Weekly update from the Head: 1 October

QHS pupils enjoy green field igloo

I have very much enjoyed getting to know our Year 7 cohort this week on their Bonding Trip to Yorkshire. The group has walked the Roman walls, looked around The York Minster, had a cruise on the Ouse, tasted chocolate at The Chocolate Factory, journeyed back in time at Scarborough Castle, enjoyed the rides at Flamingo Land and
competed for their House in the Year 7 Bowling Competition. A great trip and special thank you to all of the staff involved.

As a school claiming that ‘music, drama and sport should be the heartbeat of the school’ I am delighted that the school was recognised for our commitment to providing high quality music for all children and young people with the award of the Music Mark. Developing the performing arts is one of the key themes of our school development
plan and I congratulate our hard working and dedicated music department on this achievement.

A study of a professional performance is one component of the GCSE Drama specification. Our GCSE Drama and Music students completed this task and enjoyed some high quality professional theatre last week with a visit to see the award winning musical Kinky Boots at the Royal & Derngate.

Our new Junior School playground equipment has been welcomed by all children at Lindens this week. We now have some excellent areas for children to explore, discover and play around the school site as we look to develop our Forest School activities.

Thank you to all that attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning and Scarecrow Trail on Friday morning which raised more than £400. It was a wonderful school occasion with ‘Minions’ voted the winners of the parent and pupil vote, narrowly ahead of ‘People Who Help Us’.

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