Miss Hussey and Ms Whalley, Colossus House
News from Lorenz house
One of our House Chairities this year is Harry's Rainbow.
Harry's Rainbow provide support to children and young people who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling and we are pleased to be able to raise funds for the important work that they do.
Well done Kerensa for bringing awareness to a marvellous charity and a huge well done from Mrs Bowen too! If you wish to donate to Harry's Rainbow, please follow this link.
Mrs Bowen and Mr Crook, Lorenz House
News from turing house
Each year Turing House, collects Food donations from the students at Lord Grey Academy to support our local community by dontating all that is collected to MK Food Bank.
We already have had several donations, but keep it up Lord Grey! Let's make this year the biggest donation from us ever!
Donations are welcome to be dropped off to Turing House by Students any time right up until Friday December 11th 2020.
Face Masks For Sale
Mrs Wasway has been busy crafting, using recycled fabric to create Face Masks, the proceeds of which will go to purchasing items for Christmas Hampers for our local community.
The Face Masks can be purchased from the Hub, with a donation of 50p and are a perfect purchase for students who may have forgotten to bring their mask to the Academy!
Mrs Wasway and Miss Brown, Turing House
News from careers
Creative Writing Competition - Migration
TogetherintheUK serves people migrating to the UK for whom English is not their first language and who face challenges in adapting to life in the UK. They are running a creative writing competition and are looking for young people who are 1st or 2nd generation migrants to enter.
Find out more here https://www.togetherintheuk.co.uk/creative-plus/
In March this year, teams from the then Year 9 took part in the Tenner Enterprise Challenge. With start-up funds of just £10, they created micro-businesses and raised money for the academy and local charities. They sold sweets, washed cars, made bath bombs and smoothies as well as holding a raffle. Unfortunately, the grade finale was scuppered by the first Lockdown. We're still really proud of our young entrepreneurs though, and want to take this opportunity to congratulate them on stepping up and doing so well.
Colosssus House Enterprise Team
Mrs Dunn and one of the Enigma House Enterprise Teams
The Enigma House Enterprise Team
The Lorenz Enterprise Team
The Turing Team, held a raffle, and Turing House were most pleased that Topper Turing (the first prize) has now found a home for Christmas and Mr Parker won a box of chocolates, which was 2nd prize!
The Turing House Enterprise Team
We will be running the event again for this year's year 9 - more information will be available in the new year.
School Leaver Fair
Every month, there is an online school leavers' fair. You can find out about the careers in a wide range of different organisations, including Network Rail and Sky, as well as finding out about courses and apprenticeships.
Book your free place here: https://www.schoolleaverfair.co.uk/
Labour Market Information
Things are still pretty gloomy on the employment front. November's labour market statistics show the economy still suffering from the spring/summer lock down and unemployment is at the highest it's been since 2016. Young people have been taking the brunt of this, with youth employment down by 300k. Advice to young people is to check out potential employers very carefully, and have more than one option. A college course is a great safety-net to an apprenticeship, for example.
Joanna Brown - Careers & Futures Adviser
IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES
- Head of House - Colossus: Click this LINK to view the tutor groups
- Head of House - Enigma: Click this LINK to view the tutor groups
- Head of House - Lorenz: Click this LINK to view the tutor groups
- Head of House - Turing: Click this LINK to view the tutor groups
If you would like to let us know of any changes to your contact details, please email our Registrar using the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
May we remind you that information related to the Youth Support Service Agreement can be found on our website under General Information/Policies, Statements & Notices/Policies - Notices or by clicking on the following link: https://www.lordgrey.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Student-Privacy-Notice-June-2019.pdf
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