Crew EJN and SHA joined forces on Thursday to watch the stories on this weeks episode of Newsround.
We discussed the following:
- New rules that Instagram have put in place about advertising dieting products. The pupils agreed with this rule and discussed positive body image and how social media can affect the way you feel about yourself.
- We spoke about Mrs Hannam’s favourite topic (not) … Brexit and our Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He has been asked to come up with a new Brexit solution before the end of September.
- Burger Kings decision to stop giving plastic toys out with their kids meals. The pupils agreed that this was a good idea and would help to reduce the use of plastic and help the environment.
- A swimmer called Sarah Thomas who swam for 54 hours (non stop!) for a total of 130 miles! Students said that she was extremely brave and showed lots of courage.
It was lovely to spend time together as crews and will look into joining forces again to discuss what is happening in the world.
Well done crew EJN and SHA!
Well done Year 7/8 Football team on the 1st game of the season against Danum. Score 2-1 to Danum. Unlucky as the team played fantastic for their first game. Well done. Keep coming to training.
It’s been a busy week for crew EJN. We have re-visited the guiding question from our outward bound adventure in Wales ‘What is Crew?’ and discussed what this looks like now we are back at school.
We had a whip around during Thursday’s crew of any appreciations, apologies or stands from the week and decided which ones to take through to our whole school community meeting on Friday.
Crew EJN have also started reading ‘Kits Wilderness’ by David Almond for our book club and creating bookmarks.
Last week Crew JNI had a fantastic start.
We caught up with each other after a busy week in Wales. By looking back at the trials and tribulations we unpacked a hectic but fun week, noticing where we had developed our characters. We discussed how we have developed the courage to have a voice and how this will help us this year at XP.
We also started our book club! We are currently reading The Giver, a dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. Can’t wait to see how it goes, we’ve already made lots of great predictions with where we think it’ll go, but I’m sure it will surprise us.
Lastly, we were lucky enough to get one of our crew sessions filmed for a special film about the amazing work here at XP. Special appreciation to Kristian and Ava who had the courage to be interviewed about their time so far at XP.
Congratulations crew JNI on your first week of working hard, getting smart, and being kind.
We will be posting updates when we can on our Twitter feed @xpschool
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Signal around the region is very patchy so we will do our best to post regularly over the next few days.
Our new crews have arrived in beautiful Aberdovey and are currently with their crew leaders, meeting their Outward Bound instructors and getting ready to go out on expedition tonight.
What a first day at school!
School starts on Tuesday 27th August where we will be embarking on a week of crew.
Throughout the week students require to be at school at normal time (8:30) but finish times will be slightly different depending on the schedule for the day. Students will require a pen, pencil and ruler this week and a kit list has been sent out for Wednesday and Thursday.
The week’s schedule is as follows:
Tuesday- In school with a normal finish time of 3:15. There is no extended study in school this week.
Wednesday – Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please can students come to school in trainers not their walking boots. We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm.
Thursday- Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please can students come to school in trainers with their walking boots in their bag. We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm.
Friday- Students are in school all day. Their week will be completed with a Presentation of Learning commencing at 2:15 which parents are invited to come and support their students where they will be answering their Guiding Question.
Yesterday Crew Tomlinson decided to spend the morning enjoying the long awaited sunshine. As it was a crew members last day at XP they wanted to have a game of Tig and then have weekend check in outside. All students participated well and we had a great morning!
X25 will have their end of Y7 assessment for science on Wednesday 3th / Thursday 4th July.
The areas that they should focus their revision on are:
Organ systems – Digestion and lungs
Elements and the Periodic Table
Writing up a scientific investigation