Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 30th June 2017


We started this week off with our athletics final day, co-ordinated by our P.E department at Brickfields. The event was supported by David Hill-paralympian triathlete who presented the medals to the worthy winners. There were some very impressive records achieved, beating their own personal best. On the day we had 2 school records beaten by Year 9 James Hocking in the long jump and the 200 metre sprint.

Our A level Geography field trip took place this week to Slapton. The trip gave students the opportunity to collect data on coastal processes and management strategies in support of their independent investigations which they will now be writing up. The independent investigation is based on a research question or issue defined and developed by the student individually to address aims, questions and/or hypotheses relating to any part of the specification content.

On Tuesday students visited Hallsands - the village that was lost to the sea as a result of increased erosion caused by the dredging of shingle for the construction of Devonport dockyard. They followed the South West Coastal path to Beesands to investigate physical processes and management, and ended up on Slapton bar. On Wednesday students undertook data collection relating to land use and conflict and sustainability in Torcross.

The annual PGL adventure trip is underway this week and despite the rainy weather, students have been enjoying all sorts of activities-surfing, climbing and much more. The trip, being led by Mr Swiggs certainly is a great experience and one to remember.

We have been busy preparing for our Year 6 students joining us next week for their Induction days-lots of visits have taken place to their Primary schools to meet the new students and we have an action packed agenda for them when they join us next week.

We are oversubscribed for September which is a great testament to the opportunities, facilities, teaching and learning and pastoral care available at Lipson.

Next week also sees the opening of our Primary production ‘Paws and Claws’, we have 80 Year 5 children working with our Performing Arts team. A full dress dress rehearsal took place this week and it is certainly shaping up to be a show stopper. Tickets are available from reception if you would like to join us on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening.


Mrs Lynda Budd