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  • The Priory CCF try to save the International Bomber Command Centre

    Published 12/08/20, by Samantha Davis

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and a 90% loss of funding the International Bomber Command Centre in Bracebridge Heath (https://internationalbcc.co.uk ) is under threat of closure. Year 9 LSST student and CCF cadet Adrian R was distressed by the prospect of losing such an important memorial to those lost in World War II and so decided to raise some money to try and help.

    Working with the CCF, Adrian came up with the idea of virtually climbing Mount Everest and calculated that it was 85238 steps/stairs to the top. With the help of his fellow cadets and some national media, Adrian and the team have split the stairs into individual targets of 897 per day for 5 days this week. It may not seem like many but the majority of us have only 12 or 13 stairs in our house so it requires each team member to climb those stairs at least 74 times a day!

    The ambition of stair climbing is just the start. The funding is the more important element and therefore the team has set a target of £85 238 (equating to £1 raised for every stair climbed). We would love it if the wider Priory community, staff, students and parents could get involved, even if you just tried 75 flights of stairs and asked someone to donate in recognition of your achievements. All funding is directly linked to the IBCC through our Just Giving Page: Priory CCF Everest Climb, (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ccf-everest-climb)  

    Keep an eye out for the latest updates. Any queries please email ccf@prioryacademies.co.uk

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Published 30/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    Applications for September are now open

    This year’s applications for The DofE award are now open to the following year groups:

    Bronze – current Year 8 (P218….)

    Bronze – current Year 9 (P217…)

    Silver – current Year 10 (P216…)

    Gold – current Year 11 (if attending the 6th form)

    Gold – new starters in September for the 6th form

    Each year group has been emailed details of the application

    Promotion PowerPoints are available on the academy website for each level

    Parents are invited to an MS Teams virtual presentation evening at 1800hrs on 6th May 2020, further details available through an email request to:

    Mrs C L Thompson
    Priory LSST DofE Manager

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  • For the love of scrubs - Lincoln

    Published 22/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    A massive well done to Isabel Dodge in Year 11!  She has made a set of scrubs from scratch to donate to Lincoln County Hospital. Isabel and her family are members of ‘For the love of scrubs – Lincoln’. Members source funding, materials and do a lot of sewing of PPE for staff who need it.  If you want to help this excellent cause or find out more information please click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FLOS.Lincoln/?ref=share

     

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  • Marathon for the NHS Charities Together

    Published 22/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    Let’s do something amazing, together!  As an Academy we have an exciting opportunity for you to get involved in fundraising to say thank you to the NHS.  On Monday 27th April our ‘Marathon for the NHS’ launches.  Can you run or walk the distance of a marathon in 7 days?  You can do this on your own, as a household or as part of the collective total.  Students and parents/carers have been sent an email or you can head over to the PE SharePoint page and click on the ‘LSST Marathon for the NHS’ tab for more details.  As we want to do this to say thank you to the NHS, we have chosen NHS Charities Together as the beneficiary of our donations.  We look forward to seeing how many people we can get involved to say a massive thank you to the NHS.

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  • Further donation to support the care services

    Published 22/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    Having already donated all PPE from the Academy, staff were grateful to discover that they could still help supply equipment for the caring services.  The Academy was recently contacted by Rolls Royce, who were seeking transparencies to make visors.  Thank goodness that teachers are a profession of hoarders as stationery cupboards across the site were emptied of their acetates and transparent sheets.  As a result of this on Friday we were able to send ten boxes of transparencies to Rolls Royce to assist them in protecting key workers in the caring services.

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  • Y9 raises funds for MDNA

    Published 22/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    One of our students in Year 9 has done some incredible fundraising.

    On Thursday 9th April Catherine shaved off her hair in order to raise money for MDNA, a charity that helps those who suffer with Motor Neurone Disease. Catherine’s paternal grandfather died of MND in 2004 and two other family members since. Catherine decided on the Monday before undertaking the shave that she wanted to do something to support MDNA's work.

    Initially she aimed to raise £250 but now has raised just over £1,000. An incredible effort! We know her family are incredibly proud of her efforts here and so are we. Being in isolation she wanted to do something different and she has certainly done that. Catherine has made a huge difference for a charity close to her family’s hearts.

    If you would like to support Catherine in raising more funds please visit her Just Giving Page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cathy-davies-14

    You can also view a video of the moment Catherine’s head was shaved here:

    https://www.facebook.com/mary.e.davies.1

    Catherine is also donating her hair to the Princess Trust that make wigs for children with cancer.

    Well done Catherine! A fantastic effort!!’


     

     

     


     

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  • Another PPE donation to support the NHS

    Published 16/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    On Wednesday a second and final amount of PPE was donated to Lincoln County Hospital in an effort to support their work in caring for our community.

    Last week staff at the Academy initially responded to a specific request to supply a quantity of goggles, but subsequently took the decision to donate remaining equipment to support work in the current crisis.

    As the equipment was handed over to a senior nurse, she was most grateful for all the PPE, particularly for the goggles again, which can be reused and surpassed those which they were presently using.  She wished to pass on her thanks to both staff and students at the Academy and said it would be distributed where most needed.

    Our own thanks to the Science department, Mr M Inman of site staff, for helping senior staff collect the resources before delivery and of course to all keyworkers and carers for their on going work.

     

     

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  • Easter Gift

    Published 16/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    On Tuesday, staff took delivery of a parcel which included a vast amount of crème eggs! This lovely gift was sent from staff at Lincoln University and included the following message in the parcel:

     

    “Happy belated Easter. This is as a thank you for all the support of the students until we can work together again!”

     

    These are much appreciated and will no doubt be shared by staff with students, as we all support each other in these unusual circumstances. 

     

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  • PPE equipment donated to the children's ward

    Published 10/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    Head of Science, Mrs Moss, was able to deliver much needed protective equipment to the children's Safari Ward at Lincoln County Hospital on Thursday.  The goggles were much appreciated, as were the additional gloves and aprons.  As Mrs Moss said, both she and we are "so happy to do a small bit to help".  Thank you staff at Lincoln County!

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  • Easter Hamper Gift

    Published 10/04/20, by Samantha Davis

    During the current crisis it is good to have some positive and heartwarming news to share.  Mrs Thompson was given the Easter selection from Waitrose supermarket in recognition of the work that is still being undertaken by staff of the Academy and for those students who are still in school to enjoy over the holiday period.  Happy Easter everyone.

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  • School Closures - Academy Update

    Published 23/03/20, by Hannah Morgan

    Following the recent communication from the Trust I would like to provide you with more specific information for The Priory Academy LSST.

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  • Message from the Trust CEO

    Published 20/03/20, by Hannah Morgan

    The government announced on Wednesday evening that all schools in England would close at the end of the day on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. 

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