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Oct 23, 2014

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends The following article appeared in the Gazette and Herald this week.  The article, alongside some really nice pictures, can be seen at http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/education/schoolreport/11551860.Lady_Lumley_s__Gold_stars_for_outdoor_classes/   LADY Lumley’s School prides itself on its award winning Outdoor Education department and the wide variety of activities it has to offer. The department is led by David Mann and...

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Headteacher's Blog

Oct 9, 2014

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends The school held a training day on Friday 3rd October.  All of the staff who have direct contact with students – advanced teaching support, pastoral managers and teachers - spent the day discussing the learning needs of every single student in the school.  It was truly awesome to watch over 70...

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Gold D of E Training Weekend

Oct 7, 2014

Posted by:fward

Gold Duke of Edinburgh's training weekend On Friday 3rd of October, an intrepid band of young explorers gathered together at 0900 hours at the coordinates (795,846)…School. We initiated with some important basics; CPR and compass work. After this we were gagged and blindfolded and abandoned in the middle of the Moors with only a map, a...

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Head's Blog

Oct 2, 2014

Posted by:rbramley

SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STUDENTS FRIDAY 3rd OCTOBER for staff training.  Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We had the most fantastic night at the school last night (Wednesday) with the Open Evening for pupils in Years 5 and 6 and their families visiting the school.  There are some photographs in this week's Newsletter and I am putting them here as...

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Baking at Botham's

Sep 30, 2014

Posted by:fward

Baking at Botham’s On Thursday 18th September, the food technology Year 13 group went on a very informative visit to the Bakery at Enterprise Way in Whitby. Jonathan Botham showed us around the production line, and explained how he sources the quality ingredients used, the free-flow system, making, baking and packaging. We also learned of...

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A Level Theatre Trip to Stratford

Sep 29, 2014

Posted by:fward

Last week the A level Drama and English Literature students took to Stratford upon Avon for an action-packed theatre extravaganza! We managed to cram in a superb production of  John Webster's bloody revenge tragedy "The White Devil" followed by a late night post  show Q+A with the cast. A walking tour of Stratford's literary sights...

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6th Form at the Despatch Box

Sep 29, 2014

Posted by:fward

6th Form Discover Parliament – Tour and Workshop Visit to Westminster 19th Sep, 2014 There’s nothing like running for a train to wake you up on a Friday morning, and as sixteen students from Lady Lumley’s sixth form raced through the underpass at York station, as the tannoy announced a last minute platform change, maybe some reflected...

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Latest From the Headteacher

Oct 23, 2014

Headteacher's Blog


Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

The following article appeared in the Gazette and Herald this week.  The article, alongside some really nice pictures, can be seen at

http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/education/schoolreport/11551860.Lady_Lumley_s__Gold_stars_for_outdoor_classes/

 

LADY Lumley’s School prides itself on its award winning Outdoor Education department and the wide variety of activities it has to offer.

The department is led by David Mann and supported by a dedicated team of staff who are qualified to teach climbing, kayaking and mountain biking, amongst other things. The school also benefits from a great deal of specialist equipment and facilities which enhance and further develop Outdoor Learning at school such as an Outdoor Education Centre in Rosedale, orienteering equipment and a comprehensive selection kit for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

Recently a group of 16 Year 12s made use of the Duke of Edinburgh equipment as they ventured out onto the Moors to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh training weekend.

After being dropped in an unknown location with only a map and a compass, the group eventually found their way to the school’s Rosedale Outdoor Centre where they ate, recuperated and practiced their night navigation; a challenging but worthwhile task. The next morning they cleaned the site and planned their route for the trek home, and although the weather was dreadful they arrived back at school on time to conclude their journey.

 

The Sixth Form also have a great opportunity to utilise the facilities and expertise available in school during enrichment on a Wednesday afternoon. The activities currently in offer to students are mountain biking, Duke of Edinburgh preparation and kayaking - which needs two groups due to its popularity. The first group of kayakers paddled out last week in the school’s fleet onto the Millennium Pond in Pickering where they learnt the basic skills they would need before attempting nearby rivers.

The students were very effusive about activity as they thought that it was “a great opportunity for any student who wants to do something more than the average array of sports.”

Ruaraidh McGill meanwhile commented that “kayaking is a good way to meet new people that you might not otherwise have spoken to in the Sixth Form; it is also a great way to get outside and use our enrichment time effectively.”

Lady Lumley’s has also taken teams of student on amazing expeditions to Ecuador, Tanzania, Morocco and the Himalayas and next summer there will be a team of students heading to the jungles of Borneo.

The group will be participating in voluntary work within the Chinese-Malay community while experiencing the huge array of wildlife and diversity found there.

Each participant needs to raise a minimum of £3,500 which is being done through sponsored events, quizzes and scrap metal collecting. A group of the students are currently planning a dinner and dance event at the Downe Arms in Wykeham on November 28 and for more information or tickets email Samantha Bryant at sebryant@hotmail.co.uk

Report by Emily Barr

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