In September 2021, students in Year 10 at XP and XP East School in Doncaster embarked on a joint Human and STEAM learning expedition which endeavoured
to answer the guiding question...
‘Are we really free to choose?’
In order to grapple with this important question, students read and analysed the play, ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestley, explored life under the Nazi regime in Germany and how this affected choices and freedoms, acquired knowledge regarding the science of genetics and evolution, as well as representing their reflections through considering political arts and creating an original piece of artwork that
connected to their learning.
The final product for the expedition is this book which curates students’ poetry and examples of their artwork, both of which were inspired by the content and themes from the expedition and sought to answer the guiding question. Students presented their art and poetry at a poetry slam which was performed in front of families and members of our community.