QEHS,
Whetstone Bridge Road,
Hexham,
Northumberland,
NE46 3JB.
Tel: 01434 610300

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
Community and Leisure Courses Spring 2015
 

Maths Feast

Maths Feast Competition at Northumbria University

Four Year 10 students represented QEHS a maths competition held at Northumbria University on 18 March. There were teams from 21 schools across the north east region and the students from QEHS came 5th overall. They scored the highest mark of all the teams on a particularly difficult round where they had to teach themselves set theory in 5 minutes then answer questions on the topic.

QEHS Team at Maths Feast Competition

A great result; well done team.

 

Bonjour de la France

French Exchange 2015

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A group of 40 students from Years 10 and 12 had a wonderful time in France last week as we visited our partner school, Lycée Flaubert, in Rouen, Normandy.

As well as building on friendships forged during the French visit to Hexham in November, our students gained a valuable insight into French life by staying with host families and attending school.

In addition, a varied programme of visits to Paris, Honfleur, a goat farm in Etretat, La Bouille and, of course, Rouen itself allowed the students to experience the very best of northern France.

The students who are studying French at GCSE and A-level were able to use their language skills and develop their understanding and vocabulary.

Mr Harbron, Mr Mullins, Ms Hawkins and Mr Olsen were very proud of the way in which our students took advantage of the week to fully engage with both the French culture and language and a special thanks goes out to Élodie Faber and the students and families of Lycée Flaubert.

 

YDT Achieve national success at U Dance 2015


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Youth Dance Tynedale were one of only four groups from across the UK chosen for New Dimensions from the 20 that performed in the selection day at the Southbank Centre in London on Saturday 28 March. This is a fantastic achievement for all the young dancers involved and recognition of the challenging work that that Anthony has created for the group.

The group will attend a 4 day national youth dance festival in Plymouth 22 to 25 July. YDT will perform ‘The Great Dictator’ at the Theatre Royal and will watch another 2 main stage performances. This incredible participatory programme also includes technique classes, workshops and dance experiences led by outstanding dance teachers, choreographers and artists in the industry. The event will culminate in a mass outdoor dance for hundreds of young people involved in the festival. This is a chance for YDT to meet, network and socialise with other young dancers from all over the UK.

Read more on on the New Dimensions Selection on the Youth Dance England website

 

Eclipse

A crowd on onlookers watched a breathtaking eclipse on Friday morning at QEHS, light cloud cover allowing an excellent view.

Eclipse viewed from QEHS

 

Spring Concert 2015

Tuesday 24 March at 7.30pm QEHS Hydro Building Winter Gardens

Come along to our fantastic Spring concert to see some of the great musical talent we have in school including: choirs, string orchestra, wind band, jazz band and more.

Ticks £5 (£3 student concession) available on the door.

QEHS Spring Concert 2015 Tuesday 24 March at 7.30
 

English Indoor Championship Success

1500m Silver Medal Presentation

After a great run at the English Indoor Championships at Sheffield on 28 Feb, Max was awarded his silver medal by Nick McCormick; Olympian and former QEHS student. Nick took the time to pass on some advice to the current QEHS student after a personal best in the under 17 1500m race.