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
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 to highlight the impact of fast fashion, and every student is now encouraged to carry a reusable water bottle to cut down our plastic waste on campus.
Open to anyone that would like to try meditation, these sessions may be of particular interest to those girls who have already completed the .b Mindfulness course within PSHE.
National Council of Young Women
QM is an official link school to the National Council of Young Women. Girls in Year IV and above meet a couple of times a term and organise a conference in the Autumn Term. There is also the opportunity to attend other conferences across the UK.
Voluntary Communion Service
Held weekly with the Chaplain.
All welcome from beginners to Grandmasters.
At QM Amnesty International focuses on addressing various human rights violations across the world. In the past, issues such as women’s rights, poverty and prisoners have been studied. Amnesty International never takes sides but always campaigns for human rights to be protected.
Previous campaigns to raise awareness comprise a variety of initiatives including thought-provoking assemblies and bringing in a car to highlight discriminating laws preventing women from driving in Saudi Arabia. Cloaks Corridor has, in the past, been transformed into a modern slum to raise awareness of how extreme poverty affects many people today and leads to horrific transgressions of basic human rights. Students decide which campaigns they wish to participate in and the way in which those campaigns are promoted. Involvement in Amnesty International counts towards completion of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. This group is open to all girls in Years V-UVI.
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.