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QEGS students achieved 7 golds, 16 silvers and 21 bronzes in this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 250,000 students from across the UK sat the challenge with approximately the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze. Well done to all that took part. Special congratulations to Amanda Platt (Yr8) , Adam Zarien, Isaac Keeling and Owen Wilkinson (Yr7) who have qualified to take part in the Junior Mathematical Kangaroo due to their impressive scores. This will take place on Tuesday June 13th 2017.

DofE practiceSixty six students in Years 9 and 10 took part in the Bronze Practice Expedition in the Lincolnshire Wolds on 19th-20th May. All the students walked in good spirits and worked well in their teams. The weather was a little wet at times but their spirits weren’t dampened. Everyone is looking forward to the actual expedition in July.

 

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!
  
Jazz and Rock Academy Day A tuba being played at the Jazz and Rock Academy Day Jazz and Rock Academy Day
 

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.