The MP returned to the school to celebrate pupils' outstanding achievements
Pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital welcomed the Member of Parliament for Wells and former pupil of the school, James Heappey MP, back to the school last week to present prizes at the annual Prize Giving ceremony, held at Clifton Cathedral.
After leaving the school in 1984, James went on to study Political Science at the University of Birmingham before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He then served as an officer in Kabul, Northern Ireland, Basra and the Helmund Province before he was posted to the Ministry of Defence in London and promoted to the rank of Major in 2012. James was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Wells in the 2015 general election.
Having presented the prizes James spoke passionately about his time at the school and emphasised the importance of taking advantage of all the opportunities that QEH offers, both academic and extra-curricular.
The school also welcomed back its 2017 Leavers, including Andreas Richardson who was awarded The W H Coward Prize for Current Affairs and Civics. He returns to the school from Imperial College London, where he is studying Chemical Engineering, having achieved straight 4 A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Advanced Physics (Engineering) at QEH Sixth Form. James Wearmouth was awarded The Politics Prize, returning from St Andrews where he is currently studying Management and International Relations.
Stephen Holliday, Headmaster at QEH, says “Congratulations to all our students, present and past, for their many achievements throughout the year. We were delighted to welcome back former pupil James Heappey to present the prizes and I am sure everyone present was inspired by his address.”