Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090


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I think it appropriate to hand this week’s blog over to Red Nose Day. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the fund raising today by bringing in cakes, selling buns, donating money to come in non-uniform or just helping on one of the stalls. Every effort helps to improve lives across the globe.


School might feel exhausting after a day of excellent progress and hard work, but young people all around the world are desperate to get an education because they know it is their best chance of a brighter future. Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea introduces this short film about Rabecca, a girl from Zambia who could no longer afford to go to school after her parents died.


It is certainly worth having a look at the video link below to remind ourselves of those who are less fortunate than we are and to perhaps think about how we can help.



Enjoy your weekend.


M Mckeown



Literacy: Currently reading ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell. Numeracy: How do I use the exchange rate information to change pounds into dollars?

SMCS Focus: Freedom Extended SMSC Focus: Healthy relationships

This term’s Big Question: Literacy – what do we like to read? Attitude to Learning Focus: Expert learners pride themselves on being friendly and helpful to others in our school.

‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’ Anne Frank

For this week’s blog, I have found the lyrics to a song which might just help every student who is on the path to success.

50 vivos to the first student to tell me what song it is!

Dark is the night

I can weather the storm

Never say die

I've been down this road before

I'll never quit

I'll never lay down

See I promised myself that I'd never let me down

I'll never give up

Never give in

Never let a ray of doubt slip in

And if I fall

I'll never fail

I'll just get up and try again

Never lose hope

Never lose faith

There's much too much at stake

Upon myself I must depend

I'm not looking for place or show

I'm gonna win

No stopping now

There's still a ways to go,

Someway, somehow

Whatever it takes, I know

I'll never quit, no no

I'll never go down,

I'll make sure they remember my name

A hundred years from now

When it's all said and done

My once in a lifetime will be back again

Now is the time

To take a stand

Here is my chance

That's why I'll...

I'm gonna win

Enjoy your weekend

M Mckeown




I found this Quote by an American Businessman Warren Buffett and thought I would share it with you.

‘Imagine that a Genie offers you any car in the world. The catch is that it is the only car you will ever own. What would you do?

You would read the manual ten times, change the oil twice as often as required, and you would take fastidious care so that that car remained the car of your dreams forever.

Think about what this tells you about your body.

You get only one mind and one body–the same ones you will have at 20, 40, 60, etc.

Take care of them and maximize their potential. It will be too late to take care of your body and mind (and car) later on. You can maintain them, but it is hard or impossible to undo big mistakes or negligence later on. You do not want to end up with a wreck on your hands.

Your main asset in life is yourself.

Treat yourself as a valuable asset. I often explain to students that I would be willing to pay today for a percentage of the future earnings of good students.

If you value yourself, and invest in yourself, you will be worth a great deal throughout your lifetime, both to yourself and to your community.’

Make sure you enjoy your half term, but when you come back, be determined to invest in yourself through your learning, your actions, your friendships and your aspirations. You have one life to live – so make it count!


Congratulations and well done to the following groups of students:

•             Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh groups

•             Year 7 Art students for their homework – in particular to Poppy, Joe and India

•             To everyone who supported Fairy Bricks

•             The Year 9 football team and their visctory over Skegness Grammar

•             The 6 JEM starting their day with a ‘good deed’

•             To the students who worked with textile artist, Nicky Dillerstone, creating nests and pods

•             To all the students involved in this terms ‘big question’ about reading

•             The Year 8 football team and their win against William Farr School

•             Everyone involved in our amazing Careers Fayre on Tuesday

•             The sixth formers who completed their Geography independent investigation along the Holderness coastline

•             The Year 9 Spanish team who won Glastonbury Goes Global competition

•             The Year 7 Midsummer Night’s Dream homework – which looked amazing

•             Year 10 CD covers for Romeo and Juliet

•             The Year 11 Jekyll and Hyde mood boards

•             Mr Harrod’s assembly about the late John Hurt’s time as a pupil at Lincoln School

•             Year 9 RS students as they assessed the different views on nuclear weapons.


Another great week!


I wish you all a restful and enjoyable half term break. I look forward to seeing you invest in yourself in the term ahead.


M Mckeown


Literacy: Currently reading ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell.

Numeracy: Should I get a new credit card and which one is the best value for money?

SMCS Focus: Freedom

Extended SMSC Focus: Healthy relationships

This term’s Big Question: Literacy – what do we like to read?

Attitude to Learning Focus: Expert learners pride themselves on being friendly and helpful to others in our school

‘If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door’. Milton Berle

This week I would like to say, ‘Good luck’ to all of the Year 11 students who are about to sit their follow-up mock exams in English and Maths in the coming week. We say, ‘Good luck’ but luck has nothing to do with it. In theory, while the exam hasn’t even been taken yet, the results are already written because the better marks will come from the students who have put most work in over a number of weeks. The students who have been going to all of the interventions since Christmas - after school, on the weekend, to 6+6 - working hard every single day and completing their homework and going above and beyond. These students write their own luck. These students have not left it to chance. They have made the decision to take matters into their own hands and, in doing so, strive for something better. So, while we may say, ‘Good luck’, what I really mean is congratulations to all of the Year 11s who have been consistently working hard every single day and are a credit to their tutor group, their year group, their friends and our school – congratulations on being a fabulous bunch of people – regardless of your scores.

However, if this isn’t you yet – and I stress the ‘yet’ - when is the time to start? What are you waiting for? What will it take for you to take your future – with the most crucial time being only four months away - into your own hands?

I would like to thank and congratulate the following students:

•             Everyone who attends and helps with 6+6

•             Everyone involved in making buns, selling them and supporting the fairy bricks charity

•             To all of our students and staff involved in Duke of Edinburgh and to Alpkit for the expedition equipment

•             The Year 11 students for their stunning history homework on the American West

•             To the Sixth Form and their participation in the Domestic Abuse project awareness morning

•             Everyone who has donated to the book swap

•             All students involved in the Readathlon

•             To the Year 9 students who excelled in the £5er challenge – some amazing entrepreneurial skills!

Have an enjoyable weekend.


M Mckeown


With our standards and expectations reaching ever higher, it’s easy to say that we can’t do it. It’s even easier to say we can’t be bothered – because that implies that we could if we want to, but we don’t.


I read this poem by ‘the People’s Poet’, Edgar Guest, who died in 1959, and thought that all those people who are expert and advanced learners could relate to the message in his work. Progress and learning isn’t always easy, but determination and resilience can ensure that you far exceed both your own and others' expectations.


Congratulations to all those who have shown the courage to carry on and not settle for second best! Keep reaching for your own personal excellence.


It Couldn’t Be Done

By Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,

But he with a chuckle replied

That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one

Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin

On his face. If he worried he hid it.

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;

At least no one ever has done it”;

But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,

And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.

With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,

Without any doubting or quiddit,

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

There are thousands to prophesy failure;

There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,

The dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,

Just take off your coat and go to it;

Just start to sing as you tackle the thing

That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.


M Mckeown