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23/01/19

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Students have created and shared these representations, and now are critiquing their diagrams. #teaching4mastery open lesson. https://t.co/yF7CDAU9pH

23/01/19

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Awesome PD day watching primary and secondary teaching . If you were one of the hundreds that experienced , what ideas are you taking back to your school? https://t.co/YPoNpv3PvZ

23/01/19

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Teachers getting ready to observe maths teachers from Shanghai - just waiting for the students now! We're at this afternoon as part of the Shanghai Teaching Showcase . https://t.co/E0uNFfJ4nt

23/01/19

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What’s the same what’s different? open lesson . https://t.co/vkQXuaQwHY

23/01/19

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“How can you represent ¾?” Shanghai teacher gathers ideas from students ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩, and they critique . https://t.co/kLWm30bEw4

23/01/19

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I like the teacher's emphasis on clarity of language.

23/01/19

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Looking forward to observing maths teachers from Shanghai for the first time! Going with fellow teachers from in to this afternoon as part of the Shanghai Teaching Showcase . https://t.co/PmjAZyvBAQ

21/01/19

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We've created online resources to help young people identify real news and filter out and false information 👉 https://t.co/x9DkiaBYLO Register your school, college or youth group for a workshop or attend an event https://t.co/tmPyL2LOKJ https://t.co/zgGK296oHP

19/01/19

that will be running in aid of in March! Please help us raise our target of £4,400 by donating here: https://t.co/qJkQtkDYBT https://t.co/5PfOHBrG3E

18/01/19

to be reversing the languages decline. “It’s about understanding that other people don’t see the world the same way as you see it.” Well said ⁦⁦⁩ Exclusive: The schools reversing the languages decline | Tes News https://t.co/6qaHyKJVvz

18/01/19

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Thank you for suggesting the idea of using a timeline to support and encourage students to narrate events in their answers! Year 11s have worked on these during their intervention today and found them extremely useful. https://t.co/LlHIzfE5ZY

16/01/19

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Over the Christmas period almost 12,000 volunteers welcomed 4,603 guests to our centres, held 787 advice sessions on housing, employment and benefits, and checked the health of 753 guests.

16/01/19

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Thank you to all volunteers for a great morning filled with mock interviews at 👏 Sign up to volunteer: https://t.co/yqmgDvbwbu https://t.co/tduz9lSzoI

16/01/19

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Thank you to everyone at and staff from Peters &Peters for the amazing mock interviews carried out today! https://t.co/bwo6iPqXGv

11/01/19

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Amazing achievement Chantoi, congratulations! 🎉 And hopefully she'll be the first of many! 😊🎓

10/01/19

Download a guide to our activities for the Spring term. Lots of clubs to choose from including rhythm dance and music, conversation, , , , and loads more. Find out more https://t.co/yd1cYb8XU0 https://t.co/gszomMk5v7

10/01/19

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Our are back at discussing contrasting placements and their take on the writing process. How are different schools achieving the same outcomes? Some lovely ideas being discussed. https://t.co/Q2bNOvXOkj

09/01/19

Chantoi, Year 13, has just received an offer to read Ancient and Modern History . She's our first ever student to receive an Oxbridge offer and we could not be more of her achievements. You star! https://t.co/HvEvrNA1al

07/01/19

Looking forward to welcoming all girls and HAB6 back to the Academy tomorrow from 9am for a 9.30am start. Please click this link to see an important announcement about school lunches https://t.co/M8wVWLlL9a

07/01/19

Dan in Year 10 is writing book reviews as part of her award. Read her reviews of 'The Bad Beginning' by and 'Murder Most Unladylike' by at https://t.co/CfMnLloDhz

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Posted on March 28th 2018

Lego Workshop Inspires Problem-Solving Through Technology

Lego (2)LEGO Education UK and Apps for Good visited us last week for an inspiring workshop for years 8 and 9 - all about the importance of learning through play and problem-solving through technology.

During the sessions girls tested their memories in a building game and had to try and make the tallest Lego tower too. The games were all about problem-solving and talking through ideas.

"The session started with a quick introduction, followed by an informative quiz which tested our Lego knowledge," said Zahra, Year 8. "We then tested our memory with a building game, in which we had to memorise and replicate a series of blocks."

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Problems and solutions

The girls were then asked to expand their imaginations and build a ‘sea creature’ out of random Lego bricks.

The final activity was to identify a problem within society today, and build a literal or interpretive representation of it, and then build a solution to that problem. Girls looked at ways to solve challenges such as declining bee populations, armed conflict, government corruption and the lack of acceptance of people from the LGBTQ+ communities.

"My team’s problems were global warming and the melting of polar ice caps," said Matilda, Year 8. "We chose as our solution wind powered energy so we designed a windmill. We really enjoyed ourselves because we got to be creative.”

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Jo Newell, computer science teacher, said: "We've been working with Apps for Good for 2-3 years now. They run a competition that invites students to come up with an app idea that has a positive impact on society. They then arrange for volunteers from companies such as Lego and Spotify to visit schools and support students who are entering the competition. Our girls really enjoyed themselves and it was great seeing them problem-solve. One of the Lego volunteers said he was blown away by what the students created."

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