The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Thursday 14th May and continue to reach your inbox twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the Summer Term.
The most recent issue (Spring 2020) of our termly magazine, The Park, is now available.
To see more photos, and for regular updates on what is happening in our community whilst we all operate from home, follow Leighton Park School on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
For longer stories and more information, read the news on our website.
RSVP LP with You Survey: Please complete our parent survey to share your views on our LP with You programme. Education is a partnership and we welcome your feedback to enable us to continue to refine our Guided Distance Learning Programme for the whole School community. The survey will close at midnight tonight, Monday 11th May.
Monday 18th May - PSC Book Group: Join the PSC Book Group to discuss The Six Loves of Billy Binns by Richard Lumsden on Monday 18th May from 7.00-8.45pm. The gathering will take place over Zoom, for which you can obtain the login details by contacting Fiona Francis and Nicole Fox at PSCBookGroup@leightonpark.com.
Thursday 21st May - Whole Community 5K Run for Heroes: In support of the national Run for Heroes campaign, as a school community, we would like you to run and walk with us on the afternoon of Thursday 21st May from 2.20pm. If you would like to make an optional donation, please visit our Team LP fundraising page. We welcome you to send photos and films of your family taking part on the day to Jeremy Belas, Director of Sport. He will be collating the event digitally, as a celebration of Leighton Park’s commitment to fitness and charitable fundraising.
Face Shields Initiative: Our face shields initiative has now delivered over 23,000 face shields to the NHS and keyworkers in the healthcare sector. Read about our latest partnership with ScrubHub. Our Flickr gallery shows the pictures from the DT workshop, our production partners and the recipients we have helped. If you require this vital PPE or are aware of people in need of face shields, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LP Donate: To support those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, we are collecting donations for our partner organisations. The items urgently needed by 9.00pm tonight, Monday 11th May, are food donations for Whitley Food Bank. The items urgently needed by 9.00pm, Monday 18th May, are books and games for children aged 5-10. If you should have any queries, please contact Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular and Outreach.
We are continuing to support the School’s long term partner, the Livingstone Tanzania Trust. Trustee and Director of the charity (and Old Leightonian!) Julian Page, is leading an emergency appeal to install as many hand washing stations as possible in the area around Babati, where we have visited with Sixth Form students for the past ten years to support their work. For further information, please see the WASH flyer or contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.
There are loads of activities in LP@Home to keep you entertained and engaged with the LP community whilst you’re at home. Check out what’s on offer:
The most recent issue (Spring 2020) of our termly magazine, The Park, is now available. For longer stories, including updates about our face shields project, read the news on our website.
Co-Curricular Programme: We hope you are enjoying the remote co-curricular programme. You can continue to sign up for as many hobbies as you please, by joining the relevant Google Classroom from this list of codes. This week the spotlight is on Craft Club!
Bearing Up: Paddington’s newfound friends have been teaching him a thing or two. Check out his encounters with the PE Dept in his latest adventure captured on film.
eCollect: Join the Google Classroom with code: dxr4m3n. Today we are sharing your rainbows as created for PSHE, representing hope and positivity.
STRIPES in Action:
Sew your support for hospital patients and their families with a knitted pair of matching hearts.
We’re celebrating examples of stripes in action with the story of Isla (Year 8) and Maisy (Lower Sixth) creating mask extenders for the NHS. If you have a story to share celebrating your STRIPES, please send in your community outreach photos to Tash.
Could you donate books or games for children aged 5-10 to ABC? If so, please refer your parents to LP Donate in their email where they will find further instructions.
We are continuing to support the School’s long term partner, the Livingstone Tanzania Trust. Trustee and Director of the charity (and Old Leightonian!) Julian Page, is leading an emergency appeal to install as many hand washing stations as possible in the area around Babati, where we have visited with Sixth Form students for the past ten years to support their work. For further information, please see the WASH flyer or email Helen.
You can also read about the latest development in the face shields initiative in our ScrubHub news story.
Competitions: Can you identify these Covid Curiosities? Take your pick from these cool competitions on offer with National Geographic. The Head’s Book Review Competition is now open for May! As well as the next edition of Writing in Isolation. And finally, don’t forget to check out the other competitions on offer.
Get Creative: Join the Google Classroom with code: 2x5zv5j for more information on the BBC’s 30 Second Composition Challenge. Think you need to write a masterpiece for an orchestra to call yourself a composer? We don’t think so! A composer is anyone who creates their own original music, no matter what the style or inspiration is.
Get Fit: Don’t forget to put Judo with Danny Williams in your diary for tonight, 5.30pm-6.00pm; where better to learn skills from a GB Olympian than in your own home? The link to attend the class will go live in the Sport, PE and Wellness Google Classroom at 5.25pm. For more information or further details on how to access the Google Classroom, please contact Director of Sport, Jez Belas.
This week’s family workout is a Woodland Workout with Livi (Year 7) and Harriet (Year 9)! If you can provide a workout for a future family session, please send it to Jez Belas, who is looking forward to receiving your videos!
Thursday 21st May - Whole Community 5K Run for Heroes: In support of the national Run for Heroes campaign, as a school community, we would like you to run and walk with us on the afternoon of Thursday 21st May from 2.20pm. Headbands and House colours are encouraged; Fryers put on your most colourful clothes! Please send photos and films of you and your family taking part on the day to Jez, who will be collating the event digitally as a celebration of Leighton Park’s commitment to fitness and charitable fundraising.
LP Pets: Despite being a small guy, Boris and his human Finley (Year 11), have a big story.
Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!
Plus, check out Library Corner for more information on a live stream event to be held by new Patron of Reading and best-selling author, Steve Cole, on Saturday 23rd May.
Congratulations to the APP team for their hard work and dedication to training even during lockdown. You can read more about their commitment in our news story.