A Weekend of Sport from Y5 to Y11

Last weekend saw pupils from Y5 to Y11 take part in several sporting activities on a sunny but blustery weekend. The action-packed weekend started with Y5 entering the Upper School field to engage in 75 minutes of rugby and hockey training with staff and parent volunteers. Once the Y5s had left the field, Y6 pupils were joined by all six houses from Y7 who engaged in rugby, football, hockey and netball. To help with the larger numbers of pupils, the variety of sports were supported by pupils from Y10 and the sixth form. As the clock approached 12.00pm it was the turn of Y9 and Y10 to join the fun engaging in netball, football, hockey, and the fitness suite. The weekend was not complete without a Sunday afternoon appearance from our Y11 hockey and footballers who enjoyed a good one-hour workout and social activity. The behaviour of all pupils was excellent throughout the weekend and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to display their sporting talent whether it was individually or as a team.

Mr Cook 
Director of Sport (Secondary Phase)

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Saturday Sport Jamboree

On Saturday, over 400 pupils took part in a jamboree of school sports. The blustery but sunny day involved pupils participating in Rugby, Football, Hockey and Netball with many pupils displaying excellent individual talent and teamwork.  It was fantastic to see so many happy pupils, turning up on time, dressed immaculately in full LC Sports Kit and leaving having tried their hardest for their House.

Mr Cook (Director of Sport)

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‘Magic’ End to School Lockdown

After weeks working virtually at home, what better way to end virtual learning than with a virtual Magic and Grand Illusion show! Modern magic duo Jay & Joss entertained the primary pupils (and their families) with an interactive experience they’ll remember forever – hopefully adding a little joy to the memories of learning at home through lockdown. The live magic show made all the children feel like they were on the front row of the theatre – right up-close to the magic, and some even became part of the show. As well as having fun – the kids are learning too. Magic is a superb way to practice lateral thinking, problem solving and creative thinking. Magic sets are a superb gift for children to challenge their intellect. Presenting education in fun and dynamic ways is a specialism of the Liverpool College enrichment programme -whether virtual learning or face to face.

Mrs Doran

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Bringing Roman History to Life

To fit in with their history topic, The Romans, Year 3 enjoyed an incredible live history show this week which taught them all about different aspects of life during the Roman period. Through the magic of technology, they travel to Ancient Rome to learn about the origins of the Roman empire and visited famous buildings such as the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. They even visited a Roman latrine. A highlight of the show was meeting a Roman Centurion, who explained about weapons/tactics/armour and the invasion of Roman Britain. To illustrate the importance of women in Roman times, they also met Boudica – an incredibly influential Roman figure who began the uprising against the Roman occupation. After the incredibly fun and informative show, the students were then given an opportunity to ask questions directly to the historical figures in a ‘History Hot Seat’.

Mrs Doran

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Paper Engineering Workshop

Pop up books are always a favourite with young children – but how are they made? Pupils were able to explore the wonderfully creative world of paper engineering this term, benefiting from a series of fabulous workshops. Led by a professional artist Mr Pickford, the pupils had expert step by step instructions about a range of useful techniques. Pupils learnt a range of techniques including V-folds vertical risers, platforms and box layers. Once they've returned to school, Y3 pupils will learn opposite action techniques and box mechanisms. This half term, pupils will then use all of these techniques to create their own pop up book.

Mrs Doran

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Greek Show Bringing History to Life

Prep pupils used their time travelling skills to be transported back 2500 years this week – back to Ancient Greece, for a superb Greek Live Show! Using live actors, the show met 8 different characters from Ancient Greece. Using green screen backgrounds, props, music, lights and video backgrounds, the actors put on a virtual show like none we have seen before – including teaching history through music and song.  On a quest to find the meaning of life, the pupils met, among others, a Spartan who loved war, an actor working in a Greek Amphitheatre, an Olympian, the famous Greek philosopher Socrates and an Athenian who taught the students all about democracy. The pupils loved the high energy, musical and highly entertaining, educational show. It certainly did bring History Alive!

Mrs Doran

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Y4s meet Julius Caesar – LIVE!

Saluto! On Tuesday, as part of the term’s history topic, Julius Caesar joined Y4 - live! In full Roman dress, straight from Caesar’s Palace in Rome (the beating heart of the Roman Empire) Julius joined the pupils to share with them some stories from his past and how his childhood experiences shaped him into a powerful leader. He talked about Roman culture and the things we still have to thank him for today such as the road systems, toilet plumbing, aqueducts, our calendar, currency, language and even fast food! As ruler of Rome, Julius Caesar won many battles and helped his huge Empire grow. After being given time to research all about Julius Caesar, the pupils were also given an opportunity to ask the Emperor questions about his life and about life in Roman times. Even through lockdown, history can still be brought to life!

Mrs Doran

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