Extra Curricular

Beyond the Classroom

Extra Curricular Activities

Our aim is to develop rounded human beings through a broad and challenging range of educational experiences. So, while we place due emphasis on the academic aspects of school life, the education on offer at QEGS extends far beyond the classroom.

We offer a full programme of during and after-school clubs, societies and activities and both pupils and students are encouraged to join in. There are plenty of non-sporting pastimes and pursuits, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Art Club, Debating Society, Electronics Club and the Chess Club. For sporting enthusiasts, activities range from netball to golf, and from tennis to rugby.

Sport

Our school has a long-standing and deserved reputation for the quality of its sports provision and for playing sport both competitively and fairly.

QEGS pupils and students benefit from excellent sports facilities and the school’s Playing Fields at Lammack are a hive of activity and sporting encouragement most Saturday mornings. The dedication of QEGS staff in encouraging a love of sport and then developing individual talents and team ethics is second to none.

This translates into high standards on the playing field, court, course or pool and a recognition of the role sport has to play, alongside academic achievement, in helping boys and girls appreciate a healthy lifestyle, in an environment of healthy competition.

The Arts

Art is located in Hartley House where pupils and students are encouraged to work in a variety of materials. The GCSE and A level work is displayed throughout the school and pupils and students benefit from trips abroad to study famous works.

Design Technology allows pupils and students to develop artistic flair within the product design course where the addition of the latest computer technology can aid this process.

The Music Department offers pupils and students of all standards the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of ensembles which perform in numerous concerts, theatre productions and events throughout the year. Many pupils and students have individual instrumental lessons which enables them to perform in a variety of genres both in and out of school.

Although Drama is not an examined subject, it plays an important part in school life. Pupils and students are encouraged to take part in the main school musical as well as plays and they also have the opportunity to study drama further through ‘Little Voices’ drama school, who use our facilities.