On Friday 23rd June ten of our students took part in a “Great Get Together” hosted here at City Academy Birmingham. We welcomed students and staff from twelve other schools from across Birmingham to work collaboratively and celebrate diversity in our community. The event was one of 121,000 “Get Togethers” across the country inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed in June 2016.
Students discussed ideas for community projects and explored ideas about what makes us different but also what we all have in common. The students worked incredibly well with one another where they listened to the ideas of others along with being able to confidently contribute their own. Their keen interest in the topic and insightful discussions resulted in the students creating pledges. In light of this all students will commit to their pledges to demonstrate how they will continue to be advocates for diversity and celebrate all that unites us.
Over the next academic year our students will work collaboratively with students from Rockwood Academy where they will continue to plan and develop ideas of how to achieve their pledge. Our students are extremely excited and cannot wait until September to get the project underway.
As a community of both primary and secondary schools we can honestly say that it was an absolute pleasure to have been a part of the first of many ‘Great Get Togethers’. We are excited to see how all students will fulfil their pledges. We of course will keep you up to date with our students’ progress.
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