Category: Lynn Grove Academy

Italy travellers return

On Wednesday, 18 July 2018 we welcomed back our group of Year 10 pupils returning from a wonderful trip to Pompeii, Sorrento, Vesuvius and Rome. What a great way to deepen one’s knowledge of history and geography. Thank you to Ms Crothers for being the trip leader and Mrs Wicks and Mr Rogers too. Mr Childs planned the trip – thank you to him too.

Day of Science

On Tuesday, 10 July Year 8 and Year 10 students worked together to have a fun-filled afternoon full of Science activities. Year 10 Science leaders have been mentoring Year 8 students to develop their interest and enjoyment of Science in preparation for their GCSEs. Great fun was had with hands-on experiments and some quite explosive demonstrations.

Silver at the Norfolk Show!

Our gardening club took part in the Royal Norfolk Show. This year’s theme was “From Plot to Plate”. All of our pupils worked really hard growing plants from seed, taking them home and nurturing them ready for the show.
Our display won the silver award which we were thrilled about. Thank you to everyone who supported the pupils throughout the gardening year. Next year we are going for gold!

STEM competition in Ely

Year 9 pupils recently travelled to King’s Ely to take part in a DT / Science competition. Twenty of our pupils worked in groups to design and race a boat, built from and propelled by scrap materials. They all worked really hard and came up with some truly brilliant designs, making it into the final 14 and winning the prize for most creative use of materials. A fun day out in glorious sunshine they did themselves proud and were a credit to their school. Well done all.

DofE Award coming to Lynn Grove

We are very excited that we have received official recognition as a Duke of Edinbugh award centre. Mrs Roberts, the DoE Lead, is currently recruiting for the new cohort of participants for the Bronze Award. Year 9 pupils who want to get involved next year should speak to Mrs Roberts urgently as there are only a few places left. So if you are up for an adventure, if you are keen to learn new skills and want to give something back to your community then come and join the DoE group.

Pathways into engineering

Future engineers took part in a first for the area just before half-term. Nexus Engineering Training Centre hosted a Pathways into Engineering event giving pupils from across the local area a chance to explore the many different possible careers available in the fields of STEM. Pupils heard from many local companies and employers in fields encompassing all methods of energy generation, manufacturing, electronics and careers guidance. A huge thank you to all involved, to Miss Rix for organising, to Bob Beard from Nexus for masterminding, hosting and organising the event, and to Morgan Sindall, James Fisher Marine Services, Vattenfall UK, API Technologies, Round House, Linkx packaging, RPC M&H Plastics and OPITO for taking time from their days to present to our pupils.

School closure due to severe weather

Unfortunately the school will be closed for a third day on 2 March 2018 due to the bad weather. Pupils should access the VLE and on-line learning platforms in the course of the day. Year 11 pupils please continue with your March Mock revision.

STEM visit to Heatrae Sadia

Year 10 pupils with an interest in a future in engineering had the opportunity to gain a valuable insights ‘the behind the scenes’ at engineering company Heatrae Sadia before half term. The pupils took part in two small group sessions with engineers and designers who were happy to answer their questions about their qualifications, their work, life as an engineer and what goes on in the company. They also had an interesting tour around the factory and were able to see all the different machines and processes involved in manufacture. Thank you to Heatrae Sadia for hosting and to NEACO for assistance in funding this trip.

Berlin trip December 2017

On 14 December 2017 Lynn Grove pupils and staff travelled to Berlin for a cultural visit. After 5 action packed days in our group of 22 returned with exciting tales of tell. They all had a great time and made the most of having spent time in one of Europe’s major cities. The trip allowed them to appreciate the city’s rich history and diverse culture. The pupils were a credit to our school wherever they went, be it to take in the sights or traverse the city on public transport. We were especially proud that they all took opportunity whenever their German skills were required.