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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

17/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The yr 8 Netball team had a fantastic win against Cumberland yesterday. A great start to the year!! https://t.co/ppy5VtCaz8

15/01/20

Hi, the trip will be going ahead as planned. Students are advised to bring a jacket. Thanks

15/01/20

Good morning, I am just checking this for you. Thanks

14/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 12 members of the Football Academy were working hard on transition play in the midfield during today’s morning session. ⚽️ https://t.co/nakhgonGMb

14/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Why not join the 6th form Football Academy! With a duel pathway of playing & training football daily whilst studying a wide range of A-levels and CTEC’s. Trials are taking place at 3:30pm at Chobham Academy on the following dates: 16/01/20 13/02/20 ⚽️📚 https://t.co/oakUNatULg

13/01/20

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

Here’s a creative way to get kids excited to read! Make a story sack for them to fill with all their favourite books and activities to occur alongside it. Try our free guide: https://t.co/FzPMwgpV8f https://t.co/zx5PDNFFUK

13/01/20

Retweetd From George Wills

, and I have had such a delightful morning being truly put to shame by the brilliant and talented students of ! https://t.co/IOX1O2xavH

10/01/20

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Interesting in hiring some first class facilities located in the heart of the Olympic East Village? Then look no further than our School of the Day, Chobham Academy! For full facility listing and booking information, please visit - https://t.co/jG2WKB9KHX https://t.co/Hd2OlNtrcT

10/01/20

Harris Experience Advance students taking part in a mock trial with Criminal Defence Barristers https://t.co/SAvKT276oI

10/01/20

Mr Leonard being chased by a police dog as part of Year 9 Innovation Day yesterday! https://t.co/AO7NBbj0Iz

09/01/20

Year 8 students being taught about police procedure and collecting evidence at a crime scene with a Senior Investigating Officer https://t.co/1uuBE8J1BG

09/01/20

Year 8 learning how a police dog carries out his duties https://t.co/u79Ffxokge

09/01/20

Retweetd From MyBnk

130 16 & 17 y/os are figuring out minimum wage, payslips, national insurance, tax, pensions, living costs, needs & wants, budgeting, debt and savings w/ us today. . Sup. https://t.co/iMGowM0cne

07/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Some of the year 9 GCSE PE cohort have headed over to the HQ studios in London to create news stories on the importance of a ‘healthy lifestyle’. 🥗🧘‍♂️⛹️📽🗞 https://t.co/JFefpRk3ly

06/01/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Some of the football academy students have started the term lively with an early morning 1 to 1 football session with Mr Okunja, as they look to maintain the high standards set from the first half of the football season. 🏃⚽️ https://t.co/7nRyPgQmR3

06/01/20

Retweetd From Transformation Trust

Another great session at Head Office in London yesterday with 🥳🤩 https://t.co/dinwr0tFS1

06/01/20

Retweetd From Mahfuza Patel

Can we be the Top Class of 2019 🙏🏻🙏🏻😱😱 https://t.co/aqWxVzq2be

20/12/19

Prefects delivering mince pie treats to staff! https://t.co/ab5s4Denlr

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Latest News

    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…