E28 Crew Moore Mindful Monday Crafting

After our regular Mindful Monday check in crew Moore were set the challenge of working as a team to create banner of Christmas bunting. Each table was given just a craft pack and a set of instructions. The activity was time bound meaning they need to work quickly and communicate well. Both teams grappled with missing parts and elements falling off before achieving their goals. We ended with a quick clean up maintaining our leave no trace moto.

Crew Malala Mindful Painting

Crew Malala spent a Crew session quietly creating beautiful art in watercolours. We put on some quiet music – pianist Ludovico Einaudi – and losing ourselves in colours and creativity. During our debrief, students said how much they enjoyed the activity and that it’s something they’d like to do on a regular basis.

Mrs. Batty/Mrs. Collinson

C28 English

There has been some beautiful work produced across C28 in English sessions as part of the Being Human expedition. Students have begun to explore our new anchor text ’We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices’. There were some excellent examples of quality and craftsmanship alongside some mature and insightful ideas predicting what the book may include.

We are all very excited to get reading!

Y8/Crew Malala Learn To Work Together!

Crew Malala have been working on communication and team skills. We talked about how working together means listening to one another and learning how to communicate in a productive way. To practice these new skills, Crew Malala played the spider web game. Standing in a circle, one person had to hold onto the end of a ball of wool and throw the ball across the circle to another crew member. That person had to hold on to the wool and throw the ball to someone else, and so on, until everyone was holding onto the wool. This created a spider web in the middle of the circle. Crew Malala then had to work together to untangle the wool without letting go, with the final goal of standing in a straight line while still holding on to the wool. There was some frustration but by working together, giving clear instructions to each other and listening carefully, they finished the game in a straight line! Well done Crew Malala!

Mrs. Collinson & Mrs. Batty

E28 Fieldwork to Potteric Carr

On Tuesday the 12th of July, XPE year 7 students will be going on fieldwork to the nature reserve Potteric Carr in Doncaster. This will take place within school hours; students need to be on time for crew to register as normal and they will be back for a debrief during session 5. Students will be lead by an expert lead into the different species’ habitats that exist in Potteric Carr. We will have the opportunity to explore these habitats, and see the species we have been researching in person. We will study how these species have adapted to suit their environment, this will be followed with lots of time for questions. We should finish our morning with a guided meditation session before we head back on the bus to debrief our day. As we have been studying about animal habitats during our current expedition this is a great opportunity for E28. I have attached a kit list here to help students prepare for the day and weather. Any questions please contact myself or your child’s crew leader.

E28 Spanish Presentation of Learning

The E28 Year 7 Spanish presentation of learning will take place on Monday 11th July starting at 4:00 pm and finishing at 5:00 pm. The students will presenting work from their Spanish expedition. During this expedition the students have learned how to talk about themselves, their local area, their families and friends, and their life at school.  

Students will be expected to stay on site until the presentation starts, and parents should come to reception and sign in. The presentation will be held in the heart of XP East school. 

A further reminder will be published closer to the event.

E28 Fieldwork – Friday 4th March 2022

On Friday 4th March E28 staff are taking E28 students to Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire on Fieldwork to go to their World War one trench.

Students will be leaving school at 9am and will be returning before the end of school at 3.15 (traffic allowing).

Students will need to bring a packed lunch, a drink, two bin liners (to sit on in the trench) and their pencil case.

Students will need to wear warm clothes (lots of layers) as we will be spending a lot of time outside.  It is also wise for them not to wear their best trainers as we will be walking on paths and in bits of woodland.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on [email protected]

Crew Boseman Litter Pick

Last week saw Mr Stables’s year 7 crew Boseman take part in a little micro adventure,

After discussing what they would like to do in a short break from working hard in crew time it was decided that a litter pick would be the perfect activity on a Thoughtful Thursday.

In small teams the students entered into a friendly competition to see who could collect the most rubbish, they were all proud of their efforts and are excited to keep the school litter free for the future. They all pledge to be more responsible for their litter and what impact they can have on the local area. We look forward to seeing more of their hard work in the future!