It has been another very busy week at school with a lot of excitement and great experiences for both students and staff to enjoy. I would particularly like to pay tribute to the students who have been successful at gaining awards at our Junior Prize Giving event on Monday and last night’s Sports Presentation.
The students we celebrated at these events have made a decision to play a full role in the life of LCHS. They have made the decision to embrace their opportunities and immerse themselves in the rich experiences they are offered. Not only that, they have decided to use these experiences to positively affect the people and community that surround them. These are the students we look up to and the students that inspire us as a staff to develop and grow as professionals and as a school. So these events are not just about saying congratulations, it’s also about saying thank you for pushing the boundaries of excellence and inspiring us all to constantly seek new opportunities.
Excellence. A word that is said all too often – but what does it actually mean? For many of us, this word can only be associated with the highest grades possible in an examination or the winners’ cup. But at LCHS we don’t just talk about excellence, we talk about students achieving their own personal excellence, as excellence is different for us all. We must remember that every year, term, week, day our students are overcoming numerous barriers and are achieving great things. They are removing these obstacles and are achieving things which they never dreamt of. This could be an excellent grade but it also could be performing in the Arts Fest activities, becoming the Lincoln and Gainsborough Schools Year 7 and 8 Cricket Champions , taking part in the Females into Industry events or the Maths Challenge or the various different charity events.
We must remember that these things don’t just happen – you are never just going to be given a cup to say that you are the winning team, you are not just going to wake up one day and be good at playing an instrument, you are not just going to be given a grade that you are proud of. All these achievements have happened because you have worked very hard over long periods of time. You have dedicated your time and effort into gaining fantastic grades or playing a particular sport. Winning and achieving are not a ‘sometimes’ or ‘one time’ thing – they are an ‘all the time’ thing. And you are here because you are winning every single day.
John F Kennedy said: - ‘Things do not just happen. Things are made to happen.’
You got those awards because you have made it happen!
Many congratulations to all of our prize winners.
I would also like to thank everyone who was involved with organising and helping out during our International day. What a wonderful day full of exciting experiences. The mural at the front of school is fabulous and the memories created over this inspiring day are great. A special thank you to Mrs Kissane and Mrs Batty – and no matter what Mr Thompson tells you, I won at the sumo wrestling!
I would also like to thank the following students and staff:
• The sixth formers involved in the BGU taster week
• The Year 7 students who visited Lincoln Castle and Cathedral on Wednesday
• The students involved in the willow creations
• The Year 8 and 9 girls rounders team who won the league
• Georgie for gaining a place in the regional Netball squad
• The Year 7 and 8 cricket teams who are the Lincoln and Gainsborough champions
• The students who gained the Crest Award for their Rocket Science project
• The Geographers who took a rest in a volcano!
• The Year 10s for sharing their work placement experiences
• Miss Fearns’ Year 9 class and their work on multi-culturalism
• To the Year 12 product designers and engineers at Imperial College, London designers’ fair
• To everyone who has shown our Chinese visitors such great hospitality
• To the Year 10s who visited Lincoln University
• To the SMSC award winners
• To the Year 9 G+T students who took part in the MFL business challenge on Monday
• To Mrs Freestone’s Year 9 class and their exceptional ’Home Front’ homework project
Just 2 more days to go! Enjoy your weekend and look after yourselves and one another.