Assembly: Jo McCreery

Thursday 4th December 2014

On Wednesday 3 December, former Queen Anne’s pupil, Jo McCreery, gave a talk to current pupils about her involvement with the charity Cameroon Catalyst. Jo, who left the school in 2012, spoke in depth about the charity, which was formed in 2009 by Civil Engineering students at the University of Southampton as a way for the students to use the knowledge gained through their degrees to benefit people in developing countries.

Each year a group of students gather information from the locals regarding what they consider the most useful project would be and proceed to design it, plan the implementation of this design and fund-raise the money to implement it. Everyone involved is a volunteer and every penny raised goes directly to the project. This year the plan is to install three water pumps in villages in the region of East Cameroon, which will result in 1000 people gaining access to clean water who don’t currently have it.

Explaining her involvement in the charity, Jo said, “As I am a French (and History) student and Cameroon is a French-speaking country, I help the charity by translating and interpreting communication with their contacts in Cameroon.”

To find out more about Cameroon Catalyst, please click on the relevant links below:

View a video detailing more information about Cameroon Catalyst

Visit the the website for Cameroon Catalyst

View the powerpoint presentation given by Jo McCreery



Recent News

Queen Anne's attend the Foundation Schools' MUN Conference

20 October 2017

On Tuesday 3 October, 12 members of the Sixth Form travelled to Emanuel School in London for the 2017 Foundation Schools' Model United Nations Conference.

Recent News

The U4 headed to Charlbury Wood for a day of Bushcraft and Team Building

18 October 2017

66 U4 girls headed to Charlbury Wood in Oxfordshire for a day of Bushcraft and teambuilding activities!

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

16 October 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 9 October.

Recent News

Duncan Forbes Visits Queen Anne's for National Poetry Day

13 October 2017

On Thursday 28 September, British poet Duncan Forbes visited Queen Anne's to deliver poetry workshops for our U4 and U5 on National Poetry Day.

Recent News

Students Visit the Reading University Neuroscience Centre

12 October 2017

Yesterday was an exciting day for multiple Queen Anne's students as they visited Reading University's research centre. This is all part of opting in to our BrainCanDo research project investigating the dynamics of pupil interactions and the spread of motivation through peer groups.

Recent News

The L4 Play their First Lacrosse Match

11 October 2017

After much anticipation and weeks of hard practice, the U12 A Lacrosse team played their first ever match together away at St Swithun's School.

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

09 October 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 2 October.

Recent News

The Classics Department visit the British Museum

06 October 2017

On Tuesday 25 September, all the girls studying GCSE and A Level Classical Civilisation travelled to the British Museum to immerse themselves in the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Recent News

A Level Art Students from Kendrick Join Queen Anne's Life Drawing Classes

04 October 2017

Sixth Form students from Kendrick School in Reading have been joining Queen Anne's students for life drawing classes.

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

02 October 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 25 September.

Next Event


21 October - 29 October 2017

The school term will restart on Monday 30 October.