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Tycoons and Trinity
Deb Aldred / 28 March 2019 / Categories: News

Tycoons and Trinity

The ‘Tycoons in Schools’ enterprise group ‘Bottle Boutique’ invited Chloe from Trinity Hospice into full school assembly. Charlotte, Sally and Niamh had created and up-cycled uniquely designed bottles.  Their artistic efforts and business skills led them to making an astonishing profit of just under £2500.

After receiving the cheque Chloe spoke about the work of Trinity and Brian House children’s hospice and how they can fulfil bucket list wishes.  A moving tale of a wedding between life partners of 57 years was followed by the joy of an elderly lady being taking out for trip in a Lamborghini supercar. Indeed, Trinity are always looking for any volunteers who own exotic sportscars.  As I write, the demand for a trip out in a rusting silver Mercedes c-class (first registered February 2001) is unsurprisingly low.


Mr McIntyre



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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