Crew Macmillan Brave The Cold

Last week, as a reward for EVERY ONE of Crew Macmillan passing their passage presentation [first time!], they decided they’d like to brave the cold and go outside to have a game of ‘capture the flag’ – a game that requires teamwork, communication, and a lot of stamina!

Crew worked well together and managed to choose captains, organise their own teams, and time manage. Archie and Courtney sat this one out due to injury – Courtney looked after crew’s belongings [see below, as a coat stand…], and Archie looked out for good sportsmen!

Great work Crew Mac – we’ll rematch soon, as it was a tie – just maybe not when it’s this cold!!!

 

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:

Thanks as always for your continued support.

X24 Fieldwork on Monday 13th January

X24 students will visit Hatfield Moor during the school day next Monday as part of the immersion into their immersion into their new learning expedition.

Students must dress prepared for the weather. It is likely to be wet/muddy so hiking boots or wellington boots will be needed as a separate change of footwear, along with a plastic bag to place them in.

Students will eat lunch in school as normal.

Skipper will visit Hatfield Moor in the morning and Admiral in the afternoon.

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Unpopular opinion: CHRISTMAS EDITION

In crew this morning, crew Macmillan found out who people TRULY were.

They were appalled at my opinion on pigs in blankets… but seemed to agree with Joe about sprouts?! weird…

Anyway, here are some our unpopular opinions…. Who do you agree with?

 

 

We also used a whiparound protocol – and challenged each others’ opinions as crew, building on our debating skills too!

Breakfast with Crew Macmillan!

We’re a little late in updating what we’ve been up to in crew…

 

But last week we had a wonderful crew breakfast, with students fulfilling a series of roles to come together and eat as a crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some fantastic brews made by Courtney, Charlie and Archie on toast duty, and a discussion about our Christmas wishes for someone else – introduced by mystery pieces surrounding a number of current issues!

 

 

 

X24 Superbug! STEAM POL 9th December

Students from both Admiral and Skipper will be presenting this terms learning to parents on 9th December. This will consist of two parts that link the final question of “Why should world poverty matter to us in Doncaster?”, We hope to see all X24 parents here to support such an awesome cause.

As an adjustment to the above, X24 Admiral will be presenting at XP East and X24 Skipper will be presenting at XP

Kings Fund Conference 2019

Today, 4 of our students not only attended the Kings Fund Conference in Leeds, but they were speakers there, too! This has been a fantastic opportunity for our students as it’s a national conference focusing on mental health and youth services across the UK, and was a chance for them to present findings from research they took part in regarding youth services in Doncaster and how they could ‘live their best lives’.

Alfie, Kate, Scarlett and Rex have been completely amazing today from start to end, taking the delayed trains in their stride (with a hot chocolate – thanks Anna!)  and keeping their composure when we arrived at Horizon in Leeds.

The conference was split into workshops and breakout areas, ours focused on supporting young people in communities using a capabilities approach.

All 4 students spoke confidently, clearly and ‘eloquently’ (a word used by a conference delegate!) and did themselves, me, Anna and Carrie from Doncaster Council, and XP, proud!

 

During the Q&A session at the end Scarlett even received a round of applause from the professionals who attended our workshop as a result of her answer to a question about the negative effects social media is having on young people. Well done Scarlett!

It’s been an absolute pleasure spending the day with Rex, Alfie, Kate and Scarlett and multiple professionals stopped us to tell us how impressed they were with the young people – one lady stopped the girls to tell them how courageous they were for having the guts to stand up and present to a room of around 35/40 people – they told her “it’s just what we do!”.

Well done – that’s how we XP!

Crew Macmillan show support for World Mental Health Day!

Year 9 is a HUGE year for our students. Speaking about mental health is vital not only for this year group, but for everybody.

To show their support, Crew Macmillan  have tried to wear an item of yellow clothing to support world mental health day.

Some students have been really innovative and stuck a yellow post it note to themselves to raise awareness!

Our community meeting also focused on the benefits of good mental health and how we can help and support each other in school. Some excellent advice given this morning, brilliant to see X24!

Crew Macmillan Host A Coffee Morning!

On Friday 27th September, Crew Macmillan will be hosting a bake sale in support of the nationwide Macmillan coffee morning.

 

Our bake sale will rely on donations of baking from crew members (and crew leader – eek!) and will take place at break time.

There will be a game of ‘dunk the biscuit in the cuppa’ – similar to pin the tail on the donkey – which will be priced at £1 a turn. Sweet treats will be priced at 50p per item!

If you would like to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support, please send in some money with your son/daughter on Friday.

Thanks in advance from Crew Macmillan!