Please click on the link to read the Easter Newsletter
Please let us know how you will be celebrating Earth Hour by leaving a comment on the Langtree Earth Hour blog (created by Benjamin Broadbent, 7HB).
We’ll add the most creative ways to the Langtree School post on the Earth Hour map.
Please note the following dates for your diary.
Tuesday 6th October.
Friday 9th October 9am – 12pm
Wednesday 14th October 9am – 12pm
Further details will follow.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and 7000 cities and towns worldwide. You can watch the official video about the 2015 event here.
Take a look at this link to see what events are happening in the UK and around the world.
Earth Hour is on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 8:30 pm.
Feeling inspired? We’d love to hear how you take part in Earth Hour this year. Let us know or send us an email, perhaps with a photo or video! Click here for some suggestions from WWF. We’ll add the best ones to the Langtree School post on the Earth Hour map!
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As a result of outstanding outcomes in 2014 – the very best results ever achieved in the school’s history – Langtree School has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.
SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Langtree School’s success. In 2014, 84% of students secured 5 or more grades at A*-C, with 76% doing so including English and Maths. Furthermore, 39% of all grades awarded were at A* or A which placed Langtree fourth in the country in The Times’ list of top state schools with no sixth form.
Consequently, the school has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between key stage 2 results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and in the top 20% nationally for high attainment. The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Holland Park School in London on 12 May.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
‘Langtree School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.’
Headteacher Rick Holroyd added:
‘These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and the leadership team at Langtree School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. Most importantly I am delighted for the students in our class of 2014, as these results will open up so many opportunities and choices for them all in the future. I am also very pleased for the staff and the school, as these national awards serve as recognition for all the hard work which has been going on for so long to bring Langtree to this level of success.’
Please click here to find out about what Year 7 students have been up to in Geography: http://www.langtreeschool.com/category/geography/
Thank you to all members of staff who dressed up as a literary character and got our World Book Day celebrations off to a flying start. Can you work out who they are? Students should hand their ‘eye spy’ sheets into the English Department by Monday 11th March.
Find out more information about World Book Day at www.worldbookday.com
Trystan Allen, one of our Year 10 students, has posted a video of the fun that was had on the Year 10 skiing trip in the February break.
Here is his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PphxXhL8QQY