Online Learning

St Lawrence College developed its Online Programme immediately following the closure of all schools throughout the UK at the end of March 2020.  It was vital that we were able to deliver a fully interactive Online Programme through which our pupils could continue their education during the coronavirus pandemic.  Our staff rose to the challenge and immediately began teaching ‘live’ lessons to all of our Senior School pupils, following their normal timetable.

We are very proud of the excellent provision that we have been able to deliver through live interactive lessons using Microsoft Teams, and other subject-specific online resources.  We have a full curriculum including all lessons, assemblies and chapels. In addition, pupils have weekly 1:1 sessions with their Tutor and staff are feeding back to parents on a weekly basis. Our Housemasters and Housemistresses, as well as the counselling and medical team, are on hand to help out with any pastoral issues and we take our role of safeguarding during Online School just as seriously – giving advice and support about mental health and e-learning in particular.

We currently have a large number of boarders who are on campus being supported in their Houses and our Online Programme has enabled our pupils to learn and socialise with their classmates almost as if they were at St Lawrence in person. We have also maintained the community feel through House quizzes, competitions, bake-offs and our weekly Strava Challenges.

 

 

 

National Story Telling Week with Pre-Prep

This National Story Telling Week our pre-prep children have been busy writing their own stories at home.

Reception class are home-learning superheroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10 Drama

Our 4th form drama students are continuing to perform via Teams. In today's lesson they were exploring relationships in War Horse through improvised flashback scenes.

Design Technology

This week some of our pupils have been analysing manufacturing processes in preparation to create their own designs. 

Year 7 English Lesson

Put your thinking caps on!

Year 7 are examining a poets use of language during their online lesson. 

Year 7 Music

In their Music lessons, Year 7 pupils have been learning about ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint-Saëns and how the composer manages to represent the animals in his music.

Art

Year 7 have been working hard to produce A4 tonal drawings using the grid method.

History

One of this weeks history lessons featured a live poll, discussing the impact of the invasion of Abyssinia.

Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday was an off-timetable day, to allow pupils and staff to focus on their wellbeing. There were an abundance of activities taking place from creating foods to boots your mind, thankfulness hour with the Chaplin, art and mindfulness hour, exercise hour and reading hour. The main focus of the day was a talk delivered by Dick Moore aimed at specific year groups, parents and staff, supporting their mental well-being. 

Art and Mindfulness Hour

Bellerby Boarders take on Fitness Hour

Well-being Talk with Dick Moore

Fitness Hour - with over 150 pupils participating virtually

Junior Boarders Charity Valentines Cards

Reflection with the Chaplin

Kirby House Bake-Off at home

Junior Boarders Facepainting

Junior Boarders Making Bird Feeders

Thankfulness Hour - baking cakes for our catering staff

#FitnessFridays