Extended Art Learning Labs for y11

On Tuesday 16th April we’ll have our final Art learning lab before the GCSE Art exam the following week. As it’s the last chance before the exam for students to get some extra time in, we’ll be running an extended session running from 3.30 until 5.30pm. To keep everyone energised and working we’ll have a selection of food and snacks for students who attend.

All year 11 students are welcome, but we’ll be sending invites out to those who we’d really like to see for that final push.

C26 (Year 10) Work Experience Launch 18th April 5pm

On Tuesday 18th April we would like to invite you to school for the C26’s work placement information evening which starts at 5pm until 6pm.  The evening will provide you with detailed information on the work experience process; including 1:1 career advice available in school, expectations, finding a placement, roles and duties as well as the all important health & safety measures of the placement. 

Work placement Launch

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Engineering a greenhouse

Engineering students from XP and XP East in year 10 are working on a project for XP Outdoors. Commissioned by Mrs Watson and sponsored by Costain, the students are building greenhouse covers for our outdoor planters. The students have planned all the work themselves and are making use of the timber provided by Costain to build the frames. They’re hoping to have them constructed and in place before Christmas.

C26 – Two Days of Inspiring Experts

As part of our You Give Me Fever expedition, year 9 have had two days of experts offering their experiences to show the human side of our health service. With talks from a hospice nurse, carer and chairperson of a charity, it has been an intense, emotional and humbling experience.

The students asked all the experts pertinent and sensitive questions which will help them retell their stories as part of our final product. Everyone involved exemplified our character traits by: having the courage to ask questions, having integrity when writing their notes and probing the responses further, showing respect to all our experts, showing craftsmanship and quality in their detailed notes. But above all they showed so much compassion particularly in their appreciations at the end of the sessions.

We are so proud of all the students. #WeAreXP

An example of the craftsmanship and quality of the notes taken.