A further donation by Old Blackburnian David Pickering to Dr Butler's chosen charity Children with Cancer UK has meant that the total raised has now exceeded £5,000.
Over fifty pupils from various schools in Blackburn met at QEGS, Blackburn on Friday 30th September to pool ideas in order to produce a Peace Charter for Blackburn with Darwen.
Pupils mixed and shared ideas and the leaders of the event, Jo Siddle from St Thomas’s and Steve Archer from Witton, were delighted with the imagination that the young people showed.
Many thanks to those families and staff whom were able to attend and support the first Junior and Infant Ramble of the academic year.
The walk around Brockholes Nature Reserve took us just over an hour, and we were blessed with warm weather as we ambled along. The children completed the walk by demolishing some rather delicious looking ice cream from the café at Brockholes. Many thanks to Adam Ashraf (5R) for taking this photograp...
QEGS was delighted to see over a quarter of pupils gaining at least five A*-A in their GCSEs. The % A*-C was 82.2, encouraging considering that a significant proportion of the Year Group joined the school in Year 10, after the change to Free School status.
This year’s cohort – a much larger one than in previous years – gained the results predicted, showing considerable progress over what were disappointing AS results last year.
71% gained A*-C and the pass rate remained high at 98%.