Thank you to all of the parents that came to 8 Explorer’s and 8 Pioneer’s Presentation of Learning last night. I must say that the Y8 ‘Making My Mind Up’ expedition has been an exceptional one.
Thank you to Mr Brown, Miss Parker, Mr Rider and Miss Haughey for all of the hard work that went into the planning, fieldwork, the expedition’s Google Site and the POL. A special mention needs to go out to Mr Brown for being expedition Lead – great work Drew!!
In only 48 hours the video clip of the final product that I put onto Twitter has had nearly 1600 views! It highlights the national interest that we have in the way in which we do things around here.
'Am I responsible for my own thoughts and deeds?' Y8 expedition Presentation of Learning tonight.
Via a 16 week study of Macbeth, Nazi propaganda & the influence of 'fake news' students showcased their collage artwork that will go into Libraries / public buildings in Doncaster pic.twitter.com/TRxtXOAGsl
— Jamie Portman (@JamiePortman) 5 June 2019
As ever, we cannot underestimate the role of Presentations of Learning in our expeditions.
They act as the period in which students have to step up to the pressures of articulating their progress to an authentic audience. POLs are high stakes, and hours of preparation goes into them. Knowing that your Mum, Dad, Uncle Tony or even your Aunty Dot are coming to the event means that students have to work hard to pull it off.
Yet again, I was dead proud of the way in which all of our Y8 students (ranging from those on the Autistic Spectrum, Special Educational Needs to those who may be academically gifted children) articulated their learning with such clarity, and it’s always nice to hear such positivity from parents.
Well done everybody!