MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Our fortnightly LGA Newsletter has definitely turned into a showcase of lockdown achievements! It is lovely to see what has been going on with home learning in the widest sense and a reminder that learning life skills, such as baking and exercise, are just as important as any school subject.
I wrote to parents earlier in the week to outline some of the headlines that were announced by Boris Johnson on Sunday. As we expected, further advice and guidance is being issued that will guide our approach to establishing some face to face contact with Year 10 and Year 12 students during the summer term. We will write again to parents as soon as we know more about what this will look like. I would like to reassure parents that the safety and welfare of our students and staff is the absolute priority and that any decision to bring additional students into school will be guided by this principle.
In the meantime I hope you enjoy reading about some of the varied things that Lord Grey students have been getting up to during the school closure. We are happy to receive contributions from students and parents too!
Jim Parker, Principal.
Great Work, during lockdown!
DRUMMING FOR THE NHS, what an inspiration.
OLLIE is proud to be an Air Cadet at 2366 Bletchley Park Squadron and started with the first clap for the NHS at the start of the lockdown. When only a couple of people were on his street it was not very loud. We asked Ollie what made him decide to start drumming: "I saw on the TV other people banging pans, so the following week I did that, then the Air Cadets gave permission for us to clap in our uniforms. I did my first drumming in the street on the 24 April and at the end I got a big cheers and claps. More and more of our neighbours have joined in.
I wanted to purchase with my savings from my paper round, a secondhand drum. I received lots of messages from lovely people that wanted to make a donation towards the new drum. So I decided to give my savings to the Milton Keynes Hospital charity, as they are doing lots at this time and I wanted them to have something nice to say thank you. I then said to mum, maybe I could try to raise more for them. She helped to set up a 'Just for Giving' and 'Facebook' page so people could donate. I am now drumming every Thursday night whilst we are in lockdown and I hope to raise £500 for the hospital charity."
How fantastic Ollie, truely admirable work and determination. Below is Ollie's Facebook page showing his tenaciousness and also his Just for Giving Page. Keep it up and let's hope you reach your goal of £500 and make your wishes happen for our doctors and nurses in the NHS. Absolutely incredible. #lordgreycan!
AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS... OLLIE HAS SURPASSED HIS GOAL OF £500 AND IS NOW HOPING TO RAISE £1,000. A WELL DESERVED CAUSE, WE HOPE YOU GET TO YOUR TARGET OLLIE!
Pride of Lord Grey Academy
We are so pleased to announce that Danielle, E03 has graduated from the RAF after ten weeks of intense training. Danielle has always had her eyes set on going into the RAF and has worked so hard on her GCSEs, where she focused on her goal and set high expectations which she achieved. We are so proud of you Danielle, you are a credit to Enigma House and Lord Grey Academy. Ms Dunn & Mrs Kirby, Head & Assistant Head of Enigma House
Some fantastic artwork from our students have been received by Dr Layden, Teacher of Art & Technology.
Great work from: Elise Year 7, Matilda Year 12, Jessy Year 10, Lewis Year 9, Desiree Year 9, Kayla Year 7, Isla Year 7, Lois Year 10, Hannah Year 10, Eloyse Year 8, Fareeha Year 7. Well done everyone, keep up the good work! #lordgreycan!
HUMANITIES CREATIVE LEARNING DAY
On Monday 9 March, our Year 7 students took part in various activities, including the Bletchley Park Bunting Project to commemorate VE Day 75. While the planned celebrations were unfortunately unable to take place at Bletchley Park over the bank holiday weekend, I thought it would be great to share some images of the beautiful bunting that our students produced.
Freddie in Turing 04, learning a new skill during lockdown - BADMINTON. Now showing great serves and hitting really long shots in his game. He had a strong rally with his Mum, so we cannot wait for him to get back and challenge Mr Selvester (Turing vs Lorenz). #lordgreycan!
reproducing an Italian Monument
Nick and Gracie have been working very hard on their Italian Monument Project. They have produced remarkable drawings of their monuments and they have not studied art before. Their efforts are great, well done and keep up the good work. #lordgreycan! Miss Sacca, Teacher of Italian.
a challenge... fantastic journey
Mrs Wasway was challenged to take a shirt or blouse and transform it. Below is the journey... What a transformation!
NatWest have launched #DreamBigger to broaden students' career horizons and develop their awareness of entrepreneurship as a possible future career
Female students aged 16+ are welcome to join DreamBigger's weekly online workshops:
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship - every Tuesday @ 11.00am
- Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset - every Wednesday @ 11.00am
- Defining Entrepreneurial Purpose - every Thursday @ 11.00am
DreamBigger provide lots of learning materials, exercises and follow-ups for both students and teachers.