Looking back over this year, it's hard to think of busier week than the one just past. Two days of Transition, followed by the pop-up shop, followed by Transition Evening, followed by the LECA YPA camp at West Row. It was a fantastic week and one that I must thank all of my staff, old and new, for their efforts. None of these events happen without the entire team pulling together and for some of them to give up their Friday and Saturday for the camp it was an amazing contribution. The Camp was the final stage of the LECA Young Person Award we have run since the start of the Spring Term. Students pitched their own tent, made hot chocolate on Trangia's (the same stoves used in The Duke of Edinburgh) and all took part in mass dodgeball and rounders games. It was a brilliant end to the award and everyone who took part will receive their certificates in the new academic year. Thank you to Mrs Digby for the seamless organisation and administration of the award this year.

If you're a Year 6 parent, we hope your child enjoyed what we offered them this week and throughout the year. We certainly had great feedback and this is summarised below:

100% either strongly agree or agree that their child enjoyed the Transition Week.

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that their child is looking forward to starting at LECA.

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that the information we provided to them was clear and helpful

97% either strongly agreed or agreed that we responded professionally to queries and concerns

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that we were caring and supportive throughout Transition.

96% either strongly agreed or agreed that the pop-up shop was useful and well run. We received two comments that it was expensive.

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that the Transition evening had lots of useful information.

100% either strongly agree or agree that their child enjoyed the Transition Week.

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that their child is looking forward to starting at LECA.

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that the information we provided to them was clear and helpful

97% either strongly agreed or agreed that we responded professionally to queries and concerns

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that we were caring and supportive throughout Transition.

96% either strongly agreed or agreed that the pop-up shop was useful and well run. We received two comments that it was expensive.

100% either strongly agreed or agreed that the Transition evening had lots of useful information.

 

At the end of the sports day, our tireless journalist team typed up their copy, under the guidance of Miss Harrison. Their final reports and interviews are below and will finish the blog this week. Enjoy.

 

Nothing dodgy about this Dodgeball tournament

By Ellie M J  in the Sports Hall

Player Interview:

Name: Myah H

Year: 6                                                           

Preparation: throwing and catching.

Main competition: friends ‘because they want to try and get me out and I am going to make sure they don’t’.

Looking forward to: Judo because you can flip people.

 

Player Interview:

Name: Jack M                                             

Year: 6

Preparation: dodging people.

Comments: Pleased with his performance because he persevered.

Advice: don’t get hit in the head by a ball.

Looking forward to: hockey.

 

Dodgeball match report:

Andrejus stood out because he is very confident and focussed. Ronnie has strong potential as he likes helping his team mates. Myah was also competitive - she kept dodging really well. I also spotted that Alisha worked really well in the game because she never gave up and was aware of her opponents. She surprised me because she caught two balls at the same time.

 

Poppy & Tyler’s ‘Players of the Day’

Name: Tony S

Helping the year 7s to improve their skills

 

Name: James P

Good at cricket – batting, bowling and encouraging other people.

 

Name: Scarlet Mi

Wasn’t giving up and carried on playing when she was tired.

 

Name: Harry B

Good all round and was good at encouraging people to carry on and not give up

 

Name: Jack M

Good throwing and catching the ball, and helping other people (year 7s) to Improve

 

Name: Tyler S

Always trying his best and was very honest. He just went with the flow and dealt with the fact that the ball skimmed his finger and he went out himself.

 

Name: Oliver C

Supportive with his team and has an input on a lot of things to make them seem better.

 

Name: Leah B

Really good at telling her teammates what to do while she was out

 

 

 

 

Dance Divas:

By Jessica Cross, in The Activity Hall

 

All dancers were very strong and listened to feedback. Hollie performed kicks and pirouettes perfectly. Leah Beckson was amazing at improvising. Margot was skilled at keeping her arms straight, her toes pointed and her balancing foot on the ground and flat. Kida amazed with her step together step - she galloped across the room splendidly. Ella practised lots to improve her leaps, and was soon as good as the others. Grace, Hollie and Paige were amazing at leaping. Their toes were pointed, and their arms and legs stretched out. Well done girls.

Report by Jess C.

 

Staff Focus

 By Honey N

 

Name: Mrs. Way                   

House: Bronte                                     

Event: Photography

Did you do any preparation for today? Yes I planned what we’d need to do and got the equipment ready.

Who is your main competition? Any local newspapers

Are you pleased with your performance? Too early to tell

What would you do differently next time? Charge the cameras for longer.

 

 

Egg and Spoon Racing & Cricket

By Hannah T at the Back Playground

 

Taking place on the playground was an exciting game of Egg and Spoon races, strangely with bats and bean bags. The teams were split into three. In the first session, the first team dominated the other teams. Zak was an amazing player as well as Bob.

Cricket was great too. The teams had players like James Harvey (Y6), Jake Northcote (Y7) and Josh Baker (Y7) who shone. One of the main weaknesses in this group was the batting. A lot of balls went rolling along the floor instead flying through the air but saying that you could see there was incredible perseverance and determination from this group and no one   just stood there watching hard work go on.

At the end of the session I caught James H to see what he had to say.

Did you do any preparation for today? No I didn’t do any preparation for today.

Who is your main competition? All the other teams – they were good. Really good. So I knew I must have my best play on. I caught balls, batted balls, helped field and so on.

What score did you get? 18 – that isn’t the best – we definitely could have done better, but we did win so that’s good.

Are you pleased with your performance? No – it would have been nice to do a lot better because I know other people are probably going to do a lot better but my team played well and that’s what’s it about – teamwork!

What would you do differently next time? Strike, catch even though I might have played, well I need to work on it.

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Definitely Judo or Netball – they are so interesting and fun to do.

 

Interviews

by LECA’s talented team of intrepid sports reporters

 

Names: Minnie and Bella     

Year: 6                              

Event: Hockey

Did you do any preparation for today? No we didn’t because we only found out what we were doing this morning.  

Who is your main competition? Elise 

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes we were able to hit the ball with some force

What would you do differently next time? We would try to get lower to the ground

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Netball

 

Name: Caleb                                                 

Year: 6

Event: Ultimate Frisbee

Did you do any preparation for today? No

Who is your main competition? Elise

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes I made a successful catch

What would you do differently next time? Choose a different group

Which event did you enjoy the most? Judo

                                                                                                                                    By Hannah Townsend

 

Name: James Prior

Year: 7                                               

House: Bannister                                      

Event: Cricket

Did you do any preparation for today? No but I play cricket every Friday.

Who is your main competition? Bob S.

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes I am.

What would you do differently next time? Be more competitive.

 

Name: Evan F              

Year: 7

House: Bannister                              

Event: Cricket

Did you do any preparation for today? Nah.

Who is your main competition? Reuben.

What score did you get? I won both matches.

What would you do differently next time? Aim better.

                                                                                                                                    By Carlin R

 

 

Name: Emily

Year: 6                                   

Event: Cricket

Did you do any preparation for today? No as I didn’t know what to expect

Who is your main competition?  The other team

What score did you get? I haven’t batted yet but I have stopped many balls

Are you pleased with your performance? No because I keep falling over

What would you do differently next time?  Hit the ball further

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Judo because I can wrestle people to the ground

                                                                                                                                    By Rebecca C

 

Name of interviewee: Olivia-Mai                                                      

Event: Cricket

Year: 6

Did you do any preparation for today? No I didn’t so I was extremely nervous. But I did my best.

What score did you get? My team got second with 47 points. I was very pleased

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes because I batted well and once caught the ball and got a bat out of one of the other teams.

What would you do differently next time? To begin with I just couldn’t catch the ball and toward the end I got better but I thought I could improve more.  

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Dance because I dance all the time, if not the netball because I liked playing it at school.

 

Name of interviewee: David       

Year: 7

House: Bronte                                    

Event: cricket

Did you do any preparation for today? No but I felt ready inside.

Who is your main competition? Bob, James and Henry and finally Scarlett because they are really good and powerful batters. But mostly Charlie B because he is almost as powerful as James.

What score did you get? Errr I can’t really remember but it’s the take part that counts.

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes very pleased because I caught a ball and got somebody out.

What would you do differently next time? I would practice because I felt I could have done better so I would batted and fielded better. 

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Dodgeball because I always went to the club and the lessons were fun.                                                                                                                 By Amber P

 

Name of interviewee: Archie S                        

Year: 7

Event: cricket

Did you do any preparation for today? No I just go with the flow.

Who is your main competition? Ronnie because he is a strong competitor. 

What score did you get? I can’t remember but it’s the taking part that matters.

Are you pleased with your performance? No because I felt I was confused and it would have been better to practise more.

What would you do differently next time? I would practice more because I got confused where to run to so we almost got batted out on our first person.

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Frisbee because I loved it at school as there would be huge groups chasing after it.

 

Name: Lexi D     

Year: 6                                    

Who is your main competition? Mia because she is good at everything

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes because I joined in in all the activities

Which event are you looking forward to the most? Dodgeball

 

Name: Scarlett M        

Year: 7

Who is your main competition? James because he is good at hockey

Are you pleased with your performance? Yes, because I can dribble well

Interviews by Aimee M

 

Scott Gaskins,

Head of School, LECA