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Year 8 Campaign Project 

Over the past Half Term, Year 8 have been partaking in a campaign project designed to widen our understanding of the world around us. 

The 8 forms were given a variety of topics to research, ranging from the use of animal fur in the fashion industry to the need for equal access to education across the world. A campaign leader was elected for each group and a campaigning master-class was held by campaign consultant Gareth Knight. Forms were given form time to work collaboratively to create their campaigns and organise how they would seek to win the reward. Thursday 23rd March and Friday 24th saw the culmination of this event take place, with local politicians coming in to determine which form group would be crowned champions. It was a pleasure to welcome our local MP Lyn Brown to the school along with Lib Dem candidate Paul Reynolds, and Conservative candidate Mahyar Tousi.

 

Each form provided a varied display of work, including musical pieces, PowerPoint presentations, impassioned speeches and well-worked petitions. Our judges found the task very difficult to determine but thoroughly enjoyed the conversations that took place with our students. As for the winning group - who will be invited to meet Lyn Brown MP again at a visit to the Houses of Parliament in May - that will be announced in next week's Achievement Assembly. Stay tuned...