Tales of the Tees 2019
Good morning, good morning!
Welcome to this year’s Tales of the Tees Challenge Day where you get to lead your own learning for the day and teachers get a day of from teaching! The focus as usual is based on life in the Tees Valley from a pupil point of view. Watch the video.
So, now you have a little glimpse into some of the fabulous new developments and industries in the area. Regardless of what you want to do in later life, all of these developments will help to make the area more prosperous with lots of opportunities to be whoever you want to be if you work hard at it. But how can school help you best to achieve that. What lessons are missing that will give you the best chance of a brilliant career? What do you think you need to know about for when you are an adult that isn’t taught in school right now?
And how can lessons be more …er….educational? Is there a better way of helping you to have all the knowledge, skills and attitudes that you will need in your career by the time you leave school?
I would love your responses to be engaging. A short filmed play, an animation, a song, huge diagrams, green screens flash forwards to the future classrooms, models, dioramas….I want to see you being creative to get your point across. I would also love to see some photos of you all working along the way throughout the day.
I can’t wait to see your suggestions for our new local school curriculum. Please send me photos, videos, texts or whatever by the end of the school day.
Here are some links that might help:
Sirius Minerals youtube channel:
South Tees Development Site video:
And Paul Rodger’s Track ‘A Place Called Home’
And another from Y2:
Along with some images of them working on their projects:
In another class the teacher tells me that:
‘we discussed our aspirations and how we could achieve them. We planned a classroom and lessons that would help us achieve. Then, we used a green screen to help us realise our dream jobs.’
Here are some images of them at work: