Galileo House - Orange
Galileo Galilei was a famous philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician whose contribution to both maths and science led to major advancements across the fields. One of his most notable contributions was developing the telescope which enabled several planets and moons being discovered. The late professor, Stephen Hawking, once described Galileo as being 'hugely responsible for the birth of modern science'.
In Galileo we are lucky enough to have a broad range of students that go on to excel in a variety of activities – ranging from amazing singers, dancers and gymnasts to scientists, mathematicians and thespians to name a few. Their passion, enthusiasm and dedication is clearly visible as you see them perform.
Our students are always prepared to go the extra mile with many of them offering to give up their time to help with fundraising for our charities, or generously bringing in donations. Since September we have had the rotary charity shoe boxes (the majority of forms managed to fill multiple boxes!) and the Christmas hamper challenge for the Butterfield Centre (again, with some forms boxes overflowing with presents).
Recent Achievements: A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped out with the Children in Need Day on the 15th November. As a school we managed to raise over £2000 which is absolutely fantastic! Particular thanks to our Charity Captains, Richard Kilby and Owen Cox for all of your help and support on the day.
We are very lucky in Galileo to have talented students that do marvellous things outside of school. We have many achieving grades in their music exams as well as others competing in sports including; Meredith Marsh for singing, Seth for clarinet, Zara Hakim for hockey, Edward Barks for golf and Kobe Wiles for cricket, to name just a few!
With nearly everyone somehow touched by cancer, the work Cancer Research UK do is hugely important. With somebody in the UK being diagnosed with cancer every two minutes, we all need to do everything we can to support the work that Cancer Research UK do to help improve the life expectancy of those diagnosed.
It is estimated that, since the year 2000, one fifth of people in Lincolnshire have been helped by LIVES. Being such a rural county, the work that these volunteers do is critical. To help keep these volunteers on the road, they need to raise over £1 million each year.