Skipper have been set some work on the regeneration of Sir Nigel Gresley square. This is due in on Wednesday 24th April. All the details are on Google classroom.
X24 students will be out on fieldwork for two days next week.
On Tuesday 2nd April we will be travelling to Sheffield as part of the immersion for our new STEAM expedition. The fieldwork will take place during the day so students should arrive at school at the normal time. Lunch will be provided.
On Wednesday 3rd April we will be on Humanities fieldwork but will need to leave school at 8am and will arrive back at 4.15pm Students will need to bring a packed lunch and should have coats and sensible shoes for walking outside as there will be a 10 minute walk from the coach stop to our destination.
X24 will be attending a performance of Romeo & Juliet at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool on Wednesday 27th February. We will be leaving school at 10am and aim to return to XP by 7pm. Students will need to bring a packed lunch that will be eaten on arrival in Blackpool and also have some further food to snack on during the return journey. We will keep you updated during the day through the school website.
This week in Humanities and Arts X24 have been studying the Early Modern Period. It has been brilliant to see how students have supported each other in sessions by working collaboratively to produce beautiful work.
8 Skipper brought their Humanities revision materials into class today to share with each other in preparation for a test on Friday. We were really impressed by the range of flashcards, notes, posters, presentations and quizzes that they’ve produced. Well done Skipper!
Today in STEAM sessions, X24 created a timeline of life on Earth. With every step taking us back 10 million years – our students planted flags to show when major species evolved. We did this to try to understand the absolutely huge length of time that our planet has been around, and how long it took for life to evolve.
After walking the entire length of the XP site we had gone back just over 3 billion years. Another 150 metres would have taken us right back to the formation of the planet – 4.54 billion years ago.
At this scale, the whole of human civilisation would fit into half a centimetre!
Great work by X24, even in the freezing cold.
X24 have been working on their linear organ drawings and using variation of line to record the detail. Some beautiful work have been refined and they are now ready to create their chosen organ out of clay.
For extended study they need to research their chosen organ: find four images of that organ, explain the function and share it with myself ‘Hcross’.
We’re pleased to announce that X24’s Presentation of Learning events will take place on 17th and 19th December
Admiral: Monday 17th December 5:00 – 6:30pm
Skipper: Wednesday 19th December 5:00 – 6:30pm
Students will be showing their work and discussing their responses to the guiding question, “What does it mean to be human?”
X24 have had a fantastic visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We saw exhibits that helped us to put our studies of the slave trade and prejudice into context. It’s been a real pleasure watching our students working hard, getting smart and being kind to each other and the other visitors to the museum today.
It’s fantastic to see our X24 students working so hard during our first week back. Praise butterflies this week were awarded to Isaac, Vinnie, Aaisha, Chris, Jaggy, Courtney, Kyra, Bella, Charlotte, Milla, Charlie and Harpreet. Butterflies were awarded by staff and by students for consistent hard work, being kind, showing compassion and in one case – for being epic!
Well done everyone!