The workshop was in printmaking techniques and the girls designed several different types of monoprints, using inks and rollers to create their designs, printing from leaves, drawing on the reverse of the paper and drawing directly into the ink before printing it. Each process producing very different results – the girls enjoyed trying these techniques out and the unpredictability of the results made it more exciting.
Despite the frosty weather, Queen Mary’s are still accepting scholarship applications! Whether your daughter has a particular aptitude for Academics, Sport, Music or Art, (or all 4) then why not apply for an award of which you could receive up to 30% remission from fees. The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd January.
Within the National news last week, there was a feature on the forest fires in Australia and how the koalas had been affected. As you may have seen, the poor Koala’s weren’t able to move away fast enough and therefore burnt their paws. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) were launching an appeal for members of the public to make mittens for the koalas to wear whilst their paws were healing.
Queen Mary’s School would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We are ready and excited for the girls to return to school tonight and tomorrow morning to kick start yet another busy term with lots to look forward to including more Sports fixtures than ever before, camping with Miss Charmer and lots of Drama including the Y3 & 4 production of “Revolting Rhymes” to name a few!
The girls of Queen Mary’s have done themselves proud once again with their exceptional achievements in the recent ABRSM music examinations. The school has upheld a 100% pass rate for 4 years running, with examinations taking place each term in everything from voice to the saxophone.
For the first time ever, the Great British Bake Off took over Queen Mary’s School on Friday to hold a competition of its own. With over 40 entries into the 3 categories of girls, staff and parents, the competition was hot! Each entry cost £5 that would go towards the two house charities, and following the judging, all the cakes were to be raffled off for the ultimate taste test.
Year 6 pupils spent a very worthwhile morning at Crucial Crew on the 19th November. Seven scenarios were set up, each one teaching pupils about staying safe and how to respond to emergencies. These included dealing with a river accident and dialling 999, attending a court hearing which focused on how alcohol affects judgement and gaining a criminal record.
The Year 3 girls have been busy taking part in a construction challenge within Design Technology. Whilst looking at famous landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and The Shard in London, the children looked at the design of these fantastic structures, for shape and size ideas, before starting to create their own masterpieces! Ms Sharp, a parent who currently works in Engineering, kindly volunteered to offer an expert eye.