2017-18 Prefect Applications opened…

2017-18 Prefect Applications opened…

With the Year 11’s working continuously hard towards their GCSE’s, the year 10 students are welcomed to apply for the 2017-18 Prefect posts. All applications are to be returned to Mr Arshad by Friday 17 th March 2017. Prefect Roles & ResponsibilitiesPrefect Application...
Year 11 Ski Trip Journal

Year 11 Ski Trip Journal

  The ski trip hosted by Mr Clifford is a spectacular experience; I’ve been on the ski trip 3 times and would recommend it to everyone. The week consists of 6 days of skiing during the day and various activities in the evening, for instance: rocking climbing, a 5-star hotel spa trip, a roller-disco and an organised snowball fight with a torch lit walk. Many people I know are put off by the price, however, unlike other trips, Mr Clifford and the staff from the other Schools that attend the trip have worked vigorously to get a bargain price for everyone, therefore, it is only best to take advantage of it as ski holidays nowadays costs within the thousands. On the way to Torgon, Switzerland we travelled from Birmingham to Dover, from there we took the Ferry to Calais and then drove a couple of hours to the ski resort. Despite the long tiring journey, the coach trip had its benefits: I met new friends and got to know my old ones even more. I prefer taking the coach to Torgon because it offers the opportunity to see both French and Swiss cultures. After arriving at the ski resort everyone was extremely anxious to start skiing the next day, so on Saturday we all unpacked, got our ski gear and had a much needed rest for the long day ahead. The first day of skiing is always a new experience to everyone, in some cases people had to face their fears for the first time as they had never been challenged to the limit before. Yet I always manage...
Safer Internet Week 2017

Safer Internet Week 2017

  Internet safety week – 6th February – 10 February 2017 “Be the change: Unite for a better internet” Lordswood Boys’ School is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017 with a week-long focus on promoting e-safety across the whole school.  In fact Lordswood Boys’ School is joining hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating internet safety and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology. The theme for the week is called ‘Be the change:Unite for a better internet’ which offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet. In school, year groups will attend assemblies highlighting the theme for this year to encourage safe internet use and students will also be taking part in ‘Safer Internet Week’ related activities during registration periods. Get involved by visiting …. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/education-packs/education-pack-parents-and-carers where you can download a variety of resources to help support your child such as a factsheet, conversation starters and a...
Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day

Young Carers Awareness Day Thursday 26th January 2017 Did you know… 1 in 12 secondary school aged pupils are young carers 10,000 young carers are aged between 5-7 There are 244,000young carers in the UK The average age of a young carer is 12 Are you a Young Carer? A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has e.g. a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Most young carers look after one of their parents or are  primary carer for a brother or sister. They do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around. If you believe that you , or your child, is possibly a young carer please let us know so that we can offer support.  If you have suggestions about how young carers can best be supported in school get in touch too! Contact : Ms Dianne Pinell  (GA10) on  0121 429 2838...