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Whilst this page is  under construction, please see our slideshow of some of the exciting activities that have taken place at Tymberwood.

 

 

Scroll further down to see the exciting news regarding 11before11.

 

 

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11BEFORE11

Tymberwood Opportunities / 11 before 11 Promises

 

As part of REAch2 Academy Trust we are a school committed to the 11b411 initiative. REAch2 are ambitious for our children to have broad horizons in life and high aspirations for themselves. We want our children to be inspired and challenged so that each one can develop their unique potential to the full.  We want to make sure that your children’s time at Tymberwood is as outstanding and as excellent as possible. With this in mind, we are determined to give our pupils 11 memorable moments and opportunities before they are 11 years of age (or before leaving Tymberwood!).  

We will be ensuring that children right across the school are given age-appropriate opportunities to take part in activities and be involved in moments at Tymberwood (that they would not normally do and complete in school) that can give them treasured memories forever.

  

Activities such as: Pony trekking, Canoeing and spending a ‘Night Under the Stars’ are just some of the experiences the children could enjoy throughout their time at school.

 

All of the promises support the development of our children which are outlined in the DFE document ‘Promoting fundamental British Values’:

·       Development of self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

·       Understanding of positive contribution to the lives of those living and working

         in our local area and more widely

·       Showing respect and tolerance of others

 

The 11 promises are as follows:

 

·       10 good deeds in 10 days

·       Make or break a Reach2 record

·       Flashmob!

·       Seeds to supper

·       Create something amazing

·       Messing about on the water

·       Sleep under the stars

·       Shake it up Shakespeare

·       Hiking heroes

·       Ride a large animal

·       Cross a border

 

10 good deeds in 10 days

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise supports children in putting citizenship into practise, through engaging directly with their local community and beyond. They discover how they can make a positive impact through thoughtful planning, effective communication and action, they become agents of change through acts of giving and service. They dare to be different with a focus on responsibility and service.

 

Make or break a REAch2 record

 

Thinking behind the promise:

“Do something different, somewhere different.” REAch2 are compiling their own ‘Guinness Book of Records’.  ‘The REAch2 Book of Records’ showcases the amazing individuals, and groups of children who attend our schools. Those who explore mind-blowing feats and record-breaking wonders. It is a fun and engaging opportunity to work with charities and the local community. 

 

Flashmob!

 

Thinking behind the promise:

A flashmob develops courage, through performing in front of a crowd in a familiar setting: a flashmob allows children to feel nervous and overcome the nerves together in a fun and memorable community event.

 

Seeds to supper

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise enables children to connect with the importance of food in their lives: they grow their own crops from seed, learning how to care for food, and the nutritional value of the food, then they harvest their crops and use the produce to cook meals for their family, so learning how meals can bring people together.

 

Create something amazing

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise gives our children the opportunity to design and create a large sculpture; something that will last a long time and possibly identify any budding sculptors among us. This creates an artistic legacy in the school for years to come.

 

Messing about on the water

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This adventure is an introduction to the thrill and enjoyment of water sports, allowing children to test their courage on the water, and to work in teams. We hope it can be a gateway for a lifelong love of water sports, and help to identify talents to nurture.

 

Sleep under the stars

 

Thinking behind the promise:

In this promise children experience the thrill of sleeping away from home, under the night stars with their friends. This adventure can fill children with the wonder of our universe, and who knows – could lead to a lifetime’s passion for astronomy. 

 

Shake it up Shakespeare

 

Thinking behind the promise:

This promise allows children to translate the cultural importance, and understanding of Shakespeare, through performing an abridged version on a stage away from school to a large audience. Through a public performance in front of a large audience, children learn the courage of public speaking and facing their fears. It is an opportunity to open a door onto the world of drama, for children to explore a possible strength and love they would wish to develop.

 

Hiking heros

 

Thinking behind the promise:

In this promise children experience the exhilaration of hiking as high as possible – up a mountain, the tallest building for miles around, high enough to feel a sense of accomplishment when we just keep on going, and awe at the surrounding view.

 

Ride a large animal

 

Thinking behind the promise:

Sitting up high and riding a horse, is an exhilarating experience for young children. In riding at such a height, and interacting with large animals, they overcome initial trepidation, so learning to conquer fears. The adventure also involves learning about how to care for horses.

 

Cross a border

 

Thinking behind the promise:

For many of our children, leaving home to visit a foreign country is only possible if our school arrange it. It is a completely memorable adventure, where children can explore different cultures, traditions, and languages, learning that there is a wide and rich world waiting to be explored, beyond their local community. Independently using different currencies to interact with others in a different language gives children a sense of adventure and of their growing independence.

 

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