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Leighton Park School

Thursday 7th May

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Monday 11th May and continue to reach your inbox twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the Summer Term.

 


 

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.

 


 

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 on Monday 11th May.

 

Letters to Parents: This week, letters have been sent to all Year 11 students and parents and all Upper Sixth students and parents detailing their respective Bridge Programmes. These will both run from Monday 11th May.

 

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 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 11th May, are food donations for Whitley Food Bank, 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.

 


 

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: 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 Zentangle Stitchery!

 

Victory in Europe Day: Richard talks you through the important event in time for the VE Day 75th anniversary. Travel back in time with these local photos of Reading’s past VE Day celebrations and read the experiences of a young girl from Tilehurst during 1945 in the BBC Archives.

 

Bearing Up: Paddington pays his respects to his hero, Captain Tom, and shares why he is inspired, in his latest update.

 

eCollect: Join the Google Classroom with code: dxr4m3n. Today we are reflecting on the theme of simplicity; a concept as pertinent at today as it was 75 years ago when we welcomed VE Day.

 

Joe’s Desert Island Discs: Listen to music favourites from the Lower Sixth playlist.

 

STRIPES in Action: 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.

 

You can also read about the latest development in the face shields initiative in our ScrubHub news story.

 

Could you donate some food to Whitley Food Bank? If so, please refer your parents to LP Donate in their email where they will find further instructions.

 

We’re celebrating your STRIPES, so please send in your community outreach photos to Tash.

 

Competitions: Can you identify these Covid Curiosities? Test your knowledge with this Heroic Home Front quiz from Horrible Histories and World War Two quiz. Get your entry for Writing in Isolation in before the first deadline, tomorrow, Friday 8th May. And finally, don’t forget to check out the other competitions on offer.

 

Blast from the Past: 75 years ago this Friday, a Service of Remembrance and Dedication was held at Leighton Park. You can read more about how the School honoured VE day in the full story.

 

Get Cooking: In celebration of VE day, Tim brings you the British classic, Toad in the Hole. Here is the recipe.

 

Get Creative: Join the Google Classroom with code: 2x5zv5j for a special VE Day edition of Get Creative! Why not commemorate this bank holiday by dancing for victory at your very own front garden party, complete with DIY bunting?

 

Get Culture: Join the Google Classroom with code: ommbgqn to discover where you can watch Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film ‘Dunkirk’.

 

Get Fit: See the Spring Term sporting achievements from our very own Director of Sport, Jez. Find out if your House was a winner! And if you are missing the HMs Ashes, you can enjoy the lockdown mastermind edition! Don’t forget to put Judo with Danny Williams in your diary for Monday too at 5.30pm-6.00pm; where better to learn skills from a GB Olympian than in your own home?

 

Listen Up: It’s Episode 9 of the Park Podcast! This week Jez, Andy and Tim chat to a current member of staff and talk all things VE Day.

 

LP Pets: What is your favourite PE lesson? Chester's is catch with Jakki!

 

LP Projects: Maths is everywhere! Find out why by joining Mark’s Google Classroom with code: 275w3oa. Check out the projects and design a poster explaining what you discover to win a prize!

 

Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

 

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.

 

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