Team PE

As the weather is starting to get warmer and the sun is shining we advise that students bring suncream to school for PE. Students will also need to make sure they have a water bottle filled up.

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Team PE

E29 Explorer tackling big questions in HUMAN

E29 Explorer has worked so hard this week! In History we have been studying key time periods regarding migration and analysing trends through historical enquiries. We finished a fantastic week, sat in the sunshine reading our anchor text Boy Everywhere this afternoon. Students shared discussions around the treatment of migrants, the harrowing descriptions of journeys made to a safer space, and did so with the most remarkable compassion. What a week!

Sharing our Stories: 17/05/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

Why We Crew – XP Trust in Aberdeen

Since 2019 we have been working with the educational charity The Wood Foundation, which is based in Scotland. Dozens of educators from schools in the Aberdeen area have been visiting our Trust as delegates for the last four years Рlearning about Crew, expeditions and Leadership. 

This week for the first time colleagues from our Trust, including our CAO Andy, had the opportunity to deliver CPD to teachers in Aberdeen, visiting schools and meeting students. It was heartwarming and humbling to see Crew Рsometimes called Squads and Clans north of the border Рbeing delivered in Scotland. 

We look forward to welcoming more delegates to our Trust schools in the future and travelling back to support our new friends as they continue their Crew journey.

There Is No Planet B – Product Curation at Norton Juniors

The beautiful work from LKS2’s Expedition ‘There Is No Planet B’ is now curated outside the school! The awesome artwork, created from digital images of discarded waste, depicts various different animals whose habitats are being destroyed in the local community. To further reinforce the notion of climate emergency, through their literacy cycle, pupils also wrote persuasive speeches about how we can all bring about positive change if we work together.¬†

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Highlights from Crew Day @ XP Gateshead

Football Logos @ Norton Infants

Sugar Rush @ Green Top

Aerial View @ Plover

Mental Health Week Continues @ Carcroft School

Mayan Mask Madness @ Norton Junior School

History and Ethics Fieldwork @ XP School

Super focus from Year 11 @ XP East

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Super focus from Year 11! (C26)

GCSE exams are now well underway and those final pushes for revision continue.

It has been incredible to see them giving their all in revision, even after an exam in order to prepare themselves for the next!

Look at the focus here:

Keep up the hard work guys, we are really proud of you! This hard work will definitely pay off!

Bikeability week at XP/ XP East school

This week at school we have had students learning to cycle and Level 1 cycling proficiency. It has been an amazing 2 days with the coaches from bikeability. Day 1 we had beautiful weather and it was great to see students develop in confidence when cycling. Day 2 the rain came however this did not discourage the students and they continued through to complete the course.

Well done to all the students who completed this over the past 2 days.

FXP Tuck Shop

The next Tuck Shop will be held on Thursday 16th May during first break nearer to XP, as the Year 11 students have their GCSE exams in XP East.

We are in need of sweet donations for our ¬£1 lucky dip bags. We are looking for Haribos, fizzies, chews, lollies etc. Any home baked goods would be welcome too. We are hoping to do some different savoury ‚Äėgrab n go‚Äô wraps this time as well as ice-creams / lollies.

As always, volunteers are needed to join our small but dedicated group. If anyone could offer some time on Wednesday or Thursday this week, drop Victoria a message via her email [email protected].

So far, we have raised over £750 in just three events, a fantastic sum for our kids. Let’s see what we can achieve together by the end of this academic year!


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D6 – Proud to be XPD

26 wonderful humans enjoying a Saturday morning revising together with support from our English teachers Miss Desborough and Miss Johnson and our Student Coach Holly. Focussed and ready for week 2 of exams.

Sharing our Stories: 10/05/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

XPGPHC – How can we continue to make progress in public health?

Year 9 students at XPG have embarked on their “You Give Me Fever” Expedition, which has culminated in their inaugural Public Health conference, addressing the challenges of public health amidst the cost-of-living crisis. Through three case studies examining historical and current health influences, they explored the impact of living conditions, government structures, and scientific advancements on people’s well-being.

This comprehensive analysis has also resulted in a formal report that presented key health risks for Gateshead’s residents, particularly in the context of the cost-of-living crisis. The report will be shared with the Health and Social Care Committee in Parliament.

Art takes flight at XPG!

Freya, a Year 7 student at XP Gateshead has created a beautiful piece of work that has been awarded a place in one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world. The Royal Academy is famous for showcasing new and established artists, bringing their work to a whole new audience. 

The Young Artists Summer show, which is open for submissions to students studying in the UK aged from 4 – 19, opens in London on the 16th July and runs until the 11th August.

Freya’s painting¬†Mr Pigeon¬†was part of the expedition¬†‘Do your bit’ and¬†honours¬†the sacrifice¬†that carrier pigeons¬†made during WW1 and has been chosen from 21,500 other submissions. A remarkable¬†achievement for a clearly talented and inspiring young artist.¬†

We’ll follow up this story when Freya’s artwork is in place at the Royal Academy!

Is Science enough to save lives?

As part of their Expedition ‘You Give Me Fever’, C28 celebrated their learning this week – complete with a gallery of their incredible artwork. They shared scientific writing about diseases and their impact on society, dating back to the middle ages.

They sold their prints to raise money for their DofE Expedition – and the content will also be made into a book later in the year!

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Weekly Update for Families @ XP Gateshead

How can we save our seas? @ Norton Infants

Community Crew @ Green Top

How do you make ice cream? @ Plover

Caring for our sunflowers @ Carcroft School

Mindboggling Mayans @ Norton Junior School

Visit to the National Holocaust Museum @ XP School

Year 9 Sharing Portfolios with Visitors @ XP East

Join our Crew – we’re looking for a Maths Teacher at XP Doncaster!

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It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!