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

The event was supported by the Youth Sports Trust, and our athlete mentor (Rachel Mackenzie (World Thai boxing champion) who gave a boxing masterclass.

All students rotated around a carousel of activities including boxing, rugby, Zumba, archery, climbing, cycling and judo.

All the students thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and our leaders were outstanding!

The school library is have a book amnesty for 1 week beginning March 25th. 

Please return any overdue books you may have back into school and return them to the box in the LRC.



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. 

Gabrielle is the first female YMP for Redcar and Cleveland and LJS are the first school to win successive elections.  

Congratulations Gabrielle, we know you will do a fabulous job. 

Congratulations to all the candidates that took part in the elections and especially to Jack W (Rye Hills) who was successful in becoming Deputy YMP. 

Thank you to all those involved in the elections and the fantastic counting team, who were so quick in declaring the result.  

Good Luck and Congratulations Gabrielle.

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.

Despite only turning 14 in November, Faye was selected by finishing in the top 3 in the 14-18-year-old Jazz dance category.

The audition took place at the world famous Pineapple Dance Studios in London and was against the best dancers from all around the country.

Well done Faye, we are so proud of you!



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.

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.

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!

On Friday 26th October the school kitchens have cooked up some Halloween treats for the students.

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