C24 (year 7) Fieldwork Rearranged 4th and 5th October

Unfortunately we have had to rearrange the fieldwork on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th to the week after.

Skipper will now do fieldwork in Wednesday 4th October.

Admiral on Thursday 5th October.

The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study exposures of the 3 main types of rock found at Warmsworth Park, Cedar Road in Balby and Barnburgh cliff. Students will carry out fieldwork alongside geological experts at each site, looking at the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site.

Students will be back for 15.15

They will need to be prepared for the weather. At the moment the forecast looks good, however please keep an eye on this as we get closer to the fieldwork.

Long trousers and sleeves are best as we will be walking through some overgrown areas.

Wellies and a raincoat are advisable whatever the weather.

Students will need a pack up lunch, they can take this in their normal school bags. We can provide lunch for students on free school meals.

Student will also need a bottle of water.

Any issues please contact me at rcampbell@xpschool.org


Mr Campbell

Ex miners and Geologists Experts

We are looking for ex miners and geologists to work with us on one of our expeditions next year. For humanities we are interested in people who were miners during the strike or people in the community who can discuss how the strike may have affected the community.

In STEM we would love to work with geologists to enable the students to experience real fieldwork at some interesting geological sites in the area.

Please contact me (rcampbell@xpschool.org) if you would be interested in working with us.

Thanks in advance.

We have a presentation of learning this Monday 12th December for Year 7.

Students need to stay in school between 3.15pm and the start of the presentation at 5.30pm. If students are bringing a change of clothes, they can leave this with their crew leader or in lockers as is appropriate.

Students must not leave the site unless accompanied by their own parent/s. They would need to be back in school for 5.15pm.


Students should be dressed smartly, so ideally in a shirt/blouse type top with either dark jeans, a skirt or pants.

Sportswear should be avoided if possible.


Students have asked to wear Christmas themed clothing, however since the event is about us paying respect to the miners, and is not a Christmas themed celebration, we feel that this is not appropriate for Monday evening.

(As a school we’ll be doing a fundraising event on Friday of next week around Christmas clothing – more details to follow)


Finally, please remember to use car park 2 for the event, as there is a drive in cinema in car park 3. If this presents access problems, please contact the school office to make arrangements.

Y7 NUM Visit last week

Last week year 7 students were invited to the National Union of Mineworkers headquarters in Barnsley. One of the days students visited there was the Press Conference for the Orgreave inquiry which students were involved in and led to some of our students being interviewed for the Guardian.

See the article here.

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Year 7 Fieldwork to NUM

The year 7 have been invited to the National Union of Mineworkers headquarters in Barnsley. They are going to see a large collection of banners and visit the historic building.

Skipper will go on 1st November and Admiral on 2nd November. They will need casual comfortable clothes and a packed lunch (students entitled to a free school meal will be provided with a packed lunch).

They will be leaving at 9.15am after crew then they will return to school by 1.15 pm

If you wish to research it with your child click on the link below    



Year 7 Presentation of Learning

The Year 7 presentation of learning for their current learning expedition will take place on the evening of Monday 12th December. We will have more details on exact timings in due course.

It is really important that every student attends, and has someone from their family come to the event to celebrate the incredible work that they are doing.