C22 Expert Visits

Students in C22 have recently enjoyed a visit from a number of experts in connection with their current expedition ‘War! What is it good for?’ and to help them answer the guiding question ‘How has conflict shaped out world?’. Firstly, students experienced what it was like to be soldiers in WW1 with a visit from Doncaster Museum where they participated in trench cooking and trench building. Students also handled a number of WW1 artefacts and weapons and had the opportunity to have their burning questions answered by a second WW1/2 expert. Finally, students have had the chance to take part in a session delivered by the Doncaster Conversation Club who work with local asylum seekers and refugees to enhance their understanding of how and why people flee war-torn countries. Great work from all in C22!

C21 Madrid en Mayo

During the first week of the holidays in May 2017 C21 students had the opportunity to visit Madrid, Spain’s stunning capital city. This was the first visit abroad for XP, and had a focus on Spanish and the Arts.

On their return Students took part in a Celebration of Learning. During this evening students described and explained the journals they had worked on while they were in Madrid. Parents were encouraged to buy their refreshments using the Spanish language, helped by posters and, of course, students.

Students then went on to simply analyse their favourite piece of Art, and talk about the Spanish that they used. This part of the Celebration was completely in Spanish, an opportunity to show off their refined accents.

Below are Azriel, Alex and Zara speaking on the evening and a collection of all the student speeches from the evening with their translation into English.

To find out more about this expedition click here.

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C21 I’m free to do what I want!

Last week, as part of the C21 expedition ‘I’m free to do what I want’ , students displayed their artwork and commentaries at Doncaster Art Gallery.

The exhibition is set to run throughout the holidays until Friday 8th September. so please go along to see this great work!

Here’s just a sneak peak of some of their work….

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Madrid C21 Celebration of Learning

Dear Parents

The date for the Madrid CoL will be Tuesday 4th July, 5.30 until approximately 6.30. This will be an opportunity for your son or daughter to explain their journal work they completed on the visit, including Art and Spanish.

Part of the evening will be in Spanish, and we encourage you to have a go at ordering your refreshments in Spanish too!

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Nicola Sprakes

Final day in Madrid

Students have spent their final afternoon in Madrid at the Reina Sofia Art Gallery where they have seen the world famous ‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso. A stroll through the streets of Madrid has taken them to a farewell meal to Madrid at the Hard Rock Cafe. What a life!