Marden High School: Old and New

Inspired by some former pupils at our open day, pupils coming to Marden in September photographed lots of interesting details of our current school during a Transition lesson.

Each group had a specific area of the school to focus on and photographed: walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, fixtures and fittings.

They will follow it up in September with similar photographs of our new building, of which you can see a digital walk through here:

Bon Appetit!

For those students not going to Lightwater Valley yesterday there was a series of Super Learning Days. Year 7 took part in a cooking challenge. Check out these photos of their day!

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Rewards at Marden

It’s been rewards week here at Marden, with students choosing from a variety of activities to take part in after cashing in their hard earned merits. Here’s some footage of a kick boxing session ran by Burns School of Blackbelts.

There was also an archery session on Thursday morning:


Disfrute de su comida!

A select group of Year 7 and 8 students have been taking part in a Spanish language lunchtime club this term, and yesterday they visited El Torero in Newcastle to sample some authentic Spanish tapas!

Here are some photos from their trip!

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Microbits have arrived!


We have just taken delivery of over 130 Microbits……they are for the current year 7 students who are going into year 8.

They will be used during the first term of year 8 and then the students can take them home. They will be used in the classroom and hopefully as part of a Super Learning Day.
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. The micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer. It’s 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools in the early 1980s.
This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!

Watch this video to find out more!

Year 10 Girls Beach Rugby

On Tuesday the PE department took a group of students from years 7, 8 and 9 to Longsands beach where we competed in the North East Girls Beach Touch Rugby festival.

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Marden had two teams entered into the U13 round and one U15 team. All girls thoroughly enjoyed the day. We had a range of wins, losses and draws! Looking forward to starting contact in September.