2nd year English classes are taking on Challenge X, a project created by school librarians from across North Lanarkshire (including our own Mrs Macfadyen). Pupils choose one of ten challenges and design a task for themselves to achieve it, simultaneously gaining experience in software and research techniques, and gaining wider general knowledge.
Challenge X encourages use of the school library for expert advice in how to complete their challenges and to gather further information. Pupils are also asked to read a book connected with their challenge in some way.
So far, pupils have chosen to create a model of the Battle of Bannockburn, investigate the history of their own names, learn some simple sentences in UK sign language, design presentations on the exploits of Iron Man and draw posters on everything from a trip to Australia through Scottish food to investigating the longest haired people in the world.
Following their own interests, pupils will continue to gain skills in research and presentation that will be put to good use across the curriculum, particularly with the Added Value Units required for Nationals.