Stand up for what you believe in and develop a love of learning
Spiritual, Moral and Cultural
QM encourages girls to stand up for what they believe in - whether that is speaking on stage about women's rights or encouraging green initiatives through involvement in the Environment Club.
Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Activities
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.
Model United Nations
Debate, reason, logic, current issues... everything a successful contemporary thinker needs in their arsenal. Model United Nations offers the chance to talk about real issues around the world. Girls have the chance to attend conferences where they represent different countries in this recreation of the United Nations. Students learn the confidence to put forward their points, challenge others, and develop their analytical skills.
An advocacy club for students and staff, where we promote inclusion and diversity.
We follow a two-week rotation: on Week Q we have a formal discussion topic and discuss its relevance to us within QM and the wider community. On week M we offer an informal meeting, a safe space for students to come and talk and share experiences and thought processes.
The overall aim of the club is to promote a more inclusive community at Queen Margarets.
Discover the QMM Smart Car Project, a real-world business venture! Thanks to the fundraising efforts and vehicle conversion by our dedicated parents and friends of the school, Guy Riall and Nick Blythe, QMM is now a student-led coffee-serving enterprise. It's an opportunity for students to delve into marketing, finance, and management roles while gaining hands-on experience in the world of business.
Our earnings are not just about profits; they're reinvested, with a portion dedicated to a chosen school charity. QMM provides invaluable experience for UCAS applications and boosts your CV, serving as an ideal platform for both personal and academic growth.
The Queen’s Society is made up of the School’s Academic Scholars. The group meets four times each term for a variety of different activities. Sometimes members will give a presentation to the rest of the Society on a subject which interests them; sometimes they discuss an issue or an idea which has recently been in the news; sometimes they simply play a mind-stretching game.
Members of the Queen’s Society also take a lead in the fortnightly Scholars’ Talks. For these, girls research a topic of their choice, and deliver an online presentation for the rest of the School community to watch. There is then an opportunity for questions and answers, and for wider debate and discussion. The talks are recorded, and saved on the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) so that they can be watched again. Talks this year have included an investigation of the role of women in the French resistance, a presentation on the Greek poet Sappho, and a discussion of What is Music? Although they are called Scholars’ Talks, these talks are very much for the whole School, and you do not have to be a Scholar to give one.
The Queen’s Society also hosts guest speakers as part of an ongoing program of lectures. Once again, everyone is welcome to attend, and it is always a pleasure to see girls attending for the sheer love of learning.
As part of the Environmental Council, students from all year groups meet every month to identify ways in which we can live a greener life here at QM.
Last year's Clothes Swap events were a huge success and helped highlight the impact of fast fashion. Elsewhere, every student is now encouraged to carry a reusable water bottle to cut down our plastic waste on campus.
Plans for this year include applying to become an Eco School, which aims to improve our awareness of waste within school and damage to marine life.
Meditation is known to have many benefits to both the physical health and mental wellbeing of those who practice regularly. The club runs weekly and each session includes a short guided meditation and a discussion. Full instruction is always given to newcomers, and students are welcome to drop in and try meditation any time or attend regularly.
National Council of Young Women
National Council of Young Women is the junior section of the National Council of Women GB - an organisation that highlights women's issues, researches how to improve them, and lobbies government to implement positive change.
Conferences and seminars are attended with the opportunity to speak on issues that focus on young women. Connect - Challenge- Change.
Voluntary Communion Service
Held weekly with the Chaplain, leading up to a service of Baptism and Confirmation within a celebration of Holy Communion.
When the Candidates were baptised, vows were made on their behalf the the parents and godparents. At their confirmation, these vows are taken again by the girls themselves.
The International Council is made up of student representatives from each year group and from different countries, the International Prefect, a Deputy Head Girl and members of staff. The main purpose is to unite all international and British girls at QM. The Council aids integration and promotes cultural diversity and the interests and welfare of both international and British girls.
Through multicultural events and specific academic and enrichment projects, the International Council encourages cross-cultural awareness and interaction. It also provides a means of consulting and engaging with girls and advocates for their interests and needs.
Led by the Charity Prefect, the council organises charity fundraising events and activities across the School.
Led by the Head Girl, the Council meets every half term to discuss academic, pastoral and enrichment issues and put together ideas for the future of the School.
I love the mindfulness sessions as they make me aware of what's around me and help me to enjoy the moment.