As we head towards the end of term, we continue to pride ourselves on giving the students opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom in different contexts. Being part of the Active Learning Trust is also a key strength of LECA and this week proved how.
On Tuesday, Miss Harrison led a boys creative writing challenge between 20 LECA and 20 Neale-Wade students. She focused the group on descriptive techniques and building tension and suspense and some of the end results were outstanding. It came down to three pieces of writing in the end but the winner outright was Charlie Cross from LECA. Well done to him and thank you to Miss Harrison for some brilliant organisation. Thanks also to Todd Woollard from Neale-Wade for officiating a football game to end the day - Neale-Wade were the victors here.
On Friday we were at another Trust school, Isle of Ely Primary, for their sports event run by Improve.it. Improve.it are educational consultants specialising in the fields of PE and IT and they deliver a range of activities and services for professionals and students alike. Mr Tatham has close and long term links with Improve.it and they asked him if he could provide 20 students to help lead the primary students with their sports day. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students and they did not let us down, clearly remembering what we talked about in assembly last week about leaders and role models. They were complimented by the Isle of Ely staff for their caring attitudes and positivity and once again showed what mature students they are. Well done to all who took part and thanks to Mr Tatham once again for facilitating it.
This week, the students have to step up once again as they will be leading Year 6 in their two Transition days. Tomorrow is all about learning in the classroom with the Year 6s joining Year 7 in specially designed lessons. Then on Tuesday it is a Sports Festival with a huge range of activities to try out including Judo, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey and much more. It should be a fantastic day and LECA will have a team of 'journalists' out and about all day to capture the best moments.
Wednesday is big day for a few reasons but for LECA we will be holding a Pop Up Shop for all Year 6s and their parents. This service is provided by our fantastic suppliers, Total Clothing and they will be there to help you choose sizes and give advice. The event runs from 4pm to 7pm.
Then, finally, on Thursday we have our Transition Evening - a great chance to ask the teachers any final questions before the summer holidays and sign up to any clubs before the new term starts. We very much look forward to seeing new parents and working with new students over the week.
Head of School, LECA