In honour of the 70th anniversary of D-Day celebrations, Queen Mary’s was delighted to experience a stunning air show directly above the school. The local pilots were practising for a display they are performing locally and used the air space above the school to fly in perfect formation for our enjoyment.
The Year 4 girls have enjoyed baking their own break buns in the Food Technology kitchen. As part of their DT curriculum, which began in Year 3, they have been sampling break from all around the world (including pitta bread, naan bread, croissants, focaccia and bagels).
On April 27th 2014, Polly (Year 10) and her lovely young horse Benjamin Brush won BE100 at Northallerton Horse Trials. They were first off on the Sunday morning in Section H and led from the dressage phase on a score of 26.5. They achieved a clear show jumping round and a fast round a cross country.
Queen Mary’s is exceptionally proud of two of our Year 8 & 9 parents, Mrs Grafton and Mrs Patrick who are taking part in the Coast to Coast charity walk. On 30th April, they will be leaving St Bees in Cumbria to walk for 11 long days to reach Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire, covering around 20 miles each day. They are walking to raise money for PPR brain tumour foundation and also Hearing Dogs – both of which make a huge difference to people locally.
In celebrating 35 years of the Queen Mary’s Chapel Choir, the school has put on a choral workshop to teach the girls about different kinds of group singing. In a very exciting day, each of the 5 choirs had separate choral workshops with Kevin Fox, a Swingle Singer – how cool is that?!
Alexa Wilkinson, Year 8, has been taking steps to jump start her singing career by participating in competitions in the local area. Alexa took part in the Harrogate Festival which took place over 2 weekends (8/9th March and 15/16th March) where she came a fantastic 1st in the unaccompanied folk song category singing ‘Danny Boy’, followed by a 2nd place position in the Year 13 and below class singing ‘Homeward Bound’ and ‘How Beautiful Are The Feet’.
Queen Mary’s is delighted to invite Paul Rafferty to officially open this one of a kind W.O.L.F Run this Sunday at 2pm!
Paul is the founder and Chief Executive of MBCUK, a nationally recognised awarding body for mountain bike coach-leader awards. Outdoor education is a foundation of Paul’s personal interests as he was a Top 20 Finisher in the London Marathon and most recently was a World Championship Ironman qualifier to name but a few of his accolades!