X25 -Should I Stay or Should I go?

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.

Excellent work girls! Keep it up! 

The Big Reveal

With a few hints, clues and a quick game of hangman, X24 students successfully identified all the components of the new expedition.

Over the next six weeks we will be studying the expedition entitled Life through a Lens and attempting to answer the question “How can the Arts help to uncover the past?” 



A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.

Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.

As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.

We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Year 8 Presentation of Learning

The Year 8 Presentation of Learning for students current expedition will take place on the evening of the 6th and 7th December.

We will have more details on exact timings in due course.

It is really important that every student attends, and has someone from their family come to the event to celebrate the incredible work that they are doing.


The Year 8 expedition team.

Y8 Extended Study Admiral and Skipper

Students have been set the following extended study due Monday 12th September in session.

Explain the thoughts, feelings and questions that you have after studying the Animals Inside Out Exhibition. Think carefully about the exhibition and how this relates to our learning expedition. Write this up on a Google Doc and share this with Mr Voltaire, Mrs Batty and Mr Jackson.

Year 8 PE: X-Block groups for this year

Surname Forename X Block
Ameri Kaius X1
Barker Ryan X1
Bunting Demi X1
Duffield Clarice X1
Durkin Kiera X1
Gadd Amy-Louise X1
Gardner Joel X1
Greenwood Emily X1
Herriot James X1
Heyes Noah X1
Mawby Ellis X1
McEwen Matthew X1
Nilsen Brandon X1
Nixon Joseph X1
Noden Elle X1
Riddiough Jake X1
Smithstone Katie X1
Butterworth Storm X2
Carter Paige X2
Cheadle Bailey X2
Dunne Amy X2
Empson Lauren X2
Finney Maisie X2
Flatters Zoe X2
Gilley Oliver X2
Hall Brandon X2
Kataryna Toby X2
Manion Rylie X2
Mason Alexander X2
Mawer Zara X2
Monks Safiyah X2
Pullman Reece X2
Singh Kajal X2
Walczak Oliwia X2
Ackroyd Chloe X3
Coates Jacob X3
Crawley Elliot X3
Crooks Owen X3
Daley Annabelle X3
Finney Millie X3
Herriot Aimee X3
Kaur Alisha X3
Lofthouse Caitlin X3
Marshall Joshua X3
Mcanulty Marley X3
Moules Keira X3
Smith Joseph X3
Wain Kelly X3
Watson Georgie X3
Wheatcroft Benjamin X3

Above are the X Block groups for Year 8.

X Block will start next week (w/c 5th Sept). Students in X2 will have PE on Tuesdays. Students in X3 will have PE on Wednesdays. Students in X1 will have PE on Thursdays.

Year 8 X block sessions are in the morning after crew, so students can choose to come to school in their PE kit, but must have a change of clothes for the rest of the day.


Students in 8 Admiral and 8 Skipper have been set a piece of extended study to create their own interpretation of the island discussed in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Students must ensure they use quotations in their work alongside any drawing or design they create. In both groups students should have already decided on their pairs for this task and how they wish to present their interpretation. This work is due on 28th June.