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Leighton Park School

Wednesday 10th June

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Wednesday 17th June and will continue to reach your inbox by 10.00am on Wednesdays, for the duration of 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 for Year 10 and Lower Sixth: Yesterday, a letter from Matthew Judd, Head, was sent to all parents of students in Year 10 and Lower Sixth, detailing opportunities for their son or daughter to return to the Park, in a limited fashion and in accordance with Government guidance, from 15th June. This morning, an additional letter was sent with proposed timetables regarding the provisions. If you should have any queries, please contact Karen Gracie-Langrick, Deputy Head: Academic.

 

Change to Guided Distance Learning Policy: This morning, you will have received a letter that was sent to all parents and guardians, detailing a change to our online learning policy which encourages students to turn on their webcams when they are participating in Google Meet lessons. If you should have any queries, please contact Jenny Powlesland, Head of Teaching & Learning.

 

Houses and Boarding: A letter will be sent to parents later today regarding plans for houses and boarding.

 

Tim’s Marathon Fundraiser: Congratulations to marathon man and Head of Boys' Games, Tim Green, who completed 30 laps of our 65-acre Park last Friday, raising over £1,200 for Whitley CDA. Thank you to those who supported and donated on the Go Fund Me page. You can catch Tim on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about his feat!

 

LP Donate: To support those in need we are collecting donations for our partner organisations. Some of the items needed by Red Balloon Centre for Severely Traumatised Children by 9.00pm, Monday 15th June, are board games, revision guides, books, a microscope and a sewing machine. If you should have any queries, please contact Natasha Coccia, Assistant Head: Co-Curricular and Outreach.

 

Face Shields: Since the broadcast of Ross Kemp and Britain’s Volunteer Army, the initiative has now delivered over 35,000 face shields to people requiring this vital PPE. You can see all the photos in the Flickr gallery.

 

Monday 22nd June - PSC Book Group:The PSC Book Group invite you to discuss ‘Everything I Never Told You’ by Celeste Ng, on Monday 22nd June from 7.30-8.45pm. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of whether they usually attend. The gathering will take place over Zoom, for which you can obtain the login details by contacting Fiona Francis and Nicole Fox at pscbookgroup@leightonpark.com.

 


 

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.

 


 

Change to Guided Distance Learning Policy: This morning, you will have received a letter sent to all students, detailing a change to our online learning policy which encourages you to turn on your webcam when participating in Google Meet lessons. If you should have any queries, please contact Jenny Powlesland, Head of Teaching & Learning.

 

Tim’s Marathon Fundraiser: Congratulations to marathon man and Head of Boys' Games, Tim Green, who completed 30 laps of our 65-acre Park last Friday, raising over £1,200 for Whitley CDA. Thank you to those who supported and donated on the Go Fund Me page. You can catch Tim on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about his feat!

 

Bearing Up: Our favourite bear has been enjoying a break from isolation.

 

eCollect: Monday’s eCollect offered a timely and important message about equality, featuring Maya Angelou’s, powerful ‘Still I Rise’. Don’t forget that Thursday’s will be brought to you via the Google Classroom on the same theme of equality.

 

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 Amnesty International non-governmental organisation 'inspiring people against injustice to bring the world closer to human rights and dignity enjoyed by all.'

 

Get Cooking: Tim is treating himself to a fruit crumble post-marathon. Here are the ingredients you will need.

 

Listen Up: It’s Episode 12 of the Park Podcast. This week Jez, Andy and Tim talk about the amazing marathon round the Park, discuss topical issues surrounding equality tying in with tomorrow’s eCollect and talk through Tim's top three stupid decisions!

Plus enjoy a bonus first podcast from LP’s sport sensations Livvy, Rosanna and Joe in the Upper Sixth, in which they reminisce on sporting memories, discuss women in sport and life after LP.

 

STRIPES in Action:

 

Could you spare any board games, reading books for teens or revision guides? If so, please refer your parents to LP Donate in their email where they will find further instructions on giving to Red Balloon Centre for Traumatised Children.

 

The DT Department is now working with scrubs superheroes, the Rotary Club at Reading Abbey. You can read more about this partnership in the latest news story.

 

If you have a story to share celebrating your STRIPES, please send in your community outreach photos to Tash.

 

Competitions: It’s your last chance to enter the Goi Peace competition before the deadline on Monday 15th June.

 

Have you captured a photo that represents one of or Quaker values? If so, find out the details on how to submit your entry.

 

LP Pets: Max has been recovering with Clare during lockdown.

 

LP Projects: Mark and Adam’s repair workshop is open for business! Do you have a DIY disaster that needs fixing? Call the boys for help!

 

Joe’s Desert Island Discs: Enjoy this latest playlist from Year 10.

 

Get Fit: Have you joined the PE, Sport and Wellness team on Strava? It’s a good way to continue tracking your training after the 5K Run for Heroes before the half term break. Plus don’t forget our workouts are posted on the Google classroom every day to keep you fit during term time.

 

Fun for Fryers: Every day in the Summer Term!

Creative Concepts

Writer’s Workshop

Brainteasers

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