On Monday 18th November students from X24 Skipper will be carrying out service learning between 9.15 and 11.30am at Balby Church’s Big Sort. Students will have the opportunity to talk to volunteers at the food and clothing bank as well as take part in the sorting of donations ready for the food and clothing banks opening later in the week. This will help students develop their answer to our guiding question Why do we still need charity?
Crew Hahn had 2 crew sessions today.
This mornings session we checked in and then continued planning our charity fundraising ideas.
So far we will be holding a raffle, Guess the name of the cute puppy, car washing (during the summer months) and encouraging the ‘staff with beards’ to shave them off all to raise money for Cancer Research.
We have a target set of £250.
So far Mr Voltaire, Mr ap Harri & Mr Said have all agreed to rid themselves of their facial hair if we manage to raise the full £250!
This afternoon we celebrated Tom’s birthday. Tom got to choose what we did and he chose to play dodge ball.
Before we started we discussed our character traits to our newest crew member, Josh explaining what these would look like, feel like and sound like during a game of dodge ball.
I think you can see we had a lot of fun as crew.
Happy Birthday Tom!
Crew Tomlinson and Stan-Lee have worked really well this week organising a bake sale at XP. All members of both crews contributed by either bringing cakes in, serving students or rounding people up to make sure we made the sale a success! We had so many goodies that we managed to hold the bake sale on Thursday and Friday this week and everything was sold! Brilliant effort by all and we can’t wait to see how much was raised!
X26 will be going on fieldwork to Ashworth Barracks to continue their learning about World War One on the following days:
Admiral on Tuesday the 19th of November.
Skipper on Monday the 25th of November.
Students will need to bring a packed lunch unless they usually have a school meal provided, in which case a packed lunch will be provided.
The visit will take place within the normal school hours and students should be back in school by the end of the day.
Although the fieldwork is inside with a small amount outside, it is advisable that students wrap up warm ( **please note*** we have been advised hats and gloves!).
Crew MRO got started with thinking about what jobs they would like to do later in life and what their strengths and interests are. After each student filled in the online survey we had a range of career suggestions generated for them. Suggestions included a PE Teacher, RAF Regiment Gunner, Nurse, Animal Carer, Colourist, Chemical Engineering Technician, Forensic Scientist, Chemical Plant Worker and an Entertainment Officer.
The survey produced a recommendation of a Performing Arts Teacher for me, so it was good to know I was already in the right job!
A big appreciation to Mrs Green for leading our session and supporting us with getting logged on.
It looks like Crew MRO are set to make a meaningful contribution to society with this range of possible careers!
Unfortunately we have once again been informed that the y9 football fixture which was due to go ahead tonight at Rossington has been cancelled due to the weather. We will inform the students if and when it is rearranged.
Students in X23 Admiral have been reviewing their learning of the first three acts of Macbeth. They have been preparing a presentation on how either Macbeth or Lady Macbeth have been presented and how they have changed up to this point in the play. Students have been working really hard in session and I’m looking forward to them presenting their ideas next Monday. Special mention must go to Isaac Heyes, Bradley Elwick and Henry Harris who have done some outstanding research as well as working effectively as a team. Keep this up!
X23 have grappled with the imperfect tense this week, working out how to describe their Primary schools, then comparing them to XP. Students completed text coding, a Gogomo, and constructed sentences to help them do this. Well done X23, keep grappling!