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.
Both Skipper and Admiral have Extended Study to complete over the holiday. Students will need to write up their notes from the fieldwork visit to the Gurdwara. A google doc will need to be shared with both Mrs Sprakes and myself.
Students may wish to use the following headings in their notes:
The scriptures (book)
History of Sikhism
This mini-learning expedition came from a partnership between XP School and Natural England. Natural England are a charitable organisation who own and main many sites of importance across the country, including Hatfield and Thorne Moors, these being the last lowland peat bogs in the country. The charity wanted our students to create artefacts that helped to inform other children their own age about the geological and biological importance of the sites, their provenance and many of the wonderful stories stories associated with the moors. We were very lucky to be given access to the sites and tours from Janet Canning and Philip Robinson from Natural England. We also worked with Sue Ellis from Serendipity Art who helped to inspired our students with the stories of the moors, and Andy Muscroft who helped to record and edit the students’ footage.
The expedition took place over the course of three days, when we suspended the timetable so that we could focus on making really high quality, beautiful work. Students did some fieldwork at the moors, and then returned to school to work as script writers, artists, animators, editors, narrators and actors. We are incredibly proud of the work that the students have done and hope that it encourages more children to visit what is one of the county’s most beautiful and important outdoor classrooms.
Below are the three stories and films students worked together to make.