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School news | Posted 06.03.2019

Groundbreaking Day for QM Quiet Garden

Wednesday was quite literally a groundbreaking day at QM as Head, Jessica Miles, donned her hard hat to cut the first sod for the School’s brand new Quiet Garden.

The Quiet Garden is a result of the QM Annual Fund 2018 and has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Old Margaretian Association (OMA). The Garden is designed to nurture spiritual and mental wellbeing, as it will provide a place of refuge from the busy demands of everyday life and will allow girls and staff alike to practice mindfulness in a peaceful, safe setting. It will also be a place that Old Margaretians can enjoy spending time in when they return to QM.

The girls, OMA and staff contributed their design ideas for the Quiet Garden which will feature a labyrinth, seating for quiet contemplation and a gazebo where a beautiful stained glass panel with the OMA crest will be in pride of place. Jessica Miles says the Quiet Garden will be “a very special haven away from busy everyday life. The girls and indeed the whole QM Family will benefit from spending time here’.

The Annual Fund 2018 has also been successful in seeing the completion of QM FIT, an outdoor workout facility which encourages girls to run a mile or more every day and funds are also in place to purchase radio microphones which will be used across many areas of the School, enabling girls to gain confidence in presenting in front of an audience. The QM Annual Fund 2019 is already underway and seeks to raise money for projects including an outdoor pop-up cinema, a refurbishment of Sixth Form hub, Cellars, as well as an inspiring lecture series. For more details on all of these projects and how to donate please visit