Tomlinson and Stan Lee’s Bake Sale Success!

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!

Crew Stan Lee – Check in

Today is AR for Stan Lee! However, before we start we always circle up and do crew check in. In today’s crew Frankie did a round of splat, this got everyone up off of their feet and engaged.  Our Winners were Beth and Alfie. Well done!

X25 Students working with the Conversation Club

Over the past two weeks students in X25 have been working with the Conversation Club.  A charity based in Doncaster that offers support to refugees and asylum seekers.  We have taken part in workshops about Migration and on Monday we had the privilege of meeting and interviewing people who are currently seeking asylum in Doncaster. Their stories gave us a real insight into the realities of migration and made us realise that the community of Doncaster can do more to help.

Our task now in X25 is to come up with ways we can help and put them into practice! After all… above all else is compassion!

X25 Stan Lee – Academic Crew

This week we have reflected on ‘working hard’ in sessions. Why we need to work hard and what is the purpose in doing so. We then discussed this together and made suggestions in crew of how we could achieve this.











What really impressed me was how open Stan Lee were to constructive feedback and how sensitive they were. What a great way to end the week!

X25 Crew Stan Lee

Mindful Monday

Every Monday Crew Stan Lee are focussing on looking after ourselves and being more mindful. We want to start off the week on a positive note but also find strategies when we are having a not so great day. The ‘Happy Jar’ is filled with tiny positive notes and todays note was: ‘You deserve to be super HAPPY’. We reflected on this question and what it meant to us.

Happy Monday everyone; it has been great to see Stan Lee develop their focus as a crew and take time to stop and think (which is sometimes hard to do in a busy day). Well done!

X25 Crew Stan Lee

How crew are you?

I have been lucky enough to see Crew Stan Lee transform from a group of students who didn’t know each other and struggled working together: to a crew who have worked incredibly hard to be able to do so!

They did so through their commitment, resilience and my perseverance. Winning sports day at the end of the year was the pinnacle; it was a triumph of our hard work.

The 2nd week back has been action packed: crew activities, abseiling, hiking and presenting the guiding question. Here is to another school year at XP and let’s make it another memorable one. So glad we are on this journey together and as each year brings a new challenge we will do it together.


X25 The Big Reveal

This week X25 have been working hard on their immersion for their new expedition. It has been an action packed week, starting with learning about film making with our expert Geoff Hewitt, to painting the opening of Anchor text, grappling with a map of migration and completing gallery walks. The week ended with the unveiling of the expedition and all it’s components.

So now, without further ado, our title of the expedition is Should I stay or should I go? with the guiding question:

Why should we care about Migration? 

Over the next 14 weeks our students in X25 will be studying this expedition and working towards our final product which is to make a documentary about the topic of Migration.

This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with the community and I can’t wait to see what they will produce.

Watch this space!

School starts next week on Tuesday 27th August where we will be embarking on a week of crew.

Throughout the week students are required to be at school at normal time (8:30am) but finish times will be slightly different depending on the schedule for the day. Students will require a pen, pencil and ruler this week and a kit list has been sent out for Wednesday and Thursday.

The week’s schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday – In school with a normal finish time of 3:15. There is no extended study in school this week.

Wednesday – Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs.  Please check the kit list for further details of the required clothing.  Please can students come to school in trainers, not their walking boots.  We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm.

Thursday – Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please check the kit list for further details of the required clothing.  Please can students come to school in trainers with their walking boots in their bag. We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm. 

Friday – Students will be in school all day. Their week will be completed with a Presentation of Learning commencing at 2:15pm which parents are invited to attend and support students as they answer their Guiding Question.

Please refer to these important docs and ensure you and your child are familiar with them.