Additional Activities


"Pupils are confident and enthusiastic learners with a thirst for knowledge and pride in their achievements."
(Ofsted)


In addition to music, drama and sport, Queenswood School has extra-curricular activities in many areas including art, chess, computing, debating, embroidery, first aid, gardening, food technology and International Activities.

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Competitions

We believe that emotional health is vitally important and we actively encourage opportunities for our pupils to enjoy competition: this helps them to develop ambition, aspirations, a culture of hard work and healthy resiliance. They celebrate their own achievements and applaud the success of their friends. Each year we have an Inter-House Quiz, Music Competition, a 'Dragons Den', Sports Day and lots of other opportunities for team work and fun.

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School Visits

Where appropriate, educational visits are arranged to places of interest in the area. All outings are managed strictly in accordance with the School's Educational Visits and Trips Health and Safety Policy. A suitable teacher-pupil ratio is observed with additional assistance of parent helpers.

Queenswood School uses a licensed public service mini-coach, and all drivers are PSV/PCV qualified. The vehicles are maintained to a very high standard and are fully fitted with lap and diagonal seat belts.

Bolton Castle

Marching at Bolton Castle

Yorkshire Dales

Enjoying the glorious Yorkshire Dales

Partner Schools

Initially, we received a grant of €25,000 from the British Council to fund our international work. "Children were able to talk confidently about global issues" Unicef Level 1 Rights Respecting assessor 2016 This enabled us to visit our European partner schools.

The project we shared worked on healthy life-styles and exercises, called 'Wake Up Shake Up and we were delighted to be the co-ordinating school, leading the project.

All pupils at Queenswood have worked on aspects of this project, sharing work with our partners in France, Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania and Kenya. We sent work and used Skype and had a dedicated website to share our work. Since then we have developed our international work a great deal and now have partner schools in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt and India as well as many other European countries. Here are some memories of our visit to the Leo Karsarvin School in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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As well as opportunities to visit our partner schools, we regularly have skype sessions to share our thoughts, work and ideas

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Our annual International Cafe is always fun and we welcome all parents and friends to share the celebration with us

Lithuania

In Lithuania

Giving to Charity

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We always enjoy raising money for various charities; these are chosen by the School Council. Activites range from football penalty shoot-out competitions, a skipping festival, coffee mornings and raffles, shoebox collections at Christmas, Harvest food parcels, and many more!



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Supporting British Values and Community Cohesion

Developing social awareness is fundamental to the educational experience at Queenswood. Our children take part in Friendship Groups with local Homes for the elderly and we have a Club with a nearby nursery. "Leaders create and support an atmosphere of calm and respect for others which fills the school and results in pupils’ outstanding behaviour and mutual support"
Ofsted
We invite members of the wider school community to join us for the annual Grandparents' Afternoon Tea and there are many other events when we welcome local residents to join us - such as the International Cafe and the various performing arts events. Our children enjoy an annual event with the Morley Adult Learners Group, organised by Morley Library which is always lively and fun! We invite members of the police, emergency services, local council and other people in public life to come and speak with the children. These opportunities, supported by the school's PSHE programme actively involve the children in our fundamental British values: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerence of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Ringpulls

Children collected ring-pulls to support a project funding wheelchairs for the disabled

Donations

We donated Christmas gifts to Leeds Community Trust

Bradford Muslim Association

We welcomed a speaker from the Bradford Muslim Assocation to meet with our children


"Pupils appreciate the value of learning about people from different cultures. They are open-minded and curious about others' religious beliefs and traditions, and they are happy to accept and celebrate differences"
Ofsted

Visiting friends at Knowle Manor for the Friendship Club

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Valentine cards to residents of Knowle Manor

Our older children enjoy spending time with friends at Knowle Manor, a residential Home for the Elderly and also at a local nursery where they share interests and acitivities. These Friendship Club activities are very popular!

"Pupils are polite and considerate to adults and other young people"
Ofsted