District Athletics Competition
On a wet and windy Wednesday 29th June, representative athletes from year 7 and year 8 participated in the District Athletics meet at Ashton playing fields. Students participated in a variety of both track and field events such as 100m, 200m, discus and shot put. All students behaviour and effort displayed across the day was exemplary; they were a credit to Loxford. There were some great team efforts and individual performances.
Well done to the year 8 athletes Tomoni Malcom who placed 6th in the borough in the 800m; Medson Badika who finished 4th in the 300m; Perrance Bokole who finished 4th in the 100m; Gabija Zakaraite who finished 5th in the 100m final; Jennifer Quansah who finished 4th in the 200m final. A special mention to Derek Adenuga in year 7 who was competing in his first athletics meet and finished 2nd overall in the standing triple jump.
The Loxford PE department would like to say a big thank you to all those students and staff involved in organising this event.
Mr O’Leary and Mrs Heron
Community Litter Pick
On Monday 21st March many of our Year 7 students went out into the local area to take part in a litter pick to get the streets clean. Here are some comments from the students that took part in the event:
‘I like the fact that we were all able to work together as a team. We were given litter grabbers and it was really fun because it went well and the streets were so much cleaner when we finished.’
‘We were able to make a real impact on the local community’
‘Helping the community has made me a really proud member of Loxford school and I can’t wait to take part in another event like this’
Speaker’s School Council Award
The School council made up of students from Year 2 – Year 12, were given the opportunity to enter the School Speakers Council Award. They presented their idea of Disney, and the ways in which young people have to grow up too fast.
The school council were given support by members of senior management in order to go ahead with their projects to get Disney running throughout the school.
We have organised a trip for students to see Disney on Ice at Wembley Arena, this also supports the schools SMSC policy and ensuring that our students are rounded when they leave at the end of year 11 or 13.
We have also organised Disney viewings of films, the most recent being ‘Frozen’ as the student council decided that this would be a film which they would all like to watch. – We also have plans to organise more Disney viewings in the future, to support our project of keeping young people, involved in their childhoods.
We have also supported the school in showing more Disney / pixar animated films during wet lunches, this has supported our idea on keeping students as children and young.
We have also encouraged older students in the school, to sing Disney songs for example ‘Let it go’ to younger students which has helped them with starting the school day in a positive way, as well as ensuring that students are aware that these older students are role models and able to support younger students should they have issues.
The schools assemblies for achievement had the song ‘Let it go’ from Frozen sang, this became a song for all year groups within the school. This was also emphasised as the final song in the Winter Concert, which was supported by the schools orchestra and music department.
- We have been able to get more top up machines located in the school to reduce the time trying to load money onto our fingers.
- We have started out Disney club.
- We have all had the opportunity to vote in Redbridge Youth Election.
- Students have supported the celebrations for Chinese New Year, with Chinese food being served in the canteen.
- We have worked with the police to raise issues which affect young people.
- We have looked at ways to complete the school pledges to become well rounded individuals.