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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT

BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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27/04/20

Knitted bears will bring smiles to the faces of frontline nurses working at . Stephanie Bigg, student welfare assistant at Royal Docks Academy, is using her hobby as a way of thanking workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/yNioZ3wnnV https://t.co/515Achf2wV

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17/04/20

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Surgeons of the future got to learn more about the profession at an exclusive event. A group of students from , and , were given the opportunity to attend the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London. https://t.co/nFro3uPAkQ https://t.co/yNszmPPBxD

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15/04/20

Since the school closures, Royal Docks Academy has been catering for up to five students each day whose parents are key workers. Associate headteacher Matt Carter has been inundated with offers of help from his team. https://t.co/03N4grn14O https://t.co/U64hNVeu2H

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14/04/20

An autistic young swimmer is building his strength during the Coronavirus shutdown as he strives for Olympic success. Jason Van Der Merwe secured a gold and two bronze medals at the Essex Swimming Championships recently. https://t.co/imsHhG9xZ0 https://t.co/gpnakjBtnJ

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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

09/04/20

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Dave Chesney

Great joy to share in the Maundy Thursday Eucharist by Zoom with . Thank you for your inspiring words to us. ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ I certainly will remember this one. May God bless you richly as you have us.

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07/04/20

Young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties are being supported at home by their highly trained teachers. The majority of the 26 students at the Designated Resource Provision at RDA are staying home due to their health conditions. https://t.co/SOCz371Nm3 https://t.co/P2DzvJnm6R

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03/04/20

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RDA Student Voice

Here are the pictures in situ 😊 Thank you to all the workers and volunteers at https://t.co/5AsPnOpJHu

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02/04/20

Welcome to our next door neighbours 💙 https://t.co/tFih3EUnqH

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01/04/20

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BMAT

More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

Teenagers got a flavour of life in the Royal Navy. Year 9 and 10 students at Royal Docks Academy took on various challenges set by members of the , as well as learning about the best food for energy and nutrition. https://t.co/IpZ5JyHXQU https://t.co/K5Xet2rdDz

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01/04/20

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Lucia Glynn

We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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30/03/20

A school technician was poisoned and an eyeball was dissected – it must be ! Students at Royal Docks Academy were treated to a week of exciting hands-on experiments and tasks to celebrate the core subject. https://t.co/xzrz71bzD1 https://t.co/pXfjZCQ6MW

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11/03/20

Vu Vo, senior IT technician at RDA had never been into fitness before the death of his old school friend. But, in 2018 that all changed. '...in our lifetime we would run the Marathon. We promised.' https://t.co/ZmD04griSH https://t.co/F4yBKmz8rT

11/03/20

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came down to to surprise our girls on her BIRTHDAY. She had a kick-about with the girls, spoke to them about teamwork, resilience, determination, the realities of making it pro and following your own path in life 🙌 We ❤️ Eni! https://t.co/2QLNV2w8O5

11/03/20

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Jack Petchey Fdn

Well done! Studies have shown that is one of the top fears in the UK, and yet these are smashing it 🗣️ https://t.co/pyshhuAGIN

11/03/20

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Sharnade

Today I’m back at facilitating my Wellbeing Workshops for the Year 11’s - we have a fun day ahead

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09/03/20

A public speaking challenge is transforming the confidence of young people in Newham. Year 10 students at Royal Docks Academy are taking part in the Speak Out Challenge for the first time. https://t.co/cR1XLQ1gYm https://t.co/JpYuJ9fYZK

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‘To experience the arts is to experience aspects of humanity which cannot easily be defined or understood in another context.  In whatever medium it comes, the importance of ensuring young people have access to the best that has been thought, said and created in the arts has never been more pressing.’  Art at the Heart of Education, Institute of Education lecture, 2019.

Early human artistic activity is thought to have origins dating back more than 40,000 years in the form of cave art, slowly spreading as a communicative practice from Africa and Indonesia to Western Europe and beyond. Hand stencils, shellfish, animal bones, pigment-stained stone tools and even ochre “crayons” were key findings within caverns which formed the basis of expression and communication to future humans. The discovery of paintings and objects that were stylistic to the area of the world in which they were found provoke thought in their message, which develops a ‘human story’ – one which has developed throughout history as humans have evolved and interacted with the world. It is constantly developing and expanding in its reason for being and purpose, leading us to where we are today in developing our own expression of the world and where we fit within it.    

At Royal Docks we believe that the arts are for everyone and it is an essential part of a student’s education. In all of our trust schools, pupils will be provided with a broad ‘diet’ of art, design, craft and photography, with a wealth of experiences that will support them throughout their lives. Art is unique in that it supports pupils in becoming visually literate developing confidence in self-expression and the understanding and importance of imagery. The power and need that the studying of art provides: of self-expression and to articulate this in visual form is an essential human right. The arts possess the power to dismantle stereotypes, convey journeys (present, past and historical) and voice opinions of societies. The ‘arts’ forms our connection to the world and can give pupils a sense of confidence and self-esteem. Key artists such as Charlotte Caron, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and photographers such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Daniel Mountford help to inspire and engage our pupils in developing their own meaningful and creative responses.

All pupils will be given the opportunity to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding (‘The Grammar’) learning about art (critical, contextual studies: exploring the work of artists, external sources) as well as ‘making art’.
  • Have the time to explore materials, media and processes and in doing so discover what they are ‘good’ at and enjoy.
  • Work from observation and record it in its various forms (visuals, memories, experience)
  • Discover ideas and explore different views in the world in which they live thus increasing their enjoyment and ‘wonderment’ of the subject in discovering its relevance to their everyday lives.
  • Develop imaginative responses to different forms of stimuli.
  • Realise and articulate their intentions using a variety of processes and media.
  • Develop a greater sense of independence and self-esteem with regards to self-expression.
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