Ignite Day 3: British Values

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Overview: The Ignite cross-curricular days provide Hayesfield students a unique opportunity to expand their learning, develop key skills and to explore the relevance of a wide range of topics. Themes and activities are designed to support our students’ Spiritual, Social Moral and Cultural development (SMSC) and provide effective opportunities to develop study skills and positive attitudes to their learning.

The aim of our third Ignite Day is to help develop our students’ understanding and appreciation of our British Values as well as provide further opportunities to work and engage with students outside of their House.

All the Ignite Day activities are delivered on a rolling programme across each year group giving all students a range of new ideas, challenges and experiences over their time at Hayesfield. Most activities are staff-led and reflect the wider skills, experiences and knowledge, which they bring to the programme. In some years, specialists outside speakers are used to offer expert opinions and advice or to share their relevant experience. In Year 11 and 13, students will undertake a range of activities designed to develop their study and revision skills in preparation for their upcoming summer exams.


Year 13: Exam Warriors – Prepare to Perform!

British Value: Individual Liberty

Overview: Having progressed from Exam Ninja to Exam Warrior, Year 13 will experience a carousel of activities that will get them fully prepared to perform this May and June. The day will provide practical support and resources as well as the opportunity to put some of those strategies to the test and create some of their own resources to get them going. We’ve also thought about the mental preparation and stamina as well, and will be offering sessions to support physical and mental well-being during the exam period.

  • Session 1: Get Ready… A session focused on getting motivated and organised
  • Session 2: Get Steady… A session focused on using the best revision resources for different subjects
  • Session 3: Go…and keep going! A session focused on keeping healthy and happy over the next 4 months

 
Learning Objectives:

  • Build your inner exam warrior in this half-day session
  • To provide a range of revision and study skills activities to support students in preparing for their upcoming GCSE exams
  • To provide additional opportunity and expert support for students to improve or complete necessary coursework elements of their GCSEs

 
Location: All workshops are run in the Upper Oldfield Park Campus. Details of which room to register will be displayed at the entrance to UOP on the day. The for Year 13 day will end at 12.15.


Year 12: Preparing for the World of Work

Overview: As our previous Ignite Day for Year 12 did not focus on the core theme of employability, we are taking this opportunity to engage with this vital part of their wider education. During the morning the student will be attending a workshop on how to budget when living on their own and what the deal with flat sharing is. They will also attend sessions on the use of Careerpilot to help map out their post-18 journey. A lively session on debate will also accompany the mornings activity as communication is a vital skill for employability. In the afternoon they will be asked to pick from a selection of careers talks covering such diverse areas of employment from medicine to fashion editing to song writing to law

Learning Objectives:

  • To help students better understand the complexities and challenges of employment
  • To prepare students for the life after Sixth form with budgeting and flat sharing information
  • To promote understanding of the range of employment opportunities available
  • To reflect on their personal employable skills and experience as well as consider next-steps on their education
  • To provide further opportunities to develop leadership, team building skills and work and engage with students outside of their House

 
Location: All workshops are run in the Upper Oldfield Park Campus. Details of which room to register will be displayed at the entrance to UOP on the day.


Year 11: Study Skills Day

British Value: Individual Liberty

Overview of morning: All students will start in a joint assembly looking at how they will start preparing for ‘The race of their lives’. This is our starting gun for their intensive revision timetable from now until the exam and will focus their attitudes and motivation to the job ahead. The day will provide practical revision support and resources as well as the opportunity to put some of those strategies to the test and create some of their own resources to get them going. We’ve also thought about the mental preparation and stamina as well, and will be offering a carousel of relaxation techniques with Yoga.

Overview of Afternoon: Morning sessions will continue into the afternoon but during Period 5, all students will come together to share their experience of the day and reflect on what they have learnt. Alongside this, they will be reviewing and creating individual revision timetables and considering how we need to organise their time, space, and ourselves on the run up to the exams.

In addition, some students will be selected for the Wthdrawal Sessions and given a personalised timetable in advance.

Learning Objective:

  • To provide a range of revision and study skills activities to support students in preparing for their upcoming GCSE exams
  • To provide additional opportunity and expert support for students to improve or complete necessary coursework elements of their GCSEs

 
Location: All activities take place in the Brougham Hayes Campus with all students starting the day in the BH Hall before breaking into their separate groups.


Year 10: Model Nations

British Values: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty

Overview: Morning Activities: Students will develop their understanding of the political and cultural make-up of different countries with weaker democratic procedures in four group-workshop activities. As part of these activities, students are asked to reflect on their own opinions and beliefs and sensitively question and challenge those of others. Highlights include going on the CIA website and a Geo-political quiz to see how well informed our girls are of the world in which they live and some of the issues currently facing our global community.

Afternoon Activities: In the afternoon our English teachers will be supporting Year 10 with some focused revision ready for their very first GCSE in May. Year 10 will need to bring their Literature folder and the texts they study.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop students’ understanding of the concepts of: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and how these concepts differ across a range of Governments and systems of law around the globe
  • To develop an understanding of the Declaration of Human Rights and its relevance to a globalised world
  • To further develop research and presentation skills; team building skills and group work
  • To support all Year 10 students in preparing for their summer English Literature exam

 
Location: All workshops are run in the Upper Oldfield Park Campus. Details of which room to register will be displayed at the entrance to UOP on the day.


Year 9: Valuing Science

British Values: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect

Overview: With ethical issues in science so frequently in the news, this day provides a valuable opportunity to link to science the word in which we live and raise and engage with some of the moral, ethical and legal questions involved .This day is full of exciting and hands-on activities exploring our core British Values through real-world examples of the issues. We are very lucky to be visited by some external guests who will be running activities on the Cardio System as well as explaining genetic mapping and extracting DNA. There’s also jelly babies!

Learning Objectives:

  • To help develop students’ understanding of the concepts of: Democracy, Tolerance The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and reflect on how these values impact on our everyday lives
  • To promote STEM subjects and their significance to the modern world
  • To provide further opportunities to develop team building skills and work and engage with students outside of their House

 
Location: All workshops are run in the Nucleus Block at the Brougham Hayes Campus. Details of which room to register will be displayed at the entrance to the Nucleus Block on the day.


Year 8: Bristol Religious Buildings

British Values: Tolerance of Others, Mutual Respect

Overview: Moral courage is a core Hayesfield value and as a school we continually look for ways in which we can engage with and champion the diversity of our international community. During the morning, Year 8 will be visiting two different religious buildings in Bristol. Half of the year group will be visiting a Hindu Temple and a Sikh Gurdwara. The other half of the year group will get to visit a Hindu Temple and a Islamic Mosque. At each religious building students will be given a talk and a tour by a religious representative. In the afternoon students will take part in two different sessions where they will have the opportunity to explore what it means to live in a multi faith community and the importance of religious tolerance. This is a very popular and inspiring part of our wider curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop student’s understanding of the concepts of: Tolerance for people of other faiths, Mutual respect, Individual Liberty and understanding the importance of religion in the everyday life of a believer

 
Location: This is an external activity which will leave from Upper Oldfield Park Campus and register at 8.25 in the Refectory. In the afternoon, students will return to and be dismissed from the Brougham Hayes Campus.


Year 7: Refugee Day

British Values: Tolerance of Others, Mutual Respect

Overview: A really exciting and participatory range of Performance and Arts focused activities across the day which reflect on the experience of refugees around the world. Students are told that they have just arrived as refugees in an imaginary country. They need to spend the day learning how to become citizens of this country and reflecting on their experiences. The day culminates in a showcase of everything they have learnt and created and celebrates the diversity of our international community.

Learning Objective:

  • To develop student’s understanding of the concepts of: Tolerance for others, Mutual Respect, Individual Liberty
  • To allow students to understand and appreciate the issues and impact of immigration from countries across the world
  • To provide further opportunities to develop team building skills and work and engage with students outside of their tutor group

 
Location: All workshops are run in the Upper Oldfield Park Campus. Details of which room to register will be displayed at the entrance to UOP on the day.

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