With sports day approaching this Thursday some of the year 11 students have arranged for some stalls to be incorporated around the periphery as part of their NCS social action project and in order to raise money for the Air Ambulance charity. There will be opportunities to enter raffles, tombolas, penalty shoot-outs and more… all for a great cause so please bring some spare change if you intend to come and spectate. Additionally if anyone would like to donate prizes to go toward the raffle then please drop them in at the office.
Further to the photo storyboard shared with our guests at the recent Barcelona Celebration of Learning, I’ve created a mash-up of the visit, featuring our class of 23 touring Spain’s second city.
Enjoy the highlights of our stay!
This video shows the restoration of the XP Trust Eco Greenhouse completed by the Staff Induction Crew 2019.
School starts on Tuesday 27th August where we will be embarking on a week of crew.
Throughout the week students require to be at school at normal time (8:30) but finish times will be slightly different depending on the schedule for the day. Students will require a pen, pencil and ruler this week and a kit list has been sent out for Wednesday and Thursday.
The week’s schedule is as follows:
Tuesday- In school with a normal finish time of 3:15. There is no extended study in school this week.
Wednesday – Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please can students come to school in trainers not their walking boots. We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm.
Thursday- Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please can students come to school in trainers with their walking boots in their bag. We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm.
Friday- Students are in school all day. Their week will be completed with a Presentation of Learning commencing at 2:15 which parents are invited to come and support their students where they will be answering their Guiding Question.
The provisional orders have been placed. Payment via ParentPay is required by 31st July 2019 for collection on results day.
Any hoodies not paid for by 31st July 2019 will not be ordered.
Two of our X21 Engineering students, Sonny and Junior were working hard today to help out a disabled Doncaster resident. We’d been asked to build some raised beds on her allotment and both boys showed great resilience and craftsmanship and quality as they went about their task. Assisted by Mr. Jackson and Mr. Green they had the job completed in one morning and we’re looking forward seeing the beds filled!
If anyone knows of any more volunteering opportunities we’d love to hear from you.
X22 hikers have had a fantastic time so far on their DofE Silver qualifying expedition. Tough going at times but lots of smiles! See you tomorrow. Well done, crew.
I really must praise the high levels of craftsmanship and quality exhibited by Callie, Michaela, Lois, Jaspreet and Chandni in their recent Spanish sessions. Callie worked exceptionally hard to prepare answers to general conversation questions on health and fitness, exceeding her MEG in the process.
Lois initiated our focused study of the Basque Country with a BBK protocol on Bilbao, frontón, Euskera and the cultural and historical significance of the tree of Guernica. Her work shows how she layered her knowledge, using three different reference sources:
Lois concluded her study with a postcard addressed to a student in X23 Admiral , written in three different tenses, highlighting a fictional visit to Bilbao. Chandni, Jaspreet and Michaela also produced great extended writing in fluent Spanish…..beautiful work indeed
These are more examples of beautiful work in X23 Skipper….
Here are some highlights of our Wimbledon outing last week. For your information Simona Halep who we saw for our second match is in the semi-final of the competition now. C’mon Simona!!