The year 10 & 11 Health & Fitness students have started attending the Keepmoat Stadium gym this week as part of their Healthy Active lifestyles unit. They will be investigating different methods of training, principles of training and recommendations around diet and physical activity.
Crew Nightingale are already rising to the challenge of this crucial academic year. Students have reflected on their mock exams and created themselves new revision timetables for the first half term. These have been based on the areas from their mock exams they have identified as needing to improve. It has been really pleasing to see the quality and integrity of their reflections as well as the targets they have set. While the mornings this week have focused on academic growth our afternoons have looked at character growth and how we can work as a Crew to achieve and succeed. Building on successes at Sports Day, Crew have built upon on these skills – listening to each other, communicating effectively and working with each other- I have been really impressed with the conversations held and actions they have taken. I look forward to hearing Crew share their reflections during our upcoming SLCs. More on this to follow!
On our first day back at school, Ennis-Hill have spent time working with each other to put a smile on Doncaster Firemen’s face by baking flapjack for them. Beautiful work and beautiful product.
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.
It was lovely to be invited, and to attend, X21’s end of year prom last weekend. Students arrived in unconventional style in a range of vintage cars, classic sport cars and even an articulated lorry!!! The evening was typical of the beautiful people that X21 have become and I was struck by how mature and articulate they are. Indeed, the photographer for the event sought me out to say that it was the best Prom he had ever attended and that the students were brilliant! It was a lovely way to celebrate the end of the exams and I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the organisation of the event, particularly Kathryn Burns, Nic Mawby, Ruth Johnson and Julie Wadsley.
Finally, thank you to our fantastic students and to the parents who have supported the school over the past five years.
Can’t wait to see you all again on Results Day and in Post 16!
Firstly congratulations to the Y11s for completing all their Science GCSEs. I am grateful for all your hard work this year and wish you all the best for the future.
Secondly, could we please have any science textbooks returned to use for other years. I will trade you a textbook for chocolate on Monday and Tuesday.
Ennis Hill have once again shown there wonderful revision skills during crew sessions this week and should be fully prepared for there Mock exams starting on Monday.
On top of this we had a check in on crew pledges (which were previously posted) and 100% of crew have stuck to these pledges. Keep up the amazing work Ennis Hill.
During the first week of term Ennis Hill have been brilliant. The week started with a lovely check in. There time both in crew and during sessions around the school has been used wisely and purposefully. It was an intense first week back, with a presentation of learning 2 days after they returned to school, work towards being ready for their Art GCSE after school and revision for the upcoming Mock exams which start on Monday 18th June.
This is the start of what will be one of the hardest years of there lifetime. Keep up the great work Ennis-Hill.
At the end of last term in Crew we spent some time reflecting and unpicking what our HOWLs should look like. Following our return from the two week break each Crew member has set new pledges to ensure they are Getting Smart, Being Kind and Working Hard. We will use these new pledges to frame and focus our final term in Year 10
Students in X21 have warmed up for their history pre-exam session this morning with a competitive quiz on their local site study.
Big up the Zebras and Sea Turtles!