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School Council Easter Fun Day!
Deb Aldred / 05 April 2019 / Categories: News

School Council Easter Fun Day!

What a colourful, exciting day we had last Friday in the Junior School!

The children came to school wearing an array of Easter costumes, including chicks, bunnies of all sizes and beautifully decorated bonnets.  All the children took part in The Golden Egg Hunt in our school kitchen garden.  The ‘Bunnies’ hid lots of coloured plastic eggs and one special golden egg.  Each class went on their hunt and the all children won two mini eggs for finding an egg but the golden egg winners were presented with an Easter Egg in the assembly at the end of the school day.  Some of the council members visited the classes with a giant grey bunny and the children all took part in a competition to guess its name.  Lisa was our winner; the bunny was called Frank!

In our assembly Matron judged the best dressed competition whilst we did an Easter Conga around the hall.  The afternoon finished with a delicious Easter muffin and drink of juice from Mr Shepherd and our catering team.

We had a lot of fun whilst raising £312 for our worthwhile charities, N-Vision and Guide Dogs for the Blind.



5 April 2019

Connecting with our heritage: QMS

An interview with Miss Joan Charlton, a well-known former headmistress of Queen Mary School (QMS) by our archive volunteers

The archives comprise five collections of material relating to Arnold, King Edward VII School, Queen Mary School, KEQMS and AKS. Each consists of a diverse collection of school records containing all kinds of items as well as pupil files.  We have architects’ plans, admissions registers, correspondence, speech day addresses, commemorative albums, school magazines, some text books and pupils’ exercise books,  drama and music programmes, photographs, trophies, items of uniform, framed portraits and paintings, pottery, furniture and even a rug.  There is always room for more and we welcome the donation of relevant items.

The archives span over 120 years of history. They contain a wealth of information relating to local history and many accounts of social and historical importance, especially with regard to the wartime years and the impact of education on women’s role in society. 

A small team of volunteers is dedicated to each archive and is wholeheartedly supported by school.  New volunteers to help with cataloguing via the dedicated computer software or with identifying photographs are always welcome. AKS pupils can join the Archive Club to learn about conservation, cataloguing and how to identify items for the new AKS archive.  To get in touch:

5 April 2019

Poetry in Performance

Our Year 7s take their performances to Lytham Church of England School

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