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Leighton Park School

Thursday 14th May

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Monday 18th May and continue to reach your inbox twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays until Long Leave.

 


 

For Parents

 

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and Flickr.

 

For longer stories and more information, read the news on our website.

 


 

Year 11 Bridge Programme to Lower Sixth: At the beginning of the week Year 11 received their respective Bridge Programme timetables, depending on whether they have chosen A Level or IBDP. In addition, they have also received information on Google Classroom codes for them to join. If you should have any queries, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form and IB Co-ordinator.

 

Upper Sixth Bridge Programme: At the beginning of the week Upper Sixth received a Bridge Programme timetable. If you should have any queries, please contact Jenny Powlesland, Head of Teaching and Learning.

 

Careers Journey eBook: Please see this detailed guide entitled Help your Child begin their Career Journey if you would like support in exploring the different routes available to your son or daughter. If you should have any queries, please contact Sally Saunders, Head of Careers.

 

Future Learn Course: Designed and run by the University of Reading, COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression is a course recommended for parents who may need help at this time, as well as Lower Sixth students who are peer-mentoring younger students.

 

LP with You Survey: Thank you to all our parents and guardians who recently completed the second survey on our Guided Distance Learning Programme and LP@Home offering, following the changes implemented at the start of the Summer Term. Members of the Extended Leadership Team are currently analysing the feedback and look forward to sharing their thoughts with you shortly.

 

Monday 18th May - PSC Book Group: Join the PSC Book Group to discuss ‘The Six Loves of Billy Binns’ by Richard Lumsden, next Monday from 7.30-8.45pm. 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 5K 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: We are pleased to announce our face shield mascot as… Oakleigh! Our face shields initiative has now delivered over 25,500 face shields to the NHS, keyworkers in the healthcare sector and beyond. 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 faceshields@leightonpark.com.

 

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, 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.

 


 

For Students

 

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: 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 Creative Writing Club!

 

Bearing Up: Did you catch Paddington’s encounters with the PE Dept in his latest adventure captured on film?

 

eCollect: Join the Google Classroom with code: dxr4m3n. Today, our Quaker value of sustainability is being discussed.

 

Future Learn Course: Designed and run by the University of Reading, COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression is a course recommended for Lower Sixth students who are peer-mentoring younger students.

 

Patron of Reading Regeneration: We look forward to celebrating Julian Sedgwick’s three years in post and extending a warm welcome to Steve Cole, in person soon; in the meantime you can watch the Patron of Reading’s virtual regeneration and read Librarian, Chris' reflection on the role of our Patron of Reading.

 

Leavers’ Day: Yesterday was scheduled to be our Leavers' Day for the Class of 2020, before Covid19 had other plans for schools and social gatherings! Nevertheless, you can enjoy a trip down memory lane in the Class of 2020 Flickr gallery.

 

Listen Up: It’s Episode 10 of the Park Podcast! This week Jez, Andy and Tim chat to a mystery OL. Can you guess who it is before they do?

 

Get Cooking: Today, Tim takes you through fondant potatoes to impress your family and friends on any occasion! Here is what you’ll need.

 

STRIPES in Action:

 

Sew your support for hospital patients and their families with a knitted pair of matching hearts.

 

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 pleased to announce our face shield mascot has been named, drum roll please… Oakleigh! You can also read about the latest development in the initiative in our ScrubHub news story.

 

Competitions: Can you identify these Covid Curiosities lying around people’s homes? If you’d like to share guess or post your own curiosity, head to the Google Classroom with code llv4t3c.

 

Reading Children’s Book Group are on the lookout for a new logo to mark their 15th Anniversary.

 

Goi Peace are calling for you to pen a letter to your future self! And finally, don’t forget to check out the other competitions on offer.

 

Joe’s Desert Island Discs: Discover favourite hits from the staff in this week’s playlist.

 

Get Culture: Join the Google Classroom with code: ommbgqn, where you will find details on Shakespeare’s Globe who are currently showing Macbeth for free, as well as celebrities like David Attenborough and Benedict Cumberbatch reading ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville.

 

LP Projects: Do you have a bright idea for powering our cities of the future? Shell want to hear from young innovative minds in exchange for fantastic STEAM prizes.

 

Blast from the Past: The BBC filmed film director, Sir David Lean’s return to the Park in 1990. Can you guess where he would spend all his pocket money?

 

Get Fit: Have you joined the PE, Sport and Wellness team on Strava yet? Find weekly events and challenges on the LP Athletes page, which will get you away from the screen and track your activity levels!

 

Can’t get enough of the wellness content? Check out Life on Time, an exciting project from Jez and a team of experts in their field, which brings you values based goal setting through the Life on Time app, as well as podcasts and posts that are packed with knowledge!

 

Wednesday 20th May: Virtual Senior Sports Awards - Next week the first Virtual Senior Sports Awards will be held for Year 11 to Upper Sixth, from 3.30pm. Please find your invitation enclosed from Zoe and Heidi!

 

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 5K 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! If you would like to make a donation, please visit the Team LP page. 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: It's all cat naps for Annabeth and Thalia whilst Alex is on call!

 

Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

 

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.

 

RSVP Fryers on Film: Stick on your PE top and make a short thank you video for the NHS which you can send to Heather to contribute to our Clap For Carers film.

 

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