We’ve done some incredible work over the last few weeks…. Our crew have all passed their SLC’s with flying colours!! We’ve had some really interesting (and sometimes tricky) conversations during these and I am incredibly proud of how X27 is learning and growing throughout these challenges. All of our crew have shown great integrity and we’re all working hard to overcome our own personal barriers.
The other side of the coin is how hard this all is. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling the screen fatigue, and I know through conversations that we’ve been having in the in school provision, and in crew that many of our students are feeling it too.
We’ve spoken this week about the positives from this lockdown to try to get some perspective, and shine some happiness on the school website through our thoughts. Here are some of the things our crew had to say about the positives that they’re finding at the moment:
CH I got to see my mum smile about my SLC. My mum hasn’t been smiling much during lockdown so to see her smile is great.
GB I have found online learning more enjoyable than in school because I prefer working fully on devices because everything is in one place. Also over this lockdown I have been in school so I have had the same support as normal . It has also given me the opportunity to make new friends and find different ways of learning.
CG I’ve gotten some really great praise around my Spanish, Science and my SLC!
BG; I get to see my friends on video call. Also for the SLC’s I felt really confident and happy of what work I have done in the last two terms.
CL; I get to sleep in a bit later and my friends make sure I don’t miss my lessons if I don’t have the link. I’ve made new friends and best friends
SH; I did well on my SLC online
ML I have amazing friends that help me with life
NB; online learning is great for me because I like that it is quiet. It’s also nice that we can do whatever we want on our breaks
MA; I’ve made a new best friend
EB; I have a reason to wake up before 1 pm, so I’ve got a better routine
MS; It sounds weird but I like being at home better in my room because I really love the quiet work environment at home.
EB I can communicate with humans so it’s less lonely
TW I’ve got to spend more time with my mum
So I want to say thank you. Thank you to all the parents supporting their small humans at home, thank you to all of the students trying their best under really hard circumstances, thank you to my fellow teachers who are exhausted – but pushing through to provide incredible learning for their classes.
XP is an incredible school, where the quality of the lessons and the honest conversations are first class. I am very proud to be part of that team. We will climb this mountain together.