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23/01/21

Retweetd From Barack Obama

On a day for the history books, delivered a poem that more than met the moment. Young people like her are proof that "there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it; if only we're brave enough to be it." https://t.co/mbywtvjtEH

22/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

🎉SAVE THE DATE! 🎉 We’ve teamed up with our brilliant friends & Kids (and some special guests!) to bring the nation’s kids together and discuss some really important ways to stay happy and well right now. When? 9am Mon 1st Feb Where? https://t.co/oKFM3JFq9g https://t.co/jdenvti5lR

22/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit https://t.co/Bi5QigLKkJ 🙌 https://t.co/SYpNnIYKZ9

22/01/21

Retweetd From BBC Bitesize

Joining us for another week of ? Here’s your timetable! 📚 📺 Primary Bitesize Daily & more on from 9am. 📺 Secondary Bitesize Daily & more on from 1pm. 's also on BBC Red Button. Catch up on all the shows on ! https://t.co/ByuB96Qd7M

22/01/21

Today we have worked in partnership with a vegetarian food company call Vegilantes https://t.co/gAgx7ouOTg to supply our Chobham families with over 360 portions of free healthy food options https://t.co/pqHHNlFzdj

22/01/21

First up is Alex Jarrett, an actress form East London https://t.co/FISuMV0bUI

22/01/21

Watch/Listen to our new where each week Mr Avory will interview a different person from the performing arts industry!

22/01/21

Retweetd From BBC News (World)

Students at Kamala Harris' alma mater, Howard University, say they feel "joy" to see one of their own in the White House https://t.co/zjokyhmbre https://t.co/a0eaB9x8jo

22/01/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

One day soon we'll be splashing about in the fountains at the Park and we can't wait! 👏 Until then, please ensure you're following Gov. guidance when visiting the Park. You can find out more here 👉 https://t.co/gFayQeBuRc https://t.co/xdVxRNlbji

22/01/21

Retweetd From M.I.B

Outstanding!!!!! This impact will make a difference to our students outcomes and chances at a successful life. is the type of resource we need to share with other schools in newham

21/01/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

We’re throwing it back to March 2019 as our current year 10’s (year 8 at the time) visited the . The students were able to get an insight into sports related courses at degree level. https://t.co/Tm8syN6xJT

21/01/21

Retweetd From Evening Standard

Boris Johnson has said it is too early to say when lockdown will end https://t.co/jKwoo1KZjo

21/01/21

Retweetd From 🆆🅴🆂🆃🆈

Needed that after a day on the laptop 😅 I’m on the floor out of choice, not necessity...👀 Just one of the workouts on our YouTube channel for the students to complete! 💪🏾 https://t.co/zCUNnqJkE7 https://t.co/TUubIJlLDa

21/01/21

Year 9 Students – The GCSE Preference programme starts today – watch the video event live on the academy YouTube Channel https://t.co/DvXjYEiviw

21/01/21

Retweetd From Mr Rees-Flynn

Brand new video podcast from performing arts department - Episode 1 with https://t.co/5IsNHkhQt0

21/01/21

An inspiration to all our young ladies at Chobham https://t.co/OHJ8yuLZXC

21/01/21

Retweetd From Twitter Moments

President Biden signed his first executive orders on Wednesday, which include a mask mandate on federal property, rejoining the Paris climate accord and providing support for underserved communities.  https://t.co/8FSfag6iPD

21/01/21

Retweetd From Sky News

“We would want to give all schools a clear two-week notice period.” Education Secretary tells that he will give schools “enough notice as possible” before they reopen. Get live updates: https://t.co/vv2GcE5o8U https://t.co/GSBZDPCtDQ

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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…