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05 February 2024
Sponsored Read
Pupils at St Laurence CE Junior Academy recently engaged in a Sponsored Read, securing nearly £200 for their school library. The initiative aimed to promote a love for reading while fundraising for diverse book additions. Taylor and Jessica stood out as top fundraisers, contributing significantly to the overall success. The funds will enrich the library, offering varied reading options. The event showcased the power of collective effort in fostering literacy and community spirit among the pupils.
19 January 2024
Skip 2 B Fit
'Skip 2 B Fit' brought a vibrant energy to St Laurence CE Junior Academy, encouraging physical activity and inspiring pupils to embrace skipping as an enjoyable exercise. Led by David McCormack, the event aimed to improve fitness and instil the importance of setting personal bests. In the gym, students participated in a 2-minute skipping challenge, recording their scores on integrated skip counters. Despite tired legs, many pupils surpassed their personal bests, showcasing determination. 'Skip 2 B Fit' emphasises individual improvement, with Mr. Wells, the school's PE Lead, expressing enthusiasm for the concept. The workshop not only motivated healthier lifestyles but also promoted nutritious habits, giving participants free blueberries as a snack.
16 January 2024
Year 4 travel to The O2 in London for Young Voices
Well done to Palm Bay who travelled to the 02 in London this week to take part in the biggest children’s choir in the world! The children were wonderful! HUGE thanks to Mr. Bottle for organising and teaching the songs and to Ms. Graham, Mr. Wells, Mrs. Hawkes and Mrs. Humphries for taking the class on such a long trip. And last but not least to the parents who when with the children and were in the massive audience
20 November 2023
VR Workshops
Our students had an exciting day exploring science topics through Virtual Reality (VR) workshops on Monday, November 20th. Led by Mrs. Campbell, the Science Lead, the VR sessions delved into subjects like Animals including Humans and Living Things and their Habitats. The workshops allowed students to journey through the human body in 360-degree VR, providing an immersive experience. These VR workshops not only enhanced the understanding of science concepts but also sparked a passion for learning.
13 November 2023
Odd Socks Day 2023
We kicked off Anti-Bullying Week with a vibrant Odd Sock Day on November 13, 2023. Students and staff celebrated individuality by wearing mismatched socks, promoting acceptance and sparking discussions on inclusivity. The day included activities and assemblies focusing on kindness, respect, and the impact of bullying. Mrs. Mountjoy, the school's SENCo, emphasised the importance of inclusivity, stating that Odd Sock Day reinforces that every student is an integral part of the school family. The week-long Anti-Bullying initiative at the academy goes beyond wardrobe choices, aiming to create a supportive environment where empathy and understanding are valued. The colourful odd socks served as a bold statement against bullying, showcasing the school's commitment to a culture of kindness and acceptance.