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27/12/18

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DfE

We all want to do our bit to protect the environment 🌍 So we want schools to stop using plastic bags, straws, bottles and food packaging and go single-use plastic free by 2022 🍃 https://t.co/zszyQttb9O https://t.co/QFjxBaTc0v

18/12/18

Students struggling with school academically or emotionally are being given tailored support to ensure they achieve their best. Royal Docks Academy has launched a nurture programme for Year 7 and 8 students who would otherwise find school difficult. https://t.co/F1rtb9SPxq https://t.co/Bv5AxkGQej

13/12/18

Tax, budgeting, wages and pensions were the hot topics when a company closed its offices to work with teenagers for a day. Year 10 students at RDA stepped away from the traditional timetable to work with apprentices up to executive managers from PSR. https://t.co/o3ptavjs98 https://t.co/4sWjiq1Twz

13/12/18

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James Beckles

It was great to hear , MD of , give an inspirational talk to pupils at about his journey from working class roots in Birmingham to one of the top jobs in tech. He passed on some good advice. Certainly a morning to remember! https://t.co/o9E94ocvYP

13/12/18

“The job I do now didn’t exist when I was at school.” Inspiration from the MD of to our year 10 pupils. Thanks for inviting him https://t.co/xk1sn7gAyF

12/12/18

Royal Docks Academy, in Newham, started the new school year with a huge boost to staffing – with an extra 25 new teachers joining the team, each judged to be at least “good” or “outstanding”. https://t.co/yYVDnRmGLb https://t.co/R25BG0nEXx

12/12/18

A Christmas market excursion gave students an opportunity to practise their foreign language skills. A group of 43 Year 7, 8 and 9 students from Royal Docks Academy took a two-day trip to northern France. Full story - https://t.co/mSFiwrkUdp https://t.co/ustOsGSkUm

09/12/18

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Marc Rowland

Alongside Friday's publication of the guidance on parental engagement, just a reminder of this well hidden, high quality report on best practice in parental engagement from (2011) https://t.co/gX3SEdTv7g

09/12/18

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James Beckles

BBC Sport - Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward says newspapers 'fuel racism' in football https://t.co/H5asZZ7QR4 glad Raheem has spoken out about the role newspapers play in stoking racial tensions and the vilification of the black and minority football players.

09/12/18

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Terry Bobie

This picture tells a thousand stories! Well done https://t.co/eqKFs1GL7v

07/12/18

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What better way to understand democracy than to watch a live discussion on Brexit in Parliament? That’s the lesson Year 9 and 10 citizenship students from Royal Docks Academy enjoyed when they visited London for a tour of the Palace of Westminster. https://t.co/P0kc4Ff1XO https://t.co/hm5i1DR6AF

07/12/18

What better way to understand democracy than to watch a live discussion on Brexit in Parliament? That’s the lesson Year 9 and 10 citizenship students from Royal Docks Academy enjoyed when they visited London for a tour of the Palace of Westminster. https://t.co/P0kc4Ff1XO https://t.co/hm5i1DR6AF

03/12/18

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MissG

So proud of our yr 9 girls today! This beautiful workshop helped them with their self esteem, mental health and gave them an insight into social media awareness. They gave 100% of their effort and focus and this was the amazing result. 😍 https://t.co/LPAP9ZRjWv

03/12/18

Thank you to Lord Ousley for such inspirational word to our citizenship pupils https://t.co/bAm3JkItMt

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Ready for action. MFL Trip arrived in Calais for chocolate workshop. https://t.co/u8OJawCdQC

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Fantastic chocolate decorating at P & J Chocolates. https://t.co/GxW2HDuw4O

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Lille looking festive for our visit to the Christmas market and fair... https://t.co/lLoAUibAVh

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Le Marché de Noel in Lille...off to sample the goodies. https://t.co/e1k0RXHNzt

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

La Roue Royale. Big wheel very popular here in Lille with Royal Docks Academy pupils! https://t.co/VXjTSd6YoK

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Festive fun for the MF L trip. https://t.co/bl0UWJHyqY

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Students see Brexit speech live

Students see Brexit speech live

Posted: 7th December 2018

What better way to understand democracy than to watch a live discussion on Brexit in Parliament?

That’s the lesson Year 9 and 10 citizenship students from Royal Docks Academy enjoyed when they visited London for a tour of the Palace of Westminster.

On the day they visited, Prime Minister Theresa May was delivering her Brexit statement in the House of Commons. Students were able to watch as the Prime Minister answered questions from MPs.

Charlotte Marshall, Year 9, said: “We witnessed Theresa May debating in the House of Commons. It was an interesting trip. I did not realise anyone can watch the House of Commons in action.”

Irsha Amir, Year 9, said: “My experience in Parliament was mesmerising. I saw a live debate with Theresa May! It was really educational and, hopefully, I’ll be part of the House of Commons in the future.”

During the visit, students also took part in a Participating in Democracy workshop, which involved creating a political party and manifesto promises. They had to decide which budgets to cut and taxes to raise to pay for their ideas.

Lujain Bahri, Year 9, said: “Our trip to Parliament was very educational and interesting. I think it is a very educational experience for the people who have chosen citizenship GCSE or anyone going into public service in the future because it helps us to learn more about Parliament in a fun way.”

Year 9 student Ludmila Falcas said: “Parliament looked beautiful; there were so many sculptures and statues of important people, including Emmeline Pankhurst and Winston Churchill. You could feel the atmosphere everywhere.”

On the way home, students saw politicians interviewed outside by the media about Brexit.

Teacher Robert McGoldrick said: “The day was an excellent opportunity for our students to see democracy in action.”

Executive headteacher John Blaney said: “Extending the curriculum for our students is so important. We want them to experience as much as possible, so they can bring this back into the classroom and extend their written work. What a fantastic thing it is to be able to write about the day they witnessed history in action. It is a day that will affect them for many years to come and a day they will never forget.

“I am always grateful to our staff for giving our students such fantastic opportunities.”

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