Wednesday 10th October saw the annual Laurence Jackson School Sports Presentation Evening take place at the beautiful Gisborough Hall Hotel.
Hundreds of LJS students and parents attended to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our most talented sporting boys and girls. James Coppinger (former LJS student and currently Captain of Doncaster Rovers FC) was the guest of honour who helped present each award and also gave an inspirational speech to the audience about his sporting journey and some superb advice on always having a positive mind set.
The major awards of the evening were the Team of the year which went to our Inter Girls Cross Country National Finalists and to Archie L for his outstanding season in Cross Country and Athletics.
On Wednesday 26th September the MFL department held the Great European Bake Off, to celebrate European Day of Languages and to raise funds for MacMillan Coffee Morning. The total raised was £267.11.
Over 50 entries were received, the standard and sheer level of effort and dedication shown by students was overwhelming! Congratulations on a fabulous Bake Off!!
The winners were as follows:
Headteacher’s Award for Best in Show: Molly W (9A)
Most original idea: Molly W (9A)
Best Decoration: Ellie O (10B)
Best Traditional Dessert: Naomi D (7J)
Best ‘Small’ Bake: Aroha G (8H)
Highly Commended: Tina B (9D), Molly B (7A), Samuel A (7H)
Best Staff Entry: Mrs McGrogan
Highly Commended Staff Entry: Mr Brown
We have been in touch with Maxi’s Mates as they are our chosen charity for Year 8.
They are really short of bedding in their kennels – any old towels, blankets, duvets, even fluffy dressing gowns or curtains can be used. They also need collars, leads, toys, harnesses – everything can be second hand. Tinned dog food is always needed too – they prefer own brand food as it’s not as rich.
We intend to collect a monthly box or ‘stuff’ to take to them.
All year groups can be involved, all donations need to come to me (Miss Hindle) in G4 or taken to reception.
Laurence Jackson School had a number of excellent exam results to celebrate on GCSE Results Day. These included Kate G achieved an outstanding set of exam results, achieving what only 731 other students nationally achieved, a full set of results at Grade 9 or A*, 10 Grade 9s and 2A*s – well done Kate, a fantastic set of results.
It is with immense pride that I introduce myself as the Headteacher of Laurence Jackson School from September 2018. I feel very privileged to be leading this impressive school through the next phase of its development and determined to see Laurence Jackson School go from strength to strength.
This year’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which played to packed houses, was simply outstanding. The cast which included students from all year groups delivered two performances of the smash hit musical by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
12 of our year 10 students completed their Silver DofE Expedition at the weekend.
Students walked from Roseberry Topping to Commondale on day 1. On day 2 students walked from Commondale to Lealholm in soaring temperatures but managed to complete the day in good spirits knowing that an ice cream was waiting for them.
We also managed to stream the England game on the iPad for students to watch. On day 3 students walked to their finish at Grosmont.
Once again a big thank you to Mr Weatherald, Miss Sadler and Miss Street for giving up their weekend to support this event.
Students have been asked to get creative and design the new memorial garden which will be situated near to the Sports Centre and the 3G pitches.
There are a number of items that must be included in the designs which are included in the design sheet instruction, as is the size and shape of the space available. Entries can be handed in either via form tutors or straight to L3 - where there will be a box for entries. There will be a winner from each form and also an overall winner. Below are a few pictures of the memorial garden from the old building.
Deadline for entries is Friday 6th July.
Any questions please see Miss Dixon or Mrs Spencer. Good luck Mrs Spencer/Miss Dixon
Former LJS and BTEC Dance Student Selected to Perform in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
We are delighted to share the news that former LJS student Andrew Ashton will be joining internationally acclaimed and world renowned choreographer Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company for their National and International tour of Swan Lake! From the beginning this has been a dream show for Andrew and so to be graduating from university straight into the show is an incredible and well-earned achievement. As a BTEC Dance student at LJS, Andrew was an inspiration to many and helped break the stereotypes of males performing in dance and has been one of the key contributors to the success and popularity of dance within the school. We are ecstatic that his passion and determination to succeed in this fiercely competitive industry has been recognised and rewarded. Andrew will be based at Sadler’s Wells and will be touring the World with company. I am sure everybody who knew Andrew will share our pride!
In October 2018, 28 LJS students will embark on the trip of a lifetime to Dubai, where they will play local schools in various sporting activities as well as experiencing the amazing leisure and cultural opportunities this wonderful city offers.
To help provide sports kits and equipment, local businesses were contacted to ask for sponsorship and I am delighted to thank the following companies for their fantastic generosity in sponsoring our students.
Please take time to visit their websites and Facebook pages and use their business to repay their amazing generosity towards LJS students.
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