Tag Archives: QEGS

Drinking a toast to success


On Friday night I attended a wine tasting with a difference at QEGS. I’ve attended wine tastings before and even bought wine as a result. I’m no connoisseur and I realise I have no memory for what I’ve tasted. I … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over ¬£200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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We all have a part to play in school success


This is a tense time for students everywhere. As the examination results come out there are tears and hopefully smiling faces too. It isn’t just the students – the parents and the teachers share the agonising wait and provide the … Continue reading

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Markets: The Ashbourne Share


Is Ashbourne getting better? There are many in the town who don’t want change and see it as eroding the town for them. This is a difficult thing to argue with because it must always be a personal and subjective … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s Car Park Solution


Derbyshire Dales District Council is currently running a consultation around parking in the district¬†http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/your-council/consultations/current-consultations/car-parking-review. Although this can seem like a dry topic it does affect us all. Our tourism economy and high street rely on car parking to support it, … Continue reading

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Golden School Days – the young people today don’t know what they are missing


After the highs, lows and furore of examination results for GCSE, A and AS students I couldn’t help looking back on my own school years. In many ways they were similar – brought up in a market town of roughly … Continue reading

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100% pass rate for QEGS sixth form!


http://www.ashbournepeople.co.uk/Amazing-achievement-Level-students-Queen/story-16721636-detail/story.html Nice piece by Lynn Shepherd on Ashbourne People

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #8 The Fabric


All strong communities are built around the network, of church, school and government. Ashbourne is blessed with excellent schools from primary to Sixth Form. Something that struck me when I was first exposed to them is the clear vision of … Continue reading

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Market shenanigans


Enough is enough! Regular readers will know I love markets and believe they are a valuable part of the social and economic fabric of a community. There has been some utter nonsense spoken about Ashbourne market There has certainly been … Continue reading

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Dr Roger Wilkes signs out amongst friends


On Tuesday evening there was a surprise leaving party for Dr Roger Wilkes at QEGS. I didn’t attend, but those that did tell me there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The party was sprung on Roger during the … Continue reading

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