Outspoken

Outspoken is the voted title given to our school council. The group was formed to enable students and staff to discuss important issues affecting the Academy. The group meet each Tuesday lunchtime for 30 minutes. Every alternate Tuesday, the group do the recycling for each classroom, including the office and staff room.

The group is made up of representatives from all 14-19 classes, and some pupils from KS3. At the start of each year, each class votes for their representative and members can change termly or stay the full year.

We are involved in fundraising, special interest days, and help out in assemblies. We sometimes work with charities from outside school. Members provide a voice for their classes

Staff members are Janet Smith and Karen Hicklin.

Student members:

Emily, Joseph, Liam, Elliot, Tyler, Chloe, Nathan, Jasmin

Outspoken News and Meetings

Thursday 14th January 2016 Meeting

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Present – Val, Tony, Kieran, Coree, Emily, Thomas, Joseph, Shaun

Around the World Day

Handprint based on the day next week, representatives from each group to inform students of their country and what they are doing. Val to let students know of Declan’s role – taking photographs of the day.

Information given out to staff, put in staff room and posters around school advertising the day.

No meeting next Thursday as it is Round the World day.

Martine would like to come to our meeting on 28th January to discuss Shakespeare week.

Jenny Lee would like to come on February 4th to discuss Sports Relief run.

Andy has sent us an email asking if we can gather thoughts and views from the school about ‘What it means to be at Foxwood?’

We had lots of ideas –

Advertise in Handprint and Primary assembly.

Have a Talking Wall with descriptive words, statements and pictures – maybe film each student putting their contribution on the wall and then make a short film of it.

Use words and write a poem or story. Draw/paint a picture, write it, sketch it, work on the computer.

Give examples of what our school is e.g. fun fair, hospital, holiday etc and have pictures to show this.

Need to decide on a time scale for this to happen.

Next meeting – Thursday 28th January

Martine and Shakespeare


Thursday 3rd December 2015 Meeting

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Present – Val, Tony, Kieran, Coree, Emily

Keiran to find out when Comic Relief and Sports Relief is ready for our next meeting as this could be next term’s Outspoken project.

Sports Relief is on Sunday 20th March 2016. Ideas could be – running a football tournament, having a charity run/jog/walk. Maybe having the event sponsored or bringing money to join in. maybe having stalls selling drinks, snacks etc to make more money.

Val to look on calendar to see what is happening around that date.

Around the world day

The grid is up in the staffroom with a list of countries for classes to decide upon. Staff are already filling them in and Val will email and say in bulletin to remind them .

Kieran from group 1 has volunteered to produce a ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ quiz – Christmas based for next weeks Handprint.

Next meeting – Thursday 10th December-

Look at grids ready for staff use.

Email staff to remind then to put all photos etc in Presentation Evening folder in Multi-media especially with the build up to Christmas.


Thursday 26th November Meeting

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Present – Val, Tony, Kieran, Coree, Shaun, Joseph, Emily

Presentation Evening

John H to be invited to join Outspoken as our Sport’s Correspondent with Declan to film – football , basketball and cricket matches and bikeability.

The Boccia competition is starting soon. Joseph and Shaun will be our reporters and take photographs and report on the matches. Val to ask Sindy and Cheryl if they can help them write the game reports and file the photographs ready for presentation evening.

Keiran to find out when Comic Relief and Sports Relief is ready for our next meeting as this could be next term’s Outspoken project.

Recycling

This is going great. Group 3 are now using it as part of their Maths project.

Next meeting – Thursday 3rd December-

Look at grids ready for staff use.

Email staff to remind then to put all photos etc in Presentation Evening folder in Multi-media especially with the build up to Christmas.


Thursday 19th November Meeting

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Present – Val, Tony, Kieran, Declan, Thomas, Coree, Shaun, Joseph, Emily

Val thanked Outspoken for their amazing Handprint last week. They were very informative telling 14-19 about all the projects we are doing.

January 21st – Around the World Day

Each class to have their own country. A list/poster to be put up in the staffroom on a first come first served basis.

France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Sweden, China, India, Egypt, Greece, Jamaica, America, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Holland, Turkey.

Poster/list to be made in ICT by Group 2 on 30th November to be put up in the staffroom on 1st December. Given 1 week for completion then a grid can be made.

Each class to choose a country – a half hour activity which other classes can come round and learn about.

Own classes until 9.45 then

9.45-10.15, 10.15-10.45, Break 11.05 – 11.35, 11.35 – 12.05

A grid to be put up in the staff room to let staff choose which countries they want to visit. Maybe choose 5 countries to make sure you get 4 of your choice. 1 week of grid.

Ideas-

Food from around the world, Design a menu

Round the world dance/movement e.g. New Zealand rugby team dance.

Dress/costume Sports/flags/currency/animals, Learn a language

Songs, national anthem, history, animals, plants, ,geography, transport, famous people, parades, carnivals, landmarks.

Students can dress up in whatever country they want to be or as a famous person from that country etc.

If staff have 1 week to make decision about country, 1 week to make decisions of which countries to visit then we have the time in the spring term to plan activities.

In the afternoon it is hoped that as many classes as possible will continue their theme.

Next meeting – Thursday 26th November- Concentrate on ‘Round the World Day’


Thursday 12th November Meeting

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Present – Val, Tony, Kieran, Declan, Thomas, Coree, Shaun, Adam, Owen .

Absent: Joseph

Outspoken can offer to help with the Christmas fayre within their groups and other classes and have some responsibility for taking films/photos?

Declan is now on an IT placement as a multimedia technician. Outspoken are very happy to have his knowledge in our team.

It is Outspoken’s turn to do Handprint next Wednesday. It was discussed and the topics we want to tell the students about are:

Recycling Boxes (Thomas and Coree)

January 21st – Around the World Day (Owen and Adam)

Presentation Evening-how to get ready for it (Declan and Kieran to produce a presentation to show in Handprint and find out where to store media and let all staff know.)

Sports Week- Outspoken will be organising the opening ceremony. (Emily, Shaun and members)

Tony to have a chat with Sam about fitness in schools and how it can help students.

Next meeting – Thursday 19th November-

Concentrate on ‘Round the World Day’

Organised am. Classroom activities pm.


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