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Leighton Park School

Thursday 16th April

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Monday 20th April and continue to reach your inbox twice weekly as we begin the Summer Term.


 

For Parents

 

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.

 

Letter from Matthew: Please find an update from Matthew, which was sent to parents and guardians on Tuesday, 14th April.

 

Guided Distance Learning Programme Feedback: Thank you to all our parents and guardians who recently completed the survey on our Guided Distance Learning Programme. Members of the Extended Leadership Team have analysed the feedback and are developing our offer for the start of the Summer Term. We look forward to providing a revised Guided Distance Learning Programme booklet prior to the first day of term, Tuesday 21st April.

 

Start of Term: Please note that in a change to previously published advice, students will be returning on Tuesday 21st April into their Week 1 timetable.

 

Face Shields Initiative: In just over a week Leighton Park has become the centre of a huge face shield manufacturing operation. All of this has been made possible by your huge generosity and the support of our willing team of volunteers and 19 manufacturing partners. Today we will reach the milestone of 10,000 face shield deliveries to local organisations. Read more about this in our most recent story, available on our website. If you require this vital PPE or are aware of people in need of face shields, please contact faceshields@leightonpark.com. If you would like to make a donation to support the purchase of materials, please visit our GoFundMe page. Thank you for your support. 

 

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 on Monday 20th April are toiletries and pillowcases. If you would like to get involved, please see further information on donating and the organisations you are supporting.

 

Co-Curricular Programme: To find out more about what students can expect from our remote co-curricular programme launching next week, please see an introduction from Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Director of 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:

 

For longer stories, including about our face shields project, and more information, read the news on our website.

 

Listen up: Special guest and LP legend, Mark Simmons, joins the gang to share stories from his 40 years at the School in this week’s Park Podcast (episode 6).

 

Get Creative: Write and act in your own short screenplay, before making the director’s cut with WeVideo. Or check out the directory from Peter Scoggins for even more creative inspiration.

 

Get Culture: The National Theatre are making Treasure Island available from 7.00pm tonight for one week. Visit the Get Culture webpage to watch the pre-show video from Peter Scoggins to get the most out of your Stevenson experience. Why not revisit our Flickr gallery to check out LP’s take on the classic story?! Check out the directory from Peter Scoggins for even more cultural experiences on offer.

 

Get Cooking: Tim takes you through the recipes for savoury and sweet scones. Here is the recipe. Which one takes you fancy? Scones away!

 

Competitions: Test your knowledge of the Park with the latest Where’s Ollie? and send in your snaps for the STRIPES Photography Competition. If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, try your hand at Pandemic Poetry.

 

Co-Curricular programme: Sign up for virtual hobbies starting next week. You can do as many as you like! For a taste of what to expect, see the remote co-curricular programme introduction from Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Director of Co-Curricular and Outreach.

 

STRIPES in Action: We know there are lots of keen sewers in the Leighton Park community and so we want you to create NHS wash bags from pillowcases!

 

Face Shields Initiative: In just over a week Leighton Park has become the centre of a huge face shield manufacturing operation. All of this has been made possible by your huge generosity and the support of our willing team of volunteers and 19 manufacturing partners. Today, we will reach the milestone of 10,000 face shield deliveries to local organisations. Read more about this in our most recent story, available on our website. If you require this vital PPE or are aware of people in need of face shields, please contact faceshields@leightonpark.com. Thank you for your support. 

 

Blast from the Past: Just what was Hoppy’s Day?

 

Bearing Up: Paddington investigates the best ways to keep in shape during these challenging times in his latest adventure at the LP gym.

 

Online Fitness: If you cannot wait for the new and improved PE programme launching next week (more information to follow), catch up on the latest workouts from the department.

 

LP Pets: What have Dan and Rufus been getting up to?

 

Fun for Fryers: every day in the holidays!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

Daily Challenges

 

Work Experience from Home: A 'Live & Online' programme from InvestIN is offering the opportunity to gain work experience from home. This programme is ideal for students in Years 11 – Upper Sixth. Please note that you must register you interest to secure a place.

 

Get Behind Alain’s Fundraising Journey: Our super cyclist Alain in Year 7, is riding the distance from Reading to Milan in his living room, to raise money for the NHS amidst this pandemic. He is over a quarter of the way to his target! You can support Alain and the NHS over on his Just Giving page.

 

Start of Term: Please note that in a change to previously published advice, students will be returning on Tuesday 21st April into their Week 1 timetable.

 

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