Student Takeover Day

Student Takeover Day

Last week we held our first ever Take Over Day at The Park School.

The Takeover Challenge puts students and young people into real-life decision-making positions in organisations. A total of 183 students took part in the event and had a range of ‘mini me’ roles, including acting as Headteacher, Senior Leaders, Heads of Year, administrative assistants and teachers. Students also supported catering and worked in first aid, gaining experience and building confidence throughout the day.  It was an amazing and uplifting event, with students and staff working together across the school and one that we hope will become an annual event.

Thank you to all the staff and students who were involved and made it such a positive experience.

My name is Poppy-Amelia and my role today was Mrs Sanity, a Student Support Officer. It was really good because we got to help other students. This really helped us because we could see what it was like to have a job. It is really good for students to learn about being a teacher for the day and it helps us appreciate how hard they work.

Poppy-Amelia, Year 8

My name is Tommy and during Takeover Day I was the Headteacher. I learnt a lot about what Ms Owen gets up to in her day and how she helps other students. I was on patrol in the corridors and visited lessons to see how well students were learning. We then met as a group to discuss how we can improve the school and think of a way to spend £100 on something that could help students. It was also very nice to see all the teachers during the morning briefing and how much a sense of community there is amongst the staff. Overall I enjoyed my day and I think Takeover Day should definitely be something that is carried on at Park. 

Tommy, Year 10