Boys learn as much outside the classroom
Sometimes boys learn as much out of the classroom as in it. Climbing in the Himalayas, singing in the USA, skiing in the Alps and just enjoying Bristol Zoo – we believe in offering rich and diverse experiences beyond the classroom which complement what we do in school.
Younger boys throw themselves into the annual activities week in Devon, older ones tackle the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the annual Ten Tors Competition.
Holidays invariably see a QEH party abroad: historians to World War I battlefields, linguists to Spain, classicists and philosophers to Italy, geographers to Iceland, biologists to the Galapagos Islands, artists to Barcelona, musicians to Italy or the USA and rugby tourists to Australia or South Africa. Every year the school offers travel awards of up to £1000 to individuals for their own expeditions.
We think of others too through fundraising and social work. Regular ‘mufti’ days and Children in Need collections see large amounts raised: Year 7 boys undertake a sponsored hike each year for charity. Recent projects have seen boys working in practical ways to support the homeless and asylum seekers, putting our school motto, “While we have time, let us do good”, into practice.