The Year 7 Creative Mini Projects
The Food project entailed year 7s recalling information from the withdraw taster sessions before Christmas regarding the health and safety rules and procedures to follow when cooking. The project has 4 tasks in which they need to use their knowledge to answer the questions and spot dangers in this image.
Gold – Tuncay S for completing three of the tasks to a high standard
Silver – Danu A for putting knowledge and understanding of health and safety to two tasks.
Bronze – Ruby A for completing some optional practical activities during lockdown to a very high standard.
During Lockdown 3.0 students were tasked with a Drama Lockdown Challenge! The challenge involved students writing their own scene that would make up part of a play called Living Life alongside Coronavirus. Their scene had to be exciting to read and keep the audience engaged. Huge congratulations to Tuncay Sen and Sophia Mendoza who got involved and created some excellent work. See below for a snippet of their work…
We won #MyGivingThanks Competition!
Giving Thanks is a campaign by Mayflower 400 Southampton to create digital memories that bring the people of Southampton together in a shared celebration of our city and our communities. During this difficult time, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and share the important things that make a difference to our lives every day, however small.
Students at Lord’s Hill learned the importance of being thankful for what we do have during their weekly identity lessons, as part of their LiFe Curriculum. Students took to social media using the hashtag #MyGivingThanks to share photos, images, videos, stories, poems of the things for which they were grateful. Up for grabs was a prize to have a talk from the inspirational local Totton Paralympian, Aaron Phipps. We are pleased to announce that we won! Thank you to all our students who took part. More info to follow on this exciting opportunity.
For more information please watch this; Paralympian Aaron Phipps shares what he’s thankful for in his Giving Thanks film.
The Lord’s Hill Masked Reader
You’ve possibly heard of “The Masked Singer” which was on BBC1 on Saturday evenings? Well we decided, for World Book Day this year, to hold a “Masked Reader” Competition. Six brave members of staff were disguised in wigs, hats, funny voices….and of course MASKS!
Staff and students then listened to each person reading aloud – and had to work out who each one was. Some were easier than others, and the following lucky students and staff guessed correctly one or more of the Masked Readers:
Leoni - Y9, Maddison - Y9, Teigan - Y7, Bobby - Y8, Daniela - Y7, Jacob - Y7, Mr Spratt and Ms Farrell. Your prizes will be delivered soon.
Of course the overall winner is the member of staff who was the most difficult to guess. So, the Champion Masked Reader is…………Mrs Gibbs – our wonderful Pastoral Leader for Y7 & Y8. Well done Mrs Gibbs – you had so many of us fooled.
Here’s a little reminder as each Masked Reader reveals their true identity…….
WINNERS! Saints Inspire Challenge Year 9 for Mental Health
The Premier League Inspires Challenge is an annually held event, which invites pupils from a variety of schools across the country to participate in a challenge based around a themed topic. The topic for this year’s Challenge was to create a social action project around promoting positive mental health and reducing the stigma associated with it. The Southampton heat of the event saw groups of students from nine schools present their social action project ideas to a panel of judges who were tasked with selecting one winner who would then be given the opportunity to deliver their project.
The judges who formed the panel for this year’s challenge were made up of vastly experienced professionals that included Sam Fulling- Saints Foundation Manager, Claire Salerno- Southampton FC’s Engagement, Learning & Development Manager, Gordon Muvuti- Director of Partnerships at Solent NHS Trust, and Tim Vine- Director of UK & International Public Affairs at the Premier League.
Whilst there could only be one winner to progress to the next stage, this year’s challenge saw a very high standard across the board. This was reiterated by Tim Vine who stated “Whilst there were two standouts, every single school brought something to the table and came up with some good ideas and presented in a way that I am sure will stand them in good stead with the rest of their time in school, and hopefully beyond”. After two hours of deliberating, the judges were then ready to announce our winner to the schools…. This year’s winners were Tegan B, Jaden B, Marni H, Owen J and Isabela T from Oasis Academy Lords Hill!! A special well done to Tegan, Jaden and Marni who presented the group’s idea to the judges over a Microsoft Teams Video Call.
Oasis Lords Hill’s idea was to create a safe, fun and relaxing garden space in school for students that are struggling with mental health or other related issues. This will be achieved by redeveloping a currently unused area of the school grounds and make this an area where students will be able to go on their own or with friends to feel calm. The garden will include wind chimes, positive and happy notes, fairy lights, beanbags and blankets. In addition, the group will aim to raise awareness of mental health issues and the wellbeing garden in school by creating posters, assemblies and running fundraising events.
The winning group from Lords Hill will now be invited to attend the Premier League Inspires Celebration Event with the winners from the remaining Premier League club heats.
Well done Year 9!
International Women’s Day IWD #ChoosetoChallenge
Monday the 8th March was International Women’s Day and we celebrated this during identity sessions with all students. Students became aware of an International Men’s Day, and discussed the need for Gender parity in our society today.
In addition to this, Mrs Bennett filmed female members of staff raising their hand in support of the #ChooseToChallenge social media campaign.
Red Nose Day 2021
During LiFe identity lessons, students from all years discovered the roots of the Comic Relief charity and the evolution of the famous Red Nose. Did you know that this year's Red Nose is plastic free? More here.
Students were also inspired by Billy Monger's Big Red Nose Day Challenge, which would see professional racing driver and double-leg amputee, push himself to the limits for charity. The money raised will help to support a number of life-changing projects both across the UK and around the world. So far, through his determination, Billy has raised over £2,376,183!
We asked our students - What challenges have you had to face?
Throughout the Academy, students and staff were asked to design their own 2022 Red noses and make us smile with some hilarious jokes. Here are some examples of the great work completed...
Year 9 Saints Women’s Day Workshop with Brad
In celebration of International Women's Day, a group of Y9 students had the chance to take part in a themed workshop, specifically designed for our students by Saints Foundation's Female Inclusion Officer and Southampton FC Women's captain, Shannon Sievwright. The workshop was delivered to both male and female students and was used as a tool to encourage open discussion between young people around women of influence in various fields, touching on topics such as gender equality and respect towards women.
Students were first asked to identify women who have played a positive role in their life and explain why this was. With many students sharing examples of their mum or grandmother and how they had qualities which that young person aspired to have or tried to implement in their day-to-day behaviours. The group then took part in a quiz based on influential women, past and present, which created key discussions around how young women can be successful, achieve their goals, and go on to use their power and influence in a positive manner.
Finally, students had the opportunity to do some individual learning and research where they were tasked with identifying a female who they found influential, and gain a greater insight into their journey, presenting their research to the group when complete – with Fearne Cotton and Serena Williams being some of our favourite choices! A big well done to all the students that took part.