Freebrough awarded a silver commendation for their Takeover Challenge
As part of our commitment to valuing the views of young people, on 8 December 2015 Freebrough Academy received a silver commendation for developing and implementing plans to engage children and young people in our work as part of national Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge 2015-2016. With the commendation came the following message:
‘Thank you for participating in the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge, which gives children and young people opportunities to showcase their talents by getting involved in decision making and working alongside adults. I do hope you will continue to build on the excellent work you have started with Takeover Challenge and please keep in touch about your work.’ Anne Longfield, OBE, Children’s Commissioner for England
Freebrough Academy took part in the national event, Takeover Challenge, on 20 November 2015. Our 10 Head Boys and Girls worked with staff in almost every area of the school – including the Principal, teaching staff, support staff and admin.
Takeover Challenge is a national event organised by the Children’s Commissioner. Takeover is a fun, hugely successful and exciting children and young people’s engagement project which sees organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles.