At the turn of the new year it will be 75 years since the end of World War Two - a war that followed the supposed War to end all Wars: World War One. Today, as has become tradition in the last three years, LECA students proudly represented the Academy at the Littleport Remembrance Parade and Service with Hannah laying the wreath and Sky reading the Kohima. We stood for the two minute silence along with hundreds of others in Littleport and the millions of people around the country and it was truly a poignant moment which our students will always observe.

Tomorrow, for Armistice Day, we will do the same with Mr Dicks, an ex-soldier of the British Army, leading the ceremony at break time. Students from guides, scouts and the local cadet forces will be in uniform and we will stand together in silence again. To this generation, the wars and conflicts we refer to in these ceremonies are confined to the history books with fewer and fewer war veterans now remaining to tell their story. That is why Remembrance is so important: not only to remember the fallen heroes of the wars but to remember the horror that war is and to be resolute in our minds that we will never go to war like that again. It is for this generation to carry that forward in their lives and always strive for peace.

It was another business-like week at the Academy. I dropped into lots of classes and, as always, I saw students working collaboratively, focused on their work and in many cases really enjoying what they were doing. Year 9 were making 3D visual representations of a hurricane in Geography; Year 7 were analysing 19th Century fiction in English. In History, Year 8 were writing a news report from the Battle of Hastings and in Year 9 Science they were continuing their work on Energy. All of the above are the building blocks to work towards GCSE but more importantly they are the building blocks of our world. The curriculum should always do that: teach students about the world they inhabit both in the present and in the past. If it does this, we believe strongly that our students will leave LECA and make a real impact on the world in the future.

On the sporting front, once again LECA had an outstanding week. Our Year 8 netballers, having tasted success in recent week continued their great form against Witchford with Amie as Person of the Match. Then, at the Cross Country, there were some standout performances in all age groups with the top 16 going through to the County. Those who made it were: Imogen, Caden, Oskaras, Kieran, Oliver and Bella. Well done to all of you and best of luck in the County round.


Scott Gaskins

Head of School, LECA