Corona Virus – Latest Information

On Friday 20th March 2020 the academy closed for Year 7-10 students at 12.00pm. There was a special Assembly for all Year 11 students at 12.00pm in Westaby Hall.

We have been in touch with parents of vulnerable students and parents that are key workers about the opening arrangements of the academy from Monday 23 rd March 2020 for your child.

Please see below for a link to a site offering NHS guidlines regarding the Corona virus – in 32 languages…

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Sport Relief stars

Thank you to everybody who participated in our Sport Relief efforts.
We are delighted that £296.56 was raised.

Organiser PE teacher Ryan Oates said it had been a great effort.
“Throughout the week, tutor time and assemblies focused on reflective material that explained what Sport Relief was all about,” he said.

“It helped to encourage our young people to get involved in the ‘Get your kit on!’ non uniform day and the Sport Relief mile.

“Once again, the Academy showed fabulous generosity, as staff and students helped to raise a brilliant amount of money.”
Principal Mike Adnitt thanked Mr Oates and the team for organising the event.


“It was a really successful day for a very worthwhile cause,” said Mr Adnitt.

Halle’s glitzy dinner

Year 10 student Halle will attend a glitzy awards dinner after being shortlisted for the ‘Youth Sport Trust Outstanding Young Person 2020 Award’.

Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday (27th), it is expected to be attended by some famous faces, including England rugby union coach Eddie Jones.

The dinner will come at the end of a day-long conference she is attending as a YST Young Event Host.

She was nominated by the Academy for the top award because of her contributions to PE and Sport and particularly her role during National School Sport Week.

The award will go to the young person who has demonstrated the skills and confidence to undertake social action or lead change in their school or community.

PE teacher Mr Oates had originally nominated Halle on to Young Event Hosts two-year development programme run by the Youth Sport Trust.

Principal Mike Adnitt wished Halle all the best for Thursday.

“The fact she has been shortlisted for the outstanding young person award is a great tribute to her and the efforts she has made,” he said.

“We hope she enjoys a fantastic day on Thursday at the conference and wish her well for the awards dinner.”

 

Café success

Members of the local community were served up a treat by students in our fourth Community Café.

The events encourage, aid and foster long-lasting and positive relationships between our students, staff and local people, organisations and businesses.

This year the theme was in line with the national ‘Time to Talk Day’ which aims to raise awareness of mental health.

Tea and cakes were served and students entertained the Academy’s guests with song and dance routines.

Craft activities, a quiz and a tour of the Academy also took place.

The event was supported by catering and hospitality students, the prefect team, Duke of Edinburgh students and the music / dance performers.

Organiser, Turquoise House Leader Naomi Phipps, said: “A sincere thank you to those who supported us throughout this event.

“It was a huge success and a fantastic atmosphere. We always enjoy welcoming the community into our academy.”

Maths challengers

Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who took part in an Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, organised by the UK Maths Trust.

The 60-minute, multiple-choice competition is aimed at students across the UK and takes place simultaneously under exam conditions.

Teacher Mr Hassan said it encouraged mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

The Trust marks the entries and bronze, silver and gold award winners will be announced in due course.

The students involved were:

Year 10: Salehdeen, Anisah, Kodi, Mechaeel, Roni, Zak, Alfie, Modestas, Karolina, Bartosz, Mohammed, Cory, Rayan, Hassan, Harvey, Deividas, Elis, Daniel and Jessica

Year 9: Saina, Sajidha, Victoria, Evelina, Haris and Eve.

 

Vote for our kit finalists

Four out of 10 finalists in a national kit design competition are from The St Lawrence Academy.

The students were among a party invited to a digital workshop in Birmingham to take their ideas to the next level.

 

The 10 finalists’ designs in the PlayStation F.C Schools’ Cup Concept Kit competition can be viewed online and voting is taking place via Twitter. The poll closes on Tuesday (11th February).

The winning design will go into production and be worn at the PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Finals Festival.

 

PE teacher Ryan Oates took Khushbo, Evelina, Tyler and David to the final at The Hawthorns, home of Championship club West Bromwich Albion. The competition was organised by the English Schools’ FA and Playstation.

 

“They took part in the digital design workshop but it was a much bigger day than just that,” he said.

 

“The experience included gaming and other interactive opportunities.

“The afternoon session was held with the University Campus of Football Business and provided career and work experience activities that gave our students an insight into topics such as journalism, media, and business.

 

“Students got to work with Nando’s, UK TV and Grime star Big Zuu, where they learnt about nutrition and how to create the perfect Peri Peri sauce.

 

“We had a tremendous day, with students given a very engaging insight into future careers in sport and the media.

 

“It was a valuable opportunity for them to work with fashion designers, universities and businesses from the world of leisure and sport.”

Principal Mike Adnitt congratulated the four finalists.

 

“We wish them well in the final and I urge everybody to get online and vote for their favourite kit,” he said.

 

To do so, visit https://playstationschoolscup.com/playstation-f-c-schools-cup-concept-kit-finalists/

 

TSLA Student Finalist – Playstaion F.C Competition

TSLA students entered the Sony Playstation F.C Cup Competition. Students nationwide were invited to deisgn a new football kit. Of the thousands of enteries only ten finalist were selected. TSLA had four of the ten final shirt designs. Here is our day at West Bromwich Albion Stadium where the finalist got to meet and work with professional designers to finalise their work.

Use the link at the bottom of this page to navigate to the PlayStation F.C website and cast your vote.

 

Eco-team’s special day out

The Academy’s Eco-Enrichment Team won a regional competition and enjoyed their prize – a fact-finding day on wind turbines.

The 11 Year 9s visited Danish renewable energy giant Ørsted’s base in Grimsby, in the shadow of its Dock Tower.

The team was given a short overview of Ørsted, which operates the world’s biggest windfarm from its East Coast Hub, before having the chance to make their own wind turbines.

They had a tour of its service operations vehicle the Edda Mistral before a buffet lunch with key staff.

The vessel had just returned from a stint in the North Sea maintaining Ørsted’s Hornsea One windfarm.

Mrs Cathie Bremner, who led the trip, said it had been an excellent day.

“The students were a credit to the Academy and enjoyed the trip,” she said.

They had won first prize in the Humber-wide competition run as part of a clean energy conference by NP11, the body set up by 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships to drive the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

Ørsted tweeted news of the students’ success to its 13,500 followers.

Lauren Little, Stakeholder Advisor at Ørsted, said: “We were delighted to host 11 students from The St Lawrence Academy at our East Coast Hub.

“It was a great day engaging the next generation to give them an insight into offshore wind and how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can play an important role in unlocking some fantastic career opportunities.

“We loved their wind turbine creations and brilliant questions throughout the day.”

 

Ørsted, voted the world’s most sustainable company at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, employs 350 staff at its Grimsby maintenance base.

The St Lawrence Academy Principal Mike Adnitt thanked the firm for hosting the students and staff.

“They returned to the Academy full of enthusiasm about the day and what they had seen and heard,” said Mr Adnitt.

“We’re grateful to Ørsted and its team for making them feel so welcome and encouraging our students to think about STEM careers and, in particular, the wind turbine sector.”

 

 

 

Scunthorpe Food Bank Access

In order to get help from a food bank you will need to be referred with a vouncher, which can be issued by a number of local community organisations including The St Lawrence Academy.

Please contact Helen West or Liz Nikolaidis for more information and use the link below:

Debate Club’s great day

The Academy’s newly-formed Debate Club participated in an all-day event with other North Lincolnshire schools.


Arranged to get the opinions of local young people, the North Lincolnshire Great Debate discussed transport / connectivity, drugs, litter and youth activities, all previously highlighted as priorities.
Maths teacher and Debate Club leader Mr Compton took our six representatives to the event at the Baths Hall, organised by the council and North Lincolnshire’s Youth Council.
He said it was a “great day” for the newly-formed club.
“We’re all pretty new to debating but it was great to get involved in discussions about topics as varied as youth activities, litter and drugs,” Mr Compton said.
“These are issues important to lots of local young people so for students at TSLA to be able to give their opinions was a great opportunity for everyone involved.”
Various workshops were held in the morning to help inform the students about the issues.

In the afternoon, a series of round table discussions, facilitated by youth council representatives, were held to gain an insight into the opinions of those present.
Year 10 Debate Club member Daniel really enjoyed the event.
“It was good to hear what other schools thought about different issues and the whole day was something I’d like to do again,” he said.
Top picture: Left to right, Daniel W, Shanice, Aisha, Daniel K, Nate and Sam, arrive at the Baths H all, primed and ready for debating to start.