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We would greatly appreciate donations of plain white school shirts, long or short sleeved and any size.

They do not have to be new, second-hand ones that have been outgrown would also be greatly received.

They would be given to the Meserani Project, who send them to school children in Tanzania, who simply can not afford to buy them.

If you are able to help, please send the school shirts in a bag labelled ‘Mesarani Project’ and hand in to the school’s main reception.

We hope you will be able to help.

Congratulations to Pam Dodds who is the School Games Organiser and Partnership Manager based at LJS for the Cleveland School Sports Partnership.

Based on data from the Youth Sport Trust identifying the number of schools in our area and the number of successful School Games Mark applications she has had each year for the last 5 years, Pam has been identified as a CONSISTENTLY high performing SGO and 17th best in the whole country!

We are immensely proud of this achievement Pam and it is testament to her relentless determination and effort! Well Done!

Huge congratulations to Hannah Raine, who has been named in the squad of the 13 to represent England under 21 Nets at the Indoor Netball World Cup which will take place in South Africa in August.
It is richly deserved for Hannah who was a fantastic student at LJS and is a hard-earned, thoroughly deserved reward for a talented and determined young athlete.
Hannah will be flying out to South Africa in July with the rest of the squad to prepare for the tournament. We wish her all the very best of luck!

On Friday 11 January I had the pleasure of taking Qin Y and James L to the University of Sheffield for the North/North East Final of the STEM Challenge Day.

Their team had progressed through to this final after winning the regional heat at Teesside University last academic year. The task was based around Computer Science and consisted of programming code into a robot using JavaScript for it to be able to successfully navigate a maze.

The team from Teesside finish in 3rd place meaning Qin and James have trophies and certificates to keep. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to visit a Russell Group University and use world class facilities working with lecturers and students from the university. Qin and James performed exceptionally well and should be proud of their achievements – both are outstanding ambassadors for Laurence Jackson School.

Choir yesterday were involved in a brilliant workshop led by Eddie Miliau and Sarah Sweeting of Opera Australia – thankyou to staff who allowed students to attend. Eddie and Sarah will be performing in our Christmas Concert on Tuesday 18th December. Tickets still available, priced £4 from Finance Office!

On Saturday, the Y9 Bronze DofE students had their first outing when 29 students participated in a sponsored walk from LJS to Roseberry Topping following the Cleveland Streets and the Cleveland Way walkways.

As the inclement weather arrives, I would like to remind students and parents/carers of the options for students regarding clothing to wear during their outdoor physical education lessons.

Members of the Guisborough Photo Group visited school to speak to students and brought in an exhibition of their amazing photography work. Their aim was to create interest and encourage new, younger members to join their photography club.

During October half term Mr Fowle, Miss Mitchinson and Mr Tyzack took 27 Year 11 students on a Sport Tour of a lifetime to Dubai!

On Friday 26th October the school kitchens have cooked up some Halloween treats for the students.

Kellen H Youth MP for Redcar and Cleveland (ex LJS pupil) has been chosen as the North East Debate Lead for this year’s Annual sitting in Parliament. He was chosen by ballot by his fellow North East MYPs.

He will be given a topic to debate (he doesn’t know the topic or if he is debating for or against) and will be filmed for  Parliament live on the 9th November.  Depending on the issue and/or how his speech goes, he could be on worldwide news. 

Well done and Good Luck Kellen!

On Friday 12th October 8C held a cake sale in aid of their Year 8 charity Maxi’s Mates.  They raised £93.76 from the sale of cakes over one break time. 

Wednesday 10th October saw the annual Laurence Jackson School Sports Presentation Evening take place at the beautiful Gisborough Hall Hotel.

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.

We have been in touch with Maxi’s Mates as they are our chosen charity for Year 8.

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