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Letter from Mr Moffat 12th May 2023

12th May 2023

Dear All,

I hope this e-mail finds you well?

I am just writing to you to update you on a remarkable couple of weeks at The Langton. Many of you joined us for our recent Commemoration Service at the cathedral, which I am sure you will agree was a joyous event and was defined by an astonishing repertoire from our Music Department. We are losing some of the most wonderful, gifted musicians this year and I would like to thank them for their contribution to the life of the school over several years. I always feel Commem. is the soul of the school and it was lovely to see it delivered to perfection and our students were a credit to their school on their day out in the city.

Having become national champions, a group of young Langtonians travelled to Dallas to represent the UK in the VEX robotics World Championships, which I am sure is a memory they will retain for the rest of their lives, where they acquitted themselves very commendably.

Our Formula 1 boys travelled to RAF Benson for the regional F1 in Schools round and came home with a stash of prizes including ‘Best Engineered Car’ and ‘Fastest Car’. They were also awarded first place overall in Development Class and Entry Class. As a consequence of this, some of the boys will now be going on to the National Finals in Leeds later in the year. Of course, they are super excited. This is a project that is gaining momentum and benefited, initially, from generous funding from the Parents’ Association. I am glad to see that generosity repaid.

Many of you will have seen the Drama Department’s hard hitting climate change production of Is My Microphone On? both at the school and at The Marlowe Theatre. The astonishing news received this week is that they have now been invited to take their performance to The National Theatre on Saturday June 24th which promises to be an outstanding occasion.

Pascal Sleigh in Year 12 has had a painting accepted by The Royal Academy for exhibition this Summer.

Huge congratulations to those involved in all of the above. It really is testament to the extent to which students and staff at the school routinely go above and beyond any ordinary notion of education provision and really excel on national and international stages. I am beyond proud of their remarkable achievements.

Finally, my best wishes to those students now heading off for study leave and public examinations from today. May your efforts be suitably recognised.

Yours sincerely,

Ken Moffat B.A.(Hons.), M.B.A.