Mission Survive Trip
Myself and 7 students attended the Wakefield Learning Community Mission Survive challenge on 7th December.
The students' challenge was to come up with one way to change their community for the better. They then gave 'Dragon's Den' style presentations to a panel of judges. Our students' presentation was all about the issue of graffiti in Wakefield, and how to prevent it. They delivered a confident presentation and were credited by the judges for their detailed internet research, team-work and creative idea.
I myself am incredibly proud of these students. They are a credit to our academy. It has been fantastic to see these students (a mixture of years 7 to 8 and 7 to 9) all working together and helping each other. Their enthusiasm, resillience (especially Jasmine in Year 8!) and energy is absolutely admirable. And they were also the ONLY team who had worked on their idea solely at an after school club, giving up their own time. Really showing their committment. I think that says a lot!
Competition was very stiff (including ideas about making Wakefield greener, and creating multi-cultural pop-up cafes to share cuisine from different countries), and unfortunately our students did not win the competition. The crown went to Hemsworth Academy. But they had a fanastic day out, and were gracious in the face of defeat. All received certificates for participating.
Teacher of History & Geography