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25/02/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Happy 🥳 This year it's really crêpe'd up on us 😉 Get your pancake fix at the delicious restaurants and cafés at the Park! 👌 📸 Instagram / thebrekkyclub and signorelli_london https://t.co/u0NhdGCwuj

25/02/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A massive well done to student & player Wiktoria, as she led the Polish U17 women’s team to success in an international tournament over the half term break with victories over Belgium, Scotland & Sweden. Well done Wiktoria 👏🏆 https://t.co/VSPCtEhvxD

24/02/20

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Can you find Wally? 👀 It won't be difficult when the Where's Wally? fun run comes to the Park on Sunday 15 March! 👏 There's a 5K or 10K course to choose from (and a 1K for the little ones) to raise money for the 🙌 Register here ➡️ https://t.co/05pnPjQDJs https://t.co/EcsklgkwV5

24/02/20

Retweetd From Schools Plus Ltd

Welcome back to all our Partner Schools! We hope you had a relaxing half-term and have come back refreshed and refocused. https://t.co/tdSYJJJ10Z

24/02/20

A few photos from this mornings brilliant Lego experience. Year 12 students explored ways to build their own robotic creatures and used coding to make them do certain tasks. https://t.co/ct6Lqhp36Y

24/02/20

Welcoming all of our staff and students back this morning after the half term break!

19/02/20

My apologies Monday the 24th February not the 14th!

19/02/20

Retweetd From Bywaters

Last week we were delighted to welcome 15 students from to our facility in Bow, where we gave them a VR tour of our MRF and played educational games to teach them about recycling and sustainability! https://t.co/BJ3lMATP9s

17/02/20

The Primary production of Muzingo Island has come to an end here at . We had six outstanding performances across three days. A massive thank you to the cast, crew and all of the staff involved! https://t.co/yIPhGE8LMc

14/02/20

Wishing all of our students and staff a restful and enjoyable half term break! School starts again as normal on Monday 14th February

14/02/20

Retweetd From Harris History Network

Delegates at our Post 16 conference working on teaching students how to analyse historians’ claims! https://t.co/E99ATRE0Cf

14/02/20

Today is an inset day and is full with nearly 500 teachers from across receiving subject specific training in Geography, History, RE and MfL https://t.co/5KzeEp0FUb

14/02/20

International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this week! https://t.co/C4kUjEfokE

13/02/20

Retweetd From Zoe Hardie

Looking for students/apprentices/recent grads to talk to ’s wonderful year 12s and share your wisdom in 1 on 1 sessions. 4 March 9.30 - 12. Can you help ?

12/02/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Year 12 are taking their training up a notch Stratford East during their enrichment session https://t.co/iRohD4DTVQ

12/02/20

Mr Gergaud is going over the benefits of healthy eating and his enrichment group are making some tasty Tupperware take out dishes. https://t.co/ZucovmVotp

12/02/20

Year 9 getting their 5ps in a row as part of the 5p challenge https://t.co/ngqOP7WPP0

12/02/20

Continually working to maintain high levels of attendance to support student learning Best Attending Tutor Groups - Spring Term at 10/02/2020 1.7H6 98.48% 2.11R7 98.08% 3.9R8 97.63% 4.7F3 97.60% 5.8B3 97.60%

12/02/20

Retweetd From West Ham Park

We're taking care of this young Jack Russell Terrier found in the park, Please RT so we can hopefully reunite with his owner. Meanwhile, he's enjoying all the fuss! https://t.co/hSJU9GV0Ix

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    Posted on December 2nd 2019

    Chobham No Pen Day

    In our every changing social milieu. In a world dominated by tweets, emails, instant chats – for students stabbing digits into a keypad all day has become as everyday as a political scandal. So, on Thursday, the whole academy took the conscious decision to embrace the art of oracy!

    Kj“It was so different! Exciting – kind of made me think about my answers in a different way,” claimed Chloe in YR9. “We debated everything from the environment, to impact of Victorian literature to euthanasia. It really opened up our class and helped me learn a lot about my peers’ and opinions on the world we live in.’

    No Pens Day is now a movement. Recent studies show it has reached a total of over 7,000 schools and settings since it started in 2011. A recent poll of the some of the inner-city schools that participate 80% of respondents said that taking part in No Pens Day Wednesday raised their awareness of speech, language and communication needs, whilst 96% said they'd do things differently around school as a result of their involvement. Moreover 19% of respondents they had identified pupils who were struggling with spoken language that they'd not known about before.

    Chatting to the English Department, a myriad of planning and thought went into “No Pens Day” and the consideration of what they wanted to achieve from these innovative English lessons proved quite enlightening. “Considering the traditional structure of a large amount of English, predominately students will end up picking up a pen to finalise their thoughts or analysis. However, the freedom of this day has really allowed my students to consider their answers in a much more ontological, wide reacting and original manner. The results have been genuinely fascinating and have really reflected upon how I can incorporate this further into my pedagogy!’ Ms Osman stated. ‘I used Drama in my lesson! I forgot how much fun it was for out student in KS4 to bring a play to alive. It really helped them consider what a particular character’s motivations are?’ Ms O’Donnell, beamed after teaching her YR10 “An Inspector Calls.”

    A recent study states, “one of the largest barriers for students getting on in life is a lack of eloquence or inability to order or express their thoughts. Employers put confident oral communication at the top of their requirements, however, it’s seldom taught in schools.” Oracy is a skill. It can be taught and honed. Through discussion, debate students are more equip to not only to deal with their GCSE answers in a more critical and evaluate manner, but to prepare them for their future employment.

    “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” The importance of them being able to debate, argue and get their point across on the global issues facing our planet have never been more vital.

    “Next year we would like to have a parent workshop where they could join in some of the activities. “Mr Ward suggested, hoping the freedom and fun in the lessons would encourage parents really come and join in some debate, discussion and discourse.

    So, is Chobham mightier than the pen? On Thursday 28th November, for one day only at least, we think was…