“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

27th January 2019

Making a presentation is an important life skill and it has been a real pleasure this week to listen to members of our Sixth Form giving their final presentations for the Educational Project Qualification that contributes towards their university offers. Topics included many diverse and interesting subjects ranging from Luke Hiorns-
Boddington’s informative scientific study of ‘Beta-lactamase enzymes in antibiotic resistant bacteria: mechanisms, solutions and a statistical overview’, to Ella Milner’s psychological assessment of ‘Was Charles Manson born or made?’ All of the presentations were impressive and this level of research and study will place our students in an excellent position for examination success this summer.

There was an equally impressive presentation of a different sort with Millie Pates’ wonderful baking having been selected as a National Finalist in the Teflon Diamond Standard Award Cooking Competition held in London. Millie’s Stilton and mushroom wellington with puff pastry was beautifully presented and Millie received a Headmaster’s Commendation in assembly.

Presenting certificates for student achievements is always a pleasure and this week we recognised the achievements of Ella Milner, Leah Hoban, Eleanor Seymour, Sophie Young and Lucy Poole who were all recognised alongside Luke Phipps in the Junior School in the ISA National Art Competition.

Our Junior School children in Year 5 certainly presented a picture of happy and enthusiastic children performing alongside thousands of other children in a wonderful Young Voices Concert at the NEC as a highlight in a week when so many pupils provided such a positive impression of life at QHS. Kind regards

Tim Hoyle
Headmaster

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