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Leighton Park School

Thursday 23rd April

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Monday 27th April and continue to reach your inbox twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, as we begin the Summer Term.


 

For Parents

 

The new 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 from Heads of Section: Parents and guardians of Year 7 and 8 students will have received this letter from Adrian Stewart, Head of Lower School, on Monday 20th April. Parents and guardians of Year 9 students will have received this letter from Mark Simmons, Head of Year and Senior Master, on Tuesday 21st April. Parents of Lower Sixth Form students may wish to be aware that a letter from Helen Taylor, Head of Sixth Form, was sent directly to your son/daughter at the start of the Summer Term.

 

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.

 

RSVP Thursday 28th April - Online Parent Workshop: Parent Practitioner, Olga Zilberberg, is now offering her workshops online to the Leighton Park community through Zoom. On Tuesday 28th April from 8.00-9.00pm, she will be sharing useful tips to help you manage learning at home. If you would like to join this workshop, please complete the online form. This is imperative to ensure we are aware of numbers joining and do not exceed maximum capacity of 100 participants. Please use this Zoom link to access the meeting with Meeting ID: 990 5275 7579 and Password: 698348. If you should have any queries, please contact Nicky Hardy, Deputy Head (Pastoral).

 

Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Programme: Zumos are offering a comprehensive mental wellbeing and resilience course, to support families during the coming months. If you should have any queries, please contact Nicky Hardy, Deputy Head (Pastoral).

 

Get Fit: GB Olympic athlete and Judo Coach, Danny Williams, is providing a fundamental course in Judo and Free Grappling for students, staff and their families, every Monday afternoon from 5.30-6.00pm totally free! For more information on this wonderful opportunity, please visit the Get Fit webpage or contact Director of Sport, Jez Belas.

 

Face Shields Initiative: We have now delivered more than 15,000 face shields to NHS and keyworkers in the healthcare sector with a further 3,000 currently in production. We have received over £25,000 in donations on our GoFundMe page, thanks to your generosity, and brought one new mascot on board this week. Our Flickr gallery shows pictures from the DT workshop, our production partners and the delighted 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 on Monday 27th April are food items and wash bags for NHS scrubs. If you should have any queries, please contact Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular and Outreach.

 

Co-Curricular Programme: On Tuesday we launched our remote co-curricular programme. We hope your son or daughter has enjoyed getting involved with what is on offer so far. If you should have any queries, please contact Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular and Outreach.

 

Get Behind Alain’s Fundraising Journey: Super cyclist Alain in Year 7, is going the distance for the NHS, riding from Reading to Milan in his living room. He is almost halfway to his target! You can support Alain and the NHS via his Just Giving page and read more about his journey 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.

 

eCollect: Join the eCollect Google Classroom (classroom code: dxr4m3n) to tune into weekly Meeting for Worship from home. Every Thursday at 10.30am you can take time out of your day for a moment of calm. In today’s first eCollect of the term, the theme will be Peace.

 

LP Projects: Take a look back at our project ideas and get stuck into something new this week. We’ve got the Fryer cookbook, learn a new language, plant something, research your family history or fix something special!

 

Listen Up: It’s Episode 7 of the Park Podcast! This week Jez, Andy and Tim bring you a mystery OL.

 

Get Culture: The National Theatre are premiering Twelfth Night from 7.00pm tonight. Watch the pre-show video from actor and Old Leightonian, Phil Dunster, to get the most out of your viewing experience. The Get Culture Google Classroom (Classroom code: ommbgqn) includes Peter Scoggin’s highlights from the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine; Wise Children and Michael Clark Dance.

 

Competitions: Test your knowledge of the Park with the latest Where’s Ollie? Name our new face shields mascot! Find out more about becoming Young Economist of the Year or see the new book recommendations for the LP Book Stack Challenge. Tom delivers the Year 7 and 8 recommendations as well as Year 11 - Lower Sixth’s (from 4.47), whilst Chris speaks to Year 9 and 10.

 

Co-Curricular Programme: We hope you have enjoyed a first taste of our remote Co-Curricular Programme this week. New additions you may like to sign up for include Chinese Culture, Football, Tennis, Yoga and Athletics.

 

STRIPES in Action: Do you have any spare food items in your cupboard that you could contribute to Whitley Food Bank? If so, refer your parents to LP Donate in their email where they will find further instructions. We are thankful to be receiving your NHS wash bags and are looking forward to seeing even more from those of you keen on sewing!

 

Face Shields Initiative: We have now delivered more than 15,000 face shields with a further 3,000 in production, received over £25,000 in donations and brought one new mascot on board. See the photos from the DT workshop, our production partners and delighted recipients on our Flickr gallery.

 

Blast from the Past, Present and Future: We’re celebrating Mark Simmons and his 40 years at LP!

 

Get Fit: A new term, a new fitness regime! If you missed it on Monday, here is the first pre-recorded family friendly workout from the Sport and Wellbeing team. GB Olympic Athlete and Coach, Danny Williams is providing a fundamental course in Judo and Free Grappling, every Monday from 5.30 to 6.00pm totally free! For more information on this wonderful opportunity, please visit the Get Fit webpage or contact Jez.

 

LP Pets: It’s music madness in Rose, George and Harvey’s household!

 

Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

 

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.

 

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