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.
Guisborough Photo Group is a small but progressive club that aim to provide a forum for photographers to enjoy their photography within a friendly club structure.
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!
During the trip, the students trained ion netball and football in the soaring heat at the Sevens venue, played one netball fixture and two football fixtures as well as taking part in a GCSE PE practical moderation session at former LJS teacher Mr Clarke’s school in Abu Dhabi.
As well as sporting activities, the students enjoyed a full programme of cultural and entertainment activities including visiting the Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, going up the World’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa, visiting Wild Wadi water park and IMG World of Adventure theme park as well as many other leisure activities Dubai had to offer. The trip was a huge success, enjoyed immensely by staff and students alike.
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!
Wednesday 10th October saw the annual Laurence Jackson School Sports Presentation Evening take place at the beautiful Gisborough Hall Hotel.
Hundreds of LJS students and parents attended to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our most talented sporting boys and girls. James Coppinger (former LJS student and currently Captain of Doncaster Rovers FC) was the guest of honour who helped present each award and also gave an inspirational speech to the audience about his sporting journey and some superb advice on always having a positive mind set.
The major awards of the evening were the Team of the year which went to our Inter Girls Cross Country National Finalists and to Archie L for his outstanding season in Cross Country and Athletics.
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.
Over 50 entries were received, the standard and sheer level of effort and dedication shown by students was overwhelming! Congratulations on a fabulous Bake Off!!
The winners were as follows:
Headteacher’s Award for Best in Show: Molly W (9A)
Most original idea: Molly W (9A)
Best Decoration: Ellie O (10B)
Best Traditional Dessert: Naomi D (7J)
Best ‘Small’ Bake: Aroha G (8H)
Highly Commended: Tina B (9D), Molly B (7A), Samuel A (7H)
Best Staff Entry: Mrs McGrogan
Highly Commended Staff Entry: Mr Brown
We have been in touch with Maxi’s Mates as they are our chosen charity for Year 8.
They are really short of bedding in their kennels – any old towels, blankets, duvets, even fluffy dressing gowns or curtains can be used. They also need collars, leads, toys, harnesses – everything can be second hand. Tinned dog food is always needed too – they prefer own brand food as it’s not as rich.
We intend to collect a monthly box or ‘stuff’ to take to them.
All year groups can be involved, all donations need to come to me (Miss Hindle) in G4 or taken to reception.
Laurence Jackson School had a number of excellent exam results to celebrate on GCSE Results Day. These included Kate G achieved an outstanding set of exam results, achieving what only 731 other students nationally achieved, a full set of results at Grade 9 or A*, 10 Grade 9s and 2A*s – well done Kate, a fantastic set of results.
It is with immense pride that I introduce myself as the Headteacher of Laurence Jackson School from September 2018. I feel very privileged to be leading this impressive school through the next phase of its development and determined to see Laurence Jackson School go from strength to strength.