C23 Questionnaire

Dear Families

The University of York and an organisation called COMIC are doing some research into the well being of young people. They have asked if our Year 8 students would mind filling in a short anonymous questionnaire. This will help with their research and they will also compile a generalised report for the school too.

Students have been given an ‘opt out’ form to take home and discuss with you. We will be completing the questionnaires in crew next week on Friday so students have a week to decide if they do not wish to take part.

Thanks
Martin

C23 Presentation of Learning

The Year 8 Presentation of Learning will take place on Tuesday 8th May for Skipper and Wednesday 9th May for students in Admiral.  The evening will be held at The Point in Doncaster at 5.30pm. We have chosen The Point as it provides students the opportunity to perform their poetry to an authentic audience and in the home of Doncaster Community Arts.  Students will need to be collected from the venue not from School at 6.30pm. Students are looking forward to sharing their hard work with you.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact School.

Year 8 Team

The following link will take you to The Point, Doncaster. https://www.thepoint.org.uk

We have decided to postpone C23’s fieldwork to Flamborough Head that was scheduled for this Friday 16th of March. The weather forecast predicts strong winds and heavy rain and having completed a risk assessment, we have decided that it would not be wise to continue with the trip.

We will instead reschedule the visit for Skipper to Tuesday 20th March. Please see our original post on fieldwork requirements for the day.

During the first week back C23 students will be going on fieldwork to the East Yorkshire Coast to investigate the impact of nature on the land. On Wednesday the 14th March Admiral will be going followed by Skipper on Friday 16th March. Students will spend time on the beach at both locations.

We will be leaving at 8.45am and will return to school between 3.30pm and 4pm depending on the traffic. Students will be out of school all day and as a result will need a packed lunch and warm clothing – we would recommend that students have at least 3 layers- as well as a waterproof coat. Students who receive free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Year 8 Team

Mrs Batty, Miss Robinson, Mr Blair and Mr Voltaire.

Thanks again for your attendance at our students’ performance of Romeo & Juliet.

This is a reminder that we have one more presentation of learning this term on Tuesday 25th July, which is also an important evening as we will be discussing important milestones and dates for the coming academic year:

Passage presentations, GCSEs at XP and The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

The evening starts at 5.30pm with information on the above. Then, following a short interval with refreshments from FXP, there will be a showcase of the students’ music from this last term. The evening should be finished by 7pm at the latest.

We have asked that all Year 8 students remain in school through to 5.30pm, so if you think your son or daughter will need a snack or something to eat in that time, please send a pack-up. Some students have asked about parents bringing food. This is fine, but it would need to be eaten and packed away by 5.30PM.

Thanks once more for your continued support. It makes a massive difference to every single student.

Next week Year 8 students in their Drama X-block will be having a dress rehearsal for their Presentation of Learning where they will be presenting scenes from Romeo and Juliet. As a result we would appreciate if students could bring a change of dark coloured clothes on the day they have Drama (if possible on a coat hanger) and then leave these clothes in school after the dress rehearsal as their costume for the evening.

The final Presentation of Learning will be held on 20th July at 5.30pm.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Batty and Miss Robinson.