Event - Takeover Challenge Day

20 November 2015

On Friday 20th November 2015, children and young people at the Abbey Catholic Primary took over the operation of the school for the day. The activities was organised as part of the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge 2015.

Takeover Challenge is a national event led by the Children’s Commissioner for England which puts children and young people into decision-making roles. Organisations and businesses benefit as they gain a fresh insight into their work by listening to children’s ideas and experience.

This event has become a very successful day in previous years and was a fantastic opportunity for our Year 6 to lead the school and take on extra responsibility while gaining an insight into the world of work and school.

All Year 6 (60 pupils) spent the day taking the roles of all the adults working at the school. The process for the children involved filling out an application form for a job role and attending an interview. If successful they then took that role for the day with support and guidance.