As part of their expedition “Sagas, Sailing and Steel” X24 students will be carrying out fieldwork at Sheffield Hallam University on Tuesday 25th February.
Students will be testing the strength of different materials to help them gain a deeper understanding of how Viking swords were strengthened with materials from ancestral bones.
We will be leaving school by coach at 9.00am. We expect to return at around 3.00pm.
Students will need to bring their regular stationary: pen, pencil, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener.
They will also need to bring a pack-up lunch.
We do not expect to be outdoors for any great length of time so no specialist clothing is required.
Sheffield Hallam University have asked to take photographic and video footage of the day, but would not use student names. We will honour existing non-media consent forms. If you require any further details, or if you do not consent to Sheffield Hallam using media images/video containing your son or daughter, then please email Mr Said:
Students in X24 Skipper and Admiral will be presenting their learning from our expedition Small Change on 5th December at 4.30pm in XP East School. Students have been working towards a number of Learning Targets focused on the GCSE text A Christmas Carol and the historical context of the period when Dickens produced A Christmas Carol. We like to invite you to hear from your son or daughter and see the work they have produced in order to answer the guiding question Why do we still need charity?
We will also be asking, if possible, for donations to support the work of the Balby Church food and clothing bank.
FOR THE FOOD BANK: food that just requires hot water adding: e.g Instant porridge, Cup Soups, Mug shots, Instant noodles and Pot noodles (Supermarket own brands are ideal) FOR THE CLOTHES BANK: all types but the greatest demand is for jeans, joggers for men and all clothes for children aged 6-18.
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?
Before half term and over the coming weeks students in X24 will be carrying out service learning at ‘The Big Sort’ located in Balby Church. The Church runs a clothing, homeware and food bank for the people of Balby and the surrounding areas. Each Monday all donations are sorted, hung and grouped ready to be given out to those in need. The volunteers at Balby Church have been really impressed with the compassion and hard work of students during their service learning. Hopefully this experience will help students to develop their thoughts on our guiding question ‘Why do we still need charity?’
A number of students from X24 have been working extremely hard both in lesson and also in the completion of their extended study. They have completed these tasks to a high standard and also made sure that they have been handed in on time.
The students that I would like to give a special mention to are Alfie Lockey (X24 Admiral), Bella Herring (X24 Skipper) and Amber Clark (X24 Skipper) who have all finished the two studies (paper cut and sharpie block design) in class and also their extended study (Artist research).
All three of these students are now well on the way to creating a lovely charcoal study for their developing and exciting art portfolio.
Well done Alfie, Amber and Bella! Keep up the good work!
The year 10 & 11 Health & Fitness students have started attending the Keepmoat Stadium gym this week as part of their Healthy Active lifestyles unit. They will be investigating different methods of training, principles of training and recommendations around diet and physical activity.
On Friday XP and XP East students welcomed Alun and his team from Balby Church. it was inspiring to hear about the work they do. Alun also revealed our guiding question for this expedition: Why do we still need charity?