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Year 10 Product Design Exhibition

January 29, 2015 in Front Page News by Ms U Hope

Please have a look at the photos from The Pitt Rivers Exhibition of our Yr 10 Product Design GCSE Group. The private viewing was last night and a great evening was had by all. We are very proud of our students achievements and the museum staff were very impressed with all their work. The exhibition will be on display until March 8th.

Please take a look at the Pitt Rivers website showing the students’ work!

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Disco!!!

January 29, 2015 in Front Page News by Ms U Hope

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Have you got talent?!

January 29, 2015 in Front Page News by Ms U Hope

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‘DARE TO DREAM’ : A presentation at Langtree School by Marcus Orlovsky

January 26, 2015 in Front Page News by R Holroyd

Marcus

It was a great pleasure and a huge privilege to welcome Marcus Orlovsky to Langtree School on Monday 26th January, to give a keynote presentation to the entire school community. Marcus is the founder of Bryanston Square, and is a consultant with an international reputation for advising governments on the design of school buildings and learning spaces. In a rapidly changing world, Marcus also has a passionate interest in the role of technology in education, and how technology can provide the opportunities for learners of all ages to fulfil their potential and aspire to achieve. Or, to use his own words, ‘Dare to Dream’.

During his presentation, Marcus shared numerous examples of how the world is rapidly changing in terms of science and technology. He challenged the students to consider what future contribution they might make to this rapidly changing world, and how exciting the challenges will be. Furthermore, he went on to share the poignant story of his own childhood and upbringing, which provided a clear message in itself that there can be a positive path out of hardship, if we have the right mind set, as well as the determination and the desire to do so.

As Marcus put it so succinctly in his final slide, it is only one click of the space bar to change the phrase ‘Opportunity nowhere’ to ‘Opportunity now here’.

If you are interested in hearing Marcus present for yourself, search for his TEDx talks on You Tube.

 

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Character Creations

January 22, 2015 in Art, Front Page News by Ms U Hope

Please visit our exhibition of literary models, currently on display in Woodcote Library. During our most recent Creativity Day, a small group of Year 8 students worked with the Art and English Departments to explore the idea of character. Come and meet the newest members of the library!

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Fashion Workshop

January 22, 2015 in Art, Front Page News by Ms U Hope

A group of Talented students have embarked on a 5 week Fashion Workshop after school each Tuesday with Local Designer Sarah Stanton. Sarah has a wealth of experience designing high end fashion and costume that she is sharing with our students. Week 2 and the results are superb! Keep an eye out for the Up-cycled creations they will be making as the workshops progress!

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The Henley College Lectures

January 15, 2015 in Front Page News by Ms U Hope

Henley College’s cordially invites in partnership schools to the following lectures which will be held in the Rotherfield Hall at 12.10 pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • Jan Meek: Wednesday 28 January 2015.  Ocean rower, adventurer, polar racer and triple Guinness World Record holder.
  • Jaco van Gass: Wednesday 4 March 2015.  A former British Armed Forces soldier who was critically injured whilst serving in Afghanistan, Jaco van Gass will share his incredible story of overcoming adversity, becoming an adventurer, paralympian and winning double gold at the Invictus Games.
  • Dame Helen Alexander: Wednesday 21 October 2015.  Chairman of UBM plc, the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Incisive Media, Dame Helen is also deputy chairman of esure Group Holdings, a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Group plc, and senior adviser to Bain Capital. The lecture will be titled ‘Does it matter whether we stay in Europe?’

If you are interested in attending, please contact Robyn Vitty at rvit@henleycol.ac.uk.

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Newsletter January 2015

January 13, 2015 in Front Page News, Newsletter by Ms U Hope

Please find Langtree School’s newsletter for January 2015: January 2015 Newsletter

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LANGTREE SENIOR CITIZENS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY 2014

December 18, 2014 in Community, Front Page News, News by Ms U Hope

On Wednesday 10th December Langtree School hosted the annual Christmas party for the senior citizens in our local community, and yet again the event was a resounding success. Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 acted as hosts to over 70 guests, who were treated to a high tea, a musical cabaret, and a raffle. The raffle  prizes were donated by local businesses, we are grateful to: The Highwayman – Checkendon, The Woody Nook – Woodcote, Kimberley’s Hair Studio – Woodcote, The Cooperative – Woodcote, The Red Lion – Woodcote, Albert Fields Hair Salon – Goring, Goring Hardware and Woodcote Garden Centre for the wonderful raffle prizes. The event concluded with carol singing as a celebration of Christmas.

OAP 1 2014

And for those local residents who were too unwell to attend, members of our Langtree School community contributed donations of food and treats which helped us to make up 38 gift-wrapped hampers, which were delivered to the homes of elderly residents in the community following the party.

OAP 2 2014

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Langtree welcomes Jaco Van Gass for an inspirational assembly

December 1, 2014 in Front Page News, Uncategorized by Ms U Hope

‘Success is not final, Failure is not final, It’s the courage to carry on that counts’.

Jaco Van Gass Dec 2014

The entire Langtree School community gathered on Friday 28th November to enjoy a truly inspirational presentation from ex Paratrooper Jaco Van Gass. Jaco sustained severe, life-changing injuries during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, when he and his platoon were engaged in a 45 minute fire fight with enemy forces. As a result, Jaco lost his left arm at the elbow, and suffered many other critical injuries.

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