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Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day!
LGS and LSFC raised an awesome £625 for Save the Children! Well done everyone!

Yule Logs
There were some impressive Yule Logs in the food technology room this week, well done Year 10!

Accelerated Reading Latest
All Key Stage 3 students are enrolled in the Accelerated Reader programme. They are encouraged to read a book and then take the AR quiz. So far this term, despite no physical access to the library, Lordswood students have achieved the following:

  • Two students have read over 2 million words
  • Seven students have read over 1 million words
  • There are 18 ‘half word’ millionaires (500,000 words read)
  • 14 students have taken more than 10 quizzes
  • The total number words read so far is 38,723,741
  • 730 books have been read
  • 882 book quizzes have been taken
  • 44 reading certificates have been awarded
  • One student has read more than 50 books
  • Three students have read more than 25 books

Foodbank Donations
LGS is very proud to have taken part in the Birmingham Vineyard Church food bank hamper collection. The hampers will go to families supported by the Red Cross, an organisation called WAITS and Ladywood Children’s Centre. 75 families were identified as those who will benefit from the hampers, LGS has given 21 which is fantastic.

Some families have fled domestic violence, are living in temporary accommodation and many are struggling financially, some with no money for food as they wait for benefits or struggle to pay debts. 

This Christmas, more than any year, is going to be really difficult for families who are already struggling to get by. The Christmas hampers will provide food, toiletries and Christmas treats for each family and bring a little joy to 2020. 

READ LOUDSPEAKER MAGAZINE

Loudspeaker Magazine
Check out our first edition of Loudspeaker magazine, containing creative writing and informative articles by students from all years.

Exam Certificates
All certificates are now available for collection from reception. Please contact Mrs Evans on a.evans@lordswoodtrust.co.uk if you have any queries.

Poppy Competition – Winning Entries
Winners for the November Poppy competition have been announced by Miss Vesey and the Art Department.

All entries were fantastic, here are the winning pieces.

Excellent Work in Geography
Miss Gager would like to pass on her congratulations to 7U for some fantastic answers to GCSE style exam question on the issue of deforestation and to the Year 11 Geographers for completing their mock exam!

School Council
Corona virus may be restricting what the School Council are able to do in school but there is no stopping them from working hard! Reps in each review group have been busy holding discussions and detailing any issues and requests brought up by their peers. This information will be passed on to staff next week and responses will be sent for Reps to feedback to all groups. The leadership skills shown by many of the Reps have been really impressive, as has their desire to improve school life in spite of the restrictions that are in place.

Year 10 Hospitality and Catering – a plating up experience!
One of the areas we study in Hospitality and Catering is food presentation and how important it is to the whole dining experience.

In order to experiment with presentation techniques, students took part in a “Tunnocks Teacake Challenge” where the task set was to plate up a teacake using a variety of ingredients to help them.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and loved eating the creations afterwards!

Bookbuzz
Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13 year olds. Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles. All books are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.

The Lordswood Bookbuzz books have arrived in school and Mrs Ashford is busy delivering them to students during their reading lessons. Mrs Ashford said that all the students are very excited when they receive their book!

Children in Need total!
As a result of the Covid 19 safety measures put in place around school, this year’s Children in Need day was very different to previous years. Despite the fact that two year groups were out of school, Lordswood’s community spirit shone through yet again and the school managed to raise a fabulous £217.37 for the appeal! Where as we would usually hold a non-uniform day, bake sale and a whole host of other fundraisers, restrictions meant that this year we simply asked students to donate what they could, and they didn’t let us down!

This total is testament to our students’ generosity and we are immensely proud that they gave so much to others at a time when everyone is struggling. Many thanks to everyone at Lordswood and to parents and carers at home for your support.

New school website
As you will have noticed, we have launched a brand new school website!

We’re hoping that the new site will prove to be easier to navigate and will give you a far better online experience.

Please take some time to have a look around the new site and, if there is anything you cannot find or you have any suggestions for content you would like to see, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Claire Riley at the school on c.riley@lordswoodtrust.co.uk