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. 

 

Ofsted report June 2015

Our latest Ofsted report

Click [ Here ] to read.

 

Lindsworth coffee morning

On Thursday 4th June 2015, the parents and carers of our year seven and eight pupils were invited in to their very first coffee morning.

The purpose of the coffee morning was to introduce an opportunity for parents to ask questions, share experiences and give suggestions about what they want to learn.

It was a great success with parents and carers looking at their children’s schoolwork and talking about the progress which is being achieved in lower school. Additionally, some of our visiting parents and carers had the opportunity to speak to the HMI Inspector who was in school on a monitoring visit.

We plan to have regular termly coffee mornings at Lindsworth School which will be extended out to all year groups. The next one will be in the Autumn term and the dates will be on the school newsletter which will be sent home at the end of term. As well as discussing your child’s progress these workshops will also be an opportunity to meet and chat to other parents and carers, have a coffee and some biscuits whilst gaining information on ways to help and support your child with their learning and support on a wide range of other matters.

Presentations and workshops on topics such as e-safety, reading, handwriting strategies, helping your child with homework etc will be incorporated into the coffee mornings.

We look forward to seeing you on the next one in the Autumn term.

Trevor Francis
Pastoral Manager, Lower School

 

School closure Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th June 2015

The school will be closed on 15th & 16th July for pupils due to an
outbreak of sickness and diarrhea.

 

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