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Principal's Blog 7th December 2018

Our PPEs (or mock exams) are drawing to a close and I would like to congratulate Year 11 on how well they have conducted themselves. The exam techniques and mature attitude they have demonstrated will stand them in good stead for the summer exam season.

In the mind-set of kindness in this festive season, we are currently running collections for those less fortunate than us. As is tradition Mrs Griffiths in the ARC has been collecting items of non-perishable food to create food hampers for those families who will struggle over the festive period. If you do have any tins, packet and jar foods spare in this season of excess a small donation will go a long way. The collection is taking place in the ARC.

Miss Blampied has been overseeing the 6th forms ‘Love in a Box’ campaign. This aims to collect unwanted toys, gifts and books for children which will be lovingly wrapped and given to those less fortunate than us. Mrs Sweet has also been collecting these items for a very worthwhile cause so the more the merrier.

The 6th form held a bake sale on Wednesday raising money for Domestic Abuse charity and even accommodated my dietary needs by baking me a cake all to myself. I didn’t eat it all…..honestly!

These collections fit very nicely with conversations which have been taking part in tutor time as part of SMSC. How do we change the world? An Act of Random Kindness. Students have discussed the domino effect a good deed can have and that by doing something good you will help yourself as much as another person. This discussion has continued in terms of which charity we would like to donate funds raised on Christmas Jumper Day on 21st December. Students have been encourage to talk about which charity they would like to support and why. The focus of the day is to spread Christmas cheer but most importantly to help another human being. Please remember to pay your £1 donation by the 21st December.

The Wranglers Pantomime has been a huge success this week, with a few tickets still remaining. It is lovely to see students past and present performing to such a high calibre as well as a number of staff treading the boards, not to forget Mr Davis stealing the show as the dame!

We were joined this week by Neil Dyke and Laura Robbins who will be joining us in January in their new roles as Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form. We look forward to them joining Lipson.

We are eagerly looking forward to our Christmas Concert on Tuesday; this will start at 7pm and will be held at St Jude’s Church – it is a wonderful chance to get in the festive spirit. Tickets are not required for this free of charge event and I would like to thank the Music department for organising the event as well as the Reverend Tim Smith for his hospitality in hosting the event again.

I wish you all a lovely weekend.

Mrs Lynda Budd