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South Korean teachers experience Life at Luffa - posted 18th July

Miss Yu Jeong Oh(Olivia) and Miss Areum Han (Petra) are two experienced teachers from South Korea. Thanks to a strong relationship we have with the University of Chichester, we were asked to host a two week placement for both teachers in Bishop Luffa School. The aim of their school attachment is to develop their teaching competencies and to give them a flavour of the English education system. To support and organise this placement, both teachers were attached to a different Faculty for each day they were with us where they observed and participated in lessons across the key stages.

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Literacy Planet - posted 18th July

Over the last academic year 40 students have been competing in an online literacy competition called literacy planet. In their own time they have had to complete a number or literacy and English based tasks to gain points on the leader board. Students have worked hard to beat each others scores and battle for prizes at the end. Our highest score was over 2000 points completing 75 tasks!

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Pupils visit Google HQ - posted 17th July

In June fifteen Bishop Luffa pupils went to Google Headquarters in London.  The Google trip was very enjoyable, the coach wasn't too long but it was nice too stretch our legs on the streets of London outside of the Google building which had a large YouTube sign on the front. On the inside they had large panes of glass with post-it notes on them to make a picture of pop culture references. We met one of the Site Reliability Engineers, grabbed our ID tabs and got straight into the building. We were shown different offices and cafes where everything is free! Then we went on the roof of the 11 storey building and saw the whole of London. After this we went to a meeting room and found out about the 12 principles of innovation that Google employees are guided by. Lunch was a huge buffet for free with amazing quality food from all over the world, reflecting the diversity of the people who work for Google. After lunch we went into another room and working with three engineers - in teams we explored how to deal with a large app (we called it ‘Catpaws’) crashing and having errors and what Site Reliability Engineers would do to manage the situation. Finally we got to ask questions to a panel of four Google engineers who had worked for Google for over three years about what it is like there and what had helped them get their place in Google. Then we left the building, waved goodbye, got back on the coach and headed home!

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House Drama Finals 2019 - posted 12th July

Bishop Luffa’s prestigious House Drama Festival was a huge success again this year with a very high standard of work achieved by the four finalists, Andrewes House with The Book Thief, Sherborne House with Burying your Brother in the Pavement, King House with A Monster Calls, and Story House with Dark Road.

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A Fantastic Barn Dance Evening - posted 12th July

The PFA recently organised a fantastic Barn Dance and Hog Roast for parents, carers, pupils and staff. Over 130 came along to dance to The Rogues Gallery barn dance band, battled to have the top score on the rodeo bull, to guess the number of sweets in the jar, and last but not least, to tuck into a hog roast. Special thanks goes to Karen Phillips-Hill who kindly donated the food for the evening.

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