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Stargazing during school hours

It looked a little like an UFO had landed in our hall but it was quite the opposite. An inflatable planetarium allowed pupils and teachers to gaze at the stars in wonderful detail. After the ‘sun had set’ Students learned about the night sky with its constellations and could see a supernova close up. A real treat organised by our Science department.

Christmas carols in candle-lit Minster

Thank you to all who joined us yesterday for our Carol Service at Great Yarmouth Minster. The communities of all CET school in the local area – Caister, Lynn Grove, Woodlands and Wroughton Academies – came together in the beautifully decorated Minster to celebrate the beginning of Christmas. We hope you enjoyed the music and readings as much as we did. Thank you to all organisers and to Revd. Ward and his team.

A special performance

Fair is foul, and foul is fair – the curses of Macbeth’s witches hovered in the air over Lynn Grove Academy today. Our dedicated band of young actors put on a marvellous performance of Shakespeare’s gory tragedy specially for their parents and an invited audience. They are recently returned from the midlands where they performed to pupils from across the Creative Education Trust School. Congratulations to Mr Dungar who directed this visually stunning production and thanks go to the design team too. Professional actor Ryan Early and supported with voice and movement coaching and our old friend Mark Friend helped with the design. Thanks to Ms Crosson-Smith for her support with design ideas and costumes.

Miss Social Media visits Lynn Grove

On 25 November we welcomed Miss Social Media Great Britain, Danielle Evans, to Lynn Grove Academy. Danielle, who is also a rugby player, talked to our year 9 and year 10 girls about overcoming the stereotypes with women who play sport. She has recently started a campaign, #TryMe, which expands from embracing body positivity to being confident in who you are. Thank you for delivering such an inspiring talk to the students.

Author visits Lynn Grove

Last week we were fortunate to have published author, Alexander Gordon Smith visit and deliver a talk and masterclass to some of our year 9 students on creative writing. Students are taking part in the neaco-funded project, ‘Under Cover Writer’ and will have the opportunity to be published and celebrate their achievements at the University of East Anglia at the end of the academic year.

Many thanks to Mrs Bowles for hosting in our fabulous library, to neaco (Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach) for offering the opportunity and of course to Alexander Gordon Smith who also stayed after the masterclass to meet with students, sign books and talk to them about his books and adventures. You’re welcome back anytime!

Young Carer’s tick award for Lynn Grove

We are proud to have been awarded the Young Carer’s tick in recognition of the work our school does to support our pupils who also have a caring role. Did you know that nationally it is estimated that over three quarters of a million children have caring responsibilities for younger or older relatives?  At Lynn Grove Academy we believe that it is vitally important to support the young carers in our community.   We do everything we can to make sure that they have the help they need to deal with the competing pressures they sometimes face and also to celebrate the contribution they are making.