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Events for the
Lincoln Minster School
Senior School News | 20 Nov 2020
Monday, 23 Nov
ABRSM Practical Exams, Recital Hall, 9.00-16.00
Wednesday, 25 Nov
Drama GCSE Devising Mock Exams, Drama Studio, 9.00-16.00
Thursday, 26 Nov
GCSE Drama Devising Exams, Drama Studio, 9.00-16.00
How lovely to see the school breaking out into ‘Own Clothes Day’ today, injecting some colour into a particularly grey-looking landscape! I love the idea of bringing in food for re-distribution, in exchange for the right to wear one’s own clothes: a more creative and ‘direct action’ approach than one finds in most schools, where a 50p donation is the norm.
Well done, ‘Compassionate Minster’ team!
At this point in the Michaelmas term, with just three weeks left, we suddenly realise that Christmas is almost upon us and experience the usual mixture of anticipation and anxiety that there isn’t quite enough time to do all that needs to be done in preparation. This year, both the anticipation and the anxiety have taken on a very different quality, and there are some positives to this.
Almost all of us will have had a distinctly altered experience of life in recent months – to put it mildly. Since we returned to school, we have absorbed an entirely new vocabulary, one which is now completely normal but just a year ago would have seemed truly bizarre, for example ‘bubbles’ and ‘social distancing’, while sanitizing and face mask-wearing have become utterly normalised behaviours. I do notice that one outcome of these measures in school is far less absence through common colds at this time of year: increased attention to good hygienic practice has had a profound effect on all sorts of virus transmission, which is definitely a good outcome!
As we hurtle towards the Christmas period, I wanted to remark upon the real grit and determination that has been demonstrated by your children on a daily basis. They have been part of the worldwide effort to ‘make the best of a bad job’, and when the going is so tough, it is all the more important to have something good to focus on, to anticipate, in the near future. Christmas is not going to feel quite the same, but the important things will still be there, and I think that we will all treasure it as never before, after the challenges and rigours of this long term.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend,
Tuesday - Y9 4 - 5pm
Wednesday -Y7 4 - 5pm
Thursday -Y8 4 - 5pm
A little reminder that pupils participating in football and hockey need to bring the following items to ensure safety.
Own hockey stick where possible
Rosie Year 9 - Voice performance Electricity by Elton John
Prep and Senior pupils from across the school had the opportunity to showcase their voice pieces with LMS Soprano coach Helen, from lockdown earlier this year.
As of Thursday, 31 December 2020, all EU, EEA or Swiss citizens will need to have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue to live and study in the UK.
The process is very easy and can be done online here. This gives a full guide to who should apply and what you need to do.
Once you have applied a letter will be emailed to you showing your settled or pre-settled status and we would be grateful if you could please provide a copy of this for your son/daughters file.
Please send your letter to email@example.com
If you are unsure or need help with the process please do not hesitate to contact Miss Gilson directly.
PE Extra-Curricular Clubs
EEA Citizens - EU Settlement Scheme
Keep a look out for information coming next week about our recent tennis success!!
If we can’t go to the theatre, then the theatre can come to us!
On Tuesday after school, English and Drama students, from Years 10 and 11 respectively, watched a Live Screening of DNA, a play by Dennis Kelly which is a set text for both GCSE subjects.
Following the performance was a virtual Q and A session, during which we were able to submit questions for discussion by the director and actors.
Watching in separate bubbles, the students enjoyed the work of Quirky Bird theatre company immensely and the insight it gave us all into possible interpretations and design ideas will be a huge help with exam preparation! More importantly, it was lovely to share live performance again.
The performance is available to our students for a week, so those currently isolating can enjoy this performance at home.
Watch this space for more Harper Home Cinema events!
A Boarder's Experience
Eastgate Boarding House
Eastgate Boarding House is a community of over 20 boys from Years 10-13 and this is my third year here. Staying in the boarding house has helped me to improve my English and I also enjoy having a lot of free time (once I've got my homework done), especially on Saturdays and Sundays. Boarding house staff will often organise visits to other cities or outdoor activities at the weekends, to enrich our experience. If you are thinking of coming to join us, I hope that like me, you will enjoy your stay here.
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My name is Jimmy and I'm a Head Boarder at Eastgate Boarding House. I come from Hebei province in China and I have been studying at Lincoln Minster School for three years. I'm studying for my A Levels in Mathematics, Business studies and Graphics. My favourite is Business and when I go to university next year, I would like to take the Business Management course, which I believe is a very popular subject in today's society. In my free time I like to play basketball. We play in school Sports Hall on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and this is always great fun! If you want to enjoy more sports, there are different opportunities in games lessons on a Friday afternoon at school.
Some of our sixth form students made a 'Chemistree' as part of their A level studies in chemistry, working out concentrations and pH of solutions.
They were given pH values which would produce certain colours and a selection of solids and solutions to calculate the quantities needed for each test tube and flask.
“They are making such good progress with their A level, it was fantastic to be able to take time out to do something different.” - Mrs Parry
Christmas Festivities in Chemistry
The Year 13 Drama and Theatre Studies Group shared their Devised Performance for Component One of the A level exam today.
Postponed from June, the group had to re-work many elements of the piece on their return to school in September, but rose to the challenge with commitment and huge creativity.
Julia, Rosie and Lily took the roles of three women who are struggling with personal issues, all of whom take the first, vital steps to a better way of life through sharing their hopes and fears. Milly designed the Set, including projections, while William and Ben designed and operated Sound and Lighting respectively, with all three elements melding perfectly to enhance nuanced and mature performances.
It was lovely to share live performance with our audience of other sixth form students and members of staff - we are looking forward to seeing the GCSE exam pieces next week!
We would like to warmly welcome you to the new HOY Pastoral HUB. A haven of calm and space with the opportunity to reflect or talk. After 14 years as an Office Administrator at LMS , the HUB is managed by Mrs Lormor who many of our students and parents know well. In these unprecedented times our aim is to create an environment for the students. Whilst relieving day to day worries or anxieties, no matter how big or small, we offer uniform loan (blazers & ties), medication, time out space, emergency toiletries our relaxing resident fish tank or simply time for a chat. Inside the HUB you will find home comforts inspired by LMS over the years.
Want to find out more, pop in anytime the door is always open and everyone is welcome