Project 525 (II) – Rockingham School
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Project 525 (II) – Rockingham School

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Being involved in the NEMESIS project has given the children a voice and an opportunity to make real sustainable changes,  at each meeting the children are given the opportunity to share what is happening in their classroom and what ideas they have gathered from their peers.

Our project is moving forward

Another successful meeting held with our children, parents and partners. We thanked Ben Liddle for your support and guidance in creating designs for our project. The plans and designs far outweighed our expectations. We discussed a range of possibilities and everyone contributed to how the site could be used including the layout and the use of the rooms.

The children now have to make the decision whether to knock the building down altogether or extend the footprint of the existing project. At the next meeting we will present costings to the children to look at the positives and negatives of both decisions.

Children were making suggestions through group work, discussions and presentations – feeding back ideas shared with their class to enable them to feel confident.

Following our meeting we discussed a topic that had been brought up by the children around feeling safe when going to the local shop before and after school. The children said they feel worried when going to the shop as it is often full of teenagers outside in groups. One of our year 6 children said that they feel worried or intimidated.

We were very fortunate to have our local PCSOs at the meeting and Mrs Wootton Ashforth Designated Safeguarding Lead at Wingfield Academy explained that the children use the shop as a meeting place as they have nowhere else to go and that the majority of pupils at Wingfield are wonderful children.

At our next meeting children from years 9, 10 and 11 will be joining us to allow the children to work together and build a connection and work towards a positive transition for our pupils. The NEMESIS model has given the children, staff and partners real opportunities to collaborate giving the children a voice.