Literacy:- I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Numeracy:- Understanding the EU referendum statistics
‘Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose’. Lyndon B. Johnson
This morning we have woken up to the voice of Great Britain wanting to leave the European Union. To the voice of the Prime Minister resigning and to various people calling the referendum a momentous victory and others calling it a disaster. Sometimes it is difficult to understand where people get their facts and figures from and sometimes we can’t help but be worried about what the future may bring. Will it bring the prosperity and security promised or will it lead to economic disaster or indeed, will any of us notice any difference at all? What the vote to leave will mean for each one of us will only become apparent in the months and years ahead.
A student said to me this morning: ‘Will the UK be alright now that we are not in the EU?’ And, of course, the answer is yes, because no matter if you agree with the decision or not, there is no choice but for it to be alright. The electorate have voted and the communities within our nation will ensure that it is alright. Working together within a society which promotes tolerance, understanding and fairness will always be alright.
Another student said to me: ‘Well that’s it then – we just have to put up with it. We didn’t have the vote anyway.’ I would like to remind these students that every single one of you have it in you to positively affect our city and our country. Your thirst for knowledge and understanding are unparalleled and your ambition to be great citizens of our city is admirable. You have a voice, you have your ideas, you have your plans and ambitions and you will have the opportunities to shape our future, our country and our communities. I would encourage you all to be engaged in the debates, be involved in the opportunities and have your voice known. Who knows what the future brings? Our future is what we make it!
Quite aside from the news on the national stage, the news and achievements within LCHS this week have been absolutely staggering. I would like to pass on my thanks and congratulations to the following:-
• Erin, our Deputy Head girl on receiving the published book, ‘Echoes’ with one of her poems included in it.
• To Davindar for winning the Key Stage 3 Slam Jam competition and Charlotte for winning the Key Stage 4 competition and to everyone involved as LCHS was voted the best performing school.
• To our Year 8 students who won 3 awards at the Bishop Grosseteste University gifted and Talented day.
• To the students who represented the school at the Lincolnshire show and gained a ‘highly commended’ award for their display about Rocket Science!
• To the Year 9 engineering class and their continued great work.
• Year 7j/DM5 drama class for always being great listeners, enthusiastic and for making great progress.
• To the Year 7, 8 and 10 rounders team and their success when playing against NK.
• To all of the students, (who looked amazing) the staff who were fabulous (especially Mrs Beeson) and visiting employers who were so generous with their time in our Year 10 interview day. Good luck with the work experience!
• To the Year 10 catering exam students – your food was amazing! Many congratulations.
• The Year 6s who joined us on Monday and everyone who helped the day run so smoothly – it was a fabulous day!
• To all of the students on the Boulogne trip who represented our school with pride.
• To all involved in the D of E practice walk – nice to see you all made it back safe and well!
Another great week for our school – thank you everyone.
Have a great weekend.