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Aspire Week 2016

“We believe that real education should help us live ‘on purpose’. Aspire provokes us all to think about two questions: Who am I? Where am I going? It is a range of experiences that plant seeds… seeds that will flourish throughout our lives.” Paul Tarry, Principal

Here are a series of short films made about the week and theres much more to find out about what we have been upto on the blog by clicking #Aspire in the word cloud on the left.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Oasis Nine Habits from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Trips to University Of Birmingham from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Trips to BMag and IKON from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Trips to Coventry Cathedral from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Oasis Hobmoor Aspire Week 2016 – Our Guest Workshops from Oasis Academy Hobmoor on Vimeo.

Giving the children a series of steps to think about Who am I and where am I going? we looked at

Identity
Who am I?
Trips to cultural institutions like IKON, BMaG, Coventry Cathedral and the Library help us explore our identity and culture.

Faith
What do I believe?
Guest leaders such as Clive Fowle and The Feast help us to explore our beliefs and how these shape how we think, feel and act for today and in the future.

Behaviour
How should I behave?
The Oasis Nine Habits help us think about the kind of person we want to become. What habits do we need to achieve our ambitions and work together in a thriving, healthy community? These are: Compassionate, Patient, Humble, Hopeful, Honest, Joyful, Considerate, Self-controlled, Forgiving.

Action
What action do I take to achieve my goals?
Blessing Maragere, Young Entrepreneur and Serena Arthur, Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham are two of the people who’ve worked with us. They are role models who have achieved their aspirations at a young age, they helped us to see what is possible by talking about the steps they took to success.

INteRnaTioNaL WoMeN’s DaY!!!

Happy international women’s day to everyone especially to all the young girls and women around the world! Keep an eye out for all that we shall be doing this week to celebrate International Women’s Day! In the mean time please post your thoughts and any women’s achievements you would like to share and celebrate.

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State Opening Of Parliament

Using a box of resources loaned from The Houses Of Parliament we re-enacted the State Opening Of Parliament. We set up The House Of Commons and The House Of Lords. Different children played the parts of the Queen, Speaker Of The House, Sergeant at Arms, Chaplain, Black Rod and Members of Parliament and the Lords. We now know lots about our democratic Parliament and look forward to having debates with each other.

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Jill Rowe Workshop

Jill Rowe ran a great workshop during aspire week looking at how we need to persevere with our aspirations. She showed this amazing video of Danny Macaskill Mountain Biker.

It is beautifully filmed and just unbelievable that he gets to these places with the just strength, agility and determination of his body.

Christian Aid – The politics of climate change

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Anna Burden from Christian Aid ran a workshop looking at Climate Change. She talked about how farmers in Kenya or Bolivia are affected by climate change and some of the solutions to climate change are being provided by scientists and technology

In our session Anna asked us to think about our actions and how we are affected by Climate Change and what we can do. This included caring for our environment, to writing to John Hemming MP to ask him to make climate change more of an election issue when he stands for re-election.

Here is a video about the Bolivia Water Project.

This World Water Day, 22 March 2012, we look at Bolivia’s glaciers, which are melting at an alarming rate. Farming communities on the slopes beneath the Illimani glacier in La Paz have land to farm, but not enough water to grow the crops they need to feed and sustain their families. Organisations like Christian Aid partner Agua Sustentable are measuring impacts and piloting schemes like reservoirs, to maximise water usage in these communities.

And a video about how mobile phones are helping in Kenya

In the heart of Kenya, Christian Aid’s partner the Christian Community Services Mount Kenya East (CCSMKE), is working with remote farming communities who are experiencing increasingly erratic weather patterns.
By sending small-scale farmers scientific weather predictions and forecasts via text message technology, translated into their local language, CCSMKE enables them to plant armed with valuable information.

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For ‘the love of’ is Christian Aids campaign about Climate Change

Climate change is a global issue. We all need to take action.

Aspire Week Day 3!

 

In Day Three Mosaic worked with children and parents on some team building and confidence skills.

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Their challenge was to build the tallest, strongest tower – using only paper sellotape and scissors

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Year 2 worked with Ursula Westwood on felt making. Over the week children are contributing to a single artwork with their different ideas

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First you need to pull out and lay the wool

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Then you put hot water and detergent on and roll it to knit the fibres together

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This makes the wool flat and the designs come together

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Year 4 trip to Birmingham Central Library and Birmingham Council House

On Tuesday, Year Four took a trip to the centre of Birmingham. After a very chilly walk through the Christmas market, we arrived at Birmingham Central Library. We got the chance to explore the amazing new building and spend some time in the children’s section. We were astonished at the selection of different books and took the opportunity to spend some time reading on the special story steps.
After another frost bitten walk through the centre of Birmingham,we arrived at the Council house. What a formidable building! We got a guided tour through The Lord Mayor’s chambers and offices. We also got a chance to become councillors and meet our local councillor Sue Anderson.
Our behaviour was excellent and we represented the school brilliantly.
What can you do to make our city a better place?

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