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Leighton Park School

Thursday 30th April

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Monday 4th 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.


 

LP with You Booklet: Please see our LP with You Booklet for information about the enhancements we have made for our Summer Term provision to the Guided Distance Learning Programme, our pastoral support and our co-curricular offering through LP@Home.

 

Co-Curricular Programme: Last week we were delighted to launch our Summer Term remote co-curricular programme. Your son or daughter can continue to sign up for as many hobbies as they please, by joining the relevant Google Classroom. If you should have any queries, please contact Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular and Outreach.

 

RSVP Tuesday 5th May - Online Parent Workshop: On Tuesday 5th May from 8.00-9.00pm, Olga will be sharing useful tips to help you manage parenting throughout Covid-19. If you would like to join this workshop, please complete the online form. The Zoom meeting and password will be provided on sign up. If you should have any queries, please contact Nicky Hardy, Deputy Head (Pastoral).


Pastoral Support Counsellors: Our School Counsellor is able to run remote sessions for students on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you feel this would benefit your son/daughter, please encourage them to contact SchoolCounsellor@leightonpark.com to arrange an appointment. Rachel Webb, our Pastoral Intervention Practitioner, is also available for students to talk to. Rachel can be contacted via email to arrange an appointment. Parents can also contact Nicky Hardy, Deputy Head (Pastoral), if they have concerns about the provision of pastoral care during this time. 

 

Get Fit: There is a wealth of physical activity resources available via the Sport, PE and Wellness Google Classroom. As well as a back catalogue of live workouts, the team continue to post a number of sports specific sessions that are updated daily. Students can pick from these during games sessions. All core PE lessons are delivered live by either Jez Belas, Andy Gallacher or Zoe Macpherson.

 

Face Shields Initiative: As referenced on The One Show by Ross Kemp on Tuesday evening our face shields initiative has now delivered over 20,000 face shields to the NHS and keyworkers in the healthcare sector. We have received nearly £27,000 in donations on our GoFundMe page, thanks to your generosity. Watch You Will Be Found; a video testament to our strong values-based ethos which seeks to champion service education. Our Flickr gallery shows 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. Thank you for your continued 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, Monday 4th May, are second-hand gardening equipment and garden decorations for the Foundry Pupil Referral Unit If you should have any queries, please contact Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular and Outreach.

 

Zac’s Creating a Buzz: Today, Thursday 30th April, Zac in Year 11 is sacrificing his hair to support the NHS. You can back him by visiting his fundraising page and read more about his fundraiser on our website.


 

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 new issue (Spring 2020) of our termly magazine, The Park, is now available. For longer stories, including about our face shields project, read the news on our website.


 

LP with You Booklet: Please see our LP with You Booklet for information about our Summer Term provision.

 

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 Doctor Who Club!

 

Bearing Up: This week our favourite bear treats you to a video Postcard from the Park.

 

Listen Up: It’s Episode 8 of the Park Podcast! This week Jez, Andy and Tim chat to the man behind the shields, Mark Smith.

 

eCollect: Join the Google Classroom with code: dxr4m3n and find Kate discussing the topic of integrity.

 

STRIPES in Action: We’re celebrating your STRIPES, so please send in your community outreach photos! Do you have any spare gardening tools or decorations in your shed? If so, refer your parents to LP Donate in their email where they will find further instructions. Plus have you seen our face shields initiative video and our mention on The One Show on Tuesday night?

 

Get Cooking: This week Tim brings you tasty Macaroni and Cheese. Here are the ingredients.

 

Competitions: Test your knowledge of the Park with the latest Where’s Ollie? Can you the answer the 1066 challenge? Get your entry for April’s Head’s Book Review in before the deadline on Sunday 3rd May. And finally, don’t forget to check out the other competitions on offer.

 

Get Culture: Join the Google Classroom with code: ommbgqn to find out our latest offering. This week’s recommendation is ‘Frankenstein’ on NTLive with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller which premieres tonight and Friday 1st May. They alternated roles between Frankenstein and the creature every other night:  Cumberbatch as The Creature, Miller as Victor on Thursday 30th April. Miller as The Creature, Cumberbatch as Victor on Friday 1st May.

 

Blast from the Past: A nice little earner!

 

LP Projects: Experiment in the kitchen and home grow your own veg from scraps.

 

Joe’s Desert Island Discs: Listen to Year 7’s music favourites with Joe’s playlist.

 

Get Fit: There is a wealth of physical activity resources available via the Sport, PE and Wellness Google Classroom. As well as a back catalogue of live workouts, the team continue to post a number of sports specific sessions that are updated daily. You can pick from these during games sessions. All core PE lessons are delivered live by either Jez, Andy or Zoe.

 

LP Pets: After going on so many walks with Nicola, Bruce has taken to a new mode of transport.

 

Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

 

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