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  • Dream Catcher 16th January Nick Gill

    Published 18/01/20

    On Thursday 16th January 2020, we were visited by Nick Gill who is an editor from the Comet newspaper.

    Nick was born at the Lister hospital and was raised in Stevenage. He went to school at Long Meadow school where he liked coming up with stories to tell and loved reading books. Nick’s favourite book growing up was ‘Holes’ by Lewis Sachar. When he was younger, he actually dreamed of being a journalist and after going to university and going to a special journalist school, he made his dreams come true.

    Nick started off as a reporter about 10 years ago where he continued working for about 3-4 years. He then became a chief reporter for around 3 years and climbed the ranks to become an editor. Nick’s job is to travel around Stevenage to look for stories to tell in the newspapers and on the Comet’s website. Working for the newspaper has given Nick many opportunities such as meeting the queen, visiting different countries and seeing the Olympic torch.

    Nick’s nugget of wisdom for us is ‘to always try and find things that you like to do - it will help you succeed.'

    By Jack & Jasmine Y5

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  • Roebuck does reading

    Published 14/01/20

    As part of our push to inspire children to read more, we have asked some of the teachers to video record themselves reading a favourite story. If you click the links below you will be  able to watch stories being retold by Roebuck staff.

    In our latest edition Mrs Jackson reads- Zog and Mrs Solomon reads -Sir Scallywag and the Golden underpants.

    Please click on the links below.

    https://youtu.be/l9YoIWbDcp0

    Mrs Jackson - Zog

     

    https://youtu.be/6rvjZUYx3ao

    Mrs Solomon Sir Scallywag and the Golden underpants

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  • Roebuck does reading

    Published 12/01/20

    As part of our push to inspire children to read more, we have asked some of the teachers to video record themselves reading a favourite story. If you click the links below you will be be able to watch stories being retold by Roebuck staff.

    In our latest edition Mrs Prosser reads Owl babies

    Please click on the link below.

    https://youtu.be/CftUJYoTRMk

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  • Dream Catcher 9.1.2020 - Helen Bailey

    Published 09/01/20

    On Thursday 9th January, we were visited by Helen Bailey.

    Helen  lives in East London and loves designing fashion. She is a STEM school project administrator but in the past she has had many exciting jobs.

    In year 12, she studied business on a type writer and short-hand handwriting but soon decided that this wasn’t what she wanted to do. Then she studied being a secretary. When she went to college, she studied a four year degree in art as designing dresses would require her to be good at drawing. In her third year, she worked for a fashion designer called Helen Storey who had her own design shop. There she was encouraged to share her ideas and create.

    They did a project on Dvora cloths and printed a dress with cement (which stayed in a glass container outside for two weeks and cleaned the air inside it). Finally she finished her degree and worked in many bridal wear shops since. Then for a while, she had her own bridal shop.  

    Her nugget of wisdom was, “Remember that your education is always important. Everything you learn is important to remember as it will help you make decisions about what you do and don’t want to do later on in life.”

    Written by Amelia and Poppy Year 6

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  • Roebuck Does Reading- Mrs Elson

    Published 09/01/20

    As part of our push to inspire children to read more, we have asked some of the teachers to video record themselves reading a favourite story. If you click the links below you will be be able to watch stories being retold by Roebuck staff.

    In our latest edition Mrs Elson reads Walking through the Jungle

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  • Back by popular demand our Story Sacks workshop- book your place now!

    Published 19/12/19

    Our Story Sacks workshops is back in January 2020 for parents with children in Reception and Year 1. This is an extremely popular course. Please do sign up quickly if you would like to take part.

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  • A parent workshop for January 2020

    Published 19/12/19

    A leaflet about our exciting new workshop went home on Friday 13th December.

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  • Roebuck does reading- Mrs Thomas and Mrs Sparrow

    Published 12/12/19

    As part of our push to inspire children to read more, we have asked some of the teachers to video record themselves reading a favourite story. If you click the links below you will be be able to watch stories being retold by Roebuck staff.

    In our latest edition Mrs Thomas reads Peace at Last, while Mrs Sparrow reads, The incredible book eating boy

    Please click on the link below.

    https://youtu.be/g5MD8Nztc3U    Mrs Thomas

     

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  • Dream Catcher 5.12.19 Roy Caine

    Published 08/12/19

    On Thursday 5th December, we were visited by Mr Roy Cain who is a storyteller.

    Roy goes around to schools reading stories to children and making them smile. He lives in Hertfordshire with four sons and a wife and he came to our school to read the Donkey’s First Christmas written by an eleven year old girl. This book was about Mary, Jesus and Bethlehem but from the donkey’s point of view. This book was very entertaining and humorous and we would love to have him come back to Roebuck Academy and read more stories.

    Being a storyteller wasn’t his only dream as a little boy. Roy wanted to be a teacher growing up so he studied singing, dancing and script writing which he enjoyed and he now has a passion for storytelling.

    Roy’s nugget of wisdom for our children was enjoy your school, enjoy books, and enjoy life.

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  • Dream Catcher 28.11.19 - Owen Stephen

    Published 08/12/19

    On Thursday 28th November, we had a very talented man called Owen came in for a dream catcher assembly. 

    Owen is a musician and has been all around the world. Just recently, he came back from a cruise in Australia singing for all the people on board. He was due to go to Denmark the following weekend and then Los Angeles before Christmas for another cruise. He is very, very busy!

     
    Owen told us that he always wanted to be a football reporter/ analyst when he was younger as he enjoyed football but didn't feel he was that good at playing it. When he was older, in his late teens,he taught himself to play guitar by watching You Tube videos. Because he loved playing so much, he played all of the time and quickly became very good at it.
     
    Over the years, he has played at many gigs locally and he has visited over 60 countries. He has also been a music teacher. Owen sang us a song called Shot Gun which everybody enjoyed singing along to. 
     
    Owen told us that we should pursue what we like doing as in his case, his hobby has turned into his job which he absolutely loves doing every single day. We are all hoping that Owen comes back and visits us again soon as we really enjoyed his assembly!
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  • Dream Catcher 21.11.19 - Vanessa and Tina from Vision Loss

    Published 08/12/19

    On Thursday 21st November, we were joined by two ladies called Vanessa and Tina. 

    Vanessa works at a charity called Vision Loss and this charity has been in Hertfordshire for over 100 years. Tina is being supported by this charity. They visited our school to tell us more about their charity and to give us an idea of what it might be like to work for one.

    Unfortunately, Tina lost her eyesight quite a while ago when she had a child who was only one. Luckily, this charity helped her to get through life while being blind. Tina described what happened and how she felt. “I was just scared because I couldn’t see and I didn’t know how to look after my child while being blind.” Throughout these years, Tina has got a lot of help with home life activities and situations.

    We were all very inspired by the assembly. We were moved by what a fantastic job the charity and its workers such as Vanessa do to help people and by Tina, who is an inspiration to us and who was so brave to come in and talk to us all about her daily struggles.

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  • Roebuck does Reading

    Published 08/12/19

    As part of our push to inspire children to read more, we have asked some of the teachers to video record themselves reading a favourite story. If you click the links below you will be be able to watch stories being retold by Roebuck staff.

     

    Story 1- Mr Alden- Supertato

    https://youtu.be/yTO6a7afZ8U

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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