QE Connect Outreach Programme

The QE Connect Outreach programme allows students to positively impact our local and international communities. Our schools host and participate in various outreach events beneficial to local schools, charities, community groups, international conservation, and humanitarian projects.

The programme offers a variety of opportunities for students depending on whether they would like to travel abroad, volunteer weekly at local groups, or raise money through a charitable event. By participating, students can connect with children from surrounding schools, visitors from local community groups and meet new friends overseas.

Children eating in the secret garden
A handmade volcano exploding

QE Connect 

The QE Connect Outreach programme furthers the holistic development of all participating children. Young people between Years 1 to Year 13 can get involved with QE Connect for free.

The programme is divided into the following categories:

Please click the icons to view the events and activities happening in 2023 to 2024.

For a more detailed version of events, click here to view the QE Connect Outreach Programme for 2023-24

Follow the link to complete the booking form for this year's QE Connect activities:


Please note:

  • Event places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Bookings and pre-event details will be confirmed by the QE Outreach Team
  • Primary and Secondary Schools are welcome to book small groups or full classes/year groups unless specific numbers/teams are detailed on the event page.

If you require any further information about any of the Outreach opportunities, please see the FAQ on page 26 of the brochure or do not hesitate to get in touch via QEOutreach@qe.org.

We hope to see you at a QE Connect Outreach Event soon!


Local Outreach

In addition to working with children from surrounding schools, we also work with many local organisations and community groups.

For example, Queen Ethelburga’s regularly host Inclusive Sports Panathlons in connection with North Yorkshire Inclusive Sports; afternoon teas for local residents; and invite elderly and community groups to join us for many on-site events, including theatre productions.

We would love to work with you if you are from a local community group or organisation. Please email our Outreach Manager, Eleanor Smith, via QEOutreach@qe.org.

Contact Us

If you require further information about Queen Ethelburga’s Outreach opportunities, please email QEOutreach@qe.org.

Or, book onto a QE Connect Outreach activity by following the link below:


What visiting children and staff from surrounding schools say:

What local community groups and organisations say:

“Made to feel very welcome and very well organised.”

“The QE staff were so helpful and accommodating when we were arranging the visit. Thank you so much to all for an excellent day.”

“Thank you for all the hard work in organising and running these events. The children always love them and it is a fantastic opportunity for the children at such a small school like ours to mix with so many more students”.

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you the other members of Queen Ethelburga’s staff and pupils for supporting the sponsored walk event. We are really grateful for your help and support, we couldn’t have done it without you. The pupils were a credit to the school, and it was lovely to see the interaction between them and our pupils.”

“Firstly, I'd like to thank you again for a super well being day. The children really enjoyed the activities and it tied in very well with Mental Health awareness week. Your young leaders were super so please pass on my thanks to them as well.”