Queen Anne’s Sports News

Monday 19th June 2017

Read below for all the latest sports news from Queen Anne’s in the week commencing Monday 12 June.

Dance

Following on from last week, the dance show was a huge success and included girls from virtually all age groups. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Celebrate Dance

Track & Field

8 girls represented Reading at the Berkshire County Track and Field Championships and faced some tough opposition.

Both Maisie Pennant and Georgie Kent reached the finals of the 300m and 100m respectively, with Georgie winning the U17 girls 100m. Bella Cooper came 3rd in the high jump.

Zara Obamakinwa threw over 30m in the discus achieving the national qualifying distance and has therefore been selected to represent Berkshire at the national ESAA Track & Field Championships at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham in early July.

Basketball

The Queen Anne’s basketball team faced high class opposition on Saturday from 3 teams, two were southern region teams and one a mixed age group girls team from Reading Rockets. For their second fixture ever it was very hard work, but they kept the pressure on right until the very last buzzer.

QA Basketball

Swimming

The U12 and U15 swim teams, with reduced squads, enjoyed a great fixture against Newlands School on Wednesday evening. Both teams showed great spirit with girls swimming many extra legs than normal.

U15s – Queen Anne’s 53 Newlands 69

U12s – Queen Anne’s 54 Newlands 58

Tennis

On Monday the U15B, U14A and U13A teams all beat The Abbey with a clean sweep of victories. The U13 match was especially important as it meant that the U13A team have qualified for the county semi-finals of the Aegon competition and will be playing Claire’s Court in that match next week. Well done to Lexie Davies, Amy Ivey, Kate Litherland and  Holly Bureau and also to Charlotte Goforth and Emma Bourne who stepped in at the last minute for this particular match to ensure we went through to the next round.

On Wednesday, six girls travelled to Eastbourne to play in the annual GSA tennis tournament. It was an incredibly tough day of tennis against some amazing competition. Overall the 1sts placed 4th, the U14’s placed 4th and the U12’s placed 10th. Well done to all the girls involved.

QA_eastbourne_tennis

On Saturday five teams travelled away to Bradfield for a friendly game. Unfortunately we lost all matches but the standard of tennis was very high.

 

 

 

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On Friday 12 October, Queen Anne’s Academic Enrichment Programme for Lower Sixth students continued with an interesting insight into Picasso’s Guernica: The Enduring Power of Art, presented by our very own Head of Classics, Mrs Smith.
 

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Queen Anne's Alumna Publishes Second Cookery Book

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Queen Anne's alumna Nicola Millbank has just had her second cookery book published by HarperCollins.
 

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Queen Anne's Book Club Attend the Berkshire Book Awards

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MFL Inter-House Challenge

16 October 2018

The MFL Inter-House Challenge took place on Wednesday 26 September. The five excited house teams were set four language challenges, and an extra ‘culture’ challenge, for which they had just three minutes to complete each.
 

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U4s Investigate the Sustainability of Communities in Reading

16 October 2018

On Monday 8 October, our U4 students ventured into Reading, to investigate the sustainability of communities, for their geography fieldwork.
 

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Queen Anne's Joint Jazz Band Concert with The Oratory School

15 October 2018

On Thursday 11 October, Queen Anne’s Jazzabelles and Concert Band were joined by The Oratory Big Band for an evening of Jazz and Concert Band music, filled with glittery costumes, an excited audience and the sound of beautiful instruments playing.
 

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Breakfast with the Head

30 October 2018

On Tuesday 30 October, parents are invited to join the Headmistress, Julia Harrington, at Café 6 in The Space at 8am for breakfast.
 

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L6 Ballroom Dancing with The Oratory School

30 October 2018

Students from The Oratory Boys' School join our Queen Anne's L6 Students for an evening of ballroom dancing.
 

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Eleanor Monibot – My Work as Global Director of Operations for World Vision – the Largest NGO in the World.

02 November 2018

Queen Anne's alumna Eleanor Monibot will give an inspiring lecture to our Sixth Form students about her work as Global Director of Operations for World Vision – the largest NGO in the world.
 

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Dance Showcase

02 November 2018

The Dance Showcase will take place on Friday 2 November, from 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Centre. A collection of ‘work in progress’ from ISTD examination work (up to Advanced One Modern and Tap), Dance Company, GCSE and A Level dance will be shown. 
 

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QASPA Annual General Meeting

03 November 2018

The QASPA Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 3 November, from 9:00am in the upper library.
 

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L6 Ballroom Dancing with The Oratory School

06 November 2018

Students from The Oratory Boys' School join our Queen Anne's L6 Students for an evening of ballroom dancing.
 

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Foundation Concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

08 November 2018

The Foundation Concert at St John’s, Hyde Park on Thursday 8 November will be an evening of music commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.
 

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Social Event for L4 and 4's with The Oratory School

09 November 2018

Students from The Oratory School will join our L4 and 4 students for a social event at Queen Anne's School, on Friday 9 November from 7pm.
 

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Lower School Concert

12 November 2018

The Lower School Concert will take place on Monday 12 November from 7.00pm. The concert will feature solo and small group items from girls in L4, 4 and U4 and is an excellent opportunity to hear girls at the outset of their musical careers at school performing solos/duets.