LOXFORD IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

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

  • We hosted a delegation of 2 staff members, Mr Rahul Singhal, Geography teacher and Mrs Rajni Piplani, Hindi teacher, and 10 students visiting us from our partner school, The Salwan Public School, India for 4 days. They went on a trip with some of our Sixth Formers to the Emirates Air Line Cable Car, Science Museum and Harrods
  • We welcomed 9 Beginner Teachers who started their first placement at a school with us
  • We held auditions for the school play “Aladdin” and the cast were chosen
  • We held our Year 6 Open Evening and our various Curriculum departments produced fantastic displays for the parents. In addition we had two Year 6 Open Mornings for parents and children to have a tour of the school
  • A “Firework Safety” and “Sexting” Assembly was held for Year 8s by the Police
  • We hosted a group of students and staff from a school in Montenegro, the Bosko Strugar Elementary School in connection with Green Culture, for two days

We visited the following places:-

  • Our Year 11 GCSE Geography students visited Stratford and The Olympic Park to complete their fieldwork element of the Paper 3 exam. The public were impressed how polite our students were – well done
  • Four of our Year 8 students went on a trip to Barking Rugby Football Club. This was an exciting opportunity for the students involved to attend workshops run by the Rugby Football Union and Canterbury the kit suppliers.  Students designed a unique set of 20 rugby shirts that were made and used by the school
  • The whole of Year 12 went to the Kenneth More Theatre to a road safety event called “Safe Drive, Stay Alive”
  • Our Careers department attended an event at Olympia London called “What Career Live?”. The purpose of the trip was to help students who are struggling to decide what to do after leaving school or want more advice on their options
  • 40 of our Year 11 Technology students visited the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising to undertake primary research needed for their controlled assessment. The students took part in a workshop to develop their understanding of packaging and brand design and have the opportunity to explore the museum and research independently. The staff commented on the originality of their designs
  • Our Year 10 GCSE Art students went on a trip to Kew Gardens to collect primary source material for their coursework as part of their first GCSE topic
  • Our Year 7 Rugby boys participated in a rugby tournament in partnership with the Rugby Football Union England to raise participation in schools. As the students are new to the game, it was a modified version focused on fun and participation as opposed to a full competition
  • A trip was arranged for our Year 12 and 13 English students to visit Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. The students had a guided tour and listened to a seminar about the Gothic genre delivered by a University lecturer. This trip was a fantastic opportunity for the students to

expand their understanding of the genre, supporting what will amount to 40% of their overall A Level qualification

  • A mixed group of Year 10 & 11 History students took part in a trip to Ypres, Belgium to explore the surgery and treatment on the Western Front during World War 1. The trip supports the student’s study for Edexcel History GCSE Paper 1, Section 1:  ‘A Study of a Historic Environment: The British sector on the Western Front’.  As part of the trip they visited a trench system, Hill 60, the Memorial Museum at Passchendaele and the largest hospital cemetery of the Ypres Salient
  • Our Year 13 Law students visited The Royal Courts of Justice and The Old Bailey Court. This was a fantastic opportunity to enhance their legal knowledge and the development of case law and gain an insight into a potential career in law. They attended a tour at The Old Bailey Court where students had the opportunity to sit in and observe a criminal law case

Loxford took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Year 8 boys’ football defeated Oaks Park 3-2 in the first round of the cup
  • Year 11 boys’ football defeated Valentines High School 2-0