The members of Friends of Queen's College (FOQ) are all parents or past parents who support school functions and activities, manage various fundraising events and social activities and support school projects. Run by a committee who meet regularly with the College Leadership Team, the Friends draw upon help and support from other parents to help arrange functions and to bring together members of the great Queen's College community. If you would be interested in becoming involved in Friends of Queen's, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual social events include a cheese and wine evening for new parents, a quiz night, a Burns Night party, arranging the annual Year 7 and Year 8 disco and putting together a summer term fete. The Ball Committee also meet to support the annual Queen's College Ball - an event in which the Sixth Form, staff, parents and friends all get together to celebrate the end of the school year and say farewell to the Year 13 leavers.
Over the last few years the Friends have helped to fund the refurbishment of the cricket pavilion, provided a IT hardware for the Art Department, funded four cycle trailers for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and a sheltered seating area overlooking the Astro pitches. Regular contributions are made to the Sidney Lawton Trust whcih raises money for musical pupils. The Friends raise funds at sports events and have provided the excellent benches overlooking the new Astro. They also manned the Quartz cafe to raise funds towards the Queen's College Quartz Entertainment Fund.
Our Friends are an important part of educational projects and outreach work undertaken by the College.