LOXFORD IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

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

  • Loxford School took part in hosting an exhibition from the Anne Frank Trust UK. 16 students from Years 8 and 9 were chosen to receive specialist ambassador training from the charity, in order to deliver the exhibition to their fellow students. The chosen ambassadors spent two days, learning not just Anne Frank’s renowned story, but also why what she endured at the time and her legacy are so important today, and what society can learn from her story. Every single student in Years 7, 8 and 9 visited the exhibition over a two week period, and a number of classes took part in a follow up workshop that discussed how extremist beliefs and practices can be challenged in today’s society.  Six of the 6 students have been chosen to represent Loxford School and the Anne Frank Trust UK at the community exhibition, hosted at Redbridge Library in December.
  • Years 9 and 12 attended a workshop called Brave. This was a 90 minute session covering gang exploitation, violent and extremism.  The workshop looked at how perpetrators recruit young people and what they can do to stay safe by making students aware of the grooming process
  • Our Year 7 Welcome Evening had a fantastic attendance of 98%
  • Our 6th form Subject Fayre was held for our Year 11 students to speak to both staff and current 6th form students about the different courses on offer and what topics they would study across the two year
  • Pendle Productions/The Storytellers Theatre Company came to Loxford and performed the Panto “Dick Whittington & his Cat” to our Primary and Year 7s and they really enjoyed it
  • David Johnson, Youth Development Worker, came to school to deliver a LifeLine Projects’ SW!TCH Lives workshop to our KS3 students. The aim is to raise awareness of serious youth violence and support young people to identify risky behaviour, unsafe situations and strategies to keep safe

We visited the following places:-

  • A small delegation of students from Year 13 visited the Memorial & Museum at Auschwitz, Poland
  • A group of Year 11 and Year 13 Physics students visited women’s Newnham College & Department of Engineering, Cambridge
  • 80 Media students from across Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 visited the Cineworld for a trip to “Into Film Festival” to see Captain Marvel
  • Our Year 12 Biology students went to “Biology in Action” at the Emmanuel Centre, London. They took part in interactive and engaging sessions delivered by renowned scientists which inspired and motivated the students
  • 15 Year 12 Physics students went to “Physics in Action” at the Emmanuel Centre, London
  • Some Year 10 & 11 students travelled to Wembley Stadium to watch England vs Montenegro in the Euro 2020 Qualifier
  • 17 Year 11 Drama students visited the Fortune Theatre, Covent Garden to see a performance of “Woman in Black”
  • Our Sixth Form Media students visited the BFI for an A Level Study Day on Representation – Critical Techniques
  • A group of Year 12 Chemistry students attended “Chemistry in Action” at the Emmanuel Centre, London
  • Our Year 11 Geography students went on a field trip to Stratford & Olympic Park
  • Some students from Years 9, 10 & 12 visited The Microsoft Store in London. This was part of the Modern Muse Ambassador programme which is an organisation supporting women in the workplace whose aim is to unlock ambitious career pathways for girls at a crucial point in their education.  On the trip they will learn more about the technology and the jobs involved in creating it.

Loxford took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Year 9 & 10 girls’ netball took part in the under 16s Essex Cup at Colchester County High School
  • Year 7 boys’ football defeated Chadwell Heath 1-0
  • Year 9 girls’ netball defeated Valentines 16-6
  • Year 8 girls’ netball lost to Valentines 4-9
  • Year 9 girls’ netball defeated Seven Kings 10-2
  • A group of Year 8 & 9 girls’ and boys’ took part in the District Swimming Gala at Fulwell Cross Leisure Centre
  • Year 9 interform and the winners were:
    • Year 9 – boys 9C, girls 9F
  • Year 7 Interform and the winners were:
    • Year 7 – boys 7C, girls 7D