On Thursday 15th March, we (siham, Tufa and Ms Bibi) were invited to visit the Chanel 4 news studio with the Children’s Rights Alliance For England (CRAEs) team ( a project that we have been a part of for 3 years now) to learn about journalism and how to bring media attention to our project which is part of the CRAEs See it, Say it, Change it nationwide campaign: #homes4children.
This is a Housing and homelessness campaign about every child’s right ‘to have an adequate standard of living’ (UNCRC article 27) and have their right to ‘express their views…and have them taken seriously’ respected (UNCRC article 12).
First, we got a chance to speak to a famous channel 4 news presenter, Fatima Manji who is a British television journalist and newsreader who became Britain’s first hijab-wearing TV newsreader in March 2016. We spoke to her about her role, how she became a journalist, the challenges she faces and how she tackles stereotypes. Siham even sneaked in a question about her pay! She told us that it was an interesting subject as there has been alot of talk recently about something called ‘the gender pay gap’. We thought this was a. interesting topic and something that we could discuss in school.
Then we spoke to the digital team who put the news online for all to read and spoke to different inspirational leaders within the news team!
Finally we got the chance to visit the news studio where we spoke to the people behind the camera who get the news out on TV for all to see.
We went behind the scenes and got a chance to watch the news as it went live.
We saw the famous Channel 4 presenter, Jon Snow (Ms Bibi’s favourite presenter) live which was great! We really enjoyed being part of it all! We learnt a lot about journalism and found out about all the hard work that the inspirational individuals put into it to make a media campaign/news broadcast.
Thank you to everyone who was part of this!
Tufa and Siham (year 6 CRAEs campaign reps)
Today (Wednesday 7th March), a group of School Ambassadors and Eco-Committee ambassadors attended the WE DAY festival at SSE Arena, Wembley.
It was an opportunity to celebrate what we have already achieved as a school this year and launch local, national and global initiatives for the rest of the year.
This event was created in honour of the socially conscious global citizens (school children just like us) who are leading the charge towards positive change—be that giving back to their own community (such as our Community Cohesion projects) or abroad (such as our work with UNICEF, WE Schools and our links with our British Council partner schools).
We pledged our support to be a part of ‘Generation WE’- a generation of people who actively make a difference in the world through our voice and our actions!
There was an amazing group of inspiration and empowering speakers, including Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugene (the Queen’s granddaughters), Lilly Collins ( actress, model and writer), Katie Piper (motivational speaker), Mushraf and Mr Burton (from Educating Yorkshire and so many more!
There were also some spectacular performers who blew us away!
We cheered a lot!!!
Whoops looks like our cheers were a little too loud for Saminur (our year 6 ambassadors 🙂
WE Day was all about harnessing the unifying power of compassion and kindness to bring together incredible individuals before an audience of students and teachers, who like them, are there because they believe in being the change they want to see in this world.
Lets keep working together as a school to raise our aspirations and of those around us to make a change!
Check out the website for more: https://www.we.org/gb/we-day/we-day-events/we-day-uk/
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, some lucky children in Year 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to meet author, illustrator and ex-Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.
Chris talked about the writing process; his passion for illustrating; and showed us some of his fantastic books. We laughed as he told us funny anecdotes and took mental notes when he gave us his top tips for writing and illustrating. Incredibly, he spent the whole time illustrating characters whilst he spoke- it was amazing to watch his talents live! At the end of the afternoon, we had a chance to ask him some questions and he even took the time to meet some of us. We felt so privilege to take away signed and dedicated copies of his books- we have not stopped reading them since!
Check out some of the illustrations he did on the day.
On Thursday 1st March, 2018, TBP opened its doors to not only a flurry of snow, but a flurry of books!
As usual, we celebrated by DRESSING UP (both ourselves and the doors!) and remembering the importance of vocabulary and reading! This year, we dressed up as our favourite vocabulary.
World Book Day (written by our School Ambassadors)
Everyone deserves a well done for participating on World Book Day. We know that everyone got a free book from their teacher – so make sure you enjoy them and read them! Most of all well done to all our teachers for making this possible!
Here are some photos of our day – we had a fantastic time and really enjoyed our free books!
Today our playgrounds turned into a winter wonderland!
There was just enough snow to create our own snow-creatures and make mini snowballs.
Take a look at the photos and describe the snow using your 5 senses.
During Spanish Buzz Day, pupils in Year 5 and 6 programmed some very special translation games.
We learnt some new Spanish vocabulary and even challenged ourselves to write Spanish sentences and conversations.
Have a look at some of our games below. Which Spanish words do you know? Which words are new to you?
Today, a small group of avid readers from TBP made the short trip to Canary Wharf to attend the Tower Hamlets Book Awards.
We all had a great time and some of us even met the author Jo Cotterill!
She ended up winning the award so we decided that we are all really good friends with a major celeb!
Take a look at some of the pictures from our day below.
Keep on reading!
This Thursday the 29th of September it was National Poetry Day and so at Thomas Buxton, we celebrated like the best of them!
The theme this year was ‘Freedom’ and each class competed within their phase to deliver the best poem in a whole school assembly.
Thursday’s assembly kicked off with a bang as Year 1 recited some beautiful poetry, really setting the bar high for everyone to follow. Luckily, Year 2 and Year 3 were able to keep up the high standards until…a cliffhanger! We had ran out of time!
The next day, all was resumed and Years 4, 5 and 6 demonstrated a fantastic mastery of the spoken word!
After much deliberation, the judges decided on winners for each phase, who were:
Key Stage One: Thailand class
Lower Key Stage Two: Cuba class
Upper Key Stage Two: Kenya class
These classes will all receive special book tokens and certificates to exchange for prizes next week.
However, as all classes put such a magnificent effort in, the judges decided each class will receive a special book token.
Check out the online versions of the poems below!
Well done TBP!