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Principal's Blog 17th May 2019

It has been another really positive week in school. I have been really impressed so far with how staff have responded to a number of changes and the school has felt like a nice place to be.

The exam period is now well and truly upon us and the attitude from our Year 11s and Year 13s has been excellent so far. Talking with some of them they seem quite pleased with how things are going so far and as I always say to students at this time of year all they can hope for is that they get what they deserve. I am sure that they will continue to work hard to prepare themselves and give themselves the best possible chance of success.

Silver Duke of Edinburgh practice is leaving today for Exmoor, with the Bronze leaving tomorrow from Jennycliff on their first expedition.  The weather is looking favourable for them, so I am Iooking forward to hearing how they get on.

Last night we welcomed Dynamic Adventure back to run the final planning session before our Gold expedition in Switzerland. The girls are super excited and are now on countdown until they fly on Sunday 26th May. Three years ago these girls embarked on their Bronze DofE with big smiles and even bigger rucksacks, and now they are getting ready to embark on an amazing journey around Lake Annecy and surrounding areas. More updates to follow. It is so important that Lipson continues to provide these experiences and opportunities for our students as they make a huge contribution to their overall development.

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 5 and 6 students to participate in after school Rounders on Wednesday under the watchful eye of Mrs Law and her able student umpires. This is another opportunity to welcome our Primary partners to access our fantastic facilities. The links we have with our Primary Schools are so important and we must continue to find ways of maintaining these relationships.

I was delighted to see the jubilant Year 7 Rounders team as they returned to school following their first game this week against Notre Dame. The team have been training hard and developing their skills in lessons. At half time the score was Lipson 11 and Notre Dame 4.5. I’m told batting was immense with some hard hits being made into deep field. Fielding was great too with Molly Lane taking a high catch and Lilly Sutton getting players out on 2nd. Overall an outstanding performance by all the girls with Lipson taking the win - final score was Lipson 24, Notre Dame 10.5. I am very proud of each one of them and it was lovely to see them celebrate.

Have a lovely weekend.


Mr Brook, Interim Principal