LOXFORD IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

Within the month of June our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening had a staggering 97% attendance
  • Our school received some visitors from the Dutch Ministry of Education. They were warmly welcomed as they came to see how our school operates
  • Our Year 13s and Year 11s went on study leave – we wish them all the best with their exams and their future
  • A student form York University came and delivered an Engineering talk to a group of interested students
  • A selection of G&T Year 10s took part in a Dragon’s Den where they had to pitch an idea, make a product and sell it to the judging panel. We came first against three other schools.  This was done over the video conference with Reading University
  • The Student Council meetings were held across the year groups

We visited the following places:-

  • 40 Year 8 students, along with a few Year 7s, attended an achievement reward trip to London Zoo and had a great day. This was because of their exceptional results in all of their subjects and their continued hard work hard throughout the course of the year
  • The Year 12 English students spent the day at the Oxford University Open Day. The trip gave the students a fantastic opportunity to spend a whole day in Oxford, attending events, talking to staff and students and getting answers to any questions they had.  They were able to attend subject specific lectures, as well as going on a tour of some of the colleges of the University and meet with tutors
  • A group of Year 10 Maths students visited the Sky Academy Skills Studio to take part in a workshop called “World of Money” which helped to enhance their problem solving and analytical skills
  • Students from Years 7-9 went on a trip to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster and thoroughly enjoyed themselves
  • Year 10 Geography students went on a trip to The London Docklands Museum. The trip was an excellent opportunity for students to collect a range of data and skills which will support them in their Urban Environments Unit and support in fieldwork techniques required for Paper 3
  • Also a group of our Romanian students visited the same Museum of London
  • Our Year 12 students attended a “Futures” event at the University of East London. The exhibition included stalls with representatives from almost all UK universities and also hosted a number of seminars for students to attend on how to apply for university and how to target Oxbridge and the Russell Group
  • 22 Year 12 English students attended a Taster Day at Queen Mary University
  • A mixed group of Year 12 & 10 students attended TFL’s Head Office for a “Inspiring the Future Apprenticeship” event. This event allowed students to learn about the different jobs and apprenticeships and to give them the opportunity to speak to current female engineering apprentices from across TFL and Siemens. The apprenticeship programme at TFL offers many exciting opportunities and covers a range of functions including: Engineering Design, Cyber Security, Civil Engineering and Finance.  With Advanced, Higher and Degree apprenticeships on offer, this shows brilliant alternatives to University.
  • Our Year 10 Prefects went on a reward trip to Fairlop Waters, Fairlop High Ropes
  • A group of Year 9 History students went to the Imperial Museum. This was an exciting opportunity to visit a selection of exhibitions on the two World Wars and participate in a workshop exploring personal perspectives on the Holocaust
  • The Redbridge Children’s Book 2017 Ceremony was held at Ilford Town Hall and six of our Year 7 students had the opportunity to meet some of the authors of the books they had been reading this term. They learnt about up and coming authors and expressed their opinions on novels they think are worthy of recognition for students of their age

Loxford took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • A mixed group of Year 7 & 8 students participated in the District Athletics competition at Ashton Playing Fields with other secondary schools from Redbridge with the following results:
    • Derek Avenuga came 2nd in the Year 8 Boys Long jump
    • Godiva Buabeng came 4th in the Year 7 Girls Discus
    • Jenae Diggs Year 7 and Joseph Mahele Year 8 made their 200m final’s respectively
  • 11 Year 9s took part in a District Mixed Rounders competition with other schools from Redbridge at Frenford Sports Centre and they won 6 out of 7 matches and came 2nd out of 8 teams losing to Chadwell Heath
  • Our Year 9 athletic students took part in a district athletics competition in which all the schools in Redbridge took part with the following results:
    • Jennifer Quansah finished 2nd in the 800m
    • Gabija Zakaraite finished 5th in the 100m
    • Perrance Bokole made it into the 200m final