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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.


Schumann proves no shoo-in as Sammy takes close-fought John Lyon 2020 Musician of the Year title

The oboe music of great romantic composer Robert Schumann was deemed the finest of a great evening of music, as Year 10 pupil Sammy Smith took the John Lyon 2020 Musician of the Year crown.


Nobel Prize winner inspires John Lyon chemists at Royal Institution lecture

A lecture by a Nobel Prize winning chemist has given a group of John Lyon students an inspirational insight into high-level academia.


Year 7 Paris trip departs with a special ‘bon voyage’ from Lower Sixth language students

A mainstay of the John Lyon School diary for many years, the February half term Paris trip has set sail once again, with Year 7s having been given a taste of what to expect by Lower Sixth French students.


Once I started speaking in public, the words just came out without any effort

Speaking in public is a skill mastered by few and feared by many. Here, four pupil speakers at John Lyon's recent Talks-on-the-Hill lecture series, reflect on their experience.


Second Talks-on-the-Hill looks deep inside the human body

John Lyon's second annual Talks-on-the-Hill proved a detailed examination of the human body, from the viruses inside us to the way the outside world affects us.


John Lyon Model United Nations sees trade wars and climate change top the agenda

Thirty-six nations descended on John Lyon to debate some of the world's most pressing concerns, as the School's Model United Nations was reconvened.


Putting Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering on your CV will definitely make you stand out

With Duke of Edinburgh's Award volunteering in the headlines, Year 11 pupil Max Wilkinson talks about achieving many of the '25 activities every teenager should experience' in his weekend work on a miniature railway.


Excellent school inspection sees John Lyon achieve highest possible outcome

Both academic achievement and personal development have been praised in an excellent school inspection for John Lyon.

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