English in Action!

Mr Prescott's Year 8 class have been performing 'Our Day Out' by Willy Russell. 

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 6 July 2017

Category: English Department Blog

Lancashire Book of the Year shortlisting.

LSA students attended the Lancashire Book of the Year shortlisting event at County Hall Preston

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 30 June 2017

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Shakespeare Sharing Day

Pupils in Y7 shared their recently made board games and drama experiences based on The Tempest with students at other local schools.

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 13 June 2017

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Sponsored Spell!

Students in Y7 & 8 have raised over £3000 in the annual English Department Sponsored Spell!

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 31 March 2017

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Women In Black Scares Students!

 

Students in Y9 were scared stiff when they went to see 'The Woman in Black' at Salford's Lowry!

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 28 March 2017

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Poetry Live!

Students in Y10 visited Manchester's Bridgewater Hall to see poets from their GCSE anthology perform and discuss their work.

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 17 March 2017

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King Lear comes to LSA.

A live performance of King Lear performed by the RSC was streamed live into LSA yesterday; it was enjoyed by pupils in Y8 & 9.

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 10 February 2017

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Treasure Island!

Y7 English students were saved from walking the plank when they presented their Treasure Island projects after studying the novel!
 

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 27 January 2017

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Students get reading for Lancashire Book of the Year!

Y9 students visited the Harris Library in Preston for the next round of Lancashire Book of the Year discussions.

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 25 January 2017

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'A Christmas Carol' comes to LSA!

Students were entertained by the Manchester Actors' Company when Dickens' classic novel 'A Christmas Carol' was performed to Y10.

 

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 20 December 2016

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National Poetry Day Competition 2016

Well done to Robert Hill, winner of this year's National Poetry Day Competition.  The theme was messages.

 

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 14 December 2016

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LSA English students take part in Lancashire Book of the Year

A group of Y9 students travelled to Ingol Library to take part in this year's reading challenge.

"The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given a collection of books, submitted by publishers as being the best books they had produced for…

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 22 November 2016

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Live screening of 'Hamlet' at LSA!

Y9 students were treated to a live performance and workshop of 'Hamlet' today when the RSC beamed it live into LSA and other schools around the country!

 

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 15 November 2016

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Winner of Rotary Writers' Competition

A huge well done to Y9 pupil Ella Peebles who won this year's Rotary Club Young Writers' Competition.  She was awarded her prize in assembly.

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 10 November 2016

Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

Students Teach Each Other in English!

Students who recently visited Poland caught up on missed work in the best way possible  when they were taught Rupert Brooke's first world war poem 'The Soldier' by their classmates.

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 14 October 2016

Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English

English Department Handwriting Competition Winners Announced!

Pupils in Y7 took part in a handwriting competition as part of the drive to improve presentation standards across the school.  Well done to the winners of the two very posh and expensive pens, Lucy Brown and Alexandra Karadzhinov.  The runners-up are Klaudia  Zaneta and Sam Harrison. Their writing…

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Posted by Hannah Williams on 7 October 2016

Category: English Department Blog

Tags: English , Year 7

8Z1 Make National Accelerated Reader Roll of Honour!

Pupils in Mr Prescott's top set Y8 class read over 30 million words for Accelerated Reader and made the national roll of honour!  Well done and keep reading!

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Y12 Trip to Lytham Hall to see 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Students in Y12 braved the British summer weather to see an outdoor production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed at Lytham Hall

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Performance Poet Adam Kammerling Visits Y7 on Flexible Learning Day

Perormance poet Adam Kammerling worked with Y7 on Flexible Learning Day.  Pupils created and performed their own poems.

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Y9 Students were not 'Bard' at Stratford!

Pupils from Y9 travelled to Stratford-upon-avon, birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare, to spend the day seeing the sights of the town

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Tags: English

Y9 Students Publish Their Novel!

Students in Miss Kendrick's Y9 top set wrote and published their onw novel!

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Winners of the 'Two Words Not One' Competition

Students in Y7 created posters to show the difference between two words and one e.g.  a lot not 'alot'

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Byron Biographies

Y10 students studied the life of George Gordon, Lord Byron, as part of their GCSE English Literature studies.  They produced a Hello-style magazine article featuring all the key details.

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Y8 pupils see Gangsta Granny

Pupils in Y8 visited Blackpool's Grand Theatre to see a performance of David Walliams' 'Gangsta Granny'.

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Sixth Formers Share Their Skills!

Y12 English AS students taught a lesson to Y7 on poet Seamus Heaney's 'Digging'.

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English students celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare!

LSA English students celebrated 400 years of Shakespeare by baking a cake.

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Y10 experience Poetry Live!

Y10 pupils were treated to poetry readings at Manchester's Opera House when they visited the Poetry Live event.  Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and novelist and poet Owen Sheers were just some of the big names taking part.

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World Book Day at LSA!

Staff and students alike dressed up as pirates in tribute to our Y7 novel 'Treasure Island'  when celebrating World Book Day on 3rd March.

 

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Tags: English

Y7 Say Goodnight to Mr Tom!

Pupils from Y7 English visited Manchester Opera House last week to see a production of the Michelle Magorian's wartime novel 'Goodnight Mr Tom'.  Not only was a good time was had by all, but two separate theatre-goers complimented Mrs Rothwell-Morroll on the excellent behaviour and conduct of the…

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A Christmas Carol design a bauble competition.

Pupils in Y10 have taken part in 'A Christmas Carol' design a bauble competition to help them learn key quotations from the novel for their GCSE Literature exam. Well done to Abbie Horberry, Rahul Solanki and Anna Booth for their winning entries.

 

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Y7 Students get creative alongside reading Treasure Island.

Pupils in Y7 have been studying Robert Louise Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'. Miss Maxwell and Miss Rowe's classes have been showing off their creative skills!

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Tags: English

LS2 Has had a makeover!

HLTAs Mrs Robertson and Mrs Fitzmaurice have recently given LS2 a makeover so that it is a pleasant environment for both staff and pupils to work in.

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A Christmas Carol at LSA

Pupils in Y10 were treated to a performance of  'A Christmas Carol' at LSA today when the Manchester Actors' Company performed the novel in preparation for students' GCSE English Literature exams.

It was a fantastic production, described as "mint" by one…

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Y8 & 9 Pupils are Curious about the Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!

Pupils in Y8 and 9 English groups enjoyed a trip to Salford's Lowry theatre on Wednesday to see the stage version of Mark Haddon's novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'.

The production was fantastic, the students enjoyed it and a great but late night was had by…

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The first Millionaire reader!

We have our first millionaire reader of the year!

In record time, Thomas Johnson (8BMO) has read 15 books since July and has gotten 100% on nearly all of the quizzes to go with it! 

Well done Thomas! 

 

Who will be the next student to reach a Million words?

Watch this…

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Lancashire Book of The Year

Saturday 27th June saw Finn Thompson and Kiera Tatton represent LSA in the final of the Lancashire Book of the Year event held at County Hall, Preston.
 
Kiera addressed both judge and authors as she spoke eloquently about 'Only Ever Yours' by Louise O'Neill before the final result was…

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Woman in Black Terrifies Y9!

49 Y9 students sat shaking and screaming at their seats at the Salford Lowry Theatre on Wednesday night as they watched a performance on Susan Hill's spooky novel 'The Woman in Black'.  A thoroughly terrifying evening was had by all!

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Theatre Trip

Y8 English students visited The Lowry theatre in Salford last night to enjoy a performance of John Boyne's novel 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'.  The novel is set in 'Outwith' (Auschwitz concentration camp) during WW2.  A fantastic night was had by all and the students were wonderful!

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Apostrophe Catastrophe!

English Department staff narrowly missed arrest by the fashion police when they wore apostrophe catastrophe t-shirts to school on LSA Apostrophe day! 
The point was to highlight the importance of correct punctuation to students only weeks away from their GCSE exams.  It certainly got them…

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World Book Day

This year’s flagship World Book day event took place at Deepdale, Preston North End Football Ground on Thursday March 5th.

The English department challenged our Year 7 and 8 students to find out who our most ‘expressive readers’ were. Winners attended this massive event and listened to some of…

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Lancashire Book of the Year - Selecting the 10 book shortlist

Two of the LSA’s readers from Year 9 spent Friday morning at Lancashire County Council chambers debating books with their County peers and YA book expert Jacob Hope. The competition is in its 29th Year and is the longest running regional book award in the country.

Ms. Rothwell-Morroll’s English…

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Year 9 Gets Creative!

Congratulations to Phoebe Turley, Year 9! Her creative writing submission wowed the English Department and she was awarded First Place. Her submission can be read 

below.    

Further congratulations to Lucas Kilgallon and Kate Warburton for being Highly Commended in the…

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Year 7 capulet ball!

7Y1 English enjoyed acting out their own version of Act 1, scene 5, at the Capulet Ball; this included dancing to Tudor tunes and developing mood and atmosphere. This was part of a sequence of lessons: Introduction to Shakespeare.

They enjoyed tracking the tragedy and debating about whether…

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Lancashire book of the year competition 2015

Four Y9 LSA students took part in the second round of the Lancashire Book of the Year competition at Ansdell library.  Finn Thomson, Kiera Tatton, Aimee Whitehead and Sammi Hilton-Peet gave their verdict on the list of books they had read and decided on their top ten.  Their next visit will be to…

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Million Word Readers

Awarding our Million Word Readers

On Friday, all our Year 7 students gathered together to celebrate their first term using Accelerated Reader. William​ Outhwaite made the greatest effort and progress having quizzed more than any other student. He was awarded a D.K. encyclopedia and certificate.…

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Year 9 Shakespeare Heads

Pupils in Mrs Rothwell-Morroll's 8Z2 English class have recently been studying 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and were set the task of making a papier mache version of Shakespeare's head over the Christmas holidays.  There were many fantastic creations!  The following pupils' entries were highly…

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Year 11 English Students Act Out OMAM Courtroom Drama

Year 11 students have been finding new and insightful ways to practice their oral controlled assessment skills along with revising important texts. As part of their GCSE they have to perform three oral tasks, this particular one focusing on group work, and what better way to get them to use their…

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Y10 GCSE Students Were Treated to a Production of OMAM

Y10 GCSE English Literature students were treated to a performance of John Steinbeck's novella 'Of Mice and Men' when MANACTCO came to LSA on Friday 28th November.

The production lasted just over an hour and took the students on a journey through California and the lives of George and Lennie.…

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Super Spellers!

Pupils in Y7 & 8 have raised over £1000 and proven themselves to be super spellers!  LSA's English Department recently held a sponsored spell in order to raise money to purchase new texts and resources as well as more books to support the Accelerated Reading scheme. Staff were delighted when many…

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Congratulations to the Winners of our Poetry Contest

The English Department at LSA held a poetry contest to recognise National Poetry Day. The theme 'Remember' inspired many of our students to write a variety of fantastic poems about their own personal memories or in honour of Rememberence Day. The following students were chosen as our top three and…

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