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Leighton Park Weekly eBulletin - Wednesday 6th March

Please see below for this week’s important announcements and letters. If you are unable to open any of the following attachments or links, please contact marketing@leightonpark.com.

 

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All Parents and Guardians


‘Time’ Photography Exhibition – The Art Department invites all members of the community to take part in this year’s photography exhibition. This year’s theme is Time. Read more in the attached flyer and view the poster here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15th March at 12.00pm. Please send all entries to Mark Wood, Head of Art.

 

Momo Challenge - We are aware of a concerning internet trend called the Momo Challenge. Similar to the Blue Whale Challenge in 2017, the Momo Challenge is a viral social media trend with children and young people. The challenge encourages children to contact an unknown person called ‘momo’ on social media. Please see the attached information from Reading Borough Council here for more information. If you should have any queries or concerns, please contact Nicky Hardy, Assistant Head (Pastoral Welfare and Safeguarding).

 


 

Events and Reminders
 

RSVP Saturday 9th March: Contemporary Dance Workshop - Students are invited to a contemporary dance workshop taking place in the Dance Studio on Saturday 9th March from 10.00am to 1.00pm. The class will be delivered by Betty Bonne-Fire who recently delivered the circus skills workshop to students. Betty has a first-class honours degree in contemporary dance from Falmouth University and is looking forward to challenging students physically and technically. If your son/daughter would like to take part in this activity, please email Beth Butler.

 

Monday 18th March: Film Club - Film Club continues on 18th March with Hidden Figures, the inspiring story of a team of female, African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in the early year of the Space Race. Students in Year 10 and above are welcome to join us at 6.30pm in the Fryer Cinema Room. Please view the poster here.

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: House MusicAll parents and guardians are warmly invited to the annual House Music competition in Main Hall from 6.30pm. There are a limited number of unreserved seats available on the balcony on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join us please book here.



RSVP Tuesday 26th March: Official Opening of the Michael Malnick Centre We are delighted to announce the official opening of the Michael Malnick Centre will be on Tuesday 26th March. There will be a Gala Concert from 7.15pm in Main Hall to celebrate and tours of the MMC will be available from 6.15pm-7.00pm. We are delighted to be joined by flautist Lisa Nelson. Tickets are free but spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join us please book here.

 

RSVP Friday 29th March: Reports from a War Zone Parents and guardians are invited to hear Old Leightonian and Foreign Conflict Correspondent for The Observer, Shyam Bhatia, speak in Peckover Hall from 3.00pm to 4.15pm on Friday 29th March on the topic ‘Reports from a War Zone’. To learn more and to book, please click here.

 


 

Year 7


RSVP Friday 8th March: Year 7 Parents’ Consultation Evening – Parents and guardians are invited to the Year 7 Parents’ Consultation Evening on Friday 8th March from 6.00-8.30pm in Fryer House. Please read more information in the attached letter and book appointments with your child’s teachers by logging onto the ParentPortal. Instructions on how to do this are in the letter. Please make your bookings before the deadline on Thursday 7th March at 2.00pm and if you have any problems making bookings contact Christine Banham, Office Administrator.  If you have any queries about the event please contact Adrian Stewart, Head of Lower School.

 

Monday 11th March: Big Bang InteractiveAll students in Year 7 will be taking part in our third annual STEM event on Monday. Students will have the chance to participate in two out of a possible ten workshops and attend a presentation by the organisation Science Boffins. You are welcome to read more about last year’s event here.

 


 

Year 8

RSVP Friday 15th March: Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening – Parents and guardians are invited to the Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Evening on Friday 15th March from 6.00-9.00pm in Oakview. Please read more information in the attached letter and book appointments with your child’s teachers by logging onto the ParentPortal. Instructions on how to do this are in the letter. Please make your bookings before the deadline on Thursday 14th March at 2.00pm and if you have any problems making bookings contact Christine Banham, Office Administrator.  If you have any queries about the event please contact Adrian Stewart, Head of Lower School.

 


 Year 9

There are no specific notices for Year 9 this week.

 


 

Year 10

RSVP Friday 8th March: Parents’ Consultation Evening – The Year 10 Parents’ Consultation Evening is due to take place on Friday 8th March, 6.00-9.00pm in Peckover Hall. Please see the attached letter for details and book your appointments via the ParentPortal by 2.00pm on Thursday 7th March. Instructions for online bookings are in the letter. Should you have any difficulties please contact Christine Banham, Office Administrator.

 

Wednesday 13th March: Sixth Form Preparatory Evening - All Year Ten students and their parents/guardians are welcome to Peckover Hall from 7.00pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 13th March to learn more about the Sixth Form. If you should have any queries please contact Head of Sixth Form, Helen Taylor.

 


 

Year 11


Tuesday 19th March:
American Universities TalkStudents with an interest (however vague!) in applying to university in the USA are invited to a presentation at 4.30pm in Peckover Hall by Dr Jon Tabbart, Managing Director of Dukes US Application. Jon will be speaking about the different application procedures for American universities. If you should have any queries, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: Maths InspirationStudents in Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are invited to the Maths Inspiration lecture at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Please see the attached letter for more details and complete the form here by Friday 15th March. The cost for this trip is £10 per student.

  


 

Lower Sixth

 

RSVP Thursday 7th March: Psychology Trip to LondonAS Level Psychology students are invited to course relevant exhibitions at the National History Museum and Science Museum in London. Details are in the attached letter. If your son/daughter would like to attend please complete the online form and submit payment of £28 as soon as possible. If you should have any queries please contact Claire Gulliver, Psychology teacher.

  

Tuesday 19th March: American Universities TalkStudents with an interest (however vague!) in applying to university in the USA are invited to a presentation at 4.30pm in Peckover Hall by Dr Jon Tabbart, Managing Director of Dukes US Application. Jon will be speaking about the different application procedures for American universities. If you should have any queries, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: Maths Inspiration – Students in Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are invited to the Maths Inspiration lecture at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Please see the attached letter for more details and complete the form here by Friday 15th March. The cost for this trip is £10 per student.

 

RSVP Monday 25th March: UCAS Higher Education ConventionStudents in the Lower Sixth considering what and where to study in higher education are invited to a convention at the University of London on Monday 25th March. The cost is £12 and will be added to your next school bill. If your son or daughter would be interested in attending, please read the attached letter and book here by Friday 8th March. If you should have any queries, please contact Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form.

 

RSVP Saturday 11th May: IBDP Biology Trip - Lower Sixth students are invited to spend the day at Warburg Nature Reserve in Oxfordshire, practising fieldwork exercises relevant to the IB Biology syllabus. More details are available in the attached letter. If your son/daughter would like to attend please complete the online form by Tuesday 8th May. Please note there will be a small charge of £10 per student.

 

RSVP Thursday 13th to Friday 14th June: Geography Residential to Slapton Ley Lower Sixth IB and A Level Geography students are invited to Slapton Ley Field Studies Centre in June as part of their studies. The cost is £280 and further details are in the attached letter. If your son or daughter would like to attend please complete the form here by Friday 8th March. If you should have any queries please contact Robin Longworth, Geography teacher.  

 


 

Upper Sixth

 

RSVP Thursday 21st March: Maths InspirationStudents in Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are invited to the Maths Inspiration lecture at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading. Please see the attached letter for more details and complete the form here by Friday 15th March. The cost for this trip is £10 per student.

 

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