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Drop Down Days 2021-22

Below are the dates for our Drop Down Days - please click below to see programmes

18th November 2021 

At LPS we hosted our first Drop Down Day of the academic year, 18th November 2021,  what a great day it was! Amazing, active with activities everywhere from Boxing to revision techniques. this was to supporting our students Physical , mental, and emotional wellbeing building resilience.

At LPS we strongly believe in supporting our students now, so they have the tools and resources to support themselves now and in the future with the challenges that life can bring, especially in these times.

Students were fully engaged, and invested in the events, enjoying every aspect of the day. Asking and answering questions, and taking the lead to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Lots of facilitators graced our school amazed by the way our students embraced the 4BEs, and would love to attend and further support our students.

‚ÄčCharities such as Osmani Trust, St Giles, PWR Charity, Spotlight,  England Boxing Coaches, Tender and Freedom Charity along with Safe East and our local police officers put on a range of engaging activities throughout the day providing students with much-needed information so that they can make informed decisions, from trusted sources. As always the staff did a brilliant job with supporting the day and getting involved.

Quotes from the facilitators included:

‘ ‘Really engaged students who showed keenness’ PWR Charity -  (Year 9)
‘Excellent organistion, well-supported, really well looked after. Students were engaged and responsive. Would happily return’ Tender (Year 7)
 Friendly staff – everybody so helpful. Positive environment , really engaged pupils and staff’ Tender (Year 7)
‘Professional experience, enjoyed it thoroughly’ Osmani Trust (Year 10 & 11)
‘Always a pleasure to work with the school. Students behaved lovely, and shared mature, constructive thoughts/feelings’ Year 7
‘Brilliant to see students receiving such varied and important workshops’ Year 7
 ‘Great to have the whole school talking about physical and emotional wellbeing’ Spotlight Boxing (Year 9)

9th March 2022 

Another fabulous & fantastic Drop Down Day at LPS.  So many wonderful organisations supporting our quest of improving pupils personal development.  The theme this term was Diversity, Discrimination, and Careers. The organisations included, and who are no strangers to supporting us were:

  • Johnsons Hotel Restaurant and Catering Linen
  • JSM Developers
  • Limehouse Boxing Academy
  • Chain Reactions

We were extremely pleased to work with:

  • Jermaine Harris 
  • Voicebox
  • Hope Not Hate
  • Upfront Theatre Company who had been with us the previous week, and again supporting us on the Drop Down Day 

Pupils experienced a number of different workshops broadening their knowledge of life so that they are equipped to make more informed choices throughout transitional periods of their life.

We can proudly state that this was on the whole a mutually great experience for facilitators and pupils alike.

Some facilitators quotes:
"I enjoyed the challenge"

"Enjoyable day, kids on the whole were great"

"A wonderful and positive school where pupils want to contribute"

"A productive series of workshops. I felt the students gained a lot from the day. Lovely staff and welcome environment"

"Pleased at students contributions shows how hard the teachers work, would like to help in other ways if possible"

"A very enjoyable day, and the students asked plenty of relevant questions which was much appreciated and made for an engaging session The organisation was excellent".

"I had a good experience, and it was a pleasure to do the presentation"

18th July 2022 

Our final RSHE Drop Down Day of the academic year was a fantastic day. Despite the heatwave, our students ploughed on with great enthusiasm. The theme, 'Being Safe' was, most appropriate with the fast-approaching 6 week holiday. Some of the sessions were very interactive which the students enjoyed,  but more importantly, they were given information on  how to be and keep safe. 

A huge thank you to the facilitators for supporting us:

Freedom Charity

The Salam Project

Halfmoon Theatre

Safe East

S.A.M.E Project

Chain Reaction

London  Transport Museum 

Metropolitan Police

British Red Cross

Some of the teacher and students quotes about the workshops included:

Very informative and will help protect the community (Safe East)

‚ÄčThe different forms of learning, active, visual, auditory all made for an engaging session (Halfmoon Theatre)

Great workshop (Chain Reaction)

The programme was well-delivered, ensuring students were interactive and engaging in activities that made sure they were thinking about the topic an discussing with their peers (Chain Reaction)

It was very educational (Halfmoon Theatre)

Presenter was child-friendly and positive. Students have lots of opportunities to give their opinions (British Red Cross)

Cutting should be heavily addressed (Freedom Charity)

Students were engaged and respectful throughout, they feel more aware of what happens. They were shocked by what happens but generally liked the workshop (Freedom charity)

I can use this information in the future (British Red Cross)

Really fantastic and interesting - really made me think (British Red Cross)

Workshop was engaging and informative (LT Museum)

Interesting facts (LT Museum)

A practical well presented workshop which the students enjoyed and learnt a lot (S.A.M.E. Academy)

The workshop was informative, engaging and well-pitched. The real life case studies were particularly impactful and effective (S.A.M.E Academy)

Educational and raised awareness (Safe East)

Drugs can be hidden in the body (Salam Project)

Interactive, at a quick pace (Salam Project)