Knife crime awarensess

On Thursday 8th October our year 9 pupils were paid a visit by two special guest speakers PC Pedley & Alison Cope the mother of Depz Man AKA Josh Ribera who tragically lost his life in September 2013.

The guest speakers talked about knife crime and the consequences of using knives. The boys were shown videos which related to the topic and Alison talked to the boys about the events on the night of her sons stabbing.

PC Pedley talked in detail about the consequences of carrying knifes and gave them real life scenarios to think about. The boys engaged well with this and asked lots of questions. The behaviour was impeccable throughout and after the intervention the mood was really positive.

It was great to see the students show compassion towards Alison for the loss of her son by sharing some kind words. At the end of the session PC Pedley said that “The boys should be proud of themselves”

Workshop
 

Parents Coffee Morning


 

Macmillan Coffee morning

Macmillan Coffee morning


On Friday, 25 th September Lindsworth School held its first Macmillan Coffee morning. The morning included the Lindsworth Great Bake Off, Guess The Weight of the Cake and a raffle, along with the opportunity to purchase cakes made by pupils and staff of the school Members of the community were invited to attend and it was delightful to see parents and neighbours helping us to raise money for a very worth-while charity
So far the school has raised a fantastic £212.01!!


We would like to thank all those staff and pupils who made and donated cakes and Diane, our visitor from the Boys Brigade, who judged the Bake Off competition.


The winners of the pupil Lindsworth Great Bake Off were:
1 st Prize Khayman Copper for his Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes
2 nd Prize Jake Fullard Shortbread Biscuits
3 rd Prize Liam Brophy Shortbread Biscuits
The First Prize for the staff bake off went to Maggie for her individual cupcakes.

 

Manchester United trip

‘TOP OF THE LEAGUE’

On Thursday 25th June 2015, pupils from years 7 and 8 enjoyed an educational trip to Manchester United Football Club. They visited the Old Trafford Museum and Tour Centre and toured the stadium, changing room facilities, VIP lounge and Directors’ Box. They then had the opportunity of sitting in the dugout, where the manager and the players are normally found on match days (see pictures).

This was the school’s tenth visit to The Manchester United ground and the staff made us feel very welcome, once again, as they are pleased with their partnership with Lindsworth School.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were excellent ambassadors for the school. The Management of Manchester United have since sent a letter of appreciation (see here)

 

Year 9 and 10 attendance reward trip

Year 9 and 10 attendance reward trip

On Wednesday 17th June we took 10 boys from year 9 and year 10 quad biking and rifle shooting/archery as a reward for achieving an attendance of 90% or above in the first half of the Summer term.

Upon our arrival we were taken into the equipment area and given camouflage jump suits to get us ready for all the activities ahead. The boys were kitted up and looked excellent.

We were divided into two groups, and spent the morning between two activities; quad biking and rifle shooting. Group one had quad biking first. We were given our helmets and leather gloves and an opportunity to practice before our ride. All the boys handled the quad bikes like professionals. We were then taken into the woods on a trail that had deep puddles and ramps. I followed and watched as they adhered to all the rules and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

After this we were taken to the range and shown the high power air rifles we were going to be using. We started with the 15m range and then moved on to the 20m range. The boys got the hang of using the scope and shot perfectly. It was a lot different to their game consoles and they had lots of fun. The second group then joined us and we were given an opportunity to try archery. The pupils showed some great skills, and some excellent shots were made by a couple of the pupils. After the range we went out into the 'wild' and used the bow and arrow to try and hunt life-size animal figurines. We had pupils shooting bears and deer, looking like they were on a hunting expedition and had been doing it for years. 

At the end of our activities, which the pupils had worked hard on, we were given pizza. Whilst having a well-deserved rest and eating, the boys sat and talked about how good the day was. A great experience and a successful day for everyone involved. 

 

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