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The start of every new academic year produces many challenges for the rowers of Queen Elizabeth High School. The first is the 50km (31mile) Boston Rowing Marathon starting in Lincoln and finishing in Boston. QEHSRC entered 42 rowers in 15 crews, many deciding to tackle the course in the small boat categories of single and double sculls.

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Last Friday, a cohort of almost eighty former pupils of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School began to arrive in Hexham to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the commencement of their secondary education in the town.

A smaller group, who have met for regular annual get togethers, set about organising a major reunion, which was held at Hexham Abbey function rooms on Saturday 15 September. Planning began over a year ago and involved booking the venue and setting up a Facebook page to track down and recruit members who were cross referenced against lists from yearbooks. The Hexham Courant also ran an article several months ago, which attracted more attendees.

Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Welcome to Sixth Form Evening on Tuesday 18 September 2018. The presentation from the evening is available below as a PDF document. 

The latest edition of the Sixth Form Bulletin is out now:

For parents/carers and students who are receiving the Sixth Form Bulletin for the first time with the move up to Year 12, we have compiled a short guide which demonstrates what each section of the Bulletin includes:

Due to unforeseen circumstances all dancing classes have been postponed until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Fifteen of our Year 10 computing students ended a trip as proud owners of the latest Raspberry Pi kit, and Mr Williams brought back an Oculus Go – he promises to bring in to school once it is charged up!.

We were guests of EY at their annual conference, this year focusing on the future of technology. Not being sure what this meant, we went with open minds - and were rewarded:

  • Artificial Intelligence can be great, but getting beaten at Connect 4 by a computer is not much fun, and we need to watch out for deep fakes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkoi7sZvWiU
  • Virtual Reality can make you ill, but it is very funny watching someone else with a headset on
  • Augmented Reality can really enhance the world around us and we used HP Reveal to create some of our won content. We will also look out for BlippAR.
  • Process Mining is very powerful and enables us to delve into real data to identify real yet fixable issues, like with the Finnish health care system