Physical Education is at the heart of the school. Both students and staff are fully involved in the participation and running of extracurricular clubs. Our curriculum is broad and diverse, ensuring that all students experience success and engage in lifelong sports.
Our school is fortunate enough to have a large sports hall, use of the main hall and extensive playing fields on site. We also make full use of the local Swimming Pool, Fitness suite, Tennis club, Squash club and Astroturf facilities.
As a department we encourage participation and competition in a variety of sports with teams in Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country, Badminton, Rounders, Table Tennis and Cricket. For the vast majority of sports we progress through to county and regional level.
Individuals from QEGS are frequently selected for County teams; we also boast several Academy and National performers within the school in an array of activities.
Examination in PE is of great importance to us, ensuring high level performers can achieve academically within this subject at both GCSE and A Level.
We have recently set up a Sports Council in order to once again drive the department forwards.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents, local community members, our governors and the parents association for their continued support in our aim to continually develop our subject.
Our school has a long tradition of successful music and drama. Peripatetic music staff provide instrumental tuition and many of our pupils are involved in our weekly extra curricular music programme including a wide range of choirs, large and small ensembles catering for all abilities and all music genres and styles. In addition, the school is a Music Centre Partner with the Lincolnshire Music Service, which has extended opportunities to experience music in a wider context both as a performer and as an audience member. Most recently this has included the Lincolnshire Schools Prom (Embassy Theatre, Skegness), regular GCSE Music concerts by Viva Sinfonia, visiting specialist tutors in Taiko drumming and Samba, and performing at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Music Department encourages pupils to join the county orchestras and choirs and a large proportion of our pupils do this. We have an annual concert programme including 3 formal concerts, a jazz evening and several recital evenings. Our Drama and Music departments work collaboratively to produce a musical production too.
During the year we arrange many visits and expeditions of broad educational value, related to particular subjects or outdoor pursuits. Our sailing club, for example, operates at Hykeham Sailing Club, where students learn to sail and develop the skills required for competitive and recreational sailing.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is well established at bronze, silver and gold levels. Our school has also established links with a field study centre in the Yorkshire Dales and residential trips are organised annually by form for Year 8 pupils.
We are twinned with a private school in the south of France (near Toulouse) and with a gymnasium near Hannover in Germany.
The history department arranges an annual trip abroad, alternating between the First World War Battlefields (Flanders and the Somme) and a Berlin Trip as part of the study of Kaiser to Fuehrer, Germany 1890-1945, but where we also look at some of the Cold War sites that link to our A Level coursework unit on the USA, 1890-2000.
Other visits abroad in recent years have included trips to view Art Galleries in Paris, London, Barcelona and Madrid.