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23/03/23

Retweeted From Georgia Mitrousia

Thank you for hosting Research! Great to reach out to so many enthusiastic students - the future of science is in great hands! https://t.co/Uy2sAo6poE https://t.co/ODG3QkNdX6

23/03/23

An eventful day is brought to a close by an inter generational conversation cafe with a focus on how all generations can help combat climate change. https://t.co/1R1UKiKvU1

23/03/23

Thanks to the staff from CAMHS for delivering a specific workshop to yr11 and yr13 parents on how to cope with the stresses of the exam season. https://t.co/1SHmEzp6si

23/03/23

Retweeted From SRA_SixthForm

Thank you to for hosting a fab careers event today. Our Year 12s had a great time talking to the different representatives and found the whole experience really helpful! A big 📢 shout out to our students who managed to organise their work experience placements too! https://t.co/0OuGgCBSVh

23/03/23

Retweeted From Rothamsted Research

Was a pleasure to take part and meet such enthusiastic students 👏👏 https://t.co/YoL2l3BJeU

23/03/23

Diary reminder - the Year 11 and Year 13 Exam Stress and Anxiety Workshop takes place this evening at 5.30pm in the Drama Theatre. https://t.co/2pPCuPmNrH

23/03/23

SJL Cultural Enrichment Day - Year 10 preparing for their model General Assembly of the United Nations debate. https://t.co/wAO4kFkhp7

23/03/23

SJL Careers Day 2023 - Amazing to see the Careers Fair in action, students engaging with companies about careers options and the routes into employment https://t.co/wlHF2bOkOv

23/03/23

SJL Cultural Enrichment Day - Year 9 enjoying various activities focusing on international trade, consumption and sustainability. https://t.co/JrKVrEdLwp

23/03/23

SJL Cultural Enrichment Day - Year 10 preparing for their model General Assembly of the United Nations debate. https://t.co/m5OMO2niLC

23/03/23

SJL Cultural Enrichment Day - Year 7 building connections using creativity. https://t.co/W3JIp7w1S1

23/03/23

SJL Cultural Enrichment Day - Year 8 learning about different cultures through dance. Practising for their performance. https://t.co/1HPh5uFeJv

23/03/23

SJL Cultural Enrichment Day - Year 7 begin with an assembly on “Children Around the World” https://t.co/qhG9cKgbZX

22/03/23

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Sweet peas, red dwarf beans, lettuce and coriander, all sown today. It’s great to get out in the sunshine and enjoy the spring air! Our flowering bulbs are beautiful this year. https://t.co/7AXbJzQUnY

22/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

DOUBLE DISTRICT CUP WINNERS 🏆🏆 Congratulations to both the: Year 8s 2-0 vs Roundwood Park Year 10s 3-1 vs St Albans School For producing a historic afternoon for SJL Football. Read more on our Instagram! Hugely proud of all the players involved. Enjoy every minute. https://t.co/ZV6l01MMit

22/03/23

Our award-winning Careers Day takes place tomorrow - a fantastic opportunity for Sixth Form students to connect with employers representing a diverse range of companies and to discover more about the vast range of career options available to them. Year 12 - smart business attire https://t.co/TsQOQ6eALP

22/03/23

Thursday is Cultural Enrichment Day - students across the school will take time off timetable for the opportunity to engage in a range of enrichment activities. Students in Years 7-11 can attend in non uniform. Year 12 must be in smart business attire for the Careers Day. https://t.co/b8GM56gGYP

22/03/23

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking for the next opportunity? We are an expanding multi academy trust based in Hertfordshire, seeking to appoint an experienced Payroll Manager. Apply now: https://t.co/c0R8vPaUXK https://t.co/PgcGyjE9fv

22/03/23

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Intergenerational Conversation Café event tomorrow night, being organised by our Climate Action Group – a chance to discuss climate action across generations. If you’d like to come along please contact us. https://t.co/yVvrElCsv0

22/03/23

Year 9 students receiving Headteacher Commendations, so lovely to see them embody the values of ACE. https://t.co/MymizKsSgR

21/03/23

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Great year 9 Drama performances at The Grove Junior school this afternoon raising awareness of friendship and online issues in such an entertaining way#theatrematters#nationaldramaseizetheday https://t.co/RS9je0WsIN

21/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

The final game of netball for this amazing team. The year 11 girls won 20-19 to Marlborough today. Huge congratulations to Ria A who was nominated as players player. Well done girls very proud of you all. https://t.co/E53V1T8Tfo

21/03/23

Every week students discuss our 'word of the week' and 'thought of the week' within their form groups, these discussions help to build upon their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. https://t.co/eOCBd3Gk00

21/03/23

Lots of students enjoying our lunchtime Chess Club today, it's great fun for all skill levels. All of our co-curricular activities can be found on the school website - https://t.co/Qa10Hfd2iu https://t.co/DEnOfUSi63

20/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Year 10 District Cup Semi Final ⚽️ SJL 2 - 1 Verulam White ⚽️ (pen) Platt ⚽️ The boys reaching their 1st DISTRICT CUP FINAL! Goalkeeping heroics from T.Lloyd see us clinch a deserved victory! Final Details: 🗓️ Wednesday 22nd ⏰ 4.30pm KO 🏟️ Woollams Vs St Albans School https://t.co/Lz0sBVmkFF

20/03/23

Yr8 Headteacher Commendations awarded for a range of academic and co-curricular achievements. A great start to the week. https://t.co/sLRnb41UkC

19/03/23

Retweeted From Herts High Sheriff

N&E Herts Bench magistrates guided and judged, emphasising how hard it had been to decide. Delighted to present certificates to all the students and a trophy to the winners. 2/2

19/03/23

Retweeted From Herts High Sheriff

Congratulations to the students of Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden for winning their round of the national mock trial competition in Stevenage Magistrates’ Court. Four schools competed, playing every role from magistrates and lawyers to defendants and witnesses. 1/2 https://t.co/LpNor7c9aY

18/03/23

A Level English Battlefields tour continues with the group visiting Thiepval, Memorial to the missing of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. https://t.co/M1j1Dg2w67

18/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr 8 and 9 Saturday Morning Results Vs Nicholas Breakspear Yr8 won 8-0 A. Davies scores 4 ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ Yr9 won 4-0 ⚽️ https://t.co/4BTX6rSoLH

18/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr7 Football - Saturday Morning Vs. Nicholas Breakspear 7A won 4-0 7B won 4-3 2 brilliant games of football this morning. The boys in both teams were outstanding coming out victorious. Ethan and Henry Hatrick Hero’s ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/AjP1sgID8Y https://t.co/cJ4Tubi0iB

17/03/23

A thought provoking and insightful day for the A level English students as they spend a day touring the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium. https://t.co/Jahrel0Bfd

17/03/23

Huge congratulations to SJL alumni David Ijiti. https://t.co/4OtoXY7tpY

17/03/23

This week's newsletter is out... https://t.co/1ELzXhgeBe https://t.co/R8f2LB6K4y

17/03/23

Happy St Patrick’s Day! To help celebrate we’ve got a fabulous display of brilliant books with green covers in our library. https://t.co/ceKQ96DPoQ

17/03/23

What a wonderful morning handing out Head Teacher Commendations to some very deserving year 7 students. https://t.co/7nWmLzdkxz

17/03/23

Harrison, one of our Heads of School doing a reading at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, the second largest Commonwealth Cemetery in Belgium. https://t.co/UglQsu2ZOu

16/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Senior 1st XI Highlights from our District Cup QF 3-1 win against Sandringham this week. Clark ⚽️ F.Sweeting ⚽️ ⚽️ https://t.co/BryZ2gBmpP https://t.co/6H3ojzZMw5

16/03/23

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

U16 Girls suffer penalty shootout heartbreak in County Cup semi final after leading twice. Superb performance from all but sadly not to be! https://t.co/U0qPwm5Snf

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a challenge open to all young people aged between 14 and 25 years old. There are three levels of the award, Bronze Silver and Gold. SJL is delighted to offer the Bronze Award to students in Year 10.

For Bronze there are four sections to complete. The four sections they must complete are Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Expedition.

The benefits of achieving The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at any level are endless. It’s difficult to list them all here… but you should definitely know how much fun you’ll have and how pushing yourself to do new things will help you to grow in confidence and develop useful skills. Meeting new people will inspire you and lead to lasting friendships. The DofE Award can also give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job.

Put simply, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing a programme of activities. It is a recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, and valued by employers and universities alike for the qualities with which it imbues young people.

Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working.

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At SJL we are pleased to be offering all students the opportunity to start their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

The applications process is all done electronically now via ParentPay.

Bronze Award

Students in Year 10 are eligible to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award. Students will have the opportunity to attend an assembly for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, followed by an information evening for parents. Students will then be invited to register for their award, which will start in September of Year 10. Registration is completed online via ParentPay.

Bronze timescales:

  • Volunteering section: 3 months
  • Physical section: 3 months
  • Skills section: 3 months

Expedition section: lunchtime/after school training sessions, a two day 1 night training expedition and a 2 day 1 night Qualifying expedition.

Students also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Each section must be completed over the time scale and must show a regular commitment. e.g. 1 hour per week for 3 or 6 months

Assessors

The students will need to find an assessor for each of their three sections - this person must have an interest or expertise in the section and NOT be a family member. The students will meet with their assessor BEFORE they start their section to discuss their aims for the 3 or 6 months. The assessor will then monitor progress and write a report at the end of the time. The report will need to be submitted to eDofE.org/assessor, or photographed and uploaded to the participants eDofE account. Full details and training will be given in lunchtime sessions / assemblies throughout the academic year.

We ask that students make a commitment to complete the three sections BEFORE Easter in the academic year as this ensures that all students who attend the expedition will go onto complete their award.

How much does it cost?

The cost of registering for the award is £80. This covers your welcome pack, an administration charge for the Licenced Organisation and school's administration charge.

If a student is unable to attend the school expedition, there are many other opportunities on offer; full details can be found on the DofE web site. Here you will find a list of Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) who do “open expeditions”. Any student can apply to do these expeditions in their own time and still complete their award with school.

DofE Opportunity Finder

 

The DofE coordinators are Mrs O’Leary and Mr Goodman. Their email address is: dofe@sjl.herts.sch.uk

FAQs

Can I do my volunteer (or any other) section as 2 6-hour stints rather than an hour a week?

No. It must be an hour minimum a week for 3 (or 6) months. This is to show ongoing commitment and resilience.

What do I do if my group gets lost during the hike?

If you get lost, you need to work with your group to locate yourselves to get back on track. You will not fail your expedition if you get lost, unless you get to a point where you need someone to come and help you. Techniques for what to do if you get lost will be covered in your training sessions. Ultimately we will have your health and safety as number one priority.

Can I bring my mobile/tablet on expedition?

No. We give you a basic phone to carry in case of emergency.

Quoted from previous participant of the DofE:

“I was worried I’d be bored at camp without my mobile for entertainment. I didn’t want to miss out on anything that was going on social media, but actually while I was there I didn’t think about it. It was really nice to speak to other students face to face rather than through technology, including people that I’d never really spoken to before.”

Will I be able to contact my child during the expedition to see if they’re alright?

No contact with home is allowed on expedition. Staff will have all contact information for parents and will make contact where necessary. No news is good news! Follow us on twitter @SJLDofE for updates during the expeditions!

I follow a strict diet / have extra needs / have a medical condition or disability. Can I do the expedition and do the same rules still apply?

The DofE is an Award that can be achieved by anybody that is willing to make the effort and commitment to it. If you have any concerns, please come and speak to me so we can work together to make your Award successful.

Can I be completing my sections at the same time as each other, or do I have to do one after the other?

You are welcome (actually, encouraged!) to be completing the sections the best way to suit you and your time management. Sections can be completed at the same time, For example, you can do your music lesson hour a week on a Tuesday, and football on a Thursday.

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
The DofE programme ideas physical 18th May 2022 Download
The DofE programme ideas skills 18th May 2022 Download
The DofE programme ideas volunteering 18th May 2022 Download
The DofE Participant Enrolment Form 30th Jun 2022 Download
Bronze Launch Presentation 30th Jun 2022 Download
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