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Thursday 25 April 2019 saw our 11th consecutive LJS Dance show take place.

The spectacular show involved over 60 students representing every year group.

On Wednesday 3rd April a team of Year 10’s attended an annual Maths Competition Maths Feast at Teesside University.

Congratulations to the seven Y10's took part in a 13 kilometre practice walk in Teesdale on Sunday 31 March. Students practiced map reading skills, taking compass bearings, catching features and pacing.

The Y9 Bronze DofE students raised a total of £528.50 with £250 of the sponsor money going to the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team.

On Thursday 14 March, our Year 8 Healthy Lifestyle Champions planned and delivered a sports festival for 40 students from Year 7 and 8.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Gabrielle S was successful in her bid to become the next Youth Member of Parliament for Redcar and Cleveland, she is due to take over from Kellen (ex LJS pupil) over the coming days. 

Huge congratulations to Faye J in Year 9 who has recently successfully auditioned to represent England at the Dance World Cup in Braga, Portugal at the end of June this year.

Good Luck to Gabrielle (Year 10) who is standing for Member of Youth Parliament for Redcar and Cleveland for the elections on Tuesday 12th Febraury.


You can view Gabrielle’s election campaign video here:


Good Luck Gabrielle from all at Laurence Jackson School

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.

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