Elves raise spirit and fun

Students and staff participated in an Elf Yourself Run fundraising event in support of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Going around the Academy’s perimeter, the run saw participants pick up different items from six stations, transforming each into certified elves by the end of the run.

Principal Mike Adnitt said it had been an enjoyable afternoon.
“I’d like to thank everybody who organised and participated in the event,” he said.

“There was a terrific atmosphere and it raised the Christmas spirit, as well as money for a terrific cause.”
The Elf Yourself Run was one element of The Duke of Edinburgh students’ volunteering project.

They have also been to the Lindsey Lodge Hospice to do two fundraising car washes and visited the distribution centre to support the community.
All the funds they have raised will be added up at the end of their project.

Rising stars awarded

A glitzy and glamorous awards night celebrated the achievements of our rising sports stars.

The St Lawrence Academy’s Sports Presentation Evening was given a new format thanks to generous sponsors and included guest appearances by Scunthorpe United players.


Principal Mike Adnitt thanked the considerable efforts of the PE department for organising the evening.

“It was a wonderful event which did justice to the considerable achievements of our students over the past sporting year,” Mr Adnitt said.

“I want to congratulate all the nominees for the range of awards. The academy has some star performers, both in individual and team events.”

One of the organisers, PE teacher Ryan Oates, thanked everybody involved for making the evening such a “great success”.

He said: “I’d particularly like to thank the various sponsors who enabled us to create a very glamourous, enjoyable and special evening for our young people and to help fund brand new trophies for the first time in more than 10 years.

“We are always keen to recognise and champion the young talent we have here at the Academy and the evening produced wonderful memories for those present and receiving awards.”

Students thank LIVES

Generous Year 7 students hand over a £288.39 donation to LIVES in appreciation of the charity’s interactive first aid session at the Academy.

Students learned about making a 999 call, compression-only CPR, the recovery position and the use and value of defibrillators.

The Year 7s found the session enjoyable and informative and wanted to thank the charity which supports more than 700 volunteers who deliver vital care in the first critical moments of a medical emergency before handing over to the ambulance service.

The money was raised after the students organised a non-uniform day.

MP visits

Character Education has been introduced into our curriculum this academic year.

As a result, all students are learning about various topics each week, including living in the wider world, relationship and sex education and health and wellbeing.

At present our Year 8 students are focusing on living in the wider world, which includes the development of democracy, operation of Parliament and voting/elections.

Nic Dakin, who has served as the Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe since 2010, visited the Academy to talk to our Year 8 students about his role.

The session was really engaging for our young people and gave them a real insight into Mr Dakin’s career, his passion for politics and the range of activities he enjoys as an MP.

Students were really interested to learn about the way Parliament and Government work and discussed with him the role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Students were given the opportunity to ask questions to Mr Dakin about being an MP and he enjoyed the opportunity to share his views on Brexit, the Prime Minister and other matters.

A pleasant morning was enjoyed by all and we thank Mr Dakin for taking time from his busy schedule to meet with our young people.


Charity bake off

It was a display of cakes that would not have looked out of place on The Great British Bake Off!

This was the site which greeted staff at its Macmillan coffee morning. It raised just over £135.
A huge thank you to all who made cakes and those who brought the results.

Bumper harvest

Thank you to everybody who donated to our Harvest collection – it was a fantastic effort.

Tutor groups had been collecting for two weeks following a visit from the Scunthorpe Foodbank who delivered assemblies on donating and its work.

All tutor groups decorated boxes and Prefects delivered assemblies around the meaning of Harvest and giving.

Eid Fair success

Stalls and activities greeted guests who attended the academy’s annual Eid Fair.

They were Year 6 pupils from Winteringham who took part in the activities organised by the Year 11 Prefects.

The stalls included henna, face painting, decorate an Eid biscuit, dress up in Eid clothes, balance the ‘lemon’ and pin the hat on the ‘Imam’.

Staff and students from the academy joined in the event at the end of the day and any donations made were given to charity and the Year 11 student fund.