahamba, sung in 3 parts a capella. Oliver Jones, Isaac Keeling and Patrick Fox all played piano solos, and Nell Glenn sang, accompanying herself on the guitar. Emma Sintim played an electric guitar solo from her grade 8 repertoire. A group of students from 8SR performed their own composition, a drumming piece they had created as part of their Year 8 lessons on African music. The string ensemble took part with the Whirligig Suite and the girls' choir concluded the programme with Run by Snow Patrol. The concert was well-received by the audience and provided another exciting opportunity for students to experience live music.
The University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University have teamed up with Lincoln Book Festival Trust to launch the first ever Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition this year.
The competition is open to writers of all ages and the deadline for entries is Friday 30th June 2017.
We're looking for short stories of exactly 50 words in the Gothic genre. That could be stories of monsters, magic, mystery or romance - or a mixture of all of the above!
Please read the letter below, sent on behalf of Lincoln Book Festival Trust, with more details on the competition, along with an entry form and the terms and conditions.
The engineering festival was held at Lincoln cathedral and aimed to provide students with hands on insight to the potential engineering careers in the Lincolnshire area. With activities, displays of the latest in local technology, access to experienced engineering professionals from local businesses, along with exhibits and tours of the engineering heritage, students were able to appreciate the role of engineering in society and business and how science and technology is impacting lives.
The day was very successful with all students gaining a true insight into engineering and potential career opportunities.
“The part of the day I enjoyed the most was learning about gas powered energy sources at the Siemens stand. I also learnt about the teamwork and communication that is needed when making turbines.”
“I really liked looking at the variety of engineering stands and getting a lot of advice on careers from engineers.”
“It has inspired me to pursue a career in engineering.”
"At QEGS we recognise that students and their families can be affected by the impact of dementia. This year we are aiming to help create a dementia friendly generation who are aware and empathetic towards dementia sufferers. We have teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society who will be delivering awareness sessions to our students, staff and parents. Now with the money provided from the Horncastle & District Health & Wellbeing Fund we are delighted that we can extend this opportunity through our adult education programme to benefit the local community, offering training in addition to awareness sessions both of which will be free of charge." Mrs Payne, Headteacher.