So we’re into week five and there’s exciting stuff happening all over the shop!

Year 7 have been introduced to their first expedition after three weeks of immersion. They’ve been looking into inequalities in society and tackling some REALLY difficult and thought provoking topics in Human. They’ve been also looking at inequalities in numbers and learning how to conceptualise a billion – and why billionaires shouldn’t exist…

In Art they have been creating positive posters to show their personality. Students were instructed to take ownership of their rooms by choosing how they wanted to decorate them and also what they like to see to make them smile!

In crew we’ve been talking about crew names and thinking about which qualities we want to represent us as Human beings. We’ve had some brilliant suggestions so far – some activists, writers, scientists, engineers, feminists and artists. So if you have any inspirational people that you want to teach your small humans about – now is the time!!! All suggestions welcome.

 

Watch this space.

 

An exciting new start for everyone!!

What a whirlwind of a start to XP!!

I can honestly say that my mind has been blown over the last two weeks….. My first day of teaching at XP after moving from another school I met my crew – and we had the MOST fun filled and wonderful first few days as an excellent introduction to our new school!

We built spaghetti towers, talked about compassion, character traits and about how we felt about our places in the world. We played ‘Splat!’, did some fact finding about each other and generally had a brilliant time having real conversations as well as fun.

I’m super excited to be getting to know all of my new crew members over the coming five years – and we’ve already gotten to a brilliant start! We’ve played some great games over the first few days, and every day our crew sessions help us to learn more about and create connections with each other. We have a brilliant range of skills and personalities in our crew and I’m eagerly awaiting our discussions over the next term to come up with an inspiring name that suits us as people.

I’ve never worked at such a place as XP. I feel excited and proud to be able to be a part of such an incredibly unique and compassionate school. XP is a place where you can be unashamedly yourself.

I can’t wait to meet all of the parents of my crew… who we will call Crew KTA for now. But not for long…… Watch this space 🙂