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Leighton Park School

Monday 27th April 2020

The next LP@Home communication will be emailed to you on Thursday 30th April and continue to reach your inbox twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays throughout 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.


  

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: Last week we were delighted to launch our Summer Term remote co-curricular programme. Your son or daughter can continue to sign up for as many hobbies 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 28th April: Online Parent Workshop - Parent Practitioner, Olga Zilberberg, is now offering her workshops online to the Leighton Park community through Zoom. Tomorrow, 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 the workshop on Learning from Home, 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).

 

RSVP Tuesday 5th May: Online Parent Workshop - On Tuesday 5th May from 8.00-9.00pm, Olga 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. The Zoom meeting and password will be provided on sign up. If you should have any queries, please contact Nicky Hardy, Deputy Head (Pastoral).

 

Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Programme: Zumos are offering a free online 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: Our first Judo session with GB Olympic athlete and Coach, Danny Williams, will be held this evening, Monday 27th April, 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 should have access to. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information or further details on how to access the Google Classroom, please contact Director of Sport, Jez Belas.

 

Face Shields Initiative: Please take a moment to watch You Will Be Found; a video testament to our strong values-based ethos which seeks to champion service education. We have now delivered nearly 19,000 face shields to NHS and keyworkers in the healthcare sector. We have received over £25,500 in donations on our GoFundMe page, thanks to your generosity, and brought one new mascot on board last 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, Monday 4th May are second-hand gardening equipment and tins of paint/varnish. 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. You can support him and the NHS via his Just Giving page and read more about his journey on our website.


  

For Students

 

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.

 

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.

  

eCollect: Join the Google Classroom with code: dxr4m3n to grasp the habits of effective learning with Beth Butler.


 

 

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:

 

Bearing Up: Paddington gives quiet reflection a go, but there’s really only one thing on a bear’s mind… find out what in his latest adventure.

 

Get Cooking: This week Tim brings you millionaire’s shortbread in two videos; which he recommends as his best recipe so far! Here are the ingredients.

 

Competitions: Test your knowledge of the Park with the latest Where’s Ollie? Have you named our new face shields mascot? And find out more about the first instalment of Writing in Isolation.

 

Get Creative: Join the Google Classroom with code: 2x5zv5j to find Beth’s answer to livening up your lockdown.

 

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.

 

STRIPES in Action: We’re celebrating your STRIPES, so please send in your community outreach photos! Do you have any spare tins of paint or gardening tools in your shed? If so, refer your parents to LP Donate in their email where they will find further instructions. Plus watch the latest film of our face shields initiative.

 

Blast from the Past: Do you recognise any of these faces who served LP for many moons?

 

Get Fit: Don’t miss our first Judo session with GB Olympic Athlete and Coach, Danny Williams, this evening, Monday 27th April from 5.30 to 6.00pm, totally free! The Google Meet link will be posted at 5.25pm in the Sport, PE and Wellness Google Classroom. And if that doesn’t wear you out practice your resistance and mobility in this pre-recorded family friendly workout from Zoe. For more information on Get Fit, please contact Jez.

 

LP Pets: Peter and Bonnie celebrate whilst they get ready to partake in a certain Judo class.

 

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.

 

Congratulations to Freida in Year 7 on the success of her original composition ‘Yellow Skies’, which has made the Top 40 shortlist in the 2020 SoundCloud Young Songwriters’ Competition 8-12 Years category. Frieda’s song competed against almost 200 other entries from young songwriters nationwide. You can read more about Freida’s success on our website.

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