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Jazz and Rock Academy DayDrumming at the Jazz and Rock Academy DayAt the end of January, West Street Jazz (our school jazz band) was invited to take part in a county Jazz and Rock Academy day.  They performed two pieces as part of a series of workshops, alongside bands from other schools, and received advice from professional musicians such as Mary Pearce, Simon Bates and Dave Swift.  In the evening they watched the professionals perform and also participated in the concert themselves.  It was quite a day!
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Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Sailing Team stormed their annual regatta and came home with two trophies. Beckett Marshall, 15, took first place in the Topper class, with Roisin Waters, 17, achieving second place and Adam Kemp, 15, third. All three sailors not only beat the competition from other Lincolnshire schools, but also managed to finish before a sailor who will sail at the Topper Worlds at Lake Garda in the summer.

QEGS 16 Sailing Regatta Students

Horncastle’s sixteen participating students can be proud of their achievements. QEGS Sailing Club runs during the summer months with students travelling to Hykeham Sailing Club to sail and develop their racing skills. Staff and Sixth form students who have gained RYA Instructor qualifications will be running Learn to Sail courses over the summer. For more information see the LDSA website. Mr O’Neill, who runs QEGS Sailing, is planning to extend participation to Banovallum students next year. The school’s Sailing Club has been running since the 1980s.


QEGS students learning to play bridge under the guidance of Reg LoosleyThree tables of QEGS students, aged between 12 and 17, have taken the opportunity to learn to play bridge under the guidance of Reg Loosley.   Every Tuesday night, for an hour and a half after school, an English classroom is transformed into a hot-house of potential new generation bridge players, who are enthusiastic, committed and determined to take on Boston Bridge Club at Christmas.  Watch this space!






On Thursday 25th June 28 students went to Cadwell Park to perform as part of the National Cycling Championships Samba Band.  Organised by the Lincolnshire Music Service, the 600-piece band performed on the bank of the track by the start line.  The sun was shining and we all had a great day.

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