FANTASTIC SHOWCASE OF ARTWORK BY OUR STUDENTS... GREAT WORK!
As you can imagine we have had such alot of fantastic artwork being sent to us via email. However, some of the beautiful drawings of 'Lions' were mixed up in the last newsletter and we made an error. Below are both lions with the correct names of the artists. Our sincere apologies. Dr Laydon, Teacher of Art & Technology
Kacey, L15 has spent lots of time during lockdown working on her amazing art skills, below are some of the lovely pieces she has created, they look outstanding! Mr Selvester, Assistant Head of Lorenz House
Three weeks ago our Year 12 Biology students took part in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad, a rigorous test set by the Royal Society of Biology.
Due to the 'lockdown' they have had to do all their revision at home, and we are immensely proud of all of them for the rigorous work that they did to prepare for the Olympiad. We are also delighted that two of our students, James and Hezekiah managed to achieve Bronze certificates, and Reece and Lauryn achieved Highly Commended. Well done! Mrs Hawkes, Head of Biology.
The Royal Society of Biology is running two competitions during July, open to all secondary school students.
The first is a Photography Competition - 'Young Photographer of the Year' and the theme is 'Our Changing World'. The deadline for entries is the 24 July, and the first prize is £500! Please click the link below for more details and to submit your photographs.
The second is a Scientific Drawing Competition - 'The Nancy Rothwell Award'. The deadline for entries is the 31 July, first prize is £25, and all winners and runners up get to visit the Royal Veterinary College! Please click the link below for more details and to submit your drawings.
More details and information are available on the Science Homeschool Hubs located on Google Classroom (students have been accessing their Science work here since the start of May). I know that we have so many talented artists in school, so good luck! Mrs Hawkes, Head of Biology.
521 Achievement Certificates have been sent out for the month of June. A fantastic achievement, well done to all our students.
The first Student of the Month Certificates went out last week: Gary, Year 7 Lorenz, Chris, Year 8 Lorenz, Thomas, Year 9 Turing and Charlotte, Year 10 Enigma - For all their hard work and excellent outstanding achievement over the month of June. Many congratulations. Science Faculty.
DRUMMING FOR THE NHS, WHAT AN INSPIRATION - update
Chapter 1. Introduction - Hello, my name is Ollie and I am 15 years old and have been playing the drums for seven plus years. I live with my Mum, Dad and big sister and I couldn't be happier. I do alot of my drumming at school. I am also an Air cadet at 2366 Bletchley Park Squadron. As you can probably guess I play drums there too. Here, I do military style drumming which is a little different to normal drumming and I enjoy it.
Chapter 2. Coronavirus Outbreak 2020 was the year of a new virus called COVID-19. The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. The UK went into 'lockdown' schools, businesses and shops all closed. Boris Johnson, our Prime Minister introduced many procedures and restrictions.
As the school has been closed, I have been working at home until it is safe to go back. I do get bored easily, so I knew it was not going to be fun!
Chapter 3. Thursday Clap for NHS/Key Workers - Our NHS staff and key workers have been working very hard to protect and serve our country.
Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national living in London came up with a great idea; and 'Clap for the NHS' campaign came about on 26 March. It took place every Thursday evening at 8pm. That's not all, war veteran Captain Tom Moore, 100 years old raised more than £30 million for the UK's National Health Service by walking laps of his garden. I was inspired by this magnificent man despite what he has been through.
After seeing lots of wonderful people doing great things on social media such as banging pots and pans instead of clapping to make a lot more noise; a suggestion was made for me to play the drums on pots and pans. Then came an idea…
Chapter 4. The Big Idea - My mum and I came up with an idea to drum for the NHS instead of clap. So being in the Air Cadets gave me an opportunity to practise a sequence for them, as well as playing for the NHS and key workers. So my mum did all the social media advertising and I did the drumming.
The following week I was notified by my squadron that I could clap in my Air Cadet uniform to show respect. At 8pm I was playing and my mum recorded it live on Facebook to raise money. A 'Just Giving' page was also set up and the money was dedicated to the MK Hospital Charity, with a goal of £500. I am so grateful and would like to thank her very much.
Chapter 5. £500/£1,000 - Things just went from better to brilliant!!! We hit our goal of £500 and my family and I were super excited. I wanted to try and get a little more, so we changed my goal from £500 to £1,000.
We then received and email from a wedding photographer who wanted to take some photos of me! (Social distancing of course!) for the MK Young Heroes Award and for my Just Giving page.
A week later I was nominated to be the MK Young Hero Award. I had no idea what it was at the time. I was really happy to get the award on Facebook and become a little famous on my street!
On 24 May I had the most amazing shock of the night, I hit my £1000 goal and I was super happy.
I didn’t know if I wanted to stop... and I didn’t. My mum and I sold some of my items and put the money on the 'Just Giving' page. More donations came flooding in, and even my friends donated. We are now at £1106.
Chapter 6. The Clap has Ended - Well now I think my mum and I have done enough for the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. The clap has ended after 10 weeks. I have raised £1106 for the MK Hospital Charity, NHS and I am very proud.
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and my mum Tracy who sorted everything out for me; social media advertisement, 'Just Giving' page and coming up with the idea, so THANKS MUM.
That concludes my story. During July there will be one more clap for the seventy second NHS anniversary, so that's going to be the last time I am going to drum for the NHS and hopefully get a few more donations but we will have to see… .
Thank you to everyone for supporting me, and I hope we see each other VERY soon.
By Oliver, with help from Mum and Dad.
Such great work Ollie, Lord Gey Academy are very proud of what you have achieved.
A Big Splash with the hub team!
So, on 30 June 2020 the Hub Team received a message from Mrs Bowen, the Head of Lorenz House, to advise us all to wear our waders (large long wellies), which NONE of us did. When we got into work we found that the boiler, under the sink in the Hub (our office), had burst and whole room was under a good couple of inches of water. We sloshed our way into the room. What a mess.
As a result we have had to 'decamp' and 'Lorenz Team' are sat in the ILR (no comments please) and 'Turing Team' are in the little room (a cupboard with a window) next to ILR... Thought you'd like to see a photo or two! Mrs Wasway, Head of Turing House.