The Great Green Wall House Challenge was immortalised today when the House Captains from Burghley, Lilford, Whitmore and Gloucester planted their own ornamental cherry and plum trees at the front of LJS. These represent the 7,750km travelled by each of the four Houses. It was the most incredible Community effort and was a wonderful way of connecting us when we were working remotely, with heart-warming acts of encouragement and support on display on the Great Green Wall channel on Teams. Once the first two Houses had crossed the virtual finish line, the children selflessly continued to earn kilometres and gifted them to Gloucester, who had found themselves slightly further back. It demonstrated perfectly the LJS Values of Care and Community, as well as several elements of our Mission, in particular resilience, collaboration, respect, kindness and well-roundedness.

As well as four trees, we have been planting lots of hedge saplings in our Woodland Garden, thanks to Tree Appeal, who provide schools and other organisations throughout the British Isles with trees to create wildlife habitats and combat climate change.

Today is the last day of the Lent Term and Mrs Maslen has presented our Easter Service with Rev Maria Coulter from Oundle School. Mrs Maslen has distributed eggs to all children and staff to represent new life this Easter and our PFA hav provided every child with an Easter treat too. Thank you!

It’s been a varied and very different term to any that any of us have ever experienced before. We all feel superbly fortunate to be a part of the Laxton Junior School community and would like to wish everyone a restful and happy Easter break.