We had a great day on fieldwork at Sheffield Hallam University today, working with the Extended Degree Programme Art and Design students. Everyone worked hard and produced beautiful work throughout the day. We were really well looked after and we’re looking forward to working with SHU again.
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!
This morning Noah, Alfie and Courtney took some of the gifts all our staff, students and families have donated to the Food Bank. They took 6 sacks with them today but there are still some more to send! Many thanks again to all those who have donated.
They also met some of the Frenchgate team there who took many more bags that their team, retailers and customers had donated.
Our C22 Admiral students spent some of last Friday afternoon’s MFL session playing Battleships in Spanish, as they practised the near future tense. They were building on previous oral work to be able to answer the question : “¿Qué vas a hacer después del instituto?” (“What are you going to do after school?”).
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 Franklin Crew gave Doncaster fire fighters treats as an act of kindness as part of their ’51 Ways to be XP’.
Here’s a few pictures…
Year 8 were asked to design some branded clothing for XP East, and describe it in Spanish. Here are some of their designs…
Really well done and packed with information!