Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 24th March 2017

It has been another action packed week as we approach the Easter break with still more to fit in. It's always nice when we approach this time of year as summer is just around the corner allowing us to make use of our extensive playing fields and plentiful sports programmes.

On the topic of physical activity, our sports leaders took part in a leadership training day, as part of the Leadership Academy with Plymouth School Sports Partnership.  Their achievements throughout the year were celebrated with one of our students in particular, receiving a special award for Sports Ambassador of the Year - Ben Longworth. Well done Ben!

Our year 7 boys’ football team continue their run of success with a great result in this week’s matches. They beat Coombe Dean 2-0 and Plympton Academy 3-1.

Our year 12 students attended the UCAS conference in Exeter this week. It was an opportunity for students to gain an in depth look into potential courses and universities that they can progress onto following their sixth form study.

Our Duke of Edinburgh groups are preparing for their expedition and had an intensive planning day on Monday. The benefits of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for our students are vast - building team and leadership skills, increasing confidence and fitness.

Similarly our Ten Tors teams are a month away from their big event and have been preparing by undergoing training walks and camps. It is events like these where we really see students grow; building character and giving them essential life skills.

Excitement is building as next week the curtains go up for our school production - High School Musical. The cast of over 70 students across all year groups have been rehearsing for several months and will be performing to audiences on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening next week.  They will also be running two matinee slots for our feeder primary school students, so an action packed week ahead.  I am looking forward to watching it. There are some tickets left but be quick if you want to be a part of it.


Mrs Lynda Budd