MyFPHS Weekly Challenges

MyFPHS Challenge 6 26/0421 to 10/5/21

Well done to all our students who have submitted to us for the challenges in the Spring term. We have had some truly fantastic entries. Some students have asked for additional time to submit for Challenge 5 and so we have kept the submission deadline open until the 10th of May 2021 at 3.00pm. This means that you can submit entries for either or both Challenge 5 and 6 until this time.

Challenge 6 asks us all to take a wider view about the world today. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have reflected on our own daily lives and the impact that it might have had on our routines and ways of living but we have asked you to look at some of the other wider challenges faced by people around the world and to see if you might offer some solutions or ideas about tackling some of those problems. You will need to research ONE specific country and look at a challenge or issue that is currently being highlighted at the moment. Your final submission will be in the form of a Powerpoint, a piece of visual art or a short video presentation. There are some template slides in the Challenge 6 Powerpoint to help you organise your work if you wish. Are you up for tackling a global challenge?

The two challenges will continue to run over the next two weeks and you are to submit your entries to us at myfphs@falingepark.com.   Please remember to email us rather than sharing items via Google Drive. We look forward to seeing what you produce!

MyFPHS Challenge 5 29/03/2021 to 10/05/2021

Well done to all our students who showed their ability to identify bias and various perspectives in items of news presented to us in our daily lives. We received a high number of entries using the templates but we have just shared a small number on our celebration gallery as many of you elected very similar news items.

Challenge 5 asks our students to look at the impact of our daily lives upon the climate and our environment. We want to reflect on the actions and habits we have each day and whether we can make any small changes to make big differences.  Every human on earth, even the laziest among us can be part of the solution for environmental change. There are some simple things we can adopt into our daily lives that, if we all do it, will make a huge difference. It is our collective responsibility. We need to have hope for the future, be responsible, be curious, be kind, show empathy and take positive action. Find out how one young person is making a positive contribution by changing her behaviours and adopting a “zero waste” lifestyle. Consider how you could do the same …

This challenge will continue to run over the Spring holidays and you are to submit your entries to us at myfphs@falingepark.com.   Please remember to email us rather than sharing items via Google Drive. We look forward to seeing what you produce!

MyFPHS Lockdown Challenge 4 15/3/21 to 29/3/21

Congratulations to the students who sent us videos and demonstrations and instructions for our MyFPHS Lockdown Challenge 3. There were some amazing skills and knowledge on show, from drawing cartoons to making pancakes and even making bowls from magazines and newspapers. It’s fantastic to see such a great resource of talent in evidence here at Faling Park High School. If you haven’t sent your entry yet because video making can take time, then not to worry as you can still submit them to us using the usual email address.

MyFPHS Lockdown Challenge 4 wants to you to use an entirely different set of skills as we look at the news we receive each day and learn to decode the information we read, hear or see. We want you to watch a TV news programme carefully and complete the template attached to the challenge slides or analyse the news to identify different perspectives or viewpoints and spot any potential bias in the news you are presented with on one day. You might find that your recent classwork on ShoutOut.UK’s ‘Be Internet Citizens’ and ‘Digital Media Literacy and Journalism’ is helpful here.

As usual don’t forget to send your entries to us at myfphs@falingepark.com before the deadline as we look out for all the different perspectives you identify in our daily news diet.

MyFPHS Challenge 2021 Challenge 3 – 01/03/21 – 22/03/2021

We were delighted with the responses for Challenge 2. You produced poems, sketches and showed evidence of acts of kindness in action. You showed us that little considerations for others can transform the way they feel and you reminded us just how kind many of our students are at FPHS!

The third challenge wants you to share a skill that you have that could help other people get through Lockdown and beyond. We want you to produce a video, audio guide or a step by step guide to teach someone something new or help them in some way. We want you to be creative in your form of presentation but consider the knowledge you wish to share and check its accuracy or relevance before you create. We want information rich pieces that help us learn new skills for life.

It might involve helping others out, a skill we might need for the future, a craft or a skill for self care.

Don’t forget to email your Challenge 3 pieces to us at myfphs@falingepark.com

MyFPHS Challenge 2021 Challenge 2 – 08/02/2021 – 22/02/2021

We were delighted with the responses for Challenge 1. You produced poems, sketches, paintings, videos and observational writing. You really gave us something to think about when we look out of our windows and gaze on the world.

The second challenge wants you to consider the importance of social connection and how we help each other through a time of challenge through our relationships with each other. How can we show kindness or empathy to combat the loneliness of others? How do we express thanks and gratitude to those workers taking care of us all? How do we offer friendship and support friends, family, neighbours, members of our school and our community? How do we remind each other of our collective responsibilities, such as ‘hands, face, space’ or staying at home or wearing a mask?

We want you to create an artwork or written piece that reflects your thoughts and feelings about the importance of social connection. Will it be a creative response to someone who has helped you or will you send a message to others to help them see how important or meaningful they are to you every day? We want to see what you produce.

Don’t forget to email your Challenge 2 pieces to us at myfphs@falingepark.com

MyFPHS Challenge 2021 Challenge 1 – 22/01/2021 – 8/02/2021

During this lockdown we want to stay connected, beat the boredom and develop your skills! From January until March there will be six MyFPHS Lockdown Challenges. Every fortnight your tutor will share the challenge and how you can get involved!

This challenge asks you to look and think a little deeper at the world around you, to examine untold stories and the worlds beyond your window. We want you to be curious and to observe the daily routines and everyday objects you might have seen or dismissed every day for years.

When you look out of a window at home, what do you see? What interesting things have you observed during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 that you have previously never observed or thought about because of your busy life?