LVS Oxford’s first year ended with a special end of term assembly on Friday in front of a packed hall of families.
Most of the learners stood on stage and entertained via a range of performances including playing instruments, singing and reciting passages from books, testimony to the confidence and ability they have gained throughout the last year at LVS Oxford.
Amy’s class opened the assembly with “Our Year”, where learners recapped their highlights from every month that they had spent at LVS Oxford, and then sang “525,600 Minutes”, posing the question ‘How do you measure a year?’
Charlotte and Eddie then dueted on “Start of Something New” from High School Musical, before Eddie took to the stage again to play Sweet Jenny Jones on the violin accompanied by his mum and Head of Centre Jane Straw who also played violin.
Megan and Reece performed Breaking Free before teacher Claire Chaney took to the stage to introduce her GCSE English group. Claire said she was very proud of them and had been inspired and learned from her group – “I hate speaking in public but if they can do it so can I!” Reece, Charlie, Morgan and Hugh took to the stage to recount dialogues from Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses book which they have been studying, before a video was played of the learners acting out their own Noughts & Crosses scene which you can view here: https://youtu.be/4KjzUfF3OXc
No LVS Oxford assembly would be complete without the brilliance of Quinton’s piano playing, where once again he amazed the audience by playing without looking at the piano as he was too busy beaming over his shoulder at them!
Eddie and his band (his mum and Jane again!) then gave an excellent violin rendition of Scotland The Brave before Charlotte sang “The Climb”, Megan and Charlotte performed “Butterfly Fly Away” and Amy’s class sang “World’s Greatest”
Behind the scenes the technical aspects of the show ran smoothly thanks to the expert knowledge and management of learners Fraser and Morgan who showed just how much they have learned in ICT lessons at LVS Oxford. They have been tirelessly putting together a brilliant powerpoint presentation titled “How A Year Can Change You” (click to view) with many contributions from learners and staff to list things that they have only learned to do since LVS Oxford started – a fitting way to round off an assembly marking a very special first year.
Mr Barrett, a parent at LVS Oxford, also stood up to say a few words, speaking in glowing terms of the positive impact the school has had on his son and how nerves had quickly been overcome to settle into a happy routine. He praised the school’s learners for overcoming their fears to perform with confidence at assembly, and said that LVS Oxford was the school both Oxford and the learners deserved.
Families then enjoyed a fantastic barbecue in the sunshine on the beautiful school lawns, where Charlotte’s mother commented that “Charlotte has found somewhere that she really fits in, and is treated as a family member and not just a student”.
Mrs Dancer described the changes in her son since he started at LVS Oxford: “He is far more relaxed at home now as at school he is learning to be more confident and independent, and also learning so much more. At his last school he would come home in tears four nights a week. That doesn’t happen now – he has no anxieties about going to school anymore and is keen to go and see his friends there”.
And with that our learners went home to enjoy a long hot(?!) summer and look forward to returning to LVS Oxford in September. See you then!
To view our album of images from the day go to http://bit.ly/LVSOxfordSummerAssemblyAlbum
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