It was fantastic to see so many year 11 students and parents/carers attending our revision evening last week. It speaks volumes about how determined year 11 are to get it right and the support that we have from our families. This Thursday evening we welcome the parents and carers of our year 7 students to discuss how well students have settled in and to discuss if there is anything else that we can do to support students in terms of progress and well-being.
We are really keen to work with parents and carers to get it right. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are concerned about anything or have any questions or queries. Last week a parent pointed out to us that there was a mismatch between our uniform policy on the website and in the journal; we are working to fix that now. It is always helpful for us to know how things are perceived by parents and if there are things we could think about doing differently. We are absolutely determined to be a High school that the Sprowston community can be really proud of and your views and feedback are an important part of our reflection and development.
The School Photographer, Vancols will be collecting the last lot of proofs on Tuesday 27th of November 2018. Sadly we will be unable to process any proofs after this date. Kind regards, Ann Burton
A group of 23 Year 9 students took park in Discover Your Voice debate training on Friday 29th June. These keen talkers had a series of morning activities to help their reasoning, providing evidence to back up a point and listening and response skills. This included playing Ma Ma Moo Election, a game where you have to get elected varying tone and pitch but only using the words ‘Ma, Ma, Moo’! It’s amazing how much you can convey using pitch, tone and body language!
We learnt about the Extended Mace format for debating and in the afternoon had a chance to put our skills into practice! There were two motions:
The ideas certainly sparked controversy and debate! All too soon, preparation time was over and it was time to push aside those nerves and put all the skills to use.
Some feedback for the day included:
‘Debating training was a really good day, it will be useful for ‘learning how to present ourselves’.
‘The day helped me develop my confidence and skills in debating.’
‘I’m planning on going to 6th form after GCSEs, and this day made me more confident.’
I would like to extend my thanks to NEACO who fully funded the day and also our brilliant Discover Your Voice mentor Esther who was so engaging and dynamic. I also need to mention our brilliant students who learnt so much and participated so well- well done!
I am hoping to start a formal debating club from September. If you are interested in our next training event or debate club, see Mrs Bouttell in WS06.
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Here at Sprowston Community Academy we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|RS/Phil. & Eth.||https://twitter.com/SCHS_RS|