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LGA NEWS EDITION 06, DATE: 04 December 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

It has been an incredibly sad week as we begin to come to terms with the tragic sudden death of Chase Angus.

Chase was a student known by many at Lord Grey and was a friendly and gregarious boy who was well liked by staff and students. He loved sport, was a talented footballer and was proud to be chosen to be part of a school boxing club. He will be greatly missed by all of us in the Lord Grey community.

I have been heartened to see how well our students and staff are supporting one another, showing genuine care and concern for each other at this difficult time. This sense of community is a great strength here at Lord Grey and I am certain that it will help us navigate through the grief that students and staff will experience.

Jim Parker, Principal.

News from Colossus House

Congratulations to the following year 7 Colossus students who have receieved sports and house captains badges.

In aid of the Colossus House Charity MK Snap, Ms Whalley is selling Snowball Bath Bombs £2 each. There are various scents including Strawberry, Orange & Prosecco, Coconut, and Baby Powder. There are also Scented Wax Melts for £1 and homemade Candles for £5.

You can either email Ms Whalley (helen.whalley@lordgrey.org.uk) or students can visit the hub to make and collect purchases.

You may remember that Mia, a year 10 Colossus student, is raising money for Willen Hospice by selling her Homemade Christmas Cards. If you'd like to purchase some, please contact Colossus House.

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/

Enterprise Challenge

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 registrar@lordgrey.org.uk.

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS 2020/2021

21 DECEMBER - 01 JANUARY 2021 - WINTER BREAK

04 JANUARY 2021 - STAFF TRAINING DAY

05 JANUARY 2021 - STUDENTS RETURN

15 FEBRUARY - 19 FEBRUARY 2021 - HALF TERM

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