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24/01/20

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Well done to the year 8 boys football team who won this afternoon in the Newham league against a strong side. Well done to all whom played. ⚽️ https://t.co/eHn7D1q5dj

23/01/20

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A peaceful classroom for Miss Soni as her year 9 class explore the benefits of mindfulness though yoga and meditation during their PE lesson. 🧘 https://t.co/eofrdzXKhU

23/01/20

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HE Year 10 students conducting their own experiment into genetic heritability and DNA yesterday during a fantastic masterclass yesterday. We are very grateful to for hosting the day, our students absolutely loved it! https://t.co/PXqlwyeMxE

23/01/20

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The Year 11s GCSE PE group are back for their final assessment in rock climbing. https://t.co/vNSp5fWpX9

23/01/20

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A creative task set by Miss Ellis this morning as she teaches her year 8 girls the technique of the dig in volleyball, with a key focus of encouraging accuracy and control throughout the pass. https://t.co/xVYRR7tpbM

23/01/20

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Our & are visiting their second placement schools today! A huge THANK YOU to the brilliant Managing Mentors and their teams for making everyone so welcome! https://t.co/iRNGS7nZyP

23/01/20

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Our , & are at for their twilight training tonight! A fantastic setting for the evening! https://t.co/y3xbmfWR0V

22/01/20

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The CTEC sports students have a packed day out at the University of Brighton. Getting a greater understanding of Sporting courses at university level https://t.co/Vqilzq7akE

22/01/20

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The CTEC sports students have had a jammed pack day gaining valuable first hand experience on university sporting course that the Univesity if Brighton have to offer.Many thanks to for inviting the sports students down. https://t.co/RJolZdHz00

21/01/20

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6th form student Lloyd showing his fellow peers a masterclass in archery 🏹 https://t.co/EF2JqAAaBM

21/01/20

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No PowerPoint at today and the CTEC sports students are out for a day of archery at as part of their Unit 18 Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) module. 🏹 https://t.co/xiWxVBPOLW

21/01/20

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There's just 24hrs left to watch champion pupils at win the title of the 'UK's smartest school' in CBBC's Top Class. Here's their specialist round on Martin Luther King Jr from the live grand final which they won 38-18! Well done Sid, Aadam, Nagu and Anya 🌟🏆 https://t.co/VXIc380rWX

21/01/20

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This is what I like to see! Great knowledge.

21/01/20

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Well done ! https://t.co/z8qABDxEfE

21/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Excellent, and much deserved! https://t.co/I4D85ZDw2F https://t.co/jHf429AJ8i

20/01/20

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20/01/20

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Welcome to Day 1 of ! Did you know that switching half of your sugary cereal for a low sugar variety could save you around 1.5tsp of sugar? How are you reducing your sugar this week? https://t.co/ZwtY6FrSgm

17/01/20

5 of the team are presenting their plans to an advisor to and 70 other students https://t.co/J9WEBgMQP2

17/01/20

school council are offices in Stratford today planning their Youth Travel Ambassador campaigns for the year https://t.co/p7372W7YmF

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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…