The Big Question

Each week, pupils are posed a different ‘Big Question’ which aims to develop their social, moral, spiritual, cultural, physical, and political awareness, alongside promoting literacy, reinforcing British Values and encouraging their curiosity about the world around them. The Big Question foci are drawn from across all curriculum subjects and none – with the sole purpose of getting our pupils to read about, reflect upon and research into the wide-ranging topical Big Questions.

The weekly assembly focuses on the ‘Big Question’. These assemblies are designed to make pupils aware of the varied opportunities available to them in school that week, that are designed to allow pupils to fully appreciate and grapple with the Big Question. There are also suggestions for enrichment activities that pupils can complete in their own time outside of school, with parents and carers. It is a great opportunity to get the whole family involved in pondering over the Big Question! Please see below for details of this week’s Big Question and the opportunities on offer.

Pupils are also encouraged to develop their oracy and literacy skills by attending the weekly discussion club (focusing on the Big Question) and also entering the weekly Big Question Essay competition, where pupils are invited to write an essay or complete a task answering the Big Question. Each entry is awarded two merits and the weekly winners are awarded with a certificate and a prize at a half termly awards ceremony.

Please click on the link below for details of this week’s Big Question and an outline of what activities will be taking place this week. If you have any questions, please contact your Form Tutor.

Big Question, week beginning 22/05/2020 - Just because it is written down, does it make it true?

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