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!
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.
X24 will be attending a performance of Romeo & Juliet at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool on Wednesday 27th February. We will be leaving school at 10am and aim to return to XP by 7pm. Students will need to bring a packed lunch that will be eaten on arrival in Blackpool and also have some further food to snack on during the return journey. We will keep you updated during the day through the school website.
X24 have had a fantastic visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We saw exhibits that helped us to put our studies of the slave trade and prejudice into context. It’s been a real pleasure watching our students working hard, getting smart and being kind to each other and the other visitors to the museum today.
It’s fantastic to see our X24 students working so hard during our first week back. Praise butterflies this week were awarded to Isaac, Vinnie, Aaisha, Chris, Jaggy, Courtney, Kyra, Bella, Charlotte, Milla, Charlie and Harpreet. Butterflies were awarded by staff and by students for consistent hard work, being kind, showing compassion and in one case – for being epic!
Learning materials for the self study unit on ‘The Nervous System’ have been posted on Google Classroom for both 8 Admiral and 8 Skipper. This work is due to be completed in STEAM books by Monday 15th.