C22 Fieldwork 19th February

Students in C22 will be going out on fieldwork to Conisbrough Castle on the 19th February in order to further their knowledge/learning about Norman castles. Admiral will leave at 9.30 and come back to school for 12.30, Skipper will leave at 12.30 and come back to school for about 3.30 (depending on traffic). Lunchtime arrangements will not be affected so students can take their lunches as normal. Students should wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes… it will be cold!

Thanks for you continued support!

Beautiful Work by C21

As part of the I fought the law and the law won expedition C21 students produced a piece of creative writing based on a particular style of writing within the crime genre. Students included historical context in their crime writing showing the depth of their understanding of crime and punishment in both either medieval times or the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Students produced several drafts together with a linguistic commentary on the stylistic choices and literary devices they had used to show that they understood the craft of writing.

Here’s just a few of these stories and commentaries.

Fantastic work C21!

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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!