PTA Family Bingo Night – Friday, 17th March
Just a reminder that LBHS PTA will be holding a Family Bingo Night on Friday, 17th March at 6.30pm. Please can we appeal for donations of Easter Eggs. If you could kindly drop them off at the School Office before Thursday, 16th March.
Who will Mrs Beer, Miss Jennings and Mrs Murphy-Elson come dressed up as this year?
It’s a super evening – all ages welcome.
Your support is greatly appreciated, as always.
Thursday, 24th February saw us welcome artist Helen Musselwhite to LBHS to talk about her job as an illustrator.
Helen has been a designer and illustrator for many years and now specialises in paper engineering, working mostly from her studio at her home. We were lucky enough to see a great selection of Helen’s published designs which varied from book covers, magazine pieces to shop window displays.
Helen showed us the behind the scene stages on an illustrator’s working methods, from initial drawings and sketches for presenting different designs, ideas and colour ways for clients all over the world, to her final designs being printed in books and magazines. Just when we thought Helen’s work could not get any better, she introduced us to her infamous Christmas stamp designs that were published by The Royal Mail in 2016.
Helen showed how she created her stamp designs by hand. She combines hand cut layers of coloured papers and very strong graphics, always documenting the process, which gave us a clear understanding how her work developed and evolved over time. We learnt how stamps are created on a large scale then photographed and reduced to the perfect stamp size before being sold throughout the country. Helen’s colourful and cheerful designs certainly brought a smile to all of our faces! Unbeknown to us, all of our paths have probably crossed with her work as Helen is also one of the first artists to work with clients such as McDonalds, Nokia and Audi.
We would like to thank Helen for taking the time to visit us as well as opening our minds to different ways of looking at art in our environment!
Miss Fitzsimons – Head of Art & Design Technology.
A wet February afternoon at Bruntwood Park was the setting, as the Lower Juniors participated in the LBHS team cross country event. Teams of six ran the course and their final total of points would establish which school would win. There were four races and the effort and endeavour of all the participants was hugely admirable. Well done to all the LBHS runners.
Year Three Girls
1st LBHS 24
2nd Withington 77
Year Three Boys
1st APS 42
2nd LBHS 77
3rd MGS 94
Year Four Girls
1st Withington 60
2nd OHGS 61
Year Four Boys
1st LBHS 35
2nd APS 61
3rd MGS 122
Mr Pietkiewicz – Head of PE & Boys’ Games
On Friday, 24th February Lady Barn hosted the north west heat of the Quiz Club championship. We welcomed teams from Greenbank School, Bolton School, The Ryleys and Altrincham Prep School.
The Gymnasium was a hive of intellectual activity as 10 teams of 4 pupils from years three to six battled it out for a place in the prestigious semi final. Each team had a representative from year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The questions were very challenging and I’m sure the supporting parents were very impressed by the depth of knowledge of all the teams.
The quiz was closely fought, but it was Lady Barn team 1 & 2 who claimed the 1st and 2nd places, the first time that we have achieved this feat.
Well done to all the participants, thank you to all the parent supporters and a special thank you to everyone who contributed to organising the event – caretakers, catering staff and particularly Mr Robson – who selected and prepared the team.
We look forward to the Quiz Club semifinal!
Mr Slade – Deputy Headmaster