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  • Curry and Quiz night

    Published 09/02/18, by Samantha Davis

    We hope you have had an enjoyable week. Last Thursday evening saw our House Ambassadors’ first fundraising Curry and Quiz night! Well done to the History team who proved themselves victorious. Let’s hope they are as competitive at laser quest as they are on a quiz team. Each person on the winning team has also gained 10 points for their House. We raised £200 in total for our chosen charities and the Ambassadors managed to keep the staff teams in line, which is no mean feat! A big well done to our Ambassadors- we are very proud. Our Sixth Form Flashback Friday competition winner for this week is Elizabeth Fitzpatrick again! Please continue to send your pet selfies coming in and check your email from Mr Goffe regarding the Love Bug biscuits. A final congratulations to the year 7 and 8 form tutors who proved themselves very knowledgeable in our assemblies.

    The current competitions to get involved in are below:

    New Year Resolution Haikus (Due 26th February to the Library)

    Pet Selfie-staff and students!  (Due 19th February)

    Technology Competition: Love Bug biscuits (Due 19th February)

    We hope you have a lovely break.

     

    Your Enrichment Team

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  • CCF Weapons Training Weekend

    Published 06/02/18, by Samantha Davis

    On Sunday 14th and Monday 15th of January around sixty cadets spent two days learning all about the L98A2 GP cadet rifle. During this time, we learnt NSPs (Normal Safety Procedures), weapon handling and stripping, the basics of cleaning the rifle and finally EAST (Eyes, Aim, Sights and Target). This was done partially through classroom work and note taking, but mainly through practical work and using the weapon during instruction. Throughout this whole process we were shown in detail exactly how to perform every aspect of our training and our leaders made sure we understood and kept up with the tasks we were given. We practised our work and learnt a lot. By the end, although it was difficult, we were all tested and we all passed with flying colours. We went from barely being able to identify the weapon to being able to perform function tests, immediate actions and all necessary safety procedures. Overall the experience was a huge success, and although it was a learning curve, everyone had fun and we all made incredible progress. The training weekend opened up an opportunity to fire the weapon soon afterwards with real ammunition and it will continue to open up opportunities in the future to allow us to develop our skills and continue to grow as members of the CCF.

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  • 'From Field to Fork' Taster Day at Riseholme College

    Published 31/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    Where does the food we eat come from? On Tuesday 23rd January a group of Year 10 and 11 Food and Nutrition students had the opportunity to visit the new Riseholme College Campus. The purpose of the trip is to investigate the food production chain from field to fork. This is an important part of the new GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification topic of Food Provenance. The aim of the trip was for students to investigate where their Food and Nutrition GCSE could take them in terms of further courses of study and career paths.

    The day comprised of:

    • a talk about careers in the food industry;
    • a guest speaker highlighting her career;
    • a carousel of interactive sessions; the agricultural/ farming process, pizza making session using a variety of breads and a new product development task.

     

     

     

    The students were actively engaged, being very impressed with the new Agri- Tech Centre Health and Nutrition building, officially opened September 2017. The courses are due to start in September 2018 and the College is hosting several open days. If you are interested in finding out more then please visit the website below;

    https://www.riseholme.ac.uk/

    Mr Goffe

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  • National Squad Trials for Olivia

    Published 31/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    On November 2nd last year, Olivia Clark embarked on trials for the Welsh U17 Girls' Football Squad. Obviously impressed with her abilities Olivia’s star has quickly risen as she was invited to meet up with the full Welsh Ladies’ Squads for a training camp in January 2018. Eight days of hard work ensued including training and also keeping up with her A Level studies. Olivia met up with both the A and B squads getting the fantastic opportunity to train with international standard footballers. We look forward to watching Olivia’s progression and hope to see her grace the scene of a few World Cups in future.

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  • Emily's Inspiring Artwork

    Published 31/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    The mural shown has been painted by Emily Jago. As part of her volunteering Emily thought that it would be nice if the residential home, which cared for her grandmother, had something to brighten the walls. This impressive piece of artwork are the results of Emily’s endeavours, around 30 hours of work. Whilst her grandmother is no longer resident Emily continues to visit the home to meet patients who have no visitors or family. Emily’s visits to the home have also inspired her to study dementia as part of her EPQ.

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  • Ben achieves success with Princeton University

    Published 24/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    Last January, one of our Sixth Form students, Ben Coles, applied to take part in the Sutton Trust/Fulbright United States study programme.  He was fortunate to be accepted onto the programme, which aims to support British students in applying to universities in the US to study for a degree. Almost a year later, after a summer school in Yale, a university fair in Harvard and lots of extra examinations, we are delighted to be able to announce that Ben has been offered a place at Princeton University beginning in August 2018.  Princeton have also awarded a full financial package to Ben which means all his costs for all four years of his education will be covered by the university, amounting to a total of about £300,000.

     

    Sutton Trust released the following statement as this year's success stories on the US programme were published.

     

     

    Benjamin Coles - Princeton University Lincoln, Midlands (The Priory Academy LSST)

    Ben is a first generation university student and his lived in the City of Lincoln all of his life. Ben has a passion for community service, and, ever since his brother lost his sight in 2008, has worked extensively across the country within the young blind community in order to maintain access to sport and education after sight loss. He loves sport and has competed as a footballer both in and outside of his school whilst enjoying both badminton and cycling. In addition, Ben has become a fully qualified coach in the Paralympic sport of goalball. He hopes to major in maths at university after qualifying and competing in the British Mathematical Olympiad in his time at school. He was attracted to study in the US after discovering how much freedom it gives students and the opportunities it offers them outside of their studies. He hopes to make the most of this by studying economics and philosophy beyond his major and continuing to expand his hobbies and interests outside the classroom.

     

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  • Cybercenturion Round Three Success

    Published 24/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    On Friday 19th January Priory CCF Cadets embarked on round three of the National CyberCenturion competition. This round provided to be the toughest of the rounds they have completed in. Over five hours were spent trying to solve various cyber security issues. Using their knowledge gained from previous rounds teamwork helped them to prevent a strong cyber-attack. The cadets put in a strong effort and will finish near the top of the cadets' teams taking part. CyberCenturion is a competition led by Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK and mirrors the US CyberPatriot competition, a major US STEM education program.

     

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  • SPARKler.¬†Go Kart Challenge Victory!

    Published 15/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    During the dark winter months two teams of five Y9 students have each been designing and building go-karts to take part in this challenge.  The design brief was supplied by Lincoln University as part of their Sparkler Go-Kart Challenge Project. The teams were supported by Mr R Jones and Mr T Walker together with a number of mentors from Siemens UK Ltd, undergraduate and postgraduate Mechanical Engineering students from Lincoln University.  The teams have spent many lunchtimes and after-school sessions building their pedal powered vehicles.  Each kart was built using a mixture of new materials, adapted components and supplied homologated parts, the creativity and variation in design solutions was quite fascinating.

    On Wednesday the 10th of January they had an opportunity to test their go-karts in the Engine Shed against other Lincoln schools taking part in the Sparkler Go-kart Project.   This involved a sprint event, with top speed measured by radar. A challenging slalom course followed by a 662 metre endurance race.  

    Despite early hitches, where LSST Team A had a burst tyre and LSST B had a broken pedal they performed well in all events.  The outstanding team, winning all three events, were LSST Team A, led by Aaron Browne who was also the driver. They achieved a top speed of 18km/h and completed the 662m course in 3m8s. In second place was LSST Team B who achieved a top speed of 16km/h and completed the endurance in 3m59s. Third place overall went to Lincoln Christ Hospital School.

    Hopefully the University will be aiming to run this event again in the future with the opportunity for us to defend our title. Well done to all who took part.

    LSST Team A

    Owen Jones 9.2

    Nikith Nagaraj 9.6

    Harrison Taylor 9.9

    Melbin Biju 9.9

    Aaron Browne 9.7

    LSST Team B

    Spike MacGregor 9.6

    Oskar Wierzelewski 9.4

    Hugh Collins 9.9

    Kian Watkins 9.5

    Leo Millar 9.4

     
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  • Carol Concert

    Published 15/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    On Wednesday December 13th the Academy’s choirs took part in their annual Christmas Carol Service at Lincoln Central Methodist church. The choirs participated in a number of festive carols from ‘We Three Kings’ to ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’. At the beginning of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ Jessica Clarke (Year 8) sang the first verse as a solo. She sounded beautiful, holding a candle in the darkness to create atmosphere. Each of the choirs sang their own carols, with the Senior Choir singing In the Bleak Midwinter and a Latin song ‘Gaudete’.  Soloists for this carol were Lilly Platts, Ciara Goggin, Tom Valentine and Eleanor Willows. The Junior Girls' Choir sang a beautiful version of ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Carol of the Bells’. The Boys' Choir sang ‘Gloucestershire Wassail’ with solos from William Bain and Theo Sargent, both which were also of excellent quality.

    These carols helped us all to get into to the cosiness of Christmas. To emphasise that Christmas is such a special time of year, we had a group of people read chapters from the Bible. From ‘God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head’ read by Abbey Alderman and Katy Cannings, to Lesson 9 being ‘St John unfolds the great mystery of the incarnation’ read by Mrs Hopkinson (Head Teacher). W also had readings from Rachel Bell (Head Girl), Kevin Rebello (Head Boy), Mrs Davis (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Cameron and a parent and governor.

    To finish off the Christmassy night, we had a magical solo from Alyssa Brock who sang an angelic version of the song ‘O Holy Night’. This was followed by a blessing from Revd Margaret Doughty to thank us all for coming and celebrating with her and the church.

    Abbey Alderman and I would like to say a huge thank you, to Miss Smith and Mr Billinger for their continued challenging work and passion for all the choirs over the years.

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  • British Tae Kwon Do Champion

    Published 07/01/18, by Samantha Davis

    In December Kieran Robson in Year 8 became the British Tae Kwon Do Champion for Boys (Yellow Belt). The competition took place at the Barclay Centre in Birmingham and involved Kieran having to perform a Yellow Belt pattern, for which he was awarded champion of his age group. We look forward to watching Kieran’s progress in this sport over the coming years.

     

     

     

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  • Thousands raised and gifts given!

    Published 18/12/17, by Samantha Davis

    We have had another successful term of fundraising activities at The Priory Academy LSST. We kicked off our fundraising efforts in September with the Macmillan Coffee Morning which was a great success. This was followed by our Children in Need non-uniform day which raised a massive £1870.61. Students have been involved in growing moustaches in aid of ‘Movember’, the Shoebox Appeal where we sent off an impressive 104 boxes to children all over the world and finally our festive Christmas Jumper Day where we raised £731.17 for Save the Children. Our Year 8 students were also visited by the British Heart Foundation to recognise the great efforts they put in to raise money last year for two academy defibrillators and a donation to the British Heart Foundation. A wonderful effort by all – well done.

     

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  • Christmas House Competition Countdown

    Published 14/12/17, by Samantha Davis

    Christmas has come to LSST with the Twelve Days of House. Monday started with trying to get Santa to the North Pole in a paper aeroplane. He ended up taking a few scenic routes but was safely delivered by Dylan Higgs Shallard.

    On Tuesday students got the opportunity to decorate a bauble in their house colour. The art room was filled with glitter and lots of busy students. Amelia Wood designed the winning bauble which showed excellent imagination and creativity.

    On Wednesday the students sent Christmas cards to Dr Who from famous characters. The winning card was from Hermione Grainger to Dr Who which was written by Rebecca James showing an excellent talent for writing.

    Thursday saw students baking and decorating cookies. The winner will be announced next week but there are already some really creative designs.

    On Friday, 62 students took part in a Christmas Kahoot with Tabitha Waller winning round one and Lucy Carmouche winning round 2 with their excellent knowledge of Christmas.

    On Monday we saw 40 students test their fitness in the Santa bleep test. Max Cheseldine was the winner getting to level 11 with an incredibly quick time.

     During the first 6 days of house, Year 7, 8 and 9 enjoyed a house assembly completing a quiz with some very competitive students and form tutors. We are looking forward to the next 6 days of house with plenty more activities for students to get involved in.

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