Soft Song is the antithesis of Fun Song. Of course, that is not to say that it isn’t fun, rather that the criteria of the competition are about the quality of singing and communication. There is not a year that goes by where the girls do not exceed my expectations (to quote a well-loved School …
What sort of activities and events do girls experience as part of Duncan?
We have several events, the most popular being Fun Song during the Michaelmas Term. We use this event to help ease new girls into what QM and the House system is all about. We always start by selecting a great song and then try our best to sing it and perform our best dance routines, all while wearing fabulous costumes. In the Lent Term, we take a calmer approach and take part in Soft Song, a more choral choice.
This event is often acoustic and allows girls with musical talent to step forward; it is a great way of encouraging girls to have a go. In the Easter Term we have Sport Day, a huge House event with lots of House points up for grabs. Throughout the year, we also have House dinners, House MasterChef, House sports, House drama, Art competitions and even a Fashion Show. Most recently we have started the House Carousel, a rotation of six activities over a series of weeks ending with a victorious House.
At the end of every term, the House with the most House points is rewarded with a House breakfast before heading home for the holidays.
Why should girls be part of Duncan?
The House system is priceless at Queen Margaret’s. it promotes a sense of family among the girls who live in horizontal boarding houses.
For most, this is the only interaction the girls have with other age groups on such a regular basis. The girls are able to form friendships they would not normally have while the element of competition really brings everyone together. Every House is unique and has its own identity; while Duncan used to be known for not winning many competitions, over the past few years we have clinched several important titles and are now known as the fun loving family.
It’s safe to say all Duncanette’s are happy and proud to wear pink!