On Monday 27th April, Year 8 will be starting a new Hums expedition.
Our previous expedition ‘I’ve Got the Power!’ – didn’t quite end the way we planned it to due to the COVID-19 closures, however, it made me realise that we do have the power – the power to spread or halt the spread of an infectious disease, depending on our behaviour. I thought this image highlighted the ‘power of one’ brilliantly in context of the current situation.
Immersion is one of the most exciting weeks in a new expedition – year 8 will start their Immersion week on Monday where they will have the week to work out the clues to figure out what the new expedition could be about, its title and guiding question. I’m looking forward to seeing their responses and doing a bit of detective work!
I’d like to say a massive thank you and well done to how hard the students have worked in lockdown – I know it brings many challenges in a variety of ways but I really appreciate their dedication and hope this continues into the new expedition. The majority of students managed to complete all their work on time but for any who haven’t this is a message to you:
If you have any work that is not completed from the old expedition (I’ve Got the Power) leave it and start from the Immersion week of the new expedition
This means that all students will start from the same point and it will reduce anxieties about an overwhelming amount of work and the feeling of falling behind.
As with the previous expedition, all work will be set on Google Classroom. Students will receive an assignment of google slides each week. Each weekly assignment contains 4-5 sessions to be completed over the week. The sessions are broken down into different tasks – like with the previous expedition – whenever there is a red task symbol like the one below, there is something for the students to complete.
Each student has a google doc assigned to them on Google Classroom. This doc has the layout of each session and tasks so it is clear for students to organise their work. This doc needs to be submitted once ALL the sessions are completed for that assignment at the end of the week.
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let the new expedition commence!