X28 Crew Darling (EWI) What do our HOWLS really mean to us?

During crew time, Crew Darling (EWI) have been looking at what our HOWLS really mean to us! Crew split into three groups, focusing on working hard, getting smart and being kind.. this was then followed with a fantastic presentation to the rest of crew, sharing their thoughts and ideas about HOWLS and how they can be the best version of themselves going forward!

Year 7 Crews’ first solo

On a beautiful Friday afternoon, Crew Darling and Crew AJA spent some time reflecting and engaging with an important question for us at XP – “What is Crew?”

In a solo experience, we ask our students to spend time focusing on themselves and the natural world around them. For our first solo in school, we sat in a circle facing outwards thinking about what crew meant to us. For about half an hour all we could hear was the sounds of nature and of our community as others went about their busy lives. Some of us chose to write or draw our ideas, while others simply thought about the question or took the time to unwind from the stresses and anxieties of the working week.

At the end of the solo students chose to share their ideas about what crew meant to them. We saw beautiful drawings and heard thoughts about compassion, integrity and kindness.

It was a real privilege to spend time together in this way, and a great reminder that what we do at XP is very special.

C28 Admiral getting smart in HUMAN and producing BEAUTIFUL WORK!

Admiral have been producing beautiful work in Human. This week we have started Case Study 2, focusing on religious perspectives of war, pacifism and sanctity of life! Students grappled with the difference between Martin Luther who translated the Bible and Martin Luther King (American civil rights). Look at their beautiful work below..

C25 Academic Crew Getting Smart in Spanish

Yesterday during Crew time the Spanish GCSE groups from Year 10 XP and East got together for support. Students arranged themselves in groups to read each other’s work, critiquing specific content ready for their next product. Those who showed courage read their work aloud, and were listened to with a friendly ear offering kind, specific and helpful critique. When asked what went well, Beth replied “I now know how to make my work better, and achieve Excellence on the rubric’. Ebony also added ‘I had totally missed something on the rubric, but my buddy had spotted it’. Well done C25, can’t wait to do it again!

 

C28 Crew JEL Micro-adventure

Crew JEL have had an excellent start to life at XP. They have all settled in very well. In the first week students participated in a Micro-adventure. This involved them looking at the environment and the Eco-systems around XP. They looked at the plant and wildlife types and how they might design a garden to attract insects and birdlife to it.

We then had an expert (Dennis), come to visit Crew to speak about garden birds and to help students to build their birdboxes. The students started with a pack of pre-sawn wood and screwed it together to form the birdboxes, which were then painted, and which will be taken home and placed in the garden. Hopefully over the coming years we will be getting updates as to what birds have used it.

Check out the finished Bird Boxes. Fantastic work Crew JEL!

 

Parent Information – JEL has Crew Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and NEA has crew Monday and Wednesday.