Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090

 

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From the 22nd of February to the 10th of April LCHS will run a Readathon Sponsored Read and we’d like all the students and members of staff to join in.

Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools, encouraging young people to read for pleasure - an activity proven to increase their chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. (Source: OECD)

Readathon motivates even reluctant readers to read more because young people love raising money for seriously ill children. The money raised by LCHS’s Readathon will help fund Readathon’s Hospital Programme, providing brand new books and storytellers’ visits to brighten up the days of children in hospitals across the UK. They will also help fund the important work of three children’s charities including CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives.

LCHS will get free books worth 20% of our donation - so the more our students raise the more books we’ll get.

The students will bring home a Readathon sponsorship card showing what they intend to read. Books, e-books, comics, magazines – anything goes! Sharing a book with an adult or listening to an audio book is fine too.

It would be great if UK tax payers could tick the Gift Aid box and fill in their name and address as instructed on the students’ sponsorship card. Readathon will then be able to claim an extra 25% from the Government at no cost to the donor.

Thank you for your support – and happy reading!

Competitions running before Christmas

All year groups

Art and International

Design the school Christmas card competition

In conjunction with Art and the International department, students from all year groups are invited to design a Christmas Card.  The winning card will be used as the whole school Christmas card and professionally printed by the DT department.  There will be a winner from each house and house Vivos for all those who enter the competition.  All of the entries will be shared with our International partner schools.

Interested students should contact Miss Maltman or Miss White for more details.

 

The Art Department

Christmas Bauble competition

 

Students from all year groups are invited to design a Christmas bauble or a Christmas tree decoration.  All of the entries will be displayed on a Christmas tree located in the library.

There will be winner from each house and house Vivos for all those who enter the competition.

Interested students should contact Miss Maltman or Miss Porter for more details.

 

Best Christmas photograph

 

Students from all year groups are invited to enter the “Best Christmas Photograph” competition.

There will be winner from each house and house Vivos for all those who enter the competition.  All of the entries will be displayed around the school

Interested students should contact Miss Maltman or Mr Gemill for more details.

 

 

 

The English Department

 

Short Story Competition

 

Open to all Year 9, 10 and 11 students.

 

Why not enter our short story writing competition and win a pair of cinema tickets?

House Vivos for all entries and prizes for the winning entry from each house.

Write a short story entitled ‘The Plan’. No more than 600 words. Submit your entry to your English teacher. Remember to write your name, form and house on your entry. Deadline for entries:

Friday 11th December.

Good Luck!

 

ICT

 

Open to Year 8 students in ICT.

Year 8 students are invited to design the best Scratch game.

Winners to be selected pre-Christmas by class teachers/HoD. House Vivos for everybody who enters.

 

Design Technology

 

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Tutor time

Straw and Marshmallow building challenge

Open to all Year 10 students.

Who can build the tallest structure using only straws, marshmallows and masking tape? A prize for the winning entry from each house, and house Vivos for everybody who takes part!

What do you eat for breakfast?

Open to all year 8 students.

House Vivos for everybody who joins in this competition and a form time breakfast for the winning form from each house.

Clean your shoes for Saint Nicolas!

Open to all year 7 students.

All around the world children leave clean and shiny shoes out on the 5th of December ready for Saint Nicolas to pop some presents into.  House points and prizes for all who take part in this fun challenge.

On Monday the 12th of July, 30 students were selected from year 9 to take part in the MFL dragon’s den challenge. 10 from French, 10 from German and 10 from Spanish. We were put into groups of five where we had small tasks to get our brains thinking. We had a presentation from Mrs Turner about we were going to do. She also told us what we were basing our product on; a product that will persuade the younger generation to do sport. She said about what we need to include to get us the best chance of winning. After that we set on our task and we used bits of crafts to make our products. After break we learned some basic Russian greetings and practised them via games. Then the hardest part game and we had to translate our pitch into the language we were picked for. We had to use our knowledge and skills from what we learned in our lessons and a little bit of help from the teacher. The final part came, the showing of our presentation, all our hard work was leading up to this but the nerves and hard work was worth it as the winners revived chocolate. The point of the day was to practise not only to practise our language skills but our team work skills, our creativity skills and most of all our business skills.

Eleanor Rawson

 

 

Children in Need

Friday 13th November will be a voluntary non-school uniform day for all pupils in support of BBC Children in Need.

Students are encouraged to bring a £1 donation if they would like to take part. There will also be a variety of fundraising activities taking place so students may wish to bring some change and help support this worthy cause. Donations of cake for cakes stalls are always welcome!

If you require any further information, or your child would like to take part in a fund raising activity on the day, please feel free to contact me at school.

Thank you in anticipation of a great day,

Jane Stannard

Coordinator of House Charity Events.

At half past two on Thursday the 9th July, a group of fourteen sixth formers departed from the school en route to Stansted Airport, where they would fly to Madrid, Spain.

First impressions? Hot. To be precise, 39 degrees. Despite the shock of the heat, we were soon out exploring the city and absorbing the culture. On the first of many walks, we wandered over to Retiro Park passing the quirky street vendors as they called out in Spanish. Yet this was just one of the places we would experience. Over the next 72 hours we’d visit Atocha Station, The Plaza Mayor, The Puerta del Sol, The Reina Sofia Art Museum, The Gran Via, a cinema (where we saw the Minions movie in Spanish), The Prado Art Museum, The Royal Palace and experience the outskirts of Madrid from above in a cable car.

There were many opportunities to utilise our Spanish speaking skills. For instance, in our free time we were allowed to explore the streets of Madrid and we had to use our knowledge of the language to communicate with shop assistants, who were only too happy to humour us. Likewise, our Spanish was invaluable when ordering our tapas as we stepped out of our comfort zones and tried the local cuisine (our personal favourite were the croquetas).

The highlight of the trip, for us, was getting to see Guernica, a painting by Pablo Picasso portraying the Spanish Civil War. After learning about the context and meaning in lessons, we were in awe of the sheer size of it and the amount of detail which we had overlooked in the photocopies. It was definitely an unforgettable experience.

Would we go again? ¡Sí!