I love the way that we are able to have an idea at Talbot Heath and run with it. We love innovation and do not fear the new or the different. In assembly last week I showed some footage of the drone light displays in London and Scotland and asked whether we could get our drone club to do the same. That day, Mrs Eels ordered the coloured LED lights needed for our drones and she started planning with our pupils what we could do.
Similarly, I was so impressed with the inventiveness of Fraterne, a member of our Rwanda partnership, who built a radio from scratch, that I asked our head of design, Mr Morris, to make a TH STEAM award certificate. Not only did he do that, but he produced a video and we played it live to Fraterne and Godfrey in our whole school zoom assembly on Friday. (You can watch the whole assembly here https://youtu.be/tU-Q3REyAxg)
Music videos of our pupils doing fantastic zoom pieces collaboratively pop into my inbox on a regular basis. Virtual clubs are taking off across the school community.
Gumption, initiative and a ‘can do’ mentality pervades our pupils and staff and it is infectious. It is this approach that will make them the problem solvers and world changers of the future. Viewing a change or problem as an opportunity, is the attitude that will help us all through the coming weeks and ensure that we emerge from lockdown resilient and inspired.
Wishing you all a good weekend
You can find out more about our Rwandan charity initiative here https://www.talbotheath.org/school-life/charity/godfrey-s-kitchen