E29 Macbeth Drama in ‘Fight the Power’ expedition

Year 8 are currently studying the Fight the Power expedition. In Hums we are focusing on the theme power in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the power of the earth in geography, by examining tectonic processes and natural hazards, power in Christianity and the fight for and against power in history over time by studying the Peasant’s Revolt.

Today both classes undertook a workshop with the help of Miss Buckley who was joined by Alex and Deanna from year 9. We began in small groups by showing how power changes or is shown in key scenes focusing on Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and the witches. Finally each class prepared and performed Act 3 Scenes 3-4 where Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost. It was great to see the courage and talent shown by those who took on a leading role and everyone else getting involved, even if it was pushing themselves out of their comfort zone. Mrs Woodward and Miss Wilkinson give massive appreciations to you all!

C29 First Week Back Plans

We are pleased to be able to share with you the first week back plans for C29, as outlined below:

For the most part of the week, students will be based at their respective school (Tues, Wed, Fri) and completing fieldwork for one day (Thurs).

Key points outlined here:

  • Students will be walking to their fieldwork destination on Thursday and therefore it is important they wear appropriate footwear.
  • Students will require items from the kit list in order to support fieldwork.
  • Students will require a packed lunch for Thursday’s fieldwork.
  • Students will be required to attend from 8:30am every morning and will be dismissed at 3:15pm each day.
  • Students will be completing physical activity in school and should therefore come dressed appropriately with suitable footwear.

Should you have any questions about our first week back plans, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s Crew Leader who will be happy to support you further.

We hope you have a wonderful Summer and look forward to seeing you in the new academic year!

X29 / Year 7 Edale River fieldwork 16th June

Year 7’s current expedition ‘Hold Back the River’ has the guiding question, ‘How does water shape our world?’

During this expedition, our geography content is focusing on river characteristics from source to mouth, river processes, formation of landforms as well as the cause, impacts and responses of flooding. As part of this, we are applying the theory of river processes and characteristics to the field.

On Friday 16th June, students will visit Edale in the Peak District, they will work together to collect data regarding the width, depth, velocity and load of rivers. We will also be capturing the beauty of a river by completing artwork. This data collection will allow us to accept or reject our hypothesis once we have analysed our data in our maths lessons.

Students will need to arrive at school no later than 7:45am so that the register and kit check can be completed before leaving school.

It is also essential that all students bring all of the kit on the KIT LIST so that they are fully prepared for the fieldwork; this includes a packed lunch and water to drink. Students who receive free school meals will be provided with a lunch.

Students will need to ensure they have suitable walking boots/trainers as well as wellies or a pair of trainers they can get wet – we’ll be going in the river to collect the data!  If there are any problems in getting the appropriate kit before this, please email your child’s Crew Leader. 

Students will be returning to school for 3:15pm (traffic dependent).