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Christmas Festivities at QE

Date Posted: 19/12/2012 | Posted In: Latest news

Students at QE are certainly getting into the festive spirit, but still working hard in the run up to Christmas as most have exams in January.

 More than one hundred A level History students enjoyed the annual History Xmas Quiz. Competing in teams of four, they pitted their wits against each other in rounds which included music, pictures and general history knowledge. The winners of the Quiz were Caitlin Brennan, Thomas Johnson, Ryan Taylor and Rich Hodgson.

Gary Darby, Head of History, said:

‘To have so many students taking part in the Quiz was fantastic. Everyone seemed to have a good time and hopefully all have improved their knowledge of History!’

At the same time that the History Quiz was going on, Sport & Leisure students organised a Gangnam  style dance session in the sports hall to raise additional funds for Danny Steven‘s head shave in aid of St Teresa’s Hospice.  Again, this was a highly popular, fun and very successful event. Staff and students went along in their droves and £400 was raised for the Hospice.

Nancy Wall, Head of Leisure Studies, commented:

‘The event was organised as part of the  Sport &Leisure students’ course. Those who took part paid £1.50 for the privilege and in return got a Santa hat and enjoyed the exercise. Many of those who chose not to dance also paid! It was a very enjoyable way of raising funds and thanks must go to the Dance students who led the session.’