New LVS diploma values life skills
Ten new pupils began their school adventure at LVS Ascot, forming the Reception class at the Infant & Junior School accompanied by their parents.
As well as experiencing school for the first time, they will also be taking part in a brand new initiative introduced by the independent all-ability school – the LVS Ascot Junior School Diploma – and have already enjoyed the school’s impressive £820,000 dining hall refurbishment, transformed from a standard school canteen into a high-end restaurant quality space. The diploma is linked to LVS values and skills from Reception class right up to Year 6, before moving up to LVS Ascot senior school.
Criteria will include items such as learning to play an instrument, contributing to school council meetings and cooking a meal for their families. Head of LVS Ascot Infant and Junior School Rachael Cox said: “Our aim is to deliver a unique and vibrant education that inspires young people to exceed their expectations. The Junior School Diploma will reinforce that and help develop our pupils”.
The new dining hall has suspended acoustic ceiling panels to help with sound deadening and improve conversation, and a servery that includes a theatre cooking suite for demonstrational cooking. LVS Ascot Principal Christine Cunniffe says: “We are continually looking to improve our facilities to provide the best learning environment so our students can maximise their achievements.”
LVS Ascot’s Principal Christine Cunniffe proudly shows off the school’s newly refurbished dining hall
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