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Leighton Park School

Monday 4th May

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Thursday 7th 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.

 


 

Letters to Parents: This week there have been letters sent to all parents and guardians regarding the Summer Term immunisation programme. Upper Sixth parents have received details of arrangements and opportunities for their sons and daughters and parents in the coming weeks. The Lower Sixth AS Geography Group have been sent a letter regarding plans for taking examinations in November.

 

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: Your son or daughter can continue to sign up for as many hobbies in the Remote Co-Curricular Programme 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: Tomorrow, Tuesday 5th May, from 8.00-9.00pm, Olga Zilberberg 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 before 11.00am tomorrow. 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: Following a fantastic first session with Judo champion Danny Williams last Monday, we encourage you to join us with your family, this evening from 5.30-6.00pm. The link to attend the class will go live in the Sport, PE and Wellness Google Classroom at 5.25pm, which your son or daughter has access to. This week’s family work out is a Wellbeing Workout with Daisy (Lower Sixth). For more information or further details on how to access the Google Classroom, please contact Director of Sport, Jez Belas.

 

Face Shields Initiative: As referenced on The One Show and on Healthcare UK Live by Ross Kemp last week our face shields initiative has now delivered over 20,000 face shields to the NHS and keyworkers in the healthcare sector. We have received over £27,500 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 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.

 

Zac’s Creating a Buzz: Last week Zac in Year 11 sacrificed 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 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.

 


 

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 Coding Club!

 

Bearing Up: Did you catch Paddington’s Postcard from the Park last week? Watch again for another few minutes of pure Paddington pleasure!

 

eCollect: Join the Google Classroom with code: dxr4m3n. Today you will find Daisy and Izzy discussing wellbeing.

 

STRIPES in Action: We’re celebrating your STRIPES, so please send in your community outreach photos! 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. Plus have you seen our face shields initiative video and our mention on The One Show and on Healthcare UK Live last week?

                                                                                    

Competitions: After testing your knowledge of the Park over recent weeks, Ollie has been found! Be in with the change to win a cash prize with Write on Art. Get your entry for Writing in Isolation in before the first deadline on Friday 8th May. And finally, don’t forget to check out the other competitions on offer.

 

Get Creative: Join the Google Classroom with code: 2x5zv5j to find out our latest offering. This week’s recommendation is re-imagined art! Check out the gallery for inspiration including work from a past student.

 

Get Fit: Following a fantastic first session with Judo champion Danny Williams last Monday, we encourage you to join us this evening from 5.30-6.00pm. The link to attend the class will go live in the Sport, PE and Wellness Google Classroom at 5.25pm. For more information please contact Jez. Additionally, you can try Daisy’s Wellbeing Workout in the Lower Sixth as she takes you through the first chorus of ‘RAIN’ by Ben Platt.

 

LP Pets: The biscuit boys, Twix and Oreo, are happy as can be at Chez Fitzsimons

 

Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

 

Congratulations to Charlotte (Year 8) and Sam (Year 10) for their success in the ISA Drama Competition which took place last term. Charlotte claimed, 'Best Middle Girl Performer’ for her performance as Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, whilst Sam picked up 'Best Senior Boy Performer' for his performance in his original play ‘Extra Time’. You can read more about their success on our website and watch the video of their awards presentation.

 

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