News & Events
TVLP Make a Change Environment Event
Our school were proud to host over 80 students from across 6 schools in the Thames Valley Learning
Partnership came together on 3rd May for the TVLP Make a Change environmental event. Listed in alphabetical order, they were Beechwood School, Eton College, Herschel Grammar School, Holyport College, Lynch Hill Enterprise
Academy, and St Joseph’s Catholic High School.
Expert speakers from 2 national charities, Adam Flint from Keep Britain Tidy (Eco-Schools Programme), and Kate Merry from Butterfly Conservation, both gave informative and insightful presentations on environmental changes that can be made in schools, in the local community and at home.
Following a quick break, the students got into mixed school groups to brainstorm ideas. They were assisted by a Senior Wildlife Specialist, Helen Bostock, from the Royal Horticultural Society. Helen spent time speaking to the student groups, assisting them with their local biodiversity improvement ideas.
The event finished with each group delivering a presentation. Ideas covered waste minimisation, water conservation, ways to save energy, food growing, a move towards more plant-based diets, wildlife habitat improvements and more. The TVLP Coordinator will be working with the participating schools and students over the rest of this term to help progress some of these ideas.
100% of the feedback forms showed all the students learnt something new as a result of attending this event, with student comments including, "[I learnt] how schools can be more eco friendly" and "how important both butterflies and moths are to our wildlife, not just bees!"
LHEA Careers Fair
On Tuesday 28th February, Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy hosted a Careers Fair for all students and parents. The event provided a great opportunity to meet employers, source vacancies and find out what skills, attributes and entry requirements they are looking for from applicants. It was attended by 30 local businesses and further education institutes such as Aston Bond Law Firm, Siemans, ISG Construction, The Henley College, Windsor Forest College Group, Global Academy, Pathways to Property, Natwest Bank, Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service, AFCO (RAF), Activate Learning, Brunel University, Royal Holloway, Tiggywinkles, University of Herfordshire and Frimley Health Trust.
Our students gained a meaningful insight into the world of work and felt supported and empowered to make informed choices regarding their future employment and education opportunities. The event was a great success and many of the orgainsations commented on the enthusiasm and interest of our students about their future.
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Regional Finals
Congratulations to Manmeet Singh, Mohammad Asad Khan, Moid Asad Khan, Wictoria Olowska & Mamoon Khan for reaching The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Regional Final. The Enterprise Challenge is a competition designed to develop young people’s understanding of business concepts and how they can apply them. Working with the mentors also helps build the students’ confidence, employability and raise their aspirations.
On Tuesday 7th February, the five year 9 students represented our school at the Orange Business Services in Slough. They had previously competed with students from schools across Slough & out of 1500 students who participated in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Challenge, the top 25 students were invited to the Regional Finals. This is a huge achievement. Unfortunately, our team did not win but the judges were impressed with the students’ enterprise idea and how well they presented this to the panel. A massive well done to Manmeet, Mohammad, Moid, Wictoria & Mamoon.
Author Visit - 20th January 2023
Friday 20th January was a very memorable day as a children’s author Seth Burkett came to visit our school. All our KS3 students had a chance to meet the author as well as some KS4 students. Seth’s talk was both engaging and inspiring. He captured our students' imaginations whilst encouraging students to think outside the box and broaden their ambitions. Seth Burkett spoke about his life as a professional footballer whilst playing in Brazil and his path to
becoming an author. As a young footballer, Seth was moved by the autobiographies of Vinnie Jones and Peter Crouch and realised that you don’t need to choose between being a sportsman or a writer – you can do both. His story of rejection and resilience was truly inspirational. He shared his experiences both as a ghost writer and as a children’s author. Seth also worked on a number of creative writing workshops throughout the course of the day with our year 7’s, 8’s and 9’s as well as giving students ‘tips and tricks’ on the best football moves during a casual session over lunch. We have had a great response to Seth’s visit and his books are being read with great enthusiasm. The strongest message he gave was how reading and writing had opened his world to opportunities that would not have been accessible had he neglected them. Reading grants knowledge and knowledge offers empowerment. #READTOOSUCCEED
The Kitchen Cabinet - 18th January
Below is the link to listen to ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’ on Radio 4 which was recently recorded here in our main hall.
On Thursday 15th December 2022, students at LHEA put on an End of Term Concert. The concert included musical renditions, drama performances and even some teachers displaying their talents.
Year 11 Mock Interviews
On Tuesday 13th December, our Year 11 students participated in a ‘mock’ interview led by guest Employers from organisations such as Virgin Media, Stubbings Property Marketing, ISG Constructions, VMWare, Thames Water Utilities and Siemans Financial Services UK. The interviews followed on from the CV & Covering Letter Workshop students attended on Tuesday 18th October. The Year 11 students looked immaculate in their professional business attire and instantly made a good impression to the employers. Fiazal Iqbal from Thames Water Utilities Ltd commented “I am impressed with the high calibre of professionalism and positive attitude students have shown during their interviews. Some of them, I would employ right now.”
Overall, the day was a valuable experience for our students and a massive well done to them all.
Princes Trust Enterprise Challenge Day-Tuesday 6th December
The whole of Year 9 students participated in the Princes Trust Challenge Day. The Enterprise Challenge is an inter-school competition where young people are supported by trained mentors to take on a range of challenges and participate in an on-line “Pop Up Shop” Challenge. Participation will help develop a range of work ready skills such as Teamwork, Leadership, Creativity, Decision Making and Public Speaking.
Students were placed in groups of 5 and were given the opportunity for several trial runs on the “Pop Up Shop” challenge. Their final attempt points will now determine whether they qualify for the Regional Finals which will take place in the Spring Term. Good Luck to all our Year 9 students in reaching the Regional Finals!
All the year 9 pupils were outstanding throughout the day and the programme was run through Learning to Work.
The Learning to Work team and volunteers, from different industries that were present for the event, were truly amazed by the level of dedication and hard work the young people displayed. Year 9 showed outstanding teamwork and building skills.
Well done to all Year 9 pupils for conducting themselves to a very high standard and representing the school at an exceptional level.
The Year 9 Princes Trust Enterprise Challenge Day was absolutely brilliant, and the pupils enjoyed the business side of it.
All pupils were a true asset to LHEA and the Learning to Work team could not speak highly enough of them.
Mrs N Ahmad
Head Of Year 9
TVLP Student Leadership Conference - 2nd December 2022
A huge congratulations to Tanaya Carty-Adewuyi & Kadie Macnaughton for winning a Dragons’ Den pitch at the TVLP Student Leadership Conference. They both chose to use the £100 reward to donate items needed by the Windsor Homelessness Project. On 2nd December 2022, they carried out this plan. Using a donation wish list, Tanaya (pictured above with Chris Speakman, Windsor Homelessness Project, and Clare Matheson, TVLP Coordinator) delivered food & drink to the Windsor Homelessness Project & learnt more about the great work this local charity does.
With the weather getting colder, the demand for the charity’s services increases, with more people seeking refuge from the bitter wind, rain, snow and ice. The students were told that donations of essential items like tea, coffee and biscuits were regularly needed, with monetary donations to help with the rising cost of lighting and heating also welcome. Donations can be made to the Windsor Homelessness Project via their website: www.windsorhomelessproject.org/donate
TVLP Coordinator, Clare Matheson said: “Raising awareness of the excellent work charities and nonprofit organisations like the Windsor Homelessness Project do in the local area is a great way of encouraging more students across local schools to get involved in these, either through donations of goods, services or their time, or through fundraising. It’s great to see students like Tanaya and Kadie leading on this and helping in this way.”
The Dragons’ Den judges that chose this winning pitch at the 2022 TVLP Student Leadership Conference were Dr Iro Konstantinou at The Tony Little Centre, Cindy Smulders at the charity Swan Lifeline, and Dr Derrick Chong at Royal Holloway, University of London.