XP Outdoors

We are delighted to share some remarkable insights into the impact of XP Outdoor sessions since their integration into our Crew curriculum.

It’s truly heartening to witness how these sessions have not only provided valuable support to students in various ways but have also presented challenges that contribute to their growth.

As we embark on this journey, we are committed to building our community through activism, leadership, and equity, sharing our stories as we go—all of which aligns seamlessly with the goal of fostering meaningful relationships.

We have a wonderful opportunity to work with Instincts Training. An educational program which address the issue of anti-social behaviour, covering topics such as violence, harassment, misogyny, and consent. These courses are specifically crafted to explain the reasons why it is crucial for individuals to steer clear of these paths that may lead to criminal behaviour.

Moving into Term 2b – XP Outdoor sessions and Instincts Training will work together on the following workshops.

Please get in touch with Emma Watson – [email protected] or Angella Parker – [email protected] for further information or if you have any questions.

Fight the Power immersion C29

Students in year 8 started this term off with immersion activities for their new expedition “Fight the Power”. In Art they grappled with stencils, starting to learn the skills needed to study the street art movement this term. In Science they started to look at Atoms, Elements and Compounds and took part in some Physics challenge activities. In Humanities sessions students grappled with some Shakespeare, looking at Elizabethan insults, witches and powerful natural forces which led into their first look at Macbeth! All these activities are leading students on their journey towards the guiding question “What is power?”

Beautiful work in Art from C29

Our year 7 students have been getting to grips with mono printing this week – many of them trying it out for the first time! They’ve been using the skills which they have built up over the past term’s work on tone. Their images are all of artefacts relating to our expedition “From the ground up” which looks at the impact that coal mining has had on our city. We’re really proud of the beautiful work that our students are creating and hope that you’re looking forward to seeing it at their presentation of learning near the end of the term.