Our monthly Celebration Assembly saw children from across the school being awarded with certificates, trophies, badges and medals for a variety of reasons. Values certificates were awarded in each Form and the overall Values Award winner received a Values pin and the coveted trophy that will be on display in their classroom for the next month. Jack and Isabella, our Head Boy and Girl, presented the Cup of Kindness to a very worthy winner, who they said stood out for her kindness, manners and good will. The Values Award winners and Cup of Kindness winner were invited to a special Celebration lunch, complete with the most amazing chocolate cake which they declared to be delicious!

Lots of Colours awards were presented for representing LJS at the highest level, with certificates being given out, as well as bronze and silver Griffin badges. Our Chess players are taking part in the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge and are currently holding 46th position out of 500 schools in the UK and are 1st in our region – well done to you all!

Outside of school, there have been yet more achievements. Georgie in Year 6 has been busy competing on her pony and we saw a lovely photograph of her jumping over what looked to be a sizeable jump! Sofia in Year 6 has raised hundreds of pounds in sponsorship money for Kettering General Hospital by having her long hair cut into a very stylish bob. Lucien in Year 4 has been competing in local Junior Park Runs for several years and has making his way up the ranks. Having enjoyed some second positions, he was thrilled to recently take the top spot – congratulations! Lila in Year 4 has achieved second place in the Bassoon Poetry Competition with her clever acrostic poem.

The four Houses have been really busy too. We heard about the results of the House General Knowledge Quiz, congratulating the individual podium positions in each year group from Years 2 to 6 – Reception and Year 1 competed in teams rather than individually. Burghley were the overall quiz victors. The House Photography Competition results were announced as well and we saw some stunning photographs on the theme of nature. What a creative and talented bunch! Whitmore were crowned the overall winners. The House Cross Country Competition was run by children from Years 2 to 6 earlier this month, with children tackling obstacles such as loose straw, straw bales and tyres. The individual winners were announced and congratulated and the overall winner was… Burghley!

The House Captains presented House Point Champion certificates to rapturous applause and we’re justifiably proud of the children in their House communities.