X25 Fieldwork to Oakham Castle

On Tuesday X25 went on fieldwork to Oakham Castle to enhance their understanding of the Medieval Period. Oakham Castle worked really hard to create an itinerary which built upon our learning in the classroom. Throughout the day we did a variety of interactive and thought provoking tasks such as taking part in a Peasants’ revolt role-play, playing a game called ‘Surviving the Black Death’ where groups of peasants had to battle to survive against all odds and participating in a debate over democracy verses dictatorship in the courtroom of the Great Hall.

We all throughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in medieval life. The students came back into school yesterday with a stronger understanding of the context and events of this time period. Which is exactly what fieldwork is all about! If you haven’t been before Oakham Castle it is certainly worth the visit!

X25 Fieldwork to Oakham Castle

On Tuesday 21st January, all of X25 will be going on fieldwork to Oakham Castle in order to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the Medieval Period.

This is going to be an important piece of fieldwork as it links directly to our new expedition which is entitled ‘I’ve Got the Power!’ with the guiding question of ‘How does power affect us?’ 

Students need to ensure they are at school by 8.15am as the coach will be leaving at exactly 8.30am. The students will then return to school at 5.45pm. 

As some of the activities are outside and involve physical movement, students will need to dress accordingly. Therefore, warm clothes that are easy to move in would be most appropriate.

Students will also need to bring a packed lunch that they can eat whilst at Oakham Castle.

We are aware that this is the day after the Presentation of Learning at CAST Theatre, so students maybe tired, however this is an opportunity that cannot be missed. So please help us to make sure that all students attend.

If you have any further questions about the Fieldwork next week please do no hesitate to contact school or the students Crew Leader.

 

X25 Presentation of Learning @CAST Theatre

Last term students in X25 studied the expedition entitled ‘Should I stay or should I go?’ with the guiding question of ‘Why should we care about Migration?’ 

Our final product for this expedition is a documentary that explains our answer to this question. The first screening of this documentary will shown at X25 Presentation of Learning next Monday 20th January at 5.30pm at Cast theatre, Doncaster.

Every student will be expected to attend on Monday with one ticket for one adult companion. Unfortunately, as the theatre has a full capacity of 130 people, students are unable to invite more than one person. Students need to make their own way to and from CAST theatre as transport will not be provided.

Therefore to allow students to showcase their hard work to more relatives/friends we are putting on another screening at XP EAST on Thursday 23rd January at 4.30pm.

Please arrive in enough time to be seated before the screening begins.

We look forward to sharing our expedition with you.

X25 Admiral – Craftsmanship and Quality

In X25 we have been focusing on the Craftsmanship and Quality of our work. In the first session of our immersion we explored the historical concept of change and continuity and what factors affect change. Students worked really hard in all three Humanities sessions to create several note catchers that we will keep referring back to throughout the expedition.

I could of taken a photo of any students work as they were all beautiful, however Grace and Declan’s work stood out.

Well done Admiral, Keep this up and your books will look amazing by the end of the expedition.

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!