This week our Kindergarten pupils have been writing about their trip to Stockley Farm. They have produced some beautiful work that includes full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and some fantastic sentence openers.
Last Saturday evening we enjoyed a fantastic James Bond themed dinner at the Mere Country Club. The event was impeccably organised by our amazing PTA. The effort invested was incredible and shone through in every aspect of the evening. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make it a night to remember. Particular thanks to Mrs Firth and Mrs Greenwood for leading the organisation, to Mr Poole for his expert DJ set and to Mrs Porter for hosting the event.
The funds raised from the evening will be used for educational projects, including – outdoor equipment, new ict independent learning areas and AGT challenge puzzles and games.
Mrs Marsh said: “It was a wonderful night that brought the Lady Barn family together. We are blessed with wonderful support from our parents.”
On Thursday, 21st April, we were delighted to welcome into junior assembly Dr Haidar
Alwan-Walker (Dr H), a consultant Radiologist from Wythenshawe Hospital. Dr H was here to talk to us about his upbringing in the Middle East (Iraq), in Scotland, and in England, where he trained as a Radiologist in Manchester. He used his experience, his readings of famous inspiring figures (such as Nelson Mandella), and scientifically evidenced ‘Principles and Values” (from various sources including the world renowned TED talks), to highlight to the children how the ethos of Lady Barn House School carries a lot of those principles and values, and is fundamental to their development and learning.
Dr H was very keen to explain those principles and values, which he holds dear, and which included ‘focusing’ and giving all your ‘attention’ to the tasks at school, working hard and persevering when things get tough – messages we constantly reinforce at LBHS. Principles of ‘happiness’, ’life-long Learning’, ‘curiosity’, ‘and the values of ‘kindness to others’, ‘avoiding prejudice’, and the importance of relationships and love in terms of our family, friends, colleagues and the community were all enthusiastically discussed. He brought to us so many wonderful messages, including no iPads and TV after 7-8pm, which was music to our ears! It is so refreshing to think about the important things in life, and we thank Dr H for taking the time to share his wonderful philosophy with us here at LBHS.
Mrs J Flynn – AGT Coordinator
This week we have received our ‘space seeds’. We are taking part in a nationwide experiment to compare the differences between seeds that have been in space, on the ISS with Tim Peake, and those that have never left Earth. We will grow the two batches side by side and feedback our results. The outcome may well assist future astronauts.
Also this week, Year Six have been studying irreversible reactions. The picture shows the spectacular coke and mints experiment!
Following last weeks amazing success of our Under 9 team, I am pleased to announce that the Under 11 football team have won the ISA North Football Cup.
Over two weeks we have hosted both finals at Schools Hill. Thank you to our grounds staff for working so hard to accommodate both competitions.
To achieve both Under 9 and Under 11 success is an incredible achievement. It is testament to the dedication of the staff and pupils, who are passionate about the game and express their skills in a nurturing environment.
The sporting culture of the pupils and the philosophy of ‘playing games’ in their Games lessons are an enviable combination. This foundation allows the pupils to excel and it is clear from the success on the pitch, that Lady Barn maintain a respected reputation throughout the country.
The Under 11 team continue their season in the Stockport Metro Cup and the ISA five-a-side National Cup to be played in Nottingham in May.
Results: Semi-Final – LBHS 10 Highfield Priory 0, Final – LBHS 3 Grange School 2
Mr Pietkiewicz – Head of PE & Boys’ Games
Excellent news! We have won the ISA Enterprise Week competition 2016 – for encouraging enterprise & innovation
Today in Lower Junior assembly the pupils were introduced to Dave and his dog, Dylan. They both play an important role in helping us. Dave assists with the training and the looking after of guide dogs. Dave explained how Dylan helps blind people to live. Thank you to Dave and Dylan for giving such an inspiring talk.
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