This morning we welcomed our new Year 7 pupils to Bishop Luffa School, at the same time as welcoming back all our pupils in Years 8 to 12. Year 7 started their day with breakfast, before spending the morning getting to know each other through a range of activities. Positively MAD gave a great session showing Year 7 creative approaches to learning. The day concluded with Spaghetti Towers, a traditional, healthy inter-house competition, the winners being Otter House with a magnificent tower that was 96cm tall! The winning team were Max Lally, Alistair Cox, Jamie Jenkins, Ethan Hill and Logan Morris.
Mr Topley, Assistant Headteacher, Head of Key Stage 3 talked to the pupils about how to live life in all its fullness at Bishop Luffa School.
F – be friendly – first impressions are key. Smile – it will make you and others feel good. We want a school where there is a culture of kindness
U – be unique – you’ve got to be yourself, everyone else is taken! Sounds a bit odd but it means there is only one of you – you need to be proud of who you are. We believe God has made each of us
L – learn – we are here to learn. You’ve got to be committed to learning – be curious, ask (and answer) questions. Challenge yourself
L – laugh – we are also here to enjoy ourselves – make sure you find the people and things at school that help you to do that – this doesn’t mean ‘having a laugh’ – this is about the things that make us feel good. This all helps us to be healthy – mentally and physically
Some of our Year 7 gave their thoughts on the day …
“I enjoyed Positively Mad. I also enjoyed working together with the new people in my class.”
“I like ‘everything’.”
“I enjoyed today, especially Spaghetti Towers. I made a back up tower as I knew the main one would fail!”
“Enjoyed it – liked the people – can’t wait until we do PE.”