So far this term, X24 have collected data from countries around the world, considered if they are comparable with each other and if not how they could change the format, discussed what type of data it is, starting to consider what type of sampling method would be best for this type of data and are now learning about the different averages we could use to analyse the data. Overall it has been a successful start to Year 9. Keep it up!
There are some examples of their beautiful work below:
Today in HUMS Skipper worked hard analysing source material regarding city life for the urban poor. Some great shoulder partner discussions and fantastic in depth exit tickets produce. Great work Skipper!
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 EJN and SHA joined forces on Thursday to watch the stories on this weeks episode of Newsround.
We discussed the following:
New rules that Instagram have put in place about advertising dieting products. The pupils agreed with this rule and discussed positive body image and how social media can affect the way you feel about yourself.
We spoke about Mrs Hannam’s favourite topic (not) … Brexit and our Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He has been asked to come up with a new Brexit solution before the end of September.
Burger Kings decision to stop giving plastic toys out with their kids meals. The pupils agreed that this was a good idea and would help to reduce the use of plastic and help the environment.
A swimmer called Sarah Thomas who swam for 54 hours (non stop!) for a total of 130 miles! Students said that she was extremely brave and showed lots of courage.
It was lovely to spend time together as crews and will look into joining forces again to discuss what is happening in the world.
In X25 students have been studying Lee’s Push and Pull Theory of Migration. Students were given different scenarios in order for them to make a decision of wether they would decide to migrate or not.
Two stand out students in X25 were Beth and Georgia would worked incredibly hard together to complete their answers to question. Georgia also showed great courage standing up in front of the class and explaining the model in one minute.
This week in crew JNI we have been focusing on how we can work hard.
In our crew sessions we have discussed what working hard looks like in sessions and how we can make sure this happens by helping one another to reach our goals.
On Friday, crew members opened up about things they have struggled with this past week in sessions and as crew we looked at how we might address these to make sure that next week is even better! Crew shared important advise and strategies for maintaining high levels of focus to ensure we are the best version of ourselves that we can be.