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School estates work on track for September unveiling

With the School now closed for summer, two significant School estates projects are on course for completion ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year.


Our term has ended, like the lockdown we have grown accustomed to.

Having spent a whole term learning from home, outgoing Deputy Head Boy Patrick Miles looks at the activities and achievements of Year 7 and 8 boys through lockdown.


An important lesson: Fear is an incompetent teacher

With no big farewell for this year's A-Level students, outgoing Head Boy Husain Abedi writes the speech he would have given at final assembly, focusing on the work of the Student Council, and wishes his best to the new Head Boy team.


La Peste could now be seen as a warning of things to come

Albert Camus’ novel La Peste has seen a huge increase in sales since lockdown began. Amongst those reading the classic 20th century novel was A-Level French student Daniel Wong, who writes about the book and the curious rise of ‘pestilence fiction’.


We reinforced our knowledge on the water and carbon cycles

Before the lockdown began in spring, Lower Sixth Geographers, including Bailey Allmey, made the short trip into the Chiltern Hills to learn more about water and carbon cycles through practical experiments.


World Cup winner tells pupils of hard journey back to the top of Cricket

The highs of being selected to represent England at 18 and the five years of hard work to get back into that team having been dropped have been discussed by World Cup winner Fran Wilson as she spoke to John Lyon pupils.


Continuing dangers of air pollution highlighted for pupils by environmental writer

The unrelenting and under-reported dangers of air pollution, as well as the failures of corporations and governments, were all on the agenda as a leading environmental journalist spoke to John Lyon pupils.


Life is a Rollercoaster for pupils in Summer Term engineering challenge

With the country's theme parks closed, it seems unlikely there will be many rollercoaster rides this summer, so John Lyon pupils decided to build their own as part of an engineering challenge.


John Lyon pupils go on mission to Mars with space expert and author

More than 100 John Lyon pupils were told they could be the first to step foot on The Red Planet, in an Excellence Programme talk about man's mission to Mars.


Louis set to tread the most elite boards with coveted National Youth Theatre place

A rare and coveted membership of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain has been awarded to a John Lyon student, who will now train and perform with the country's very best young actors.


Home is where the art is — John Lyon Lockdown Gallery

A collection of artworks from pupils and students in all years at John Lyon, created during the lockdown of Summer Term 2020.


The John Lyon 2.6 Challenge — press ups, PPE and pastries

The School's annual Values Day was dedicated entirely to Community, as pupils and staff smashed their fundraising target in the John Lyon 2.6 Challenge.


Community to be celebrated on John Lyon Values Day

Community will be at the forefront of John Lyon's annual Values Day, as pupils and and staff take up challenges to raise funds for the School's chosen charity.


John Lyon PPE delivered to world-leading hospital

A world-leading orthopaedic centre has received its first shipment of John Lyon PPE, in an effort led by one of the School's Teachers of Physics.


First do no harm — John Lyon teacher’s winning ring design to benefit NHS

A ring design by a John Lyon teacher has been chosen by a leading London jewellery firm to be put into production and sold to benefit the NHS.


Students listen as powerful voices come to John Lyon Union

A busy Spring Term for John Lyon Union has seen many speakers talk to Sixth Form students on a range of subjects, always engaging, often inspirational.


John Lyon seems to have been ahead of the curve with Science education

John Lyon's new Head of Science, Mr Alex Kyles-Brown delves into the archives to see how Science education has been, and remains, important to School life.


“He looked into the eyes. They looked alive” — Flash Fiction 2020

The winners of the 2020 John Lyon Flash Fiction competition, Joshan Minhas and Husain Abedi, with stories of war and politics.


Junior Hockey players step up as sporting growth continues

With junior Hockey players regularly being selected for the School’s most senior teams, it is clear that John Lyon’s newest Major Sport is continuing to catch pupils’ imaginations.


Cambridge offer and competition wins mark Spring Term success for Dhanesh

Spring Term brought good news for Upper Sixth student Dhanesh Jegatheesan, as he was awarded a coveted offer to study Architecture at Cambridge, and then followed that up with victory in two competitions.

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