This term’s edition of The Lambrook Times is one not to be missed for all the usual reasons of super interviews, excellent editorial, fun quizzes and crafts, but also for a very special front page story which highlights an issue close to the heart of its writer and the reason why the Lambrook Times has gone purple.

Alexandra in Year 7 was very much the driving force in wanting to share her families’ personal experience of epilepsy and then take action to help other people in a similar situation by selling this edition of the Lambrook Times in aid of the Epilepsy Society. Lambrook Prep School pupils wore an item of purple clothing alongside their uniform to show their support and brought in a gold coin donation. As always, the copies were eagerly snapped up; with members of staff spotted grabbing a few minutes for a quick read!

You can read her families’ story by clicking on the image below. You can find a link to read the rest of the Lambrook Times in Friday’s Cedar.

The Lambrook Times is written ‘by the students for the students’ as part of the Upper School’s Activities’ Programme. On Monday afternoons the editorial team discuss in their meeting what might be included, and then pupils write and research their articles.  Some pupils have been keen to develop their photography skills, some have enjoyed investigative interviews and others have preferred to research among the school body.  The pupils’ ideas and articles gives an important voice to the Lambrook pupils and they are encouraged to write about what interests them.

Along with Purple Day, Lambrook has also supported Comic Relief in the past few weeks by wearing something red and donating gold coins to this extremely worthy cause. The Art Department also collaborated with some talented Lambrook pupils to make the beautiful artwork below that featured all of the donated coins. All of those gold coins really do add up as the event raised £736.69 for Comic Relief.

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