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Leighton Park School

Thursday 2nd April 2020

The LP@Home communication will be emailed to you during the Easter break on Thursdays so please keep an eye on your inbox for our updates and messages.


 

 

For Parents

 

Guided Distance Learning Programme Feedback: We would love to hear what you think of the Guided Distance Learning Programme. If you have a few minutes to complete our survey we would be grateful for your feedback. Please note the survey will be closed at midnight on Sunday 5th April.

 

Grades and Reports: Reports for Year 11 and Upper Sixth and Grade Sheets for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and Lower Sixth are now available. If parents/guardians have any issues accessing the Portal please email Elaine Storey, Data Manager.

 

Summer Term Fees: A letter from the Chair of Governors, David Isherwood, was shared earlier this week with all parents and guardians regarding the fees for the Summer Term. If you should have any queries, please contact Keith Eldridge, Bursar.

 

Wellbeing: Public Health England have issued some guidelines on keeping your mind and body healthy during the lock down period. There is also information from different sources on advice on supporting your child’s anxiety about Covid-19, home schooling tips for parents and support for families with ADHD or ASD If you should have any queries please contact Nicky Hardy, Deputy Head (Pastoral).


 

 

For Students

There are loads of activities with LP@Home to keep you entertained and engaged with the LP community whilst you’re at home. Check out what’s on offer:

 

 

Watch this: Partnership and Outreach work is in the DNA of Leighton Park. Check out our partnership film to give you a flavour of what we have been up to since September and our plans for the future.

 

Listen up! The battle between the Houses for Jez’s HM Ashes (Mastermind edition) is on! Which House will take the trophy? Plus Joe’s Desert Island Disc’s brings you the Year 9 playlist!

 

Get Creative: Make yourself look amazing with Ella S’s How to Photoshop video session on Google Classroom (use code 363s256) or discover some of the Music and Media Department’s software to help you write your own music, record your own audio track or edit your own video.

 

Get Culture: The National Theatre are making One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden available from 7.00pm tonight for one week. Watch the pre-show video from Peter Scoggins to get the most out of your experience and send him your reviews and comments after the show for the chance to earn merits!

 

Get Cooking: Try Tim’s new video recipe for one pot chilli or use the written format if you prefer! 

 

Competitions: Test your knowledge of the Park with Where’s Ollie? and get reading with our Book Stack Challenge! To join the Book Stack Google Classroom use code 2x3iuyb.

 

Blast from the Past: Swedish Drills!

 

Bearing Up: the latest adventure for our furry friend

 

Co-Curricular programme: Sign up for virtual hobbies starting after Easter. You can do as many as you like! The two new additions since our last LP@Home are Parkour and Warhammer.

 

STRIPES in Action: Get knitting and help create a blanket for the homeless.

 

Fun for Fryers: every day in the holidays! Check out:

Daily Challenge

Creative Concepts

Writers’ Workshops

Easter Egg Hunt

Brainteasers

 

Dance Workout: Beth’s Dance Workout for you to enjoy!

 

Online Fitness Back Catalogue: the workouts from Wednesday 25th March, Thursday 26th March, Friday 27th March, Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April from for you to try again!

 

Congratulations to Catherine Douneen (Lower Sixth) who has been shortlisted for the Pink Lady Food Photographer, Young Photographer Competition in the 15-17 years category with her photograph of her brother Jack (Year 9), inspired by Magritte. The exhibition is currently online.

 

Congratulations to Mark Simmons, Senior Master and Head of Year 9, who yesterday (Wednesday 1st April) celebrated his 40th anniversary as a member of the Leighton Park community. At the start of the Summer Term Mark will officially be the School’s longest ever serving teacher!

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