EPQ mini presentation evening
Posted: 12th October 2021
On Thursday, 7 October, pupils, staff and parents gathered for our fourth annual EPQ mini presentation evening. The EPQ mini programme is open to girls at the end of Year 9, to complete over their summer break and submit at the start of Year 10. The project is highly independent: girls select whether to participate, choose their own title, and have to motivate themselves to see it through to the final stage, their presentations.
Once again we were treated to the most fascinating few hours, with topics as diverse as “Should museums return all their historical artefacts to their country of origin?”, “Can environmental laws save our oceans?” and “Is the world becoming a better place?”. While most girls choose to write an essay, others chose the option (equivalent to the formal EPQ taken in Sixth Form) to create an artefact, with Mei H-T creating a stunning piece incorporating her research on botany and women, and Hetti R showing off a digital animation showing her design for an environmentally friendly house, created on software used by professional architects.
As well as celebrating with fizzy drinks, cheesy snacks and some of our Chef’s delicious homemade cookies on the night, we’ll also be recognising the girls’ success with a presentation in this term’s final assembly. For the time-being, they are to be congratulated for their determination, self-organisation, research skills and abundant intellectual curiosity
The girls are to be congratulated for their determination, self-organisation, research skills and abundant intellectual curiosity