Congratulations to the staff and 32 students who walked from Castleton to Broadgate Farm, Westerdale, for their Duke of Edinburgh practice camp over the weekend.
On arrival students pitched their tents and cooked an evening meal for themselves.
The following day students broke camp after breakfast and walked back to Castleton following a different route. All of the students preformed excellent under challenging wet conditions but kept their spirits up and finished with a smile on their faces.
This walk and camp has given the student confidence and will stand them in good stead for their final expedition taking place the weekend of 15th June.
Huge congratulations to our KS3 athletics teams for their outstanding individual and team performances at the Redcar and Cleveland Athletics Championships held at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Thursday 16 May. Every student competed with great effort and determination and showed immense pride in wearing the LJS badge. The results were:
Y7 Girls = Joint 1st Place
Y7 Boys = 2nd Place
Y8 Girls = 1st Place
Y8 Boys = 1st Place
Y9 Girls = 1st Place
Y9 Boys = 1st Place
Thanks to Mrs Mitchinson for organising the teams.
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: https://youtu.be/1Qnrz-c3oQw?list=PLyNgwutBpP49GBntUuatb0D_MvEWUArSs
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.
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!