At the end of last term we received the wonderful news that 7 of our Lambrook students’ engineering ideas had been shortlisted for the Leaders Award; a competition that encourages young engineers in the making.

Recently, we were delighted to hear that one of our shortlisted pupils has been announced as a Leaders Award winner! Congratulations to Mary (Year 7) who was in Year 6 when she entered the competition. Mary cleverly designed a handy gadget that would help people suffering with Arthritis, cut food easily. All of the shortlisted pupils’ achievements were celebrated in Assembly this week.

The all round benefits that Design and Technology brings is explained further by Victoria Briggs, our Head of Design and Technology,

‘Design & Technology gives young people the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology. They learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to improve the world around them. Design & Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. It is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.’

All of our pupils have the opportunity to take part in this national competition during Year 6. The children have to answer the design brief ‘If I was an engineer….’ and develop a product to solve a problem and accompany this with a persuasive letter. Further information on the Leaders Award can be found here.

Also leading by example is our Head of MFL, Madame Moston, had some exciting news this week that she had been selected as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert for this academic year. This prestigious appointment is in recognition of her passion, her collaborative spirit, and her inspirational ‘outside-the-box’ thinking on technology in education. Her passion and expertise have been incredibly beneficial not only to the Lambrook community, but also teachers and pupils in other schools especially during the recent remote learning challenges that schools faced. We look forward to her sharing more insights with Staff and Pupils as she works with Microsoft and other MIE Experts from all over the world over the coming year.

A Year 5 pupil’s hard work and enthusiasm paid off over the summer break as he made his debut professional performance in, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’ at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre.  Albie, who has embraced every acting opportunity available at Lambrook, thoroughly enjoyed his experience being part of this critically acclaimed production and now can’t wait to continue his professional career. Congratulations Albie!

Our Prep School Pupils could not wait to get back to Wednesday fixtures yesterday, and our first Away Wednesday fixtures watched by parents in over a year! The pupils were fuelled with a delicious lunch and were match ready, in eager anticipation, way before the buses had even arrived! The match photo show faces brimming with enthusiasm and, according to the brilliant match reports, it seems their sportsmanship and super manners need to be celebrated as much as their sporting achievements. ‘The girls were a credit to Lambrook and will make lots of progress this season, they play their hockey with a smile on their faces..’ Girls’ U11B’s Hockey, ‘It was a fantastically exciting game and the boys should be proud of their sportsmanship and effort.’ Boys’ U13E’s, ‘Special mention must go to Oliver in goal who had a brilliant game and rallied the troops as captain wonderfully.’ Boys’ U11C’s.

And Friday was also an exciting day for the Lower School. They threw themselves into their matches with great energy and enthusiasm and showed both fantastic skills and great sportsmanship towards the opposition schools.

This week it was amazing to see our Orchestra have its first rehearsal together after such a long time. The orchestra has grown and is now our biggest Orchestra to date! We can’t wait to hear what they have planned.

In Pre Prep, Reception has had a wonderful time discovering the Adventure playground and enjoyed doing some Music and Movement in the Dance Studio, playing in the classroom and painting outside in the sunshine.

Year 2 has had a busy week using counting blocks and picking blackberries as part of their outdoor learning.

A representative from each class enjoyed getting to know Mrs Farrar over a cookie!

It was fantastic to have the first Prep School House Meetings of the year this week and even better that they were able to be in person.

Some lesson highlights of this week include a ‘taxation without representation’ game in a Year 7 History lesson, Year 5 flower dissection in Science, and using oranges to look at the structure of the Earth’s crust in a Year 7 Geography lesson.

 

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