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Queen Mary’s 12 Days of Christmas

Queen Mary’s is celebrating the festive season with 12 days of Christmas. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate both excellence and fun across the school community:

Day 1 – We look back at the wonderful Queen Mary’s School Chapel Choir performing ‘A Ceremony of Carols’.

Day 2  – Congratulations to Art Scholars, Mathilda M and Fleur S, whose artwork was chosen to appear on this year’s Queen Mary’s Christmas Cards.

Day 3 – Skiing, Ice Skating and an Enchanted Christmas Walk. The girls in Boarding got into the Christmas Spirit with a visit to Stockeld Park.

Day 4 – Christmas decorations are a plenty throughout the school from the Reception tree to the beautiful tree in the Great Hall donated by Newburgh Christmas Trees. Many thanks to Steve Wombwell and Wilf Standeven.

Day 5  – Prep School Choir (Years 3 – 6) perform songs from ‘The Little Match Girl’.

Day 6  – Girls from the Community Service Group visited Dementia Day Care in Thirsk to talk and spend time with the patients. The girls took board games and jigsaws puzzles and sang Christmas carols, accompanied by Suzannah P on the keyboard.

Day 7  – A pet dinosaur? A telescope? A party dress? What will you be asking Santa to bring? Pre-Prep have been practising their handwriting by composing letters to Santa.

Day 8  – Northern Schools Dance Competition success for Queen Mary’s! Congratulations to Pippa G and Imogen S in Year 6 who were declared the winners of the Key Stage 2 category, Ruby A and Eloise C in Year 5 who were the runners up of the Key Stage 2 category, Grace SM in Year 9 who was the runner up of the Key Stage 3 category and Romilly S in Year 10 who came 3rd in the Key Stage 4 category. It was wonderful to host the event.

Day 9  – Serious festive fun on the penultimate day of term!

Day 10  – Some of Queen Mary’s School’s youngest pupils have filmed a ‘movie’, written by Alistair Cowey, as they tell the story of the first Christmas at Queen Mary’s School, North Yorkshire.

Day 11  –  Year 8 have been using a poinsettia plant to make a Christmas pH indicator. Filter paper was soaked in a distilled solution made with the red leaves of a poinsettia and then acids and alkalis were used to form colourful patterns on the paper.

Day 12  – The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Ripon Cathedral was a glorious end to the Autumn Term.

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