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Teach Portsmouth Awards 2019 - College Park Infant and Lyndhurst Junior Schools are proud winners
College Park Infant and Lyndhurst Junior Schools were delighted to receive awards as part of Teach Portsmouth Week 2019.
Outstanding Contribution to Education in Portsmouth
Mrs Debbie Anderson received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in Portsmouth which recognises her sustained and substantial impact on the education of children in the area. As a Headteacher and Executive Headteacher for over 20 years, Mrs Anderson has supported over 30 schools in the city. She sees every child as an individual and has instilled in staff that each one of them can transform lives and support each child to fulfil their potential.
Good and Outstanding Schools Award
Lyndhurst Junior School was proud to receive an award acknowledging the successful Ofsted inspection in February 2019 for which the school was judged as being ‘Good’ in all areas.
Inclusion and Diversity Award
Ms Helen Merel won the Inclusion and Diversity Award which recognises work which has made a difference to inclusive practice and celebrates diversity. Ms Merel is the SENCo and Inclusion Leader at Lyndhurst and ensures all children are valued as individuals, working to ensure that their needs are met and they can flourish. Her contribution to inclusion goes beyond the school to the local and national level.
College Park Infant School Council won the Community Award which celebrates the work of a school which has had a significant impact on the local community. In 2016 the School Council campaigned for a one way system for the roads adjacent to the College Park and Lyndhurst Junior Schools. In 2018, the system was finally put in place. The staff members leading this were Mrs Jo Corlett and Mrs Mandy Childs but they were unable to attend the awards evening. The children are currently in Lyndhurst Junior School Years 5 and 6 and are delighted that their work has made the roads around their school safer.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Miss Jenny Clark, Mrs Carol Starnes and Mr Grandison all received awards in recognition for their long service to education in Portsmouth - between them they have worked with the children of our city for over 70 years!
June 2019 Lyndhurst Travelled Back to 1944 for D-Day 75 Commemoration
Pupils and staff from Lyndhurst Junior School have been remembering the events of 75 years ago to help pupils understand the significance of D-Day. It will not be very many more years until D-Day passes from living memory into history and, as it is such a vital part of our national story, Tamsyn Holman (PHSE Lead) and Kathy Hynes-Kelly (History Lead) wanted to ensure the pupils gained as much from the commemorations as possible. Pupils and staff wore 1944 style attire, played games from the period and, of course, learnt about the importance of the historical events. Children also discovered the involvement of Lyndhurst in the war effort through the reminiscences of an ex pupils of the school! They were fascinated to learn that the young soldiers spent the night before they boarded ships on the school playground and how local residents provided food and drink for them.
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Pupils also participated in a number of other events including the reenactment "They Knew Something was Happening", singing songs from the period in North End whilst troops marched to the docks.
February 2019 Ofsted Report
We are very proud to be able to share our good in all areas Ofsted report.
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November 2018 Poppy Wave
Together with College Park Infant School we created a Poppy Wave, erected across the adjoining wall between the two schools. Children with their parents and teachers created their own poppies to show respect for Armistice Day.
Councillor Suzy Horton, a Cabinet Member for Education, heard about our wave on our social media page and came along to see the wave in person and to meet some of the children and take a tour of the school.
October 2018 Harvest Festival
We collected a generous amount of food, which is already at Portsmouth Foodbank. We are very grateful for the kind donations made by all pupils and staff. All of the food collected will be given to local people needing support.