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Educational Trips and Study Tours
QM’s extensive programme of trips and expeditions opens up opportunities for girls to learn new skills, experience different cultures, enhance their learning and cement lifelong friendships. Our QM School Trips Coordinator gathers suggestions from the QM Family before planning a schedule each year. Trips from study tours to Skiing, walking challenges to competition finals take place throughout the School year including some School holidays.
Exchanges and Cultural Programmes
QM is part of the worldwide organisation of schools whose patron is Queen Margaret of Scotland. The member schools span five continents yet share common goals and ideals and the overall aim is to promote cultural programmes with as many of the member schools as possible. Through cultural exchanges with QM’s sister schools and future tours and trips students make lifelong friends, learn about other cultures and develop new skills which better prepare them to take their place and succeed in an ever-changing world.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award
All students in Year IV are eligible to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, which takes a minimum of six months to complete. Girls attend a weekly expedition training session lasting 45 minutes from September to June. This will be followed by a practice and qualifying overnight camping expedition. Girls will also be required to regularly participate in a sport, actively learn a skill and undertake voluntary work during their free time.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award
All students in LVI are eligible to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, which takes a minimum of 18 months to complete. This is a major challenge which will only be fulfilled with a great deal of perseverance and commitment. There is a requirement for attendance at a weekly expedition training session lasting 30 minutes throughout the year. These culminate in a two day practice camping expedition and a four day qualifying walking expedition in the Easter Term. Girls will also be required to regularly participate in a sport, actively learn a skill and undertake voluntary work during their free time. In addition, all participants will select and take part in a residential activity for a minimum of five days.
Working towards the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has made me stronger, more determined and ready to challenge whatever life throws at me.