Simon Robilliard, Director of Music at the school, is co-ordinating the plan for the day. We can’t wait to work with him and the pupils, not least because he is a “big thinker”. We can’t say too much because we don’t want to let the cat out of the bag, but suffice to say that there are some new twists to the event which will take to new heights if they come off.
The theme for this event is Leadership, and we also want to generate feedback for the Lower 6th pupils on what a future employer might notice in them when they are working in a team. To help us to give personal feedback we are working with a team of school prefects, who will be making detailed individual observations during the day and giving personal feedback during the debrief. This is a new idea, and we love it! Why not use the resources within the school to help with the event, and at the same time develop some important skills with the people who give the feedback?
The event is on 21st January. Another first this time: we are inviting parents and anyone else who is interested to attend the debrief at 5.15 pm in the theatre. During this the pupils will report back on their achievements, we will watch a video documentary of the event made by the pupils, hear the major themes of the day and the Musikscool team’s impressions of how the pupils have performed, and then listen to the album itself along with a slide show from the day.
The school is aiming to raise £5,000 for DEBRA from the event itself. If we achieve the target, this will make a huge difference for DEBRA, allowing them to carry out further research into the condition and to offer much needed support to both those living with EB and their carers.
If you would like to donate, please go to the school’s Just Giving page, where you can donate online. Or you can text a donation using code BIDE99 to 70070.
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