Welcome back to Long Field! The new academic year always begins with such trepidation, excitement and anticipation. I am so pleased to welcome our new students and those students in Leo returning to us again for another successful year. Our new students came to visit us in July as Year 6 and have now been transformed over the summer holidays into Long Field's new Year 7.
We are only a few weeks into the term and already it feels like so much has happened. We have now had two open events to welcome prospective students and parents to Long Field and I am pleased that so many Leo students from all years came to help out, represent the school and promote the spirit of Long Field. A big thank you to all those students from Leo house who supported these events.
Our new assembly system recently saw an inter house competition, with each house group in Leo competing against each other and an Ambassador assembly delivered by, you guessed it, the Ambassadors. Both have been a great success, demonstrating how successful students can be given more autonomy. I am looking forward to the next Leo house assembly in the cycle, this is an achievement assembly, in which I will be congratulating and celebrating the achievements of the students in Leo house so far this term.
Leo's House Captain Jessica Little and Terry Johnson-Green were involved in the house competition scavenger hunt that launched the PINS system this year. Well done to Jessica and Terry who had to find a random selection of objects from around the school.
I am very pleased with my student leadership team, who are a pleasure to work with and bring to Leo a gusto and enthusiasm, which I am hoping will become infectious this year and lead to Leo house's continued success. Already, the House Captains have been involved in different tasks around the school and it is good to see them finding their feet and settling into their role.
For me, achievements and rewards are a real positive part of the Head of House role and I was honored to present four awards Leo house students at Long Field's recent Prize Giving evening at the Melton Theatre. The awards went to Jessica Marchington in L3, for most improved student, Kacper Janus in L3 for house community involvement and Jennifer Cooper in L1 for her persistent performance and excellence. Of course, not forgetting the House Captain 'thank you' award which went to the excellent Samuel Robinson for his leadership of Leo last year. I can honestly say the night was a fantastic experience for everyone involved and shows how the determination and commitment by a group of exceptional students can make a school a very special place to be.
As always, I'd like to remind everyone in Leo house that we must push ourselves to be the best we can be at Long Field. A big part of this is having the right attitude, whether this is towards attendance, equipment or uniform. When Leo do this well we excel and our students do well.