Over the last week Crew Piper and Crew Rosa Parks have been holdings Bake Sales during the school day to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer. We had an amazing response from crew members and their families for all the cakes that were sent in. Students dug deep into their pockets over the 3 days of the sale and we are so pleased to announce that the final total raised was £257.75. A massive thank you to all the students and their families for making this possible.
This morning during Crew time, Crew Piper and Crew Rosa Parks had access to the sports hall. We were expertly led by Elijah for basketball drills and then the crews were split into teams and played 3 games. All students showed respect for Elijah by listening and following his instructions brilliantly. Well done to all students but especially Elijah for his expert coaching.
During this afternoons crew, we all took part in Crew Piper Kahoot Quiz . Each team took it in turns to share the quiz they had designed on Kahoot in Academic Crew earlier in the week. All the teams asked some brilliant questions covering all subjects. The winning team were Ilinca, Olliver.L and Joshua. Well done to them.
This morning in Academic Crew, Crew Piper have been creating quizzes on Kahoot for their fellow students to complete. All the questions set relate to their expedition and could be from either their Stem or Hums lessons. We are then going to complete each quiz in crew over the next week or so. Well done to everyone. You all grappled really hard with this challenge.
Over the last couple of weeks in crew students have been presenting their ideas of who our crew should be named after. There were some brilliant suggestions and presentations. After two rounds of votes last week I am pleased we can now announce the winner.
Our crew name is now Crew Piper
We have chosen Katie Piper as our crew name because Katie was a beautiful young model who became the victim of an horrific acid attack at the hands of an old boyfriend which left her with a severe facial disfigurement and left her blind in one eye. She underwent 250 operations and skin graphs in order for her face to be rebuilt. Throughout this time Katie showed tremendous courage and determination to re-build her life and her confidence. Katie now regularly appears on TV as a presenter and has set up The Katie Piper Foundation to help and support others going through a similar experience.
Thank you to Harry for putting Katie’s name forward.
Over the last 2 weeks Crew CNE have been working on presentations which were shown to the crew on Wednesday of this week, on who’s name they would like to adopt as our Crew name. Students researched an individual who they thought had been an inspiration to others. Someone who had excelled in their chosen field, invented something revolutionary or who made a difference to the lives of many by sacrificing their own in some way or other. In Crew session this morning we all cast our votes over who we thought would best represent us as a crew and who we could relate our character traits and HOWLS to. We are just waiting for the votes of 2 of our crew who unfortunately are off school poorly today and then we will announce our new Crew name next week.
Can I just thank the students for the hard work they put into their research and the different ways they presented. Praise goes especially to Ilinca, Matej, Oliver G, Grace and Kiera for their brilliant presentations.
During Crew Activity time this morning, Crew Newey and Crew Cunningham had use of the sports hall. They spent their time participating in 2 team building exercises. They worked really well together, using their communication skills brilliantly. During the Minefield exercise they had to put their trust in their crew members and listened really hard to their verbal instructions in order to successful make it over the Minefield.
They all worked really hard. We had no passengers only Crew.
A reminder that the X25 (Year 7) celebration of learning is this Wednesday evening, 19th December from 5.30pm until around 7.00pm.
It is important that every student has someone from their family at this event as it helps to provide an authentic audience for their work in what will be a great celebration of their efforts in their very first learning expeditions at XP.
Students are asked to dress smartly as this is a formal occasion. Students can bring a change of clothes or can choose to attend in smart clothes for the whole day.
Student must stay in school between 3.15pm and the start of the celebration of learning. They will be given some time to relax after school and before the last rehearsals, so they can bring a pack up tea if they choose.
We look forward to seeing you this week!
This morning Crew CBU and Crew CNE spent their crew activity time in the sports hall. Emily from Crew CBU showed great courage by leading the crew session. The students participated in different basketball drills and then a couple of games. They thoroughly enjoyed crew, which was just what they needed after working exceptionally hard in crew over the last few weeks preparing for their SLC’s which are commencing this week. Thanks for a great crew session Emily.