This week marked a monumental week for the JLT and the Sixth Form as Charity Week was upon us. Each day was busy with events to raise money for our two chosen charities, Refugee Education UK and Period Poverty UK.
On Monday we carried out the annual valet service for teachers' cars. The Lower Sixth really took the lead on this and it was great to see them all working together to get the job done, getting over half of the cars done by 11.00 am will be a tough act to follow next year. Although we did battle with the rather unpredictable weather, we know the teachers were grateful to drive away with a clean car at the end of the day.
Tuesday marked the start of the cake sales which ran throughout the week. The lobby was swarmed with pupils and it was a great ongoing success.
On Wednesday, we had a non-uniform day where everyone wore red and / or pink. It was so lovely to see the whole school put in effort to wear these colours which we hoped would serve as a reminder of the global issue of period poverty.
The Lip-Sync battle was definitely the highlight of the week. Five Departments, the Senior Leadership Team, RE, Modern Foreign Languages, Science and Mathematics all battled it out for the glory of the Lip-Sync champion! Every single teacher put their all into their performance, overcoming their nerves. I think it is safe to say, from the rousing applause, that everyone in the audience had a great time.
Although it was a close competition, congratulations to our worthy winners, the Mathematics Department.
Today, while the Upper Sixth headed out on our final retreat at Farnborough Hill, the CAFOD Young Leaders were busy running a Penalty Shoot-Out where various members of staff got in goal and pupils could pay to play against them.
Overall, this week has been a roaring success and we would like to thank everyone involved for making it possible. Thank you to Mr McCready and Dr Taylor for their help in the organisation of this week and thank you to everyone in our community for getting involved and giving so generously.