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11-Before-11

 

What is 11-Before-11?

 11-BEFORE-11 is made up of 11 promises to our pupils. Each promise provides the framework for the delivery of an exciting and memorable opportunity. 

Across our broad and diverse school there is huge diversity. Although this is very much welcomed, it also stimulates a range of life challenges for the young people we support. For example, some of our children will have very little chance to spend time in the countryside, others will never have the opportunity to experience different countries and cultures, similarly many will never consider engaging with the arts.

Through the delivery of 11BEFORE11, we aim to overcome as many of these challenges as possible.

Our promises and what they mean!

Why this promise is important to us

A good diet is key to a healthy life. We want all our pupils to understand how food is grown and how lovely fresh food is to eat. We want our children to understand the nutritional value of food and what makes a good healthy diet. We want Chapel End pupils to try new foods and be curious and inquisitive about the foods of different cultures.
Having grown their own food it's important that our pupils to have the skills to prepare their own meals and the confidence to avoid processed pre prepared meals. We want to engender and develop an enjoyment of cooking.
This promise takes place in Year 3
Why this promise is important to us
Shakespearian plays are a world away from our pupil’s lives. However, studying Shakespeare will be an important part of their secondary education. Gaining confidence with Shakespearian language and concepts at this early age will make future learning much easier.
Through this promise, we want to give our pupils the opportunity to perform an abridged version of a Shakespearian play. We want Chapel End pupils to experience what it is like to be on a stage and to overcome the fear of public speaking and performing in front of other people. In addition, we hope that this promise will help to build a love of theatre and potentially unlock new hidden artistic talents.
This promise takes place in Year 5

Why this promise is important to us.

Looking up at a starry night sky is probably one of the most magical things that children can do. Every person at some point in their life will have thought what it would be like to go into space and wonder what exists beyond our planet. We want all Chapel End children to unlock their adventurous spirit and to be curious about truly spectacular things.

Spending the night away from home with friends will represent one of the most exciting things many children would have done, particularly with sleeping outdoors. Combining the two things together has the potential to deliver a truly memorable experience.

This promise takes place in Year 6

Why this promise is important to us.

Throughout life our pupils will face many challenges, some of which will be in competitive environments. It is important that all our pupils have the confidence and skills to tackle these challenges and the opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the feelings of success in relation to their efforts.
The delivery of make or break a record is designed to stretch our pupils’ imagination, and to open their eyes to the wealth of opportunities on offer in their future lives. We want all our children to dare to be different and to realise their dreams.
This is a whole school promise. 

Why this promise is important to us.

Being confident in and around water is a vital life skill. In addition to keeping children safe it also unlocks a world of exciting new opportunities and challenges. Through our Messing Around on the Water promise we want to give all our pupils the opportunity to experience new activities and to test themselves in ways they might not have imagined.
In addition to the personal benefits, this promise gives our children the ideal opportunities to support and encourage their friends who might be less confident. This promise is an introduction to the thrill and enjoyment of water sports, allowing children to test their courage on the water and hopefully develop a lifelong love of water sports.
This promise takes place in Year 6

Why this promise is important to us

Many of our pupils will not get the opportunity to see, let alone ride,  a large animal as we live in a busy city.  Through our Ride a Large Animal promise, we want to show our Chapel End children the beauty of some of the large animals that they might often only see on TV. We also want to give the children the opportunity to ride a large animal, creating a lasting memory for life. 
This promise can also provide great educational benefit. It allows our children to understand how to care for,  feed, train and to look after a large animal. 
This promise takes place in Year 3

Why this promise is important to us

Many of our pupils will not get regular opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, nor will they have the thrill or challenge of climbing a peak. Through our Hiking Heroes promise, we want to show how exercise outdoors can be enjoyable and rewarding. We also want all our pupils to realise that this sort of activity might be difficult and challenging but can be well worth the effort.
This promise can also provide great educational benefit. It allows our children to plan a route, to map read, and to think about the provisions that they may need.
This promise takes place in Year 4

Why this promise is important to us

For many of our children, leaving home to visit a foreign country is only possible if our school arranges it. By taking pupils out of their comfort zone, by challenging them and allowing them to explore, meet international people, work as a team and experience new cultures, we can enhance their education and understanding.
By enabling these young pupils – our next generation – to see and experience the world for themselves, we can help them become active global citizens. You learn the most in uncomfortable, unfamiliar situations. In our daily routines, pupils know how to act and respond to people and their surroundings. Being in a new place, with different people, who hold different values and go about life differently (or not so differently they may find) strips all that familiarity away. Whilst this may be considered daunting, this experience gives our pupils opportunities to connect with people despite cultural differences, to navigate foreign environments, be more aware and tolerant of other cultures and traditions, and become more independent.
This promise takes place in Year 6
Why this promise is important to us
For many performing in front of friends and family can be daunting, delivering the same performance to people you don’t know represents a much greater challenge. Through the delivery of the Flashmob promise we want to help all of our pupils to understand what they can achieve when they step outside of their comfort zone.
Flashmob will help our pupils to realise the power of a being part of a team. All too often it will be the shyest pupil who turns out to be the most exuberant performer. Conversely the most talented sports person might find it hard to learn a dance routine. Flashmob is all about helping each other to deliver something special and memorable.
This is a whole school promise.

Why this promise is important to us.

Being part of a strong and caring community from an early age will help all our pupils to appreciate that giving and supporting others can make their lives more enjoyable and rewarding. Seeing other people smile or benefit from kind gestures will be immeasurable. Through the delivery of 10 good deeds, we want all our children to identify what is needed in their local communities and to work with their peers, parents and neighbours to bring these activities to life.
Although this promise concludes after the 10th deed is done, we hope that this experience encourages all our children to continue to support their communities and enjoy the life-long benefits that this can bring.
This is a whole school promise. 

Why this promise is important to us.

Although some people don’t realise it, art plays an important and continual part in our everyday lives. It is delivered through many different ways and serves many different purposes. It can be used to communicate an important message, to celebrate an occasion or a person, or simply it can be used to generate enjoyment.
Some art is presented on a canvas, others through sculpture. Art can also be delivered through film or animation. What matters is why it is developed.
We want all our pupils to think about what art means to them and how they can use it to express themselves. Through this promise we want to challenge our pupils to think creatively, source materials and develop their own works of art. To make this truly memorable we want pupils to work in teams to develop memorable legacies that lives with them during their school experience.
This is a Year 5 promise. 

Our Year 5 children recently completed our first 11 before 11 promise, Create Something Amazing! Check out the awesome pictures below of our children creating their amazing pots out of recycled materials.