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  • Creative writing talent shines bright

    Students in the Year 9 English Innovation Group and the teachers at LPGS had the opportunity to submit original creative writing pieces to the First Story National Writing Competition on the theme of ‘Footprints’. The student judging panel short-listed the three winners at school level to be sent off for national judgement. The pieces were looked over for longlisting by Penguin Random House and we are pleased to announce that Stella Moren-Rosado’s poem will be published in the First Story Anthology and she will move on to the final stage of the competition to...

  • Y11 take part in their first MACE debate

    On Monday 21st November Chloe Beroud (11KC) and Molly Lambert (11KC) took part in the English Speaking Union MACE debate at Dulwich College.   With the pressure of the trial exams hovering over them, Molly and Chloe  managed to find time to meet with Ms Ali and Mrs Baxter to rehearse for their first ever MACE debate against the formidable Dulwich College. During lunch breaks and afterschool sessions, they turned a two minute speech on legalising  physician-assisted euthanasia into a seven minute tour de force which crushed their opponents. The girls had never taken part i...

  • GOLD Accreditation for Sustainable Travel

    Through their work and commitment the Youth Travel Ambassadors of LPGS (Rachel Young, Patience Murapa and Milly Shemmings) managed to push our school to achieve the highest award of recognition (GOLD) for their efforts in trying to make the way people in our community get to school more sustainable. The aims of the TFL and local borough led program are to: Significantly reduce the number of cars travelling to and from schools Remove the barriers, both perceived and actual, to walking, cycling and taking public transport to school Increase the numb...

  • FAD Fashion Futures 2017 Launched

    Last Saturday 21st January FAD launched the 2017 FAD Fashion Futures at the V&A. Over 60 young people from Greater London and the surrounding areas came together at the V&A’s grand Lecture Hall to start this year’s course. Amongst the 60 attendees were 4 students from LPGS (Ayo Joseph, Maija Carr, Patience Murapa and Issy Daniels) The programme will require the girls to give up 11 Saturdays in their own time plus attendance at multiple half term workshops before seeing if they have made the finals. (Last year 2 of our girls made it to the finals!) The th...

  • Josey inspires fashion, textile & art students

    On December 8th thirty six Y12 and Y12 Fashion, Textile and Art students following both A Level and BTec courses were invited to attend a talk and presentation of work by practicing textiles designer and artist Josey Florence Mendez. The aim was to introduce the students to multi media work together with future educational and career pathways. Josey’s inspiring, diverse work which includes unusual materials, embroidery, stop animation, photography and film allowed students to widen their vision of where their own work could lead. She discussed possible University course with...

  • Gardening Club achieve RHS Awards

    We are proud to announce the LPGS gardening club have been awarded the Level 2 and Level 3 RHS School Gardening Award. Each award requires the club to meet specific targets and write about their achievements as well as submit photographic evidence.   Level 2 Award In order to achieve this award this the club had to: Start to grow some plants Learn basic gardening terms Use hand tools safely Learn how to prepare soil, sow, plant and water   They submitted the following report and photos to secure the award We b...

  • Students get paracising!

    During the Autumn term, a group of year 11’s opted to do a class designed to improve posture, core strength, increase flexibility, mobility and reduce the risk of injury or pain as part of their core PE lessons. The exercise programme they followed was designed by Sarah Goldsack and called Paracise. On 9th December we were lucky to have Sarah come into school to run a Paracise workshop with groups of girls from yr 7-11. Paracise is an exercise programme of 3 x three minute workouts that fit easily into your busy day. It’s designed to retrain your muscle memory creating...