Cancellation: C28 (Year 7) fieldwork to the University of Sheffield – Tuesday 14th December

Unfortunately, due to change in the University’s policies in light of the new variant and the guidance given by the government, we will not be able to take the students to the University next week. They will no longer be required to bring a packed lunch, and will be in school as normal.

We’re in talks about rearranging this to the new year, so students don’t miss out on this opportunity.

C28 (Year 7) fieldwork to the University of Sheffield – Tuesday 14th December

Students in C28/Year 7 will be visiting the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 14th December as part of their current expedition ‘’Food Glorious Food’. The primary purpose of the visit is to work with Dr Megan Blake and her International Development postgraduate students to look into how we might go about improving food distribution and waste. Whilst at the university, students will also be able to meet with student ambassadors and have a tour of the campus to give them a sense of what uni life is like!

We will be departing at around 9:15AM and returning for approximately 15:50PM so there will be a slight change in finish times of the school day for students. Students will need to bring a packed lunch unless they access free school meals, in which case school will provide one for them. Students will need to dress appropriately and in a waterproof coat and warm layers, as we will be walking around the campus at parts. If you have any questions about the day, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Best wishes,

Miss Haughey

4th for CMFCB in Gateshead

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band at the Sage, Gateshead on Saturday

Our brass band visitors from last week (Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band) achieved a fantastic 4th place (out of 10) at the weekend. The comments about their performance on the brass band website ‘4barsrest’ were outstanding and the concluding comment read as below…

Wow. So much to commend in this whole performance from Carlton Main — the presentation, choreography (among the band, and the wonderful modern dance) and the playing was top drawer. Such a clever interpretation of an imposing theme, executed so well.


You can read the full remarks on the website 4barsrest

It was lovely to share in this experience with them and for our students to see the work that goes into such a performance.

Carlton Main Frickley in full flow!

We look forward to building a strong partnership between XP and the band in the future and wish them well for the festive season.