National Offer Day for Reception places
Congratulations to everyone who has received an offer of a Reception place with us for this September - we are looking forward to welcoming our new pupils to Ark Tindal!
We are currently closed for the Easter holidays, but will reopen on Monday 29th April. If you would like to accept your child's place here and have received an offer letter with an acceptance slip to return to us, please bring it in to the Academy by Tuesday 30th April. Please contact the Office on 0121 464 3049 if you have any queries.
ARK Tindal Get Creative at RBS Birmingham
Our visit began with a bus journey from the school to the RBS office in Brindleyplace. The children were very excited as many of them had never visited a bank or an office before. Upon arrival we met our helpers Alison, Laura and Dominic. We had the chance to find out all about them by asking lots of questions: Which skills were important in their jobs? What did they want to be when they were little? How long have they worked to RBS? Laura also talked to us about the RBS company values and we learned that the customers were the most important for everyone working at RBS. Some of the RBS values were similar to our school values.
After this we got our brief which was to design a new office space for RBS. To help us do this we thought carefully about what an office needs and even went on a tour to see real RBS staff at work.
The fun really began when we started to brainstorm our ideas and focused on the RBS value of working as a team. The office space had to provide areas for working individually, working in a team, refreshments and spaces to relax. Ensuring there were great facilities for relaxing was top of our agenda with ideas such as beds with alarm clocks, a picture chair that we could write on and a book corner on the list. We continued to work well as a team when we drew up and decided upon our design.
“I have learned the RBS people work to serve their customers” Suhayb, 7 years old
Finally, came the really scary part…. Showing our designs to the judges. We felt quite nervous but practiced developing our confidence before we started. The judging was very tense and we waited patiently for their decision.
The ‘Tindal Bank Rules’ team stole the wining spot. These Year 2 students excelled at using their imagination and included a trampoline, a gym, and a slide which would refresh workers by plunging them into jelly and custard.