Great Expectations Part One - Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2017.  Start time 7.00pm.

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"Join us for the first half of an epic journey through the greatest story ever told. The tale of Pip, Charles Dickens' mighty "Great Expectations" will straddle the two ends of this academic year. Part One of this two-part adaptation will be performed next week on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December in the Main Hall at 7pm. (Please note the earlier than usual start time). Part Two will form our Trinity Term drama production in July 2018. Lose yourself in the interlocking destinies of some of the most celebrated characters in English Literature, brought to life by a huge and eclectic cast drawn from students in every year group in the school and with a record number of teaching staff mining their thespian talent! This promises to be a very special evening of live theatre."

Library News

QEGS Pupil Librarian Becomes Scout Librarian

I was delighted to hear from the parents of Owen Hardman in Year 8 who wrote in to share their good news; Librarian Scout badge awarded to Owen. What wonderful news to hear in the New Year, and so very much well-deserved? Owen who has helped in the Library since Year 7, then moving onto the training programme for QEGS Pupil Librarians in Year 8 becoming team leader, is an absolute asset to the smooth running of our Library. His ideas amaze me, his confidence and his knowledge are to be praised, his passion and dedication for being here every lunchtime is something I am very proud of, and I also know that he too is. This award was truly deserved and I have every confidence that skills gained here at QEGS will have helped him go forward for this award. Owen was thrilled to share with me the tasks he had to complete in order to achieve this award; as you can see, quite a detailed list:

To earn your Scout Librarian badge you must:

  1. Show that you know how to look after books and e-readers.
  2. Show that you can use a Library catalogue.
  3. Explain how fiction and non-fiction books are arranged on the shelves. Why are they treated differently?
  4. Learn what is meant by a reference book or material. Use some of these references to gather information for a journey with a purpose:
  • leisure leaflet or webpage
  • bus or train timetable
  • almanac or a who’s who
  • gazetteer or Yellow Pages
  1. Show how you would search for information using the internet
  2. Talk to your assessor about:
  • books you have read and why you enjoyed them
  • information you found from books or websites
  • accessing books on the internet to download to an e-reader

It would be fantastic to hear more success stories such as this one – using skills gained through the PL training programme and of course Library lessons. Well done Owen, I hope you continue to succeed in all you do.

V B Dewhurst / Head of Library