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!

Crew Tomlinson- HOWL’s reflection

This week in our academic crew session we gave another member of crew a grade for their HOWL’s, giving reasons and examples of why we believe that grade would be justified. We then discussed what crew members had said to see whether others agreed or disagreed. It was brilliant to see crew challenge and support each other to make sure we are all striving to be the best version of ourselves. Great work Crew Tomlinson!

Crew Tomlinson – Book Club

On Friday Crew Tomlinson had our first session of book club and our first novel will be David Almond’s Kit’s Wilderness. The students will be reading together every Friday afternoon. The students showed great respect listening to each other read and discuss the characters we have been introduced to. Great courage to the students who read out on the first week, thanks Franchesca, Frankie, Mollie, Nada and Harley, lovely reading!

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!

Crew Tomlinson’s First Week Back

Last week Crew Tomlinson had a fantastic first week back, reminding ourselves of the importance of crew and what can be achieved when we work together. Crew showed all the character traits throughout the week in a variety of activities, including abseiling, the tower of power and bench ball. Each crew member had the Guiding Question ‘How Crew are you?’ and crew created brilliant responses regarding another crew member, giving examples from the week where they had given others support and shown great courage. Well done crew, looking forward to the year ahead!

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.