Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 17th March 2017


We started the week off with a feel good break time – a cake sale in the staff room to raise funds for those students embarking upon a volunteering expedition to Borneo. In one break time the students raised £102. The students had baked the cakes themselves and even included a gluten free option which meant I had to partake (forced of course).

Our year 7 boys football team have had an extremely successful week. They beat All Saints 2-0 and DHS 2-1. A great result and very well deserved.

The Science department put on a spectacular whizz bang Science show this week for our feeder Primary schools. Mad Scientist Mr Gage wowed the children with his fascinating experiments and I was pleased that no fire alarms were set off.

Our year 10 most able mathematicians took part in a city wide competition run by the Further Maths Support Network. They had to work in teams of four battling against each other in a series of challenging maths problems, requiring problem solving and teamwork skills. Both teams gained recognition winning different accolades. Team 1 achieved the award for scoring consistently high in each and every round.

Team 2 achieved the award for best teamwork.

Lipson Team 1: Sakina Ahmed, Aaliyah Lewis, Aaron Eunson, Wiktor

Lipson Team 2: Robert Kemp, Oliwer Antoszkiewicz, Diba Sarwari, Klaudia Bojczenko

Well done to both teams.

We held a meeting for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday; it was a hive of activity as parents looked around examples of kit and discussed the dos and don'ts of clothing & bag packing! It was also lovely to see Ellie Jones- year 11 speaking so confidently and passionately about her DofE experience last year - sharing her top tips for surviving the expedition. It is great to see so many of our students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. It is now only two weeks until our Silver group go on their travels to Exmoor - I can feel the excitement building already and look forward to hearing all about it. 


 Mrs Lynda Budd