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.
X23 will be in crew this week – starting as usual at 8.30 on Tuesday morning. Students will be doing some outside activities this week and will be engaging in service learning, so appropriate clothing will be needed.
We look forward to seeing you back tomorrow!
Good evening. X23 will be going on their final Fieldwork (weather dependent) tomorrow for Bioshock. For this reason, I would like to suggest that students bring wet weather clothing and footwear as the current forecast suggests rain.
The students began the final day by sitting in the sunny courtyard of our hostel and spending time on their journals. Once we had finished our sketches of the famous landmarks or beautiful buildings in Barcelona we headed out to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Park Stadium.
With rumbling stomachs we then headed into the bustling streets to find a traditional Spanish restaurant so the students could have the opportunity to taste the delights that Spain has to offer.
Following this relaxed lunch break we returned to the hostel to gather belongings before making our second visit to the beach. The students voiced how desperately they wanted to revisit the famous food market and indulge once again in the delicious snacks that were on offer. A slight detour on our walk to the beach allowed for this. Once at the beach the students enjoyed having time to be together, playing football or just simply relaxing in the sun.
As the sun began to fade it was time to return to the hostel to get packed and ready to travel home tomorrow.
It’s been a busy three days of exploring Barcelona and brilliant opportunity to spend quality time together, explore a new city, to learn about another culture and most of all to have an opportunity to practice speaking Spanish.
This week Crew Earhart are focusing on the importance of HOWLs. In the community meeting on Friday the students were given their crew average for HOWLs. Currently crew Earhart’s average is:
Work Hard = 3.35
Get Smart = 3.35
Be Kind = 3.46
Although we appear to be achieving well in our HOWLs, there are some students who are not quite achieving the minimum expectation and need crew to help support and challenge them.
Therefore as a crew we will be analysing our own and our peers current attainment in HOWLs and making a conscious effort to help each other to improve. Students will be expected to make academic pledges to ensure they are actively working on this and encouraged to speak to teachers to gain clarity on the grade they were given.
A great first session readdressing the purpose of what it means to work hard, get smart and be kind. I am looking forward to the discussion in crew over the next few days.
X23 have been developing their stippling technique in Art and have produced some stunning studies of insects. They have created a range of tone and have looked closely at their chosen image (this work supports their expedition ‘Bio-Shock).
By the end of this week X23 should have their studies completed and I can’t wait to see the outcome.
X23 (Year 9) students were today given letters each explaining the injections they are due very soon. Please could parents/carers look over the letter and sign the consent form to say whether or not you would like your son/daughter to have the injections. Students know the forms are to be handed into the school office as soon as possible, preferably by the end of this week. Thank you in advance for the speedy response.
For the next five weeks, both Skipper and Admiral will be going on Fieldwork. This will not effect start or finish times for the day, neither will students require a packed lunch. Students need to be aware of the dates so that they can come to school prepared for being in the outdoors (i.e. clothed appropriate for the weather, sensible shoes and have a bottle for water etc…)
The dates are as follows:
Monday 29th April
Tuesday 7th May
Monday 13th May
Tuesday 4th June
Monday 10th June
Tuesday 30th April
Wednesday 8th May
Tuesday 14th May
Monday 3rd June
Tuesday 11th June
Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr Voltaire if you require any further information.
On Wednesday 27th February, All members of X23 will be sharing their beautiful work from their last expedition; Don’t Mention the War!
This will take place at the Doncaster Art Gallery and Museum from 2pm to 3pm. This covers work from all disciplines.
We hope to see you all there.