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Principal's Blog 15th March 2019

Another busy week at Lipson with lots of events taking place.

As part of our World Book Day celebrations this year, we invited students from all years to tell us about their reading journey, what they enjoyed about reading, maybe what hooked them in or to submit a short piece of creative writing. 

Each entrant provided us with a "wish list" of 3 books they would like to own and these formed the prizes for the winners.

The winning entries were a poem about the love of reading, the effect a book's character has on you and the start of a Sci-fi story set in the future.  Congratulations to Sam Bates, Mya Staward and Tahmina Hannan.  They all chose some great books as prizes.

Along with the competition we had the pleasure of welcoming author Jon Mayhew who delivered humorous, interactive workshops laced with riddles and stories for our year 7 students along with some of our primary visitors.  Students were also issued with their £1 book token to redeem their special addition World Book Day books.  Thank you to Mrs Pope for organising the whole event. 

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming Prince Rock and Lipson Vale Primary students as part of Bristish Science Week, students have been designing, building and testing amphibious vehicles.  Lovely to meet some of our students of the future.

Mrs Law has once again been busy with our Primary partners, this week hosting a multi-skills festival for over 50 Year 5 students, with the help of our Year 9 JSLA students. 

On Monday we will be welcoming Dynamic Adventure to start training our Duke of Edinburgh participants.  This first training session will help to fully equip them for the adventures that lie ahead over the summer term.  The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme has gone from strength to strength at Lipson with us now running the award scheme at all levels-Bronze, Silver and Gold, which is a great advantage for our students.  Look out for photos of the training session in next weeks blog.

Finally, it is with a heavy heart that I announced my departure from Lipson this week.  As you know, I had a baby last year-a little boy-Nathaniel and I am taking some time out to focus on family life. 

Lipson has been my family for almost 16 years and I will miss it greatly but I now need to focus on my own little family. 

The governing body has a plan for my replacement and the Chair of Governors has written to all parents today to explain that Lipson is being left in good hands.

I look forward to keeping in touch with the school and being informed of any updates.


Mrs Lynda Budd