It was a day full of fun, laughter and tears as Year 13 took over the school with their 'toys and games' themed activities for 'Leavers Day'. There were lots of wet Year 7's in the morning as the girls armed themselves with water guns in the Quad. The school had been somewhat redecorated and there was, of course, the traditional bouncy castle and ice cream van on the fields followed by a special lunch with staff and an emotional leavers assembly.
We wish the very best to the departing Year 13 both for their exams and for their next steps into Higher Education or their gap year. The year group have impressed staff throughout their time in the Sixth Form with both their commitment to their studies and their good humour as well as their strong relationships with girls lower down the school.
Highlights must include their very original panto performances and their 'join in' and 'muck in' attitude, especially with school sports teams and house competitions. We sorry to lose so many great leaders, inspiring role models and so many smiling faces but we know they will be back!
The whole school gathered for an emotional assembly after lunch when a number of the Year 13 girls spoke about their fond memories of Queen’s. From trips to Sainsbury’s to trips to Peru, there were plenty of tears as the girls talked about how the Sixth Form had changed them as a person and their love for the school, where the teachers genuinely really care and they have made friendships for life.
Head Girl Alex McDonald said: “I’ve had to make many speeches about how great Queen's is over the past year, and it’s always been really easy because I’ve loved it here. But this time it’s been really hard, to sum up how much the school has meant to us. So I’m sorry if this is either really short or really rambly. Miss Jones said last week that sometimes you can’t really appreciate how special the school is until you leave and I think we showed that when we were sobbing our hearts out to Honour Wisdom in the cathedral last week. Sometimes you don’t know you’re in the good old days until you leave them. But I’d just like to say a massive thank you to the school on behalf of all of us in the class of 2019. You have made us want to be queens girls for all our days.”