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

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

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.

 

Spanish Exchange Trip 2015

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The Spanish exchange visit to Madrid was ¡estupendo! We had a very busy week during which we visited most of the sights of Madrid including the Prado art gallery and the Museo Reina Sofía to see Picasso's iconic 'Guernica'. We also had tour of the Royal Palace, a day in Segovia with it's impressive Roman aqueduct and Alcázar and a tour of Real Madrid's stadium Santiago Bernabéu. Chocolate con churros in Madrid's oldest chocolatería was a definite highlight. The farewell dinner at one of the Spanish parents' restaurants was a lovely way to round off the week. Our new exchange school, Colegio Santa María de Yermo, were extremely welcoming and we very much look forward to returning their hospitality when they come to Hexham for a week on 1st July. I know that the students are counting down the days!

 

West Northumberland Food Bank

Representatives from the West Northumberland Food Bank were in school on Monday to collect 235 items donated by staff and students before half term. This will make 150 meals for families in and around West Northumberland. A big thank you to all those contributing to this important project.

 

CERN Visit 2015

CERN Trip 2015
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17 upper sixth students went to see the world's largest physics experiment at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics) in Geneva on 10 February. Staying as the Youth Hostel in Geneva, they spent a day looking around the various experiments, and speaking to some to of the world experts in particle physics. They saw the control room of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where the control systems ensure that the protons make over 11000 circuits every second around the 27km long track.

CERN Trip 2015
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Year 9 Options: Update to ICT Course

If you are in Year 9 and considering ICT as one of your your options for next year. Please have a look at the updated information for the ICT: Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) ICT Course beginning in September 2015.

 

First Aid with St John Ambulance

  • Do you know what the “R” stands for in CPR?
  • What is the alternative emergency number in Europe?

St. John Ambulance Logo These questions were answered and more as 46 Year 12 and 13 students took part in a First Aid course on Tuesday 27th January with St. John’s Ambulance at QEHS. Students found the day “very informative” and “fun and interactive” and will receive a certificate for completing the combined Basic First Aid and Essential First Aid All Ages course.

Sixth Form Pastoral Team.