Open your mind, try new things and develop your passions
Our creative clubs will open your mind, encourage you to try new things and develop your passions. They also help to further support your academic studies.
French & Spanish - Key Stage 3
Discover our Key Stage 3 French and Spanish Club, designed to immerse you in the rich cultures of France and Spain in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Join us for captivating songs, engaging quizzes, insights into vibrant festivals, delightful recipes, and more.
Mrs Baillie, Mrs Randall and Mrs Stewart have joined forces to teach girls how to crochet. The first big project... a hat! Develop your skills and get creating, you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
Cookery Club for Years I-III
Years I-III can learn the fundamentals of cookery from QM's Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition Miss Clark.
Dragon's Den Enterprise Club
Develop your very own business idea and get ready to present it to the QM dragons! As a team, you'll learn a range of fundamental business and marketing skills, from developing a product or service to branding, finding an audience, and creating a business model for making money. The culmination of your work will be a presentation to our panel of judges, which in recent years has included the extremely experienced businessman and QM's Chairman of the Board of Governors, Terry Burt.
The student-led Coding Club for Years I-III encourages girls to get into the growing field of STEM.
"In this club, we have decided to take a more creative approach to show that coding isn’t just lots of complicated lines on a screen, rather it’s a way to solve problems and create something to be proud of at the end, even if you think that coding and computational thinking are not up your street.
Therefore, our plan for the club is to begin with teaching some Python basics before working on a slightly longer Christmas-themed project at the end of the term using Raspberry Pi SenseHats (LED screens that can form images). We are hoping to make it a fun and creative club open to anyone who wants to have a go at coding and design."
Backstage Arts Club
Backstage Arts refers to our behind-the-scenes activities in theatre, dance, music, and other performance arts. These arts play a crucial role in enhancing creativity and expression; for our club, this involves the lighting, audio, and stage management of stage productions at QM.
The club provides an outlet for our pupils to showcase their talents and express their ideas, which can be both therapeutic and empowering. Additionally, participating in Backstage Arts helps develop a range of skills including teamwork, communication, time management, and problem-solving.
The process of putting together a performance requires coordination and collaboration between pupils, teaching staff and technicians, which fosters a real sense of community and helps strengthen social bonds within the school.
LVI Advanced Cookery Skills
This enrichment activity gives girls the opportunity to improve their meal planning and cooking skills. It is the perfect opportunity for them to become more confident in understanding recipes, time management, menu planning, food presentation, and food safety and hygiene, and it encourages independence so they can prepare their own healthy meals.
You don't just take a photograph, you MAKE it. Come to Photography Club to build your skills for making great images.
From technical details to creative thinking, we will explore all the opportunities you have to use your camera - and your phone!
Photography is one of the four A Level Art subjects you can study at Queen Margaret's, so this club offers students a chance to build skills and enjoy the subject and consider if it is a good one for you at A Level.
Open to all year groups, Painting Club encourages students to work on their own personally motivated pieces. With the guidance of painting expert Mrs Colman and Art Prefect Lydia, students are given the opportunity to hone skills and techniques in a range of paint media, from watercolour and acrylic to oil paint.
Fun warm-up activities get the creative juices flowing before embarking on more developed works. No prior experience or perceived skill is needed - this is a chance to explore the wonderful medium of paint!
Whether you are already a green-fingered goddess or just curious about growing your own plants, get involved with Gardening Club for the chance to sow, tend and harvest your very own fruit and vegetables!
We are big into nature, and have great plans for our little garden and wildlife area, so come along and see what you can grow.
Science Club - Junior
Encouraging inquisitive young scientists to explore the world around them, and engage in exciting science from outside the curriculum.
Science Society - Senior
For more established scientists, the Senior Science Society encourages an even greater depth of learning, with regular external speakers presenting thought-provoking, relevant and topical subjects.
Science Club is so much fun. It's really 'hands-on' and the experiments help me to understand the theory!