Beautiful work from Isabelle

Isabelle has also been trying out recipes before they were gathered in our food boxes.

Here is Isabelle working on Jack Munroe’s beetburgers, and the final product looks straight out of a serving suggestion photograph!

Absolutely fantastic work Isabelle.

Beautiful work from all of our G28 students

Today our students delivered their food boxes to our partners Edberts House.

As you have seen students have been trying out recipes and Crews have paired up to plan a menu of meals for a week. We have created two food boxes with ingredients for recipes from Cooking on a Bootstrap by Jack Munroe. These food boxes will provide food security to two families for this coming week.

This is really important work. We ask our students to work hard, and to get smart, so they can go out into the world and be kind by making a positive difference to their community. What an incredible thing that they have done, with our families’ help in donating this food.

A really proud moment for us all, and a special appreciation to Ruby, Lucy, Isla, Maddie who presented their learning using extracts from their answers to our guiding question “Is survival sufficient?”

Beautiful work from Liam

To those that have visited Gateshead in the last couple of week from other areas of the country, they might well have wondered why the place smells of pizza toast!?! Look no further it’s our G28 students.

This is important and beautiful work that Liam and his peers have been doing though.

A reminder that students have been trying out the recipes ahead of us putting together food boxes with food for a whole week’s worth of Jack Munroe’s recipes. These food boxes were then donated to families through our partners Edberts House.

This was part of our STEAM learning expedition, Staying Alive.

Fantastic work Liam!

Beautiful work from Betsy*

Betsy has also been cooking again, here is her berry smoothie and a return of her pizza toast – this is fast becoming a favourite among G28.

Beautiful work Betsy.

*and great hand modelling too (Joey Tribbiani would be proud)

Beautiful work from Isla and Freya

Isla and Freya just can’t stop cooking. In their second appearance in beautiful work in the last couple of weeks Freya has also been cooking roast carrot and chickpea soup with flatbread and Isla has cooked up a treat with lentil bean pasta.

I hear they’ll be listed on JustEat very soon as a side hustle.

Great work girls!

Beautiful work from Katie W

Students have been working on their answers to the guiding question for our expedition Staying Alive where the GQ was: Is survival sufficient?

Here is an extract from Katie’s work which is brimming with scientific knowledge, strong writing, textual references but above all… compassion.

Beautiful work Katie! Simply stunning in fact.

Our final case study was access to clean water. There were 2 different methods we looked at such as filtration and distillation. Filtration can separate an insoluble from a solid such as sand. The method for distillation is evaporating the water and then condensing it into a separate container and from this you can separate soluble solids like salt. We in the Uk are very lucky as almost all of us have access to clean filtered water straight from our tap. The reason why we were lucky is we read a text about 2 girls in Africa and how far they have to travel for water. One child had a water kiosk in their village, whilst the other had to walk miles everyday for water even if it wasn’t clean. The child that had access to the water kiosk was able to help out with family on the farm and grow their business, good health, wouldn’t miss out on education and able to spend time with friends. On the other hand the child who had to walk miles everyday would become very poorly as the water would be clean and not have a good education as they would be walking for miles. This links back to our immersion when we watched a video of a woman walking for hours to receive water and this just shows how much people around the world walk for water and aren’t able to get filtered water. In my opinion the countries that have access to clean water should help out with the other ones that don’t as it’s unfair how long they travel for and what they miss out on. And we all have to ensure everyone is lucky enough to have water that’s fresh. 
My answer to the guiding question is no. I don’t believe survival is sufficient. You also need to enjoy it as life is much more than surviving. Like the actors in station 11, I want everyone to make sure they explore the world and how beautiful the world is, new foods, different cultures, how the world works, good education and healthy growth. For our final product in science we had put together a food box from the cookbook Cooking on a bootstrap from Jack Munroe. Her cookbook includes healthy and cheap meals for you and your families to cook! These food boxes will be donated to a family through Edberts House, a charity in Gateshead. My part in the final product was Sunday night tea. I had made socca gluten free frying pan pizza base and cookies since I had some free time. These were delicious and I hope the families will appreciate this as it will definitely help out and give them a big smile on their faces!”

Sonny has also been cooking some of the recipes from Jack Munroe’s ‘Cooking on a Bootstrap‘.

Here is Sonny’s sausagne and not too chocolatey chocolate banana cake. These look like a treat for the taste buds!

Sonny also had a football tournament during the Easter Break. His team Gateshead Stripes won the Easter Plate. Here he is proud of his achievements with a certain Daniel, also a proud member of the winning team.

Great work!

Beautiful Work from Daniel

Daniel has also been cooking some of the recipes from Jack Munroe’s ‘Cooking on a Bootstrap‘.

Here are his corn muffins from start to finish and they look absolutely delicious.

Great work Daniel!

Beautiful work from Oliver

A reminder that students have been trying out the recipes ahead of us putting together food boxes with food for a whole week’s worth of Jack Munroe’s recipes. These food boxes will be donated to families through our partners Edberts House.

Students have access to the a spreadsheet through Google Classroom with details of what they said that they could donate.

This is part of our STEAM learning expedition, Staying Alive.

Here is Oliver with his marmite mac and cheese. Normally Oliver does not like marmite but he loved this. Here we are at XPG, changing one life at a time. Great work Oliver!

Beautiful work from Finley

Over the Easter Break Finley cooked tea for everyone in his house. His Mam said it was delicious – he has even agreed to cook at least once a week for his family from now on!

Finley finished it off with amazing Chocolate Guinness Brownies. We have noticed that he does look particularly pleased with those. Great work Finley!