Reading:- So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Numeracy:- Working out how many lessons I have left with my year 11 before their exam
‘Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.’ St. Jerome
The Spring and Summer terms bring with them a certain amount of excitement and freshness. The poor weather of winter is (or at least should be) behind us and our surroundings turn into a burst of colour, bringing new life and with it new hopes. I know we are all very proud of our school and the community we are part of, along with its unique history of excellence in education, but don’t forget how lucky we are to have such wonderful and historical surroundings. Take a moment to stop and look around you and appreciate how wonderful our buildings are, how beautiful our gardens look and imagine the generations of learners and scholars before you who have gone on to lead the city, fight for our country and the impact they have had internationally – not forgetting that you are the next generation of leaders.
The exam season is now upon us and our minds turn to wishing those in both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 the very best of luck over the coming weeks and months. They have worked so hard and have been focussed on gaining the grades and experiences they need to move into 6th Form, universities and employment. Keep going. Keep taking the opportunities and never lose sight of the fact that you can achieve and even exceed the very high expectations you have of yourselves. Great achievements don’t come easy. They don’t happen as a result of one good lesson or revision session. They come as a result of long term commitment and effort to reach your goals. So keep going, give it your best shot – your school is behind you 100%!
It has been another very busy week and I would like to thank and congratulate the following people:
• Everyone involved in the fantastic Ski Trip to Santa Caterina over the Easter Holiday.
• The Year 10 Geographers who braved the weather in Skegness earlier this week for their project on tourism.
• The Year 9s who supported the writing masterclass with students from St Giles.
• Everyone involved in the Poetry Slam in Years 7, 8 and 9 this week. Spectacular performances! Good luck for the finals.
• Thomas in Year 9 and his creation of an app for his religious studies project on Auschwitz.
• In addition to this, all of the fabulous work completed by the Year 9 RS students and their great work following the trip to the Holocaust Centre.
• To all of the 6th formers involved in the Strictly Come Dancing event in aid of St Barnabas.
• Thank you to all of the 6th formers and their support for our student voice sessions asking about the wider experience at LCHS.
• To Years 10 and 11 during the presentation regarding the forthcoming Christian Aid week and for their participation.
• To George being awarded the Lincolnshire FA referee of the year.
• To everyone involved in welcoming our colleagues from Poland and making them feel so welcome.
Well done everyone for a very successful first week back and good luck for the term ahead.