What makes a successful community?
Like last academic year, Year 7’s first expedition in September was All together now.
The learning targets were :
- I can discuss the theme of community by studying challenging texts
- I can visually express my ideas of a successful “community”
- I can write about community in a variety of different forms and for different purposes
Students focused on reading Seedfolks by Paul Fleishman and really delved into the changing community within the book and the different characters. In Crew students read The Giver by Louis Lowry which gave an alternative view of a community.
As part of the expedition students walked around the school’s community noting the successful and unsuccessful elements of it and then discussing the successful elements of Doncaster and what makes it this way.
Students looked at examples of successful communities and unsuccessful communities and how they had come together to make it more successful. Students then produced a written reflection on the answer to the guiding question. They also produced a watercolour painting of an aspect of what they felt makes a successful community.
The culmination of their work is an e-book that will have an edited section of their work alongside their painting.
All resources relating to this expedition can be found below:
C21 All Together Now
In 2014 this expedition was completed for the first time with our then year 7’s (C21). Below is some links to their resources:
The Journey of All Together Now – 2014/15
Launch Evening Film – 2014/15
Final Product – The book shows what students thought a successful community was through art and narrative. To order your copy from our online shop now click here.