Sharing our Stories: 10/05/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

XPGPHC – How can we continue to make progress in public health?

Year 9 students at XPG have embarked on their “You Give Me Fever” Expedition, which has culminated in their inaugural Public Health conference, addressing the challenges of public health amidst the cost-of-living crisis. Through three case studies examining historical and current health influences, they explored the impact of living conditions, government structures, and scientific advancements on people’s well-being.

This comprehensive analysis has also resulted in a formal report that presented key health risks for Gateshead’s residents, particularly in the context of the cost-of-living crisis. The report will be shared with the Health and Social Care Committee in Parliament.

Art takes flight at XPG!

Freya, aĀ Year 7Ā student at XP Gateshead has created a beautiful piece of work that has been awarded a place in one of the most prestigious artĀ galleriesĀ in the world. The Royal AcademyĀ is famous for showcasing new and established artists, bringing their work to a whole new audience.Ā 

The Young Artists Summer show, which is open for submissions to students studying in the UK aged from 4 – 19, opens in London on the 16th July and runs until the 11th August.

Freya’s paintingĀ Mr PigeonĀ was part of the expeditionĀ ‘Do your bit’ andĀ honoursĀ the sacrificeĀ that carrier pigeonsĀ made during WW1 and has been chosen from 21,500 other submissions. A remarkableĀ achievement for a clearly talented and inspiring young artist.Ā 

We’ll follow up this story when Freya’s artwork is in place at the Royal Academy!

Is Science enough to save lives?

As part of their Expedition ‘You Give Me Fever’, C28 celebrated their learning this week – complete with a gallery of their incredible artwork. They shared scientific writing about diseases and their impact on society, dating back to the middle ages.

They sold their prints to raise money for their DofE Expedition – and the content will also be made into a book later in the year!

Top of the Blogs

Weekly Update for Families @ XP Gateshead

How can we save our seas? @ Norton Infants

Community Crew @ Green Top

How do you make ice cream? @ Plover

Caring for our sunflowers @ Carcroft School

Mindboggling Mayans @ Norton Junior School

Visit to the National Holocaust Museum @ XP School

Year 9 Sharing Portfolios with Visitors @ XP East

Join our Crew – we’re looking for a Maths Teacher at XP Doncaster!

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

Rockpool Explorers!

Last week the children had a wonderful opportunity to explore a real life rock pool. They were able to touch a starfish, hold three types of crab and stroke an anemone. We also learned some amazing facts, the children’s favourite being that the whole in the middle of the starfish is both its mouth and bottom!

How can we save our seas? ā™»ļø

In our first expedition case study, children in the EYFS have been answering the question ‘How can we save our seas?’. To hook the children into this we completed a gallery walk looking at a range of images showing how plastic pollution is damaging our planet and endangering the creatures that live there.

I was amazed at how well the children reflected upon the images, articulated what they saw and how this made them feel. This was the start of a fantastic case study that prompted our children to become activists and make a stand against plastic pollution! Look at some of their amazing posters sharing the message to use our recycling bins to help save the seas!

Crew champions

Our Key Stage One Crew Champions were very happy to receive their certificates this week. Some wonderful examples of Being Kind, Working Hard and Getting Smart. Well done Key Stage One!!

We can change the world!

I would like to make a shout out to a little girl in class 1 who visited the seaside at the weekend. We are currently learning all about plastic pollution and the harm that it can cause to our seas. Aurora found some rubbish at the seaside and told her mummy that it didn’t belong there. She put it in the bin and said she wants to save our planet. You are a real life super hero Aurora, thank you for being so kind and for making our world a better place.

This week in class 1 the children have been very creative. They have made posters to tell everyone how important it is to save our seas and recycle…

Campsall Church Fieldwork

We have spent a beautiful morning completing fieldwork in the sunshine! We walked to Campsall Church and had a tour. We found out lots of historical information about the church and saw lots of the items we have been learning about in our RE lessons.

Mrs Parsons x

Collaboration in Crew

Last week when Ros Jones came in to visit she told us about the Peace Window, a beautiful stained glass window in Doncaster Mansion House. She told us that each symbol used in the design represented something from Doncaster’s history. In crew this week we worked together to research what each picture in the Peace Window represented and also found out that the window was made for everyone in the past and everyone today who seeks peace.

Sharing our Stories: 03/05/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

We’re celebrating EL’s #BetterWorldDay at XP Trust!

Better World Day is EL Education’s annual event showcasing student learning that contributes to a better world. Students work in partnership with each other and their local communities on this day to engage in and celebrate meaningful student work that positively impacts the world around them.

As a partner and friend of the EL Schools Network, XP Trust contributes to this every year. Like students at EL, all of our students are active citizens who engage in acts of service to their community – so naturally we have lots of Activism to share with the EL Crew.

This year, we’re celebrating all of our schools and their collective work. They’ve planted trees, created artwork for hospitals and raised money for worthy causes. Here’s just a few examples from this year of XP Schools making the world a better place.

Visitors from Northern Ireland!

Last week we welcomed a delegation from Catalyst Schools, an organisation in Northern Ireland that supports school leaders and teachers by exposing them to innovative educational experiences. Over the visit, they learned all about Crew and Expeditions from our awesome students at XP and XP East – including going to see world from across the Trust in Doncaster City Centre. As always we are delighted to welcome visitors into our Crew and share the beautiful work our students do every single day with the world.

Top of the Blogs

Weekly Update for Families @ XP Gateshead

Rockpool Magic @ Norton Infants

Mayans and Chocolate @ Green Top

Expert Artist @ Plover

Drawing Pictograms @ Carcroft School

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!