Today saw all students returning to school following the summer break. It was wonderful to see students smiling and sharing how they are looking forward to the new school year.
For E24 (Year 9), it has been a busy first day back, with students rejoining their crews and starting the day with a summer check-in and inter-crew puzzles and challenges to get everyone warmed up!
We then had an informative introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme by Mrs. Ap Harri and discussed how we would be taking part in the scheme as crews. It’s fair to say everyone is looking forward to how they can take part in voluntary and physical activities and how they can learn and develop new skills.
This was then followed by the introduction to our new guiding question:
‘What makes me ready to start GCSE?’
This guiding question will be explored over the coming weeks as students prepare for their passage presentation which holds the key to them being considered ‘GCSE ready’.
Today saw the introduction of Case Study 1: ‘Where can I be?’
Throughout the day, students investigated how professionals in a number of trades and industries started their journey and investigated potential career paths starting at GCSE. This was done by a three hour career carousel of experts, including the police, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Polypipe and GoGreen, who visited XPE.
And this was all in one day!
It’s a full on week for E24 so keep checking the website for what else has been going on.