As part of our Transition Programme, we offer the HIGH FIVE event – this involves higher attaining students from our local primary schools working with current Y7 students in order to get a flavour of learning at NLS.
With a focus on higher order skills and thinking (Mr Taylor) as well as SBS (Miss Howard), the day is an interactive and engaging one where students also learn to work with peers from other schools who will, in the near future, hopefully becoming their friends at NLS.
Well done all…
Y10 students were given an opportunity to write in the style of the 19th Century author they have studied.
As part of a competition run by Mrs MacLeod, the final judgement fell to a professional writer colleague of hers.
As you can see on the attached, the quality was first class.
Congratulations especially go to Charlotte and Jorge for their winning entries – truly amazing writing!
Creative Writing 2 Creative Writing 3 Creative Writing Y10
Some of our fantastic MFL Student Leaders have recently been supporting transition: going in to Cubbington Juniors, these fantastic ambassadors performed an excellent job in helping younger learners with their language acquisition.
Well done all…
Our 3rd Alternative Curriculum Day of the year was a real success again – as we look to DEVELOP and INSPIRE abilities, gifts and talents in ALL our learners…
We don’t yet have pictures of all the external visits but the personalisation of learning and the quality on offer was terrific – well done all!
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The Junior Academy website and are now accepting applications for the next class, starting September 2016. They are looking for the world’s brightest high/secondary school students passionate about changing the world through STEM.
Program details and application can be found on our website<http://www.thejunioracademy.org>.
Alternatively, speak with Mrs Foy or your Science, Technology [Engineering] or Maths teacher!
Applications are due July 15th, 2016.
About The Junior Academy
The Junior Academy is an elite group of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges. Each year, we invite top performing high school students to join The Junior Academy. Successful applicants gain lifelong access to exclusive educational opportunities and a remarkable global STEM network through Launchpad, a virtual collaboration platform.Students develop advanced research, innovation, and collaboration skills with best-in-class learning resources and leverage these skills to compete in challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies.
Freddie in Y7 skates for Coventry and has just completed a Level 3 competition at Guildford’s blue-ribband open national event – which he won!
He is now aspiring to national level and working to secure the technical skills needed to gain a Team GB place.
Please see the latest TAG Bulletin here:
TAG Bulletin 09
Developing talents, gifts and abilities in sport requires much self-application.
42 students and 6 staff did an admirable job in the first week of Easter – this video hopefully captures the sense of tremendous progress they made!
Forms for Ski Trip 2017 are available in Student Services – with about 15-20 places currently left.
Thanks to Mr Reyat for production of the final video…
As said elsewhere, we believe talents, gifts and abilities are as much (if not more) the result of self-application as they are anything inherited.
28 students and 3 staff actively worked to develop their linguistic skills and cultural & historical awareness over the long weekend.
Here is a video marking the occasion…
Some of our students attend the United Nations Association (UNA).
While not directly affiliating NLS with any organisation, we do feel this is an interesting opportunity to hear talks and to be involved in lively, open discussions about “real world” issues.
See the flyer attached and (with appropriate consents, of course) maybe go along…
UNA – Programme of Event – Middle East Conflicts, Impact on Europe and Prospects for World Peace – 21st May