Friday, 21 November 2014

RSA Takeover Day

21st November 2014
A mixture of our student council went to the RSA for the day to promote their idea of dealing with mental illness. Although they did not win the challenge, they earned themselves £100 and had a fantatsic day.

Programme of the day

10.00 – 10.30 Arrival and refreshments
10.30 – 11.00: Introduction to the day, to the RSA, and how it compares with a school – Roisin Ellison
Introduce Takeover Day – Alison
Ask one school to lead an icebreaker activity to introduce schools and get 60 or so students mixing with similar number of RSA staff (15 mins)
11.30 – 12.00:  Guided tours
12.05 – 12.35:  Carousel activity
12.35 – 12.45: Post-it note feedback
•           What have you seen/learnt that the RSA does well?
•           What should the RSA do differently?
•           What ideas has this morning given you about things you could do in your   school?
12.45 - 1.45: Lunch (Pizza Hut)
1.45 – 1.55: Unleashing the Power to Create – Matthew Taylor
1.55 – 2.05: How Fellows bid for money: the RSA’s catalyst programme – Jade Prentice
2.05 – 2.45: Each school in own group with RSA facilitator – to work on their idea and presentation, working on delivering something with a clear beginning/middle/end structure.
3.00 – 3.30: Dragons’ Den – Each group has 3 minutes to pitch their idea (strictly timed).  Prize awarded for the best idea. 
3.20 – Dragons to confer
            Feedback forms
3.30:  Prize Awarded