Lord of the Flies Spoilers Ahead***
This week, students were asked to present a case for who they thought was responsible for Simon’s death in the novel.
They were given direction on the roles they would need and split into 2 groups – the next 40 minutes the preparation was over to them.
And wow, did they deliver. I invited Miss Pegg to join us as part of the jury and afterwards she sent this email to staff and shared it with students through student notices:
I have never been as proud or impressed by a group of students as I was today- I was absolutely blown away by the quality of work in HUMAN today.
Tyler S came to me at break and said he was really excited for me to see the court case you had been preparing. I had no idea just how good it would be or that you had only worked with your groups for 40 minutes!
As you delivered your arguments about who was responsible for the death of Simon in Lord of the Flies, I felt so unbelievably proud of the young people you are becoming. You are able to work together with thought, compassion and care to produce the most stunning work. I felt as if I was listening to college or university students. That’s how good it was.
I cannot help but think about how far you have come in your 2 and half years at XPG. Your ability to consider a story from all angles and produce detailed and thorough accounts is a testament to your hard work and growth. To then deliver these arguments to an audience with emotion, conviction and courage is truly beautiful work.
As you might have guessed, I feel a bit emotional about this! I can’t wait to see what you produce next.
Thanks so much for letting me be part of it,
I could not agree more!
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