LPGS students volunteer in Malawi
Over the summer, 28 students travelled to Malawi for four weeks. They camped in four different locations around the south of the country.
Students have been involved in different community projects such as transforming stables into a classroom, making black boards for schools for remote communities, making briquettes to help with the issue of deforestation, painting a community library and classrooms.
They trekked for four days and went up Monty Mulanje the highest peak in Malawi.
They were immersed in nature and have overcome many challenges which demonstrated incredible resilience and an amazing team spirit. Well done to all participating students!
LPGS Open Day 2018
Thank you to all the staff, students, parents and carers (those current and prospective) for all your support at the LPGS Open Day held on Saturday 29th September. Enjoy the footage taken from the day!
Spanish and French song competition
At the end of the Summer term, Year 7 Spanish and French classes put together all of the language they had learned and turned it into lyrics of a popular song.
The classes worked together to write their lyrics and performed their songs in the Hall in front of their peers and the judging panel made up of Sixth Form language students. The judges were so impressed by all of the groups, not only for their fantastic lyrics but by their energy and dance moves.
Well done to Señorita Mahiques’ group who won for Spanish and Madame Galbert’s group for French!
Road to South Downs 2018
By Anthonia E, Rianne C, Emmanuelle F
On Friday 10th August, the three of us set off in search of South Downs via bicycle. The journey was supposed to be 3 hours and 45 minutes. We planned to camp in a campsite for 3 days. We were extremely excited because, as a group, we had never embarked on such an experience whereby everything planned was our own idea. Also, we had seen pictures of South Downs and it looked absolutely beautiful - a complete contrast to our usual scenery in London.
We set off for our journey at around 10am on the Friday morning.
We used our maps as guidance but navigated with our phones also. Everything was perfectly fine and it was extremely enjoyable riding freely through the streets. We were all filled with energy and adrenaline. We cycled through roads that we had never seen before and explored a completely new scenery. All was well until it began to rain an hour into the journey! We remained determined, despite the ferocious rain. We encouraged each other to push on, especially with the challenge of cycling uphill which was strenuous on our muscles. We supported each other especially as fatigue started to affect us.
After nearly 8 hours, an extremely long journey, we finally arrived at the campsite. It was dark. Our next challenge was to set up our own tent! We made a fire and used torchlights to follow the instructions. After an hour of scrambling in the cold night, the tent was up!
The first night was freezing cold, and our muscles ached incredibly. There were several moments when we thought that we would be unable to continue as we were extremely tired.
Across the next two days, we cycled around South Downs and visited a project occurring in the area. This experience had its ups and downs. We are so grateful to have experienced such an amazing opportunity because, not only did it strengthen our friendship (through the motivation and encouragement that we gave to each other), it gave us life skills. We cannot stress enough how much this journey has shaped us. We did things that we never thought we could and we were surprised at our sheer determination and resilience. The most amazing part is that we learnt so much about ourselves.
LPGS A-Level Law Students visit The Old Bailey
On Thursday 20th September Year 12 A-Level Law students visited the Old Bailey. They observed part of a murder trial, the sentencing hearing for street selling of drugs and the inquest for the Westminster Bridge terror attack last year. Here they are with their one word reflections the next day
School Physicist of the Year Award
In July both Saskia C in Year 11 and Sophie P in Year 8 were the recipients of the School Physicist of the Year award. They were both invited to an awards ceremony at UCL were they had a lecture from the Professor of Physics and received their certificates and prizes. Well done to both from the Science department, especially from Mr Small and Miss Keogh.
October is Black History Month
KS3 students are celebrating Black History month this October, by researching the experience of black people throughout different periods in history.
Year 13 History students attended a conference on Black History.
'The conference was a unique opportunity that opened our eyes to different aspects of history that we don’t often get to study’
Celebrating black culture at LPGS
On Thursday 17th October LPGS Language Department held a party at lunchtime to celebrate black culture in our school with food and drink, music and dancing. Many students entered the “rice-off” competition and made a traditional rice dish to present to the judging panel. The judges were very impressed and we clearly have some future chefs among us! Well done to the winners, Jess in Year 10 and Victor in Year 13. Another well done to Tunmininu and Demi in Year 11 for organising a great celebration!
LPGS Music Tour Band
The LPGS Tour Band were hard at work during Open Day, held on Saturday 29th September. Students are rehearsing twice a week after school in order to prepare for the annual Music Tour at the end of October to Bratislava and Vienna. They will be performing three concerts whilst abroad and will squeeze in some trips to some historic sites including Mozart's House!
The LPGS Library's Spooky... Scary... Halloween Party!
The Autumn half term just wouldn’t be the same without the Library’s Halloween Party for Year 7 and Year 8 students.
Members of the English Department set the mood for all sorts of spookiness, as girls braved the cobwebs and pumpkins to take part in fun competitions … anything from Wrapping the Mummy to creating spine-chilling Halloween Limericks.
Partygoers also found time to browse Books with Bite, win lots of prizes and, needless to say, eat a great many cakes too!
LPGS are proud to be a Music Mark School member
LPGS have been recognised by the local Music Service/Hub for the value we have placed on Music.
We are delighted to announce that LPGS are now a Music Mark School member.
We would like to thank everyone for all their hard work to ensure that LPGS students are able to access and engage with a high-quality Music education.
Music Mark quote:
"Music Mark works to enable our members, and the wider Music education sector, to deliver high quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. My thanks for all that you are doing and will continue to do to support our collective vision."
Daniel Lane, interpreter and translator, came to speak to Year 11 about A-Levels and future careers in languages. Daniel interprets for Unai Emery, Arsenal manager, and also translates for various Italian football teams. He studied Spanish at GCSE and A-Level and took a degree in Spanish and ab initio Italian. He then went on to do a masters in interpreting and translating at the University of Bath. He has worked in Russia on the World Cup and travelled with Arsenal to countries such as Azerbaijan and Singapore to interpret at press conferences and media events.
Choosing an A-Level in a language is ideal if you want a facilitating subject that offers you a range of career possibilities and is a lot of fun along the way. A-Level language courses are fascinating and varied and give you a broad range of knowledge and skills that will help you at university and beyond. Even if you don’t want to eventually go into languages as a career, they will help you in a variety of fields such as business, fashion, media, diplomatic service and journalism to name a few. Remember, only 38% of the British population can speak another language; make yourself stand out!
LPGS Year 12 Induction Day 2018
Welcome to all our Year 12s who started the year very enthusiastically. Here are a few photographs taken from the day.
The Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Langley Park School for Girls participated in the annual fundraising event this term. Macmillan is a worth while charity providing cancer patients and their families with valuable support.
Many staff, both current and former, supplied cakes and biscuits, including home made ones. Ex teachers, Mrs Tagg and Mrs Newman, came in to help Mrs Ward on the day. A delicious range was on display in the staff room, where they were hungrily snapped up by staff at break with their coffees and teas. With so many donated, the remaining cakes were available for potential parents at the school's Open Day the following day.
Much money was donated and sent off to the Macmillan cancer charity.
A big thank you to everyone who supported this event.
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